The Singapore Management University (SMU) is a research-intensive university that offers five PhD by research programmes, as listed below.
Our PhD students’ enriching experience includes being part of a rigorous and intellectually stimulating curriculum; participating in research teams comprising faculty who are internationally-known scholars; developing skills, knowledge and competencies to conduct high-quality research; being provided with the opportunity for advanced areas of study; participating in local and international conferences to present research results; and publishing research papers in top-rated publications. We prepare our graduates for diverse careers in academia and industry.
Besides achieving excellence in classical academic disciplines, we also support our PhD students in taking a multidisciplinary approach in research. Examples of multidisciplinary training include Economics and Finance; Information Systems Management and Marketing; as well as Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources, and Psychology.
You will experience research work and teaching as part of your programme. In certain disciplines, you will also have the opportunity to do an internship with a public agency or company which will give your research a practical orientation. You will have access to SMU’s research centres and institutes which conduct world-class research and influence industry practice across a wide range of topics.
I congratulate you for taking this first step in shaping your future and look forward to seeing you on board an SMU PhD programme.
Professor Steven Miller
Vice Provost (Research)