Singapore Management University - [SMU], Singapore, Singapore - Courses & Fees

    Singapore, SingaporeLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd 2000established year

    Executive Master of Business Administration [E.M.B.A]

    1 year
    full time

    Field of Study: 

    Ranked #51 out of 300 by QS Global Ranking 2018


    $86,306 /Yr
    • The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program at the Singapore Management University is a duration of 1-year.
    • The Singapore Management University EMBA Program 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 program will be fully equipped to take advantage of fast-evolving markets, resources, and capabilities in Asia.
    • The EMBA participants also get to spend a week each at internationally renowned partner institutions.
    • The Program is structured to fit the busy schedule of senior executives and allow them to complete their studies within a reasonable period of 8 segments over a 12-month period with minimal disruption to their work.
    • The Employment rate of the Singapore Management University is 94%.
    • The Singapore Management University ranks at 11th position among the top specialist universities of the world.

    Important Dates

    Event End Date
    Term 1 May 30, 2021

    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1
    Tuition Fees$86306
    Total Fees$86306

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students must have a bachelor's degree in any field from a reputable institution or an equivalent professional qualification to get admission to this program.
    • Students whose official language is not English are required to submit IELTS or TOEFL scores. 

    Work Experience Eligibility:

    • Students require a minimum of 10 years of professional work experience, with senior management experience.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • Students must complete a 4-year undergraduate degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution
    • Or, students completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
    • Students need to submit a minimum GMAT score and GRE exam scores for a better chance of admission.

      Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test to get admission to this program.

    Scores Required

    6.5 / 9

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    90 / 120

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    600 / 800

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    Required Document List

    The following required documents are:

    • Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
    • Official Mark Sheets and Degree Certificates: The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
    • Two Letter of Recommendation: A recommendation letter should include information about the student, their connection with the person they are recommending, why they are qualified, and the specific skills they have.
    • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


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    Living Costs

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    VISA & Work Study


    • International students attending Singapore Management University will be required to obtain a student pass/visa to enter Singapore.
    • The following documents are required to apply for a visa at the Singapore Embassy:
      • Copy of biodata page of the passport
      • Six passports sized photographs
      • In-principal-Approval (IPA) Letter & Form 16
      • Letter of admission issued by SMU
      • Academic Transcripts
      • Standardized Test Scores
      • Medical Reports
      • Birth Certificate/ Identity Card
      • Letter or email as proof of accommodation in Singapore

    Work Study

    International students on a Student Pass in Singapore are eligible to work part-time for about 16 hours a week during term and for unlimited hours during vacation.

    Career and Placement after Course

    After this program, students have the following job opportunities:

    • Chief Information Officer
    • Transformation Office Director
    • Engagement Lead
    • President
    • Technology and Platform Deputy Head
    • Engagement Lead.

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    BrokerFish International student scholarship$1000YesDec 21, 2020


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