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Old 03-16-2010, 01:40 AM   #1
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Default Comparison of Gross Monthly Salary of Business Graduates

Taken from NUS's website:
http://bizalum.nus.edu/jobsportal/al..._data.aspx#bba

Despite the tough job climate, NUS business graduates are the most desired by employers, securing the highest overall employment rate as well as full-time permanent employment rate (as opposed to contract or temporary employment) within 6 months after graduation.
According to the 2008 Graduate Employment Survey data released by the Ministry of Education, NUS BBA(Hons) graduates also led the pack of Singapore business graduates in earning the highest starting salary, by topping all categories under the Gross Monthly Salary, ie. the mean salary, media salary, 25th and 75th percentiles. Our business graduates' mean starting salary is close to $4000

For the full dataset, please visit MOE's website below:
NUS: http://moe.gov.sg/education/post-sec...es/ges-nus.pdf
NTU: http://moe.gov.sg/education/post-sec...es/ges-ntu.pdf
SMU: http://moe.gov.sg/education/post-sec...es/ges-smu.pdf




I have doubts. Do the salary data for NBS grads include non-honours grads or honours grads, or both? If it includes only the honours grads, then I find the salary table very hard to stomach. This is precisely because of the repute of NBS which makes it illogical if honours students graduating from it draw such low salaries which are pale in comparison with SMU and NUS's grads. Can anyone shed some light?
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:55 AM   #2
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Taken from NUS's website:
http://bizalum.nus.edu/jobsportal/al..._data.aspx#bba

Despite the tough job climate, NUS business graduates are the most desired by employers, securing the highest overall employment rate as well as full-time permanent employment rate (as opposed to contract or temporary employment) within 6 months after graduation.
According to the 2008 Graduate Employment Survey data released by the Ministry of Education, NUS BBA(Hons) graduates also led the pack of Singapore business graduates in earning the highest starting salary, by topping all categories under the Gross Monthly Salary, ie. the mean salary, media salary, 25th and 75th percentiles. Our business graduates' mean starting salary is close to $4000

For the full dataset, please visit MOE's website below:
NUS: http://moe.gov.sg/education/post-sec...es/ges-nus.pdf
NTU: http://moe.gov.sg/education/post-sec...es/ges-ntu.pdf
SMU: http://moe.gov.sg/education/post-sec...es/ges-smu.pdf




I have doubts. Do the salary data for NBS grads include non-honours grads or honours grads, or both? If it includes only the honours grads, then I find the salary table very hard to stomach. This is precisely because of the repute of NBS which makes it illogical if honours students graduating from it draw such low salaries which are pale in comparison with SMU and NUS's grads. Can anyone shed some light?
You should have doubts. Afterall, Statistics can be biased towards one's favor at times. It's also good for you to find the salary table hard to stomach, as you have the right to think what's the right starting salary you should have.

However, I think for a start it's too early to think about your choice of school based on salary table.You should really choose it based on the course structure that preapare you well for your career.

For a start do you know NBS and SMU has Finance career track, instead of just majoring in Finance.
Have you heard of Quantitative Finance? Only SMU and NUS (School of Mathematics) offer it.
Acturial Science is only offered in SMU econs and NTU business.
NTU doesn;t offer logistics and operational management as a major.

Take all these in consideration and all the best in your university application.
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