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

SMU MBA (Full-Time) Overview

With disruption redefining the current business landscape and the speed at which the global economy is evolving, business leaders are facing greater hurdles in their attempts to add value to their organisations in an increasingly volatile and complex environment.

The SMU MBA is designed to shape executives and managers into versatile and dynamic leaders that businesses need. With a rigorous and interactive curriculum that captures the forefront of management research and proven approaches in management practice, you will be grounded in business fundamentals and exposed to a variety of opportunities to lead, collaborate, analyse business decisions, strategise and execute business plans.

To top it off, our modules are structured to ensure that you receive maximum mileage in the lectures and discussions, and in addition, provide you options to flexibly arrange the programme to fit your busy work schedules.

The SMU MBA emphasises quality over quantity and ensures that your MBA experience with us will be both enriching as well as rewarding. Our 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.

In addition to our active engagement of the business community as recruiters, board members, donors, research partners and guest lecturers, we have also established linkages with more than 2,000 companies, providing an unparalleled connection.

Program Highlights

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Int'l Students
Women Students
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Meet At Business School Events

Thursday, 24th May 2018 |
16:30 - 21:00
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Sunday, 27th May 2018 |
13:30 - 18:00
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Monday, 15th Oct 2018 |
17:00 - 21:00
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Saturday, 10th Nov 2018 |
13:30 - 18:00
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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for the programme?

Individuals must hold a university degree and have a minimum of 2 years' full-time working experience to apply for the programme. The GMAT is also a compulsory requirement for admission. Above all, candidates must demonstrate that they have the commitment, experience, motivation and potential to benefit from and contribute to the programme.

What kind of academic record do I need?

We expect applicants to have a strong basic degree. However, we look at many other aspects of your application such as drive and motivation.

Do I need to come from a finance or business background?

No, we admit students from all background and work experience and look for diverse individuals to enhance the classroom experience.

Do I need to choose between the Part-time and Full-time programme at the time of application?

Yes, as we will be aiming to build a diverse class for each programme we ask that you choose which programme is best suited for your needs. Requests to transfer from one programme to the other will be evaluated but not guaranteed.

What is the schedule for application?

Full-time (for the class starting in January):

Application opens in mid-December

  • 15 March (Deadline 1)
  • 15 July (Deadline 2)
  • 15 October (Final Deadline)

Part-time (for the class starting in July):

Application opens in mid-August

  • 30 November (Deadline 1)
  • 28 February (Deadline 2)
  • 30 April (Final Deadline)

We will inform you as to whether you have been selected for an interview within two weeks of receiving your online application. If you are based outside Singapore, the interview will be conducted by phone or webcam. Otherwise, it will be a face-to-face interview on campus.