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What will I learn?

The SMU PhD in Business (General Management) is a pre-eminent executive doctorate programme for Asia’s leaders, senior management and managers seeking to compete for the future. Our in-depth knowledge, relevant research and expertise on Asia’s rapid economic development and challenges, provide for a dynamic academic experience and engagement at the highest levels.

The curriculum is in a modular format. This intensive and rigorous programme is structured in a timely and convenient manner with the schedule being suitable for busy senior management and professionals. Participants of the programme, who are international, acquire in-depth knowledge of specialised areas in this diverse learning environment, and learn to sharpen their ability to conduct original applied research in businesses.

Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and core abilities to analyse and conduct relevant and rigorous inquiries into the most complex problems facing businesses, and are empowered to transcend boundaries and reshape business models with a difference.

Which department am I in?

Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG$33,705.00 (19,03,162) per year
SG $134,820 inclusive of GST

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

Start date

December 2022


Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Singapore Management University,

50 Stamford Road,

178899, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed at least a good Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree is useful but not required. Good GRE or GMAT results.

For international students

Good Bachelor's degree from an accredited University.

Experience: At least 10 years


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
  • Master of IT in business - in top 2 in Asia & 14th globally
  • MSc in wealth management - 1st in Asia and 3rd globally
  • 90 per cent of MBA graduates secured an internship in 2020

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