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MSc in Innovation (MI)




What will I learn?

Singapore Management University (SMU) offers the Master of Science in Innovation (MI) programme by coursework. This new programme delivers a relevant curriculum and innovative pedagogy applied to the heart of Singapore and the region's need for new business creation and innovation. The programme offers a cross-disciplined and practical innovation and entrepreneurship education through world-class faculty, regular engagement with thought-leading practitioners, a study stint abroad at a globally leading business school, and practical innovation projects. It is designed to engage, challenge and grow Asia's next generation of innovation and entrepreneurial leaders.

The Master of Science in Innovation (MI) programme is designed to allow international students to complete the programme on a full-time basis over 12 months, or for working professionals over 15 months in a part-time track. Candidates are required to complete modules, a Capstone Innovation Project, and an international residency in order to be awarded the Master of Science in Innovation degree. Full-time students have the option of taking on an internship as well. As in the previous years, our partner for the international residency segment will be the reputable Babson College in the USA (near Boston) on the basis of their high-quality entrepreneurship education programme.

The MI programme is designed to ensure that our students acquire knowledge and competencies that are relevant to successfully tackling today's and tomorrow's innovation challenges in various sectors, such as services or manufacturing. You will benefit from the expertise and experiences of a wide range of resource persons, such as SMU's outstanding and award-winning faculty, visiting professors, successful innovators, competent industry professionals, visionary entrepreneurs, and your peers. Pedagogical approaches include pre-course assignments, case analyses, team activities, e-learning, industry talks, site visits, and field trips. Students are also expected to complete a Capstone Innovation Project on a relevant topic of interest in order to hone their innovation skills and contribute to new value creation.

Learning Outcomes:

The Master of Science in Innovation programme aims to equip students with a good conceptual understanding of the principles and action steps of effective innovation management in business and society, including entrepreneurship, the creative arts, science and technology, social enterprises, etc. The programme will prepare graduates so that they can apply newly gained insights and acquired competencies to real-world innovation management challenges across the four major stages of the innovation value chain: from strategy development and idea generation, to commercial concept and product development, successful market establishment, as well as sustainable growth in various contexts.

Which department am I in?

Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
SG$48,600.00 (29,79,767) per year
Registration fee: SG $500 (inclusive of GST)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

8 January 2024


Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Singapore Management University,

50 Stamford Road,

178899, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have: Good undergraduate degree. A good score in GMAT or SMU Admissions Test. TOEFL/ IELTS is required if the medium of instruction of your undergraduate studies was not in English. It must be taken within the last 2 years at the time of submitting your application.

For international students

The Master of Science in Innovation programme welcomes all applicants who meet the following criteria for admission:

  • Bachelor's Degree (of any field)
  • Minimum work experience (post-Bachelor's Degree) of 2 years (full-time track)
  • A good SMU Admissions Test Score/GMAT/GRE Score
  • A good TOEFL/IELTS score is required if your degree was not taught in English

Application Deadline: October


About Singapore Management University (SMU)

QS Stars Asian University Rankings awarded Singapore Management University 5-star ratings for overall excellence and employability.

  • Recognised as a world-class research institution
  • Excellent graduate outcomes and employer links
  • LKCSB MBA programme ranked 10th in Asia (FT 2022)
  • Master of IT – 93 percent recruitment within 6 months

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