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CFO Leadership (MCFO), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #477 (QS) ,
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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.



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

Living costs for Singapore

  • 1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs

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