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Innovation (MI), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #477 (QS) Singapore, Singapore
Innovate or fall behind. Leaders know that to compete in the future, your current success will not be your future success. Innovating is the key for continued success and the Innovation (MI) programme from Singapore Management University positions you to do just that. SMU’s MI is the only Asia-focused programme designed to teach you how to think and act like an innovator and entrepreneur.


The curriculum of the Innovation (MI) programme offered by Singapore Management University is crafted for corporate managers, creative art professionals, technologists, entrepreneurs and practitioners keen on advancing innovation in their field. Its highly relevant and innovative cross-disciplinary curriculum features regular engagement with thought-leaders, schools, and practical projects – all designed to engage, challenge and grow Asia’s next generation of innovation leaders.

Programme Overview

Singapore Management University (SMU) offers the Master of Science in Innovation (MI) programme by coursework. This new programme delivers a relevant curriculum and innovative pedagogy applied to the heart of Singapore and the region's need for new business creation and innovation. 

The programme offers a cross-disciplined and practical innovation and entrepreneurship education through world-class faculty, regular engagement with thought-leading practitioners, a study stint abroad at a globally leading business school, and practical innovation projects. It is designed to engage, challenge and grow Asia's next generation of innovation and entrepreneurial leaders.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Opportunity Recognition & Ideation Management
  • Innovation Development – Turning Concepts into Business Cases
  • Organizational Aspects of Making Innovation Work
  • Management of Technological Innovations
  • Managing Service Innovations
  • Value Selling as a Driver of Business Growth
  • Business Acceleration & Growth Strategy
  • Intellectual Property & Value Extraction

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 15 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule 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. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree (of any field) 
  • A good SMU Admissions Test Score/GMAT/GRE Score

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Minimum work experience (post-Bachelor's Degree) of 3 years (part-time track) or 2 years (full-time track)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    29900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29900 EUR 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.

Tuition Fees: S$46,010

Application: S$100

  • S$400 (local/PR)
  • S$500 (international applicants)

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.


Students may apply for our SMU MI Scholarships upon admission to our programme. These scholarships entails award amounts of  up to 20% off the tuition fee, with no bonds attached.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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