A Message from Professor Steven Miller, Vice-Provost (Research), SMU

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.


Warmest regards,

Professor Steven Miller
Vice Provost (Research)