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Avg. Age

6 Yrs.

Avg. Exp.


Class Size


Months Duration

What is a good GMAT score for SMU MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at SMU is 660 for the last entering class. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after SMU MBA?

The average salary at SMU for the last graduating class was S$ 85,000. 90% of the class was employed within 6 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (17%), Finance (10%) and technology (37%) oriented functional roles. 

The SMU MBA is designed to shape you into a versatile and dynamic leader that businesses need. Be inspired to learn business fundamentals with an interactive and rigorous curriculum that captures the forefront of management research and proven approaches in management practice.

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Avg. Salary(S$)

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S$ 70,200 

Tuition Fee

S$ 38,400

Living Cost


Cost of Attendance(S$)

Tuition Fees & Scholarship at SMU

The Tuition fees for SMU MBA is S$ 70,200 and an additional  S$ 38,400 is the living cost. 

The MBA raises participants’ level of analytical, negotiation, leadership and communication skills – assets much desired by employers. Professionals will be exposed to opportunities to strategize, lead and collaborate through the rigorous curriculum via experiential learning, trips to universities and companies overseas and project-based courses.

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FAQs about SMU

Individuals must hold a university degree and have a minimum of 2 years’ full-time working experience to apply for the programme. An admissions test i(GMAT/GRE/SMU Admissions Test) is also a compulsory requirement for admission. Above all, candidates must demonstrate that they have the commitment, experience, motivation and potential to benefit from and contribute to the programme.

The SMU MBA Programme offers a number of scholarships for both Full-time and Part-time students. Students can apply for scholarships upon admission to the Programme. Award amounts up to 30% of tuition fees. There are no bonds attached to the scholarships. There are also a number of bank student loans available with favorable rates and terms for Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents.

Full-time (for the class starting in January):
Application opens in December
15 March (Deadline 1)
15 July (Deadline 2)
30 October (Final Deadline)

Part-time (for the class starting in July):
Application opens in mid-July
30 November (Deadline 1)
28 February (Deadline 2)
30 April (Final Deadline)

The university will inform you as to whether you have been selected for an interview within two weeks of receiving your online application. If you are based outside Singapore, the interview will be conducted by phone or webcam. Otherwise, it will be a face-to-face interview on campus.

  1. A copy of NRIC for SingaporeanCitizen; or a copy of Passport for non-Singaporeans
  2. A copy of NRIC, Passport and re-entry permit for Singaporean Permanent Residents
  3. 2 passport-size photographs
  4. Official GMAT score report (school version)
  5. 2 short essays
  6. Current CV
  7. Official academic transcripts of all educational institutions attended
  8. 2 referee reports, signed and sealed (if not sent directly by referee)
  9. Proof of payment by credit card form or check/money order of $100 SGD
  10. Any other supporting documents

You can send your application prior to taking the GMAT. However, admissions decisions will not be made until the GMAT score is received.

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