PhD in Business (Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources - OBHR)




What will I learn?

The Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources faculty at Singapore Management University, are very enthusiastic about our Ph.D. programme. We could imagine few things as rewarding as helping to develop the next generation of OBHR scholars. Having gone through the process ourselves, we recognize that there are a number of important questions you face as you make decisions about where to do your doctoral studies. We hope that the information provided on these pages answers most of your questions.

This programme equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and abilities to conduct highly rigorous research in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources in major research universities worldwide.

The programme, taught by an international group of faculty members who consistently publish in the field’s most respected journals, will provide hands-on training in research right from the onset as well as a stimulating curriculum emphasising psychological foundations of organisational behaviour and human resources, statistics and research methods. A nurturing approach will be adopted by faculty to help students succeed in the job market and in their careers. Our recent graduates have been placed at Indian School of Business and Peking University.

The curriculum consists of

  • 6 Foundation courses (6 course units)
  • 2 Electives (2 course units)
  • 4 Advanced Research Topics (ART) courses (4 course units)

The programme also requires the preparation and completion of a PhD Dissertation (28 course units).

Which department am I in?

Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG$36,700.00 (22,29,648) per year
Annual Non-subsidised Fees (Inclusive of 8% GST) - SG $36,700; Annual Subsidised Fees Payable (Inclusive of 8% GST) by International Students - SG $23,600; Registration Fee (One-time): SG $500

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

Application deadline

31 December 2023

More details

Start date

August 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 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

  • Undergraduate Bachelor's degree from a reputable college or university
  • GRE or GMAT

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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