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Structure & Calendar


The Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration programme includes:

  • Brand-new courses from leading faculty and business professionals
  • Facilitated problem-solving sessions
  • Talks by leading practitioners from business, government and civil society organisations
  • Overseas component in Washington, DC (up to 2 weeks)
Applied Option  Research Option
  • 7 Core Modules
  • 8 Core Modules
    Including Research Methods Course
  • 3 Elective Modules
  • 2 Elective Modules
  • Capstone Project
  • Research Modules


The MTSC is delivered in modular format comprising of one week modules over 18 months between September 2017 to March 2019. Students will graduate in July 2019. Each week is defined as Monday to Saturday, full day, with minor variations across courses.

Applied-option students are able to return to their jobs in between modules; Whereas Research-option students remain at SMU to work with faculty on research projects and case studies.

We are currently in the midst of updating our new calendar for the next intake commencing August 2017 and will post it up shortly.

Should you have any queries pertaining to the calendar, please email Adrian the Programme Manager at

Last updated on 15 Oct 2018 .