M.Sc. On Campus

CFO Leadership

Singapore Management University

12 months
264518 USD/year
264518 USD/year
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The CFO Leadership program from Singapore Management University  is designed on a block-session format which enables busy executives from Singapore and the Asian region to complete the programme in Singapore without excessive disruption to their professional or personal activities.


The CFO Leadership program from Singapore Management University  is intended to be completed in one year over six academic sessions. Each academic session comprises eight consecutive days of full-time classes. Participants are expected to be able to attend classes full-time throughout each academic session and the six sessions should be completed within one year.

The programme is taught by a multi-disciplinary faculty, many of whom have not only PhD degrees from reputable universities in the USA, UK and Australia, but also years of practical experience in the public accounting, finance and corporate sectors. They are also excellent teachers in the classroom, and continue to research or consult in their respective fields.

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will receive the postgraduate Master of Science in CFO Leadership degree awarded by Singapore Management University.

About SMU

A pioneer in broad-based tertiary education in Singapore, SMU has six schools – School of Accountancy, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Economics, School of Information Systems, School of Law, and School of Social Sciences – strategically located in a city campus. Our educational and administrative practices are modeled after world-class institutions such as The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Reporting in the IFRS World (Part II)
  • Understanding the Global Economy and Financial Markets
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Financial Reporting in the IFRS World (Part II)
  • Financing Decisions
  • Leadership in Organisations
  • Legal Issues and Risks in Business
  • Business Valuation
  • Business Intelligence Analytics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good university degree in any discipline
  • At least seven years of full-time, relevant work experience
  • Head of finance, financial controller, senior accountant, corporate treasurer, audit manager, manager in analysis and planning role or manager in business, mid to back offices; Demonstrate potential and aspiration to assume senior finance managerial positions in future
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a face-to-face interview as part of the admissions process
  • Good score on GMAT, GRE or SMU Admission Test
  • Endorsement by your current employer of your participation in the programme is strongly encouraged

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    264518 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 264518 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    264518 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 264518 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


Living costs for Singapore

1878 - 3880 SGD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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