CFO Leadership (MCFO)

Singapore Management University

12 months
55000 USD/year
55000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The growing complexity and scope of the finance function in organisations today demand that professionals be not only competent in financial and management reporting, but also skillful in making financial decisions, adept at governance and risk matters.


The Master of Science in CFO Leadership (MCFO) programme at SMU’s School of Accountancy is a distinctive postgraduate degree programme designed to develop managers in their specialised knowledge of Accounting and Finance, as well as leadership and management skills. The program prepares finance and business leaders by equipping them with the broad competencies required to excel in today’s challenging business environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Reporting in the IFRS World (part l) 
  • Financial Reporting in the IFRS World (Part II) 
  • Legal Issues and Risks in Business 
  • Risk Governance 
  • Tax Planning 
  •  Understandingthe Global Economy and Financial Markets 
  •  Financing Decisions 
  •  Business Valuation 
  •  Financial Risk Management 
  •  Strategic Financial Analysis 
  •  Ethics and Social Responsibility 
  • Leadership in Organisations 
  •  Businesslntelligence Analytics 
  •  Corporate Strategy 
  •  Managing Relationships with Stakeholders 
  •  Managing for Value Creation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good university degree in any discipline
  • At least five years of full-time, relevant work experience
  • Head of Finance, financial controller, accountant, corporate treasurer, audit manager, business manager, mid to back offices managers & business owners; Demonstrate potential and aspiration to assume senior finance managerial positions in future
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview as part of the admissions process
  • Good score on GMAT, GRE or SMU Admission Test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55000 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    55000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55000 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.



  • S$400 (Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents)
  • S$500 (International)


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