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  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    12 months
  • Fee (USD)Cost of tuition fees for full program

Executive MBA Overview

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Saturday, 27th Oct 2018 |
13:30 - 18:00
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Tuesday, 30th Oct 2018 |
16:30 - 21:00
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Saturday, 3rd Nov 2018 |
12:30 - 17:00
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Sunday, 4th Nov 2018 |
13:30 - 18:00
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose an Executive MBA at SMU?

SMU was established in collaboration with The Wharton School. SMU now has about 200 agreements with other partner universities. Some of the key highlights of the SMU Executive MBA (EMBA) include:

The opportunity to study in and from Professors of four top-tier B-Schools within a span of 12 months.

Designed by leaders for leaders – The EMBA Programme and curriculum has been designed with inputs from more than 100 corporate leaders across Asia.

Asian-centric emphasis – The curriculum is designed to provide business leaders with an in-depth understanding of doing business in Asia, coupled with a global perspective.

Distinctive curriculum – We offer 8 courses that are unique only to the SMU EMBA. These are courses that have been designed with input from business leaders in Asia during a roundtable meeting.

Strategic Initiative Project –You will engage in a hands-on project over the duration of the Programme investigating an issue of strategic importance to a selected company.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – The Programme highlights the importance of CSR and advocates for its integration as part of a company's culture and DNA.

Compact duration – 9 residential segments over 12 months yet ensuring academic rigour.

Why is the Programme conducted across four countries?

During the curriculum design stage of our Programme, we conducted roundtable discussions with senior leaders across Asia and the following surfaced consistently as a necessary requirement for the EMBA Programme:

Singapore's experiences in corporate governance, business ethics and efficiencies.

Doing business and accessing networks in China.

Doing business and accessing networks in India.

Understanding happenings in the West and in particular, USA.

In addition, industry insights from experts, practitioners and academics are to be included in the Programme through company visits.

Will we be visiting these countries during the Programme?

Yes, you will be spending a week each in USA, India and China and interact with the local leading professors and industry leaders. You will also get the opportunity to visit some of the leading organisations in these countries.

What are the main differences between the MBA and EMBA Programmes?

The MBA is for candidates with a minimum of two years of work experience while EMBA students will have a minimum of 10 years of work experience. Our EMBA Programme is designed for top prospects in senior management positions of their respective organisations, who intend to update their skills and knowledge with a global perspective and an Asian focus, and are interested in leading their organisations forward in business innovation.

What are the key learning outcomes for the EMBA Programme?

Our EMBA Programme has been designed to impart the latest knowledge and skills in the following areas identified as key skill sets, traits and knowledge for the future leaders of Asia:

  1. Leadership and vision
  2. Global perspective
  3. Business acumen & integrity
  4. Resource development
  5. Managing change & agility
  6. Sustainable performance
  7. Corporate social responsibilty