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Certain photos and images featured in the following video were taken pre-COVID19
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Certain photos and images featured in the following video were taken pre-COVID19



Founded by our pioneer batch of Economics undergraduates in AY2002/03, the society is the student representative body of all SMU undergraduates reading the Bachelor of Science (Economics) Programme. All Economics students in SMU are automatically a part of, and hence represented by, the SMU Economics Society. OIKOS aims to further the interests and welfare of all Economics students here at SMU.

In the aspects of academic and career development, the society strives to empower students with information, resources and opportunities that enable them to make informed choices regarding their education and careers. Apart from providing practical help, OIKOS organises student life activities to encourage a balanced student life here at SMU. Most importantly, the society aims to foster a strong sense of community spirit and for students to take away strong and lasting friendships throughout the course of their study.


  1. OIKOS Freshmen Camp
  2. Under The Stars
  3. Biannual Welfare Drive
  4. OIKOS Mentorship Program
  5. Inter-Faculty Games



  1. OIKOS is led by a group of chill and fun loving people who serve on the OIKOS Management Committee board, and are dedicated to improving students’ interests and welfare.
  2. Under our Management Associate Program (MAP), we open up applications for all Economics freshmen to join us as associates in the different departments (Academics & Career, Corporate Communications, Events, Finance, Marketing, Sports, Assets & Welfare) to gain a unique experience in being part of the organising committee for various events to give back to the OIKOS community.



Interviews will be conducted for those who want to enrol in our MAP programme to further contribute to the OIKOS community.


"Being part of the 18th OIKOS Management Committee was one of the best choices I have made. It has been a  fulfilling journey as I got to gain new experiences and develop myself while serving the student body and I am extremely glad to have journeyed alongside my committee members." 

- Karynn Liew, Vice President, School of Economics, Year 3


MAPS has taught me critical skills such as decision-making and thinking, which have proven to be extremely useful in life as well as the workforce. In addition, being a part of the program helped me discover my field of interest, thus shaping my sense of individuality.

- Yuen Yun Xin, Corporate Communications Associate, School of Economics, Year 2



OIKOS, in SMU, is a constituent body that represents the students in the School of Economics. OIKOS means family in Greek and this is what OIKOS strives to represent as well. We pride ourselves to be family-oriented and we hope that our constituent body is able to carry on this culture that is unique to the School of Economics.

Our signature events include New Dawn, Under the Stars, OIKOS Freshmen Camp, Networking Session: OIKOSConnect and Beating the BOSS Workshop. OIKOS also holds its own Welfare drives.

MAP is open to freshmen and the idea behind this is to develop and cultivate future leaders who are able to serve the OIKOS community. The programme lasts for one year in which associates will be able to experience leading a team, planning events and most importantly contributing to the OIKOSFAMBAM spirit.

It depends on the department you join. There are a total of 5 departments: Academic & Career, Corporate Communications, Events, Finance, Marketing and Sports Assets & Welfare (SAW). Of which the roles and responsibilities would be department specific.

Yes, you can! There are always other outlets of service such as signing up for the organising committee for Under the Stars and OIKOS Freshmen Camp. If you would like to serve together with OIKOS, you can also sign up for our overseas community service project, Project Cloud Nine!

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