Singapore Management University MBA

Singapore Management University Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The SMU MBA focuses on training Asia’s next generation of business leaders who can think, decide and act in a complex environment. Its unique curriculum raises the level of analytical skills as well as negotiation, leadership and communication skills – assets much desired by employers.

A world-class faculty renowned for its teaching excellence and mentorship, peer engagement with a diverse student body, and networking opportunities with industry business leaders provide an enriching learning experience. Its accelerated schedule is centred on the busy executive. Our full-time programme can be completed in 12 months. Our part-time programme is conducted on weekday evenings and selected weekends and can be completed in 18 months.


APPLICATION CLOSES Part-time: May (for July intake)

Full-time: October (for January intake)

MODE/DURATION Full-time 12 months
Part-time 18 months
FEES Please refer to programme website for latest fees details

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the SMU MBA programme must possess:

  •  A good Bachelor’s degree in any undergraduate field from a reputable institution
  •  A minimum post-degree work experience of 2 years
  •  A good GMAT or GRE score (try a GMAT mini quiz)
  •  Strong interpersonal skills and international outlook, and the ability to work in diverse groups
  •  Any outstanding professional accomplishments, leadership experience and potential, academic aptitude, and community impact would be an added advantage.

Evaluation Criteria

The SMU MBA programme seeks candidates who demonstrate intellectual prowess and leadership capabilities, are committed to learn, and who have the personal qualities to contribute to the SMU MBA experience and greater community.

With a particular emphasis on professional accomplishments and demonstrated leadership potential, the SMU MBA programme seeks to groom candidates to lead organisations after they graduate from the programme. Our programme has a strict minimum work experience requirement of 2 years and our participants have an average of 5 to 6 years of working experience. While younger candidates can apply, they must demonstrate outstanding leadership potential and maturity through their professional and personal experiences.

Given the rigour of the SMU MBA curriculum, our candidates will need to demonstrate strong academic credentials, as evidenced by their past academic performance. The GMAT is our basis for comparison of applicants from diverse national, educational and professional backgrounds. While the SMU MBA programme has no minimum GMAT score, candidates who register higher than average scores in the verbal, quantitative and writing sections will be considered to be more competitive. TOEFL or IELTS scores will be required for candidates whose undergraduate or graduate degrees were not taught in English.

We look forward to nurturing business leaders who have a keen sense of social responsibility and who will proactively contribute to the learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. Candidates with strong interpersonal skills and an international outlook are likely to thrive as leaders in our globalised world.

Assess your suitability for the SMU MBA

If you would like us to assess your suitability for the MBA programme, please deposit your resume here and we will contact you shortly.

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Singapore 188065

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