The SMU EMBA Programme is designed for the global senior leader who is keen on business innovation and personal growth. 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.

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

Besides structuring our Programme to minimise disruption to your work and personal pursuits, we have packaged its format to be rigorous and challenging, while giving you ample opportunity to network and develop peer relationships.

You will embark on the Programme with orientation, teambuilding and the commencement of classes packed into the first 8-day Singapore segment. Thereafter, you will attend the overseas and Singapore segments, 6 days each (Monday to Saturday). This format was decided after in-depth consultation with a broad range of stakeholders to determine an optimal design.

Daytime sessions will be a mix of classroom teaching and industry visits, while evenings may be used for guest lectures, projects, group work and networking sessions.

Distinctive Curriculum

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

Applicants to the SMU EMBA Programme should be at least 30 years of age and must possess:

  • 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

(*candidates without a Bachelor’s Degree but who possess notable career achievement will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis)

Dates & Fees

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Contact Details

Lee Kong Chian School of Business
Singapore Management University
50 Stamford Road
Singapore 178899

Tel: +65-68280882