Once a division of Singapore's National Productivity Board (NPB), the Management Services Supervisory Development division was formalized into a full-fledged institution - the Institute for Productivity Training (IPT) in 1988, with the aim of upgrading the knowledge and skills of the workforce. It was later corporatized in 2001 and privatized in 2006.
Over its long and distinguished history, PSB Academy has seen over 200,000 students graduate. Currently, over 13,000 students are enrolled in the Academy from over 50 countries. PSB Academy offers a range of certificate, diploma, and degree courses across five schools covering the following areas: foundation studies, business and management, life and physical sciences, engineering and technology, and postgraduate studies.
As an international network of colleges working in collaboration with leading universities and education partners from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA, the long list of the Academy’s distinguished partners includes Coventry University, Edith Cowan University, Edinburgh Napier University, University of California Irvine, Webster University and more. PSB Academy offers students transnational learning opportunities in a networking environment that aims to empower them to be innovators and active contributors to society.
Students are encouraged to make the most of the Academy's excellent location, located in one of the world's most exciting cities. Singapore is considered by many to be one of the hubs of Asia. It is a place where business, technology, creative arts, culture and cutting-edge infrastructure come together to create the perfect environment for students to build on.
PSB Academy is a hub for exciting academic, social and cultural activities. In addition to events and activities, the school has an impressive range of clubs and associations run by passionate and enthusiastic students.
PSB Academy was awarded the “Best Educational Institute – Singapore” by APAC Insider in 2019 and the National Business Award in Education by Singapore Business Review, for the third time, in 2021.