• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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.
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The Executive Master of Business Administration from Singapore Management University  is an innovative programme designed to provide the modern leader with both Asian and global business perspectives. 

The 12-month modular programme offers overseas study segments held in renowned partner universities in USA, India, and China. This offers participants the unique opportunity to learn from four world-class institutions for a truly global curriculum.

In a relatively short span of seven years, the programme has been successful in attracting senior leaders and entrepreneurs from a wide variety of industries across Asia, Europe, USA and the Middle East. They have an average of 20 years of working experience.

Notably, its curriculum has been designed in consultation with more than 100 corporate leaders from Asia, resulting in first-of-its-kind or customised courses such as “Agile and Disruptive Strategy”, “Network and Alliance Building” etc. Professors with vast international research and consultancy experiences teach in small-size classes comprising a very senior profile of students who are industry leaders from diverse backgrounds, to offer participants an enriching experience. 

Leadership & Vision

Corporate leaders are constantly challenged to sustain business growth, manage associates, and inspire passion in the face of adversity.

Business Acumen & Integrity

Having the attributes of a keen business sense and a solid internal compass are critical to sustainability. Tomorrow's leaders, like today's, will need to sharpen their edges in these attributes in order that their organisations continue to experience a long-term trajectory of success.

Global Perspective

For organisations to continue their growth stories, it is imperative to extend their reach beyond familiar shores to cultivate markets that may not be apparent today.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • 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

  • 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

Work Experience

At least 10 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    76932 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 76934 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    76932 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 76934 USD for the full programme 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.

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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