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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor degree with good honours, or Master’s degree, in a relevant discipline

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in the technological industry with vertical domains, with good understanding of industry problems

  • Good GMAT/GRE test score. Applicants from SMU, NTU, NUS and SUTD graduates are allowed to take the SMU Admissions Test in lieu of GMAT/GRE. SMU MITB, MAIS or MSc in Computing graduates with a minimum cGPA of 3.4/4.0 (within 5 years of graduation) will be exempted from the SMU Admission Test. 

    • SMU's GRE institution code is 2861. Test results obtained within 5 years will be accepted. 

    • The GMAT code for this programme is F8D-Z4-82.Test results obtained within 5 years will be accepted. 

    • Information about the SMU Admissions Test can be found here

  • Good TOEFL (minimum of 90) or IELTS (minimum of 6.5) scores for applicants whose medium of instruction at the Bachelor's or Master's level was not in English. SMU's TOEFL institution code is 9014. Please note that test scores (both TOEFL or IELTS) obtained within 2 years from test taken will be accepted.

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Copies of Degree Certificates and Transcripts

  • Two Referee Reports (Referees are to submit the completed referee form directly to us.

    • All application requires 2 referees (academic referees preferred).

    • Please contact & request your referees to mail the completed form directly to us.

      Referees may also send in their completed form via their official mailbox to

    • Referee reports received but not satisfying the above conditions will not be accepted.

    • Referee forms can be downloaded here:  DOWNLOAD MSWORD VERSION    DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION

  • Any other supporting documents

  • A softcopy PDF or Word Doc format of your Personal and Research statement is required as attachment in the online application system. Hence, no hardcopy submission is required.

    To help you prepare for the online application system, below are the required supporting documents for submission online:


    Please discuss your academic and career objectives. Be specific about the area in which you plan to study, your reasons for wishing to study at Singapore Management University. Note: A resume or CV is not a personal statement.


    Please propose a research topic that you would like to undertake in the programme, the technical potential and real-world relevance of the topic, and how do you think our programme could equip you to work on the topic.

    For all non-English certificates or documents, a copy of the original certificates/documents and their official English translations must be submitted.


Other Information

  • Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Foreigners are welcome to apply.
  • Admission interviews will be conducted for short-listed candidates.

Last updated on 04 May 2021 .