South Mediterranean University

The South Mediterranean University (SMU), the first English-speaking private university in Tunisia, offers internationally accredited programs. With a diverse student population of over 40 nationalities, SMU is a global hub connected to internationally renowned academic partners.

Founded in 2002 by Professor Mahmoud Triki and situated in Berges du Lac 2, Tunis, SMU comprises a School of Business (MSB) and a School of Engineering (MedTech). The MSB offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and executive programs, while MedTech provides Bachelor’s, Engineering, Master’s, and executive programs.

SMU fosters partnerships with prestigious schools and universities worldwide, facilitating exchange, transfer, and double degree programs at all levels. As a result, SMU has established itself as an academic reference in the Mediterranean basin and Africa, offering international diplomas in Tunisia.

Academic Support & Resources

SMU favors students’ personal development, with available personal advisors and active pedagogy putting the student at the center of their learning journey. The Advising & Counceling Center has been created to help students keep a healthy state of mind and help them in finding proper on-and-off-campus resources. SMU Career & Alumni Center aims to bridge the gap between professional life needs and our educational system to provide our students with the right skills and knowledge so that they succeed in their professional lives.

From Here We Rise

SMU favors students’ personal development, with available personal advisors and active pedagogy putting the student at the center of their learning journey.
Either choosing to be entrepreneurs, engineers or pursuing further education in an international academic institution or joining the job market, thanks to the school’s academic and corporate global network, and new incubator, SMU graduates enjoy a high success rate in these different paths.




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International Opportunities

As part of our mission, we strive to offer a wide range of unique opportunities for both students and faculty to experience higher education globally. Through exchange programs, faculty mobility initiatives, degree transfers, and double degree programs, we provide avenues for our community to engage with diverse educational settings. At SMU, we actively seek out top-quality partners from all corners of the world, ensuring both educational excellence and cultural diversity in our collaborations. Our focus on international diplomas and degrees in Tunisia, along with our commitment to double degree programs, reflects our dedication to providing a truly global educational experience.

Internationally Recognized Degrees

In addition to being accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, MSB and MedTech belong to an elite group of Business and Engineering Schools worldwide that hold three of the most prestigious international accreditations. MSB is accredited by EFMD and AMBA, while MedTech is accredited by ABET. These esteemed accreditations open up global opportunities for our students and graduates, ensuring their degrees are recognized and valued in professional international contexts. As an accredited university, we prioritize maintaining high-quality standards in education and ensuring our programs meet global benchmarks for excellence.


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Quality Education

The strategic location of Tunisia in the heart of the Mediterranean combined with the diversity of its cultural heritage constitutes major assets for the development of a regional hub of educational excellence. It is in this framework that we have developed the South Mediterranean University (SMU).
Our mission at SMU is to train leaders capable of operating in a knowledge-based world economic order. To this end, the Mediterranean School of Business at SMU has set among its priorities the development of world-class educational programs. The quality of our faculty and our facilities, the adaptability of our programs to the needs of employers, and the dedication of our staff will make your SMU experience a wise investment.

SMU Programs

Our mission at SMU is to train leaders capable of operating in a knowledge-based world economic order. To this end, the Mediterranean School of Business (MSB) at SMU has set among its priorities the development of world-class educational programs, including SMU graduate and executive programs. Through these programs, we aim to equip our students with the skills, knowledge, and mindset necessary to excel in today’s dynamic global business environment.

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Licence In Management (3 years) :

  • Finance and CFA (minor courses)
  • Marketing (minor courses)
  • International Business Management (minor courses)
  • Business Analytics (minor courses)
  • Hospitality Management (minor courses)
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International opportunities:

  • 2+2 Bachelor in Business Administration
    with HEC Montréal
  • 2+2 Bachelor in Business Administration -
    with Hult Business School (Boston or London)
  • 2+2 Bachelor In Hospitality Management
    with Les Roches (Spain, Switzerland)
  • 2+2 Bachelor In Business Administration
    with Emporia State University
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Licence in Computer Science (3 years)

Engineering Cycle (5 years):

  • Pre-Engineering (2 years)
  • Engineering cycle (3 years):
    • Computer Systems Engineering
    • Software Engineering
    • Renewable Energy Engineering
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International opportunities:

  • 3+2 Engineer Manager
    with HEC Montreal
  • 4+2 Engineering Research Transfer
    with University of South Carolina
  • 2+2 Engineering Research Transfer
    with University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 4+2 Engineer Manager
    with IESEG
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Master in Finance

Master in Marketing

Master in Supply Chain & Operations Mgt

Master in Business Analytics

Part-time MBA with AI focus (evening courses)

Part-time Master in Healthcare Management (evening courses)

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Master in Cyber Security

Master in Software Engineering

Master in Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence

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International opportunities:

  • 1.5 + .5 Double Degree
    with EADA Spain
  • 1+1 Double Degree
    with HEC Montreal
  • 1.5 + .5 Double Degree
    with ESC Clermont
  • 1.5 + 1.5 Double Degree
    with Michigan Flint
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L’essentiel d’un MBA

Executive MBA

CFA Preparation

Séminaires spécialisés de courte durée :

  • Gestion de projets / Gestion de la Maintenance / Finance pour les non financiers / Marketing Digital / Gestion des ressources humaines
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Executive Master in Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence

Executive Master in : BIM & ERP Management

EC-Council Cybersecurity Certificates

  • Certified Ethical Hacking, Certified Network Defender, Computer Hacking Forensic Invistigator, Digital Forensics Essentials, Ethical Hacking Essentials, Network Defense Essentials

Our Scholarships to study at MSB & MedTech

Since its inception, SMU has been committed to promoting academic excellence by awarding scholarships to its brightest students. Today, the SMU Foundation, established as a non-profit organization, continues this tradition by offering three scholarship opportunities to outstanding students. These scholarships provide deserving individuals with the chance to pursue a high-quality education at two of the finest universities in Tunisia. As part of our commitment to SMU Programs and Scholarships, we strive to create pathways for students to access educational opportunities and international experiences that enrich their academic journey.

MSB - Mediterranean School of Business (License & Master’s)

MedTech - Mediterranean Institute of Technology (Engineering).

Life on Campus

AN EXCITING STUDENT LIFEFor broader horizons and for a learning experience that does not stop at the doorsteps of the classrooms, the campus features many clubs and associations that provide extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities for students, launching social projects, raising funds and donations for those in need or developing leadership skills and aiming for peace or wining competitions and bringing back trophies with SMU Sports Club. Our students are always learning, developing, and most importantly following their passions around and beyond campus.

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