What will I learn?

This programme is designed to train students to acquire skills, knowledge, and competencies to conduct high quality research in the areas of strategic management and organisations. Prospective students can choose their research topics from a variety of subareas within the domains of strategic management and organisation theory, such as corporate and business strategy, innovation, technology management, entrepreneurship, and corporate governance. The programme provides rigorous training by faculty members regularly publishing in the top academic journals. This ensures that students will be well-equipped to start their academic careers as competent and independent researchers.

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 $89,795 International Student (With 3-Year Service Obligation); SG $139,635 International Student (Without 3-Year Service Obligation)

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

Start date

Expected August 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

  • Undergraduate Bachelor's degree
  • 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
  • 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