YMCA of Singapore has been offering educational courses since 1913. Besides providing education for local and international students towards Secondary Education in Singapore and self improvement, it also offers intensive preparatory courses and enrichment programs.In 2009, YMCA of Singapore expanded its education business by offering quality tertiary programmes in partnership with the Australian Maritime College (AMC) based in Tasmania, Australia and the University of Strathclyde, through its School of Business (SBS), based in Glasgow, Scotland, to deliver bachelor and master degree programmes on a part-time basis to qualifying students in Singapore.
2009 was an important milestone for the Strathclyde MBA programme as it marked the 20th anniversary of the programme in Singapore. Since 1989 more than 400 students have graduated from this programme, all of whom are now part of the Strathclyde MBA Alumni. The Strathclyde Business School has the following distinguishing features that set it apart from other such schools:
YMCA Education Centre (YEC) is the new entity that incorporates YMCA School with its secondary education and preparatory/enrichment course offerings and YMCA Higher Education. Besides preparing students for educational excellence and exciting careers, it is also the aim of the YEC to inculcate positive character values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in developing the body, mind and spirit through the courses that it offers.