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What will I learn?

Our programme offers you the best of both academic worlds:

  • Top-tier education from Olin Business School, a leading U.S. management institution.
  • World-class instruction from the Lee Kong Chian School of Business faculty.
  • Training targeted to your specific marketplace.
  • Access to both domestic and international professional networks.
  • Immersion courses in New York and Washington, DC that familiarize you with US financial markets, policymaking, and financial rules and regulations.

The programme admits one class per year in a condensed 14-month format. You will take classes in four segments: a summer session at Olin, two academic semesters at SMU, and a final summer session at Olin.

Twenty-one credit hours are completed at SMU, and 24 credit hours are completed at Olin. SMU will transfer nine hours from Olin while Olin will transfer six hours from SMU, for a total of 30 credit hours at each school.

Our Global Master of Finance dual-degree programme (GMF) is a rigorous course designed to equip students with a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the analytical and pricing issues of financial markets and instruments, largely from a practical perspective. Graduates of our programme will attain a thorough understanding of economic analysis, financial statement analysis, security pricing and dynamics of financial markets, all of which are vital in today’s financial industry. They will gain a broad and complete understanding of corporate balance sheets, understand the risks and payoffs of market instruments and develop the abilities to invest with an appropriate risk appetite and controls. As a student in the programme, you are exposed to cultures, financial markets, and business practices from countries other than your own – perspectives that boost your competitive advantage.

Which department am I in?

Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Study options

Full Time (14 months)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

Expected July 2023


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 admission criteria are:

  • A good university degree
  • A good GMAT or GRE score
  • IELTS or TOEFL (required if the medium of instruction of your undergraduate studies was not English)

To make your application more competitive, we encourage applicants to achieve the following:

  • GMAT/GRE: 600 and above (with a strong Quantitative Score)
  • TOEFL: 95 (internet based test)
  • IELTS: 6.5 and above

Application closes: April.


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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