There has been a boom of private schools in Singapore offering higher learning education in recent years. I’m studying in a private school myself, therefore I keep track on the tertiary education industry here rather closely.

And if you haven’t heard, the latest on the list is M2 Academy!

Conveniently situated right in the heart of Orchard Road, you can find M2 Academy at the new Orchard Gateway @ Emerald, which is just a stone’s throw away from Somerset MRT.

SIGN ME UP PLEASE! I will attend my classes regularly for sure if my school is so highly accessible!

M2 Academy offers degree programmes from the University of South Australia, recognized globally as one of the rising higher learning education in Australia. Did you know that they were the youngest university to be mentioned in the World’s Top 50 of new global universities under 50 years old? They appeared in both the Times Higher Learning and QS World University Rankings in 2014.

I had the honour of meeting Mark, the Founder of M2 Academy.

With passion burning in his eyes as he spoke, he explained that he and his team at M2 Academy are doing their utmost to offer innovative and quality education that partner with industries. This is so as to assess the required skills needed to develop their students for the dynamic local and global economy. With that, they aim to be recognized as an institution that prepares students for work academically, technically and culturally.

The extensive programmes that they offer at the academy ranges from Business, Commerce to Engineering and lessons will commence in September!

You can find out more about them here:

This brand new campus in town is set to flutter the hearts of many prospective students with its meticulously designed architecture, state-of-the-art technology and facilities. Since I’ve witnessed the campus for myself, I can safely say that students there will be guaranteed with the optimal learning environment to excel because it’s specially focused for Y-O-U!

I noticed that they’ve made use of a more interactive style of educating students; meaning that students will learn new content online by watching video lectures. Good news is that the homework we all dread will be done in class! Lecturers will offer more personalized guidance and interaction with students, instead of the plain old lecturing entirely.

Though it is different from the usual style of learning we’re used to in Singapore, I think it can be quite an effective method to encourage students to learn by doing and asking questions. Furthermore, students can also give guidance to each other, which will in turn benefit both the advanced and less advanced learners.

Probably the school with the best view in Singapore!

Students have entry to an abundance of industry knowledge and valuable career opportunities that they will need through M2 Academy’s partnerships with global multinationals across the different industries. We’re talking about big companies like Bloomberg and Microsoft, for example.

Here are some key highlights:

> Industry-led, up-to-date curriculum, taught by world class lecturers. Almost 70% of academic staff hold doctorates and most have working experience in their respective fields.
> Corporate case studies, workshops and projects with opportunities to assist with industry-based projects or work alongside professionals from relevant industries.
> Regular industry-led practitioner presentations.
> Networking events.
> Career mentoring.
> Access to dedicated and experienced career services team.
> Partnership with specialist recruiters and Industry Associations & Memberships.

Graduates at M2 Academy will walk away equipped with strong industry partnerships and a robust curriculum focused on developing relevant real-world skill sets. This makes them highly employable and all set to thrive and bloom in the corporate environment!


*Raises hands* Me! Me! Me!

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It’s while stocks last, so you better grab it while you can.

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