• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Master of Business Administration from Singapore Management University focuses on training Asia’s next generation of business leaders who can think, decide and act in a complex environment. Its unique curriculum raises the level of analytical skills as well as negotiation, leadership and communication skills – assets much desired by employers.
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This full-time Master of Business Administration from Singapore Management University can be completed in 12 months. The part-time programme is conducted on weekday evenings and selected weekends and can be completed in 18 months.

Uniquely situated in the central business district of Singapore, one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is establishing new frontiers in the ambit of business education for Singapore and Asia. SMU's abundance of facilities has elevated its visibility and standing to that of many of the world's leading urban universities.

The SMU MBA emphasises quality over quantity and ensures that your MBA experience with us will be both enriching as well as rewarding. The professors, industry experts and practitioners selected from about 300 faculty across SMU's six schools are ready to engage and imbue you with their expert domain knowledge. Complementing the classroom experience are our administrators and Career Services team who are fully committed to assisting you throughout your MBA Programme.

The flexibility of the SMU MBA gives you the option to complete your MBA journey in a 12-month duration for the Full-time Programme or an 18-month duration for the Part-time Programme. This allows you to adjust the Programme to fit your work schedules as a busy professional.

Career Services

The SMU MBA programme is committed to your success right from the beginning of the programme. You will receive personalised attention and comprehensive support from the SMU career coach who will work with you to develop your job search strategy.

To augment our career coaching, we will also provide you access to a network of career coaches who specialise in specific industries. These specialised coaches are dedicated professionals who will be able to offer you essential strategies, tips and tools to guide you towards a career change, acquiring business knowledge and professional skills, or expanding your depth of expertise in your current domain.

Programme Structure

  • Enjoy access to internships and job placement opportunities via our global network of close to 3000 companies.
  • Stay relevant in the digital economy with an updated curriculum that includes course on Data Science (Basic R and Python Programming) and Leading Digital Transformation.
  • Learning is not restricted to the MBA programme. MBA students also have the option of taking selected electives from other postgraduate programmes offered by the Lee Kong Chian School of Business.
  • Strengthen your communication and presentation skills with our interactive seminar-style pedagogy modelled after the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Network and engage in excellent professional development and career opportunities through your access to over 100 events every three months.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Full-Time MBA - Jan Intake
    • Part-Time MBA - July Intake
  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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 good Bachelor's degree in any undergraduate field from a reputable institution
  • A good GMAT or GRE score (try a GMAT mini quiz), SMU Admissions Test is accepted for Part-time intake
  • Strong interpersonal skills and international outlook, and the ability to work in diverse groups
  • Any outstanding professional accomplishments, leadership experience and potential, academic aptitude, and community impact would be an added advantage.

Work Experience

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43761 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    43764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43761 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.
  • Full-Time Intake: S$66,340.00 (Inclusive of GST)
  • Part-Time Intake: S$68,480.00 (Inclusive of GST)

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.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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