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Executive Master of Business Administration

12 months
83790 USD/year
83790 USD/year
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Riding on Asia’s rapid growth and great expectations for continued prosperity, the Executive Master of Business Administration from Singapore Management University is designed especially for the global senior leader who is interested in business innovation and growth.

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The Executive Master of Business Administration from  Singapore Management University  prepares you for the challenge of leading organisations in rapidly-growing Asian markets. Spend a week each at our renowned partner institutions on top of your collaborative learning under our distinguished faculty here at Singapore’s city campus.

The innovative curriculum is created with input from more than 100 business leaders in Asia. It is designed to prepare senior executives for the challenges of leading organizations in the rapidly growing Asian markets. EMBA graduates from the programme will be fully equipped to take advantage of fast evolving markets, resources and capabilities in Asia.

The programme

Delivered in intense 1-week sessions spread across 12 months to suit the busy schedule of senior executives, the programme is taught by some of the world’s best faculty. With their extensive research and consultancy experience, they bring rich real world expertise and insights from the East and West into the classroom. Our EMBA participants also get to spend a week each at internationally renowned partner institutions.

Special care is taken in forming the class of each cohort as a big part of learning in the EMBA comes from learning from each other. Over half the class is comprised of C-suite executives from diverse backgrounds, geographies, and industries. The curriculum has also been revamped to cover topics on current trends, as well as include individual coaching and blended learning to augment the learning experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership & Vision
  • Business acumen & integrity
  • Global perspective
  • Managing change and agility
  • Sustainable performance
  • Resource development

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).
6.5 (required)
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 Bachelor's degree* in any undergraduate field from a reputable institution or an equivalent professional qualification
  • Recognised achievements
  • At least 10 years of extensive work experience
  • Scores from one of four standardized tests: SMU Admissions Test, Executive Assessment, GMAT or GRE

Tuition Fee

  • International

    83790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 83790 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    83790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 83790 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.



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Executive Master of Business Administration
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