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  • 1. Postgraduate Research Programmes Impacting Business, Public Institutions and Society Through Research
  • 2. Our Programmes The SMU Experience SMU PhD programmes develop world-class researchers. Become future thought leaders in your specialised field. ‘The experience moves me away from textbook to real-world application.’ PhD students take their research to the next level. At a Glance Singapore SMU Admissions A ‘little red dot’ always bustling with life, Singapore offers an enriching journey for your PhD experience. SMU invites candidates who possess a good Bachelor’s degree to join our exciting PhD programmes.
  • 3. Overview SMU PhD students: Produce high-quality research that generates impactful and real-world relevant outcomes Learn from eminent faculty members and internationally-renowned visiting academics Undertake research assistantships in SMU Institutes, Centres, Labs & Initiatives (ICLIs) Undertake teaching assistantships and internships
  • 4. PhD Programmes Lee Kong Chian School of Business • PhD in Business  (Finance / OBHR / Marketing NEW / Strategic Management & Organisation NEW) School of Economics • PhD in Economics School of Information Systems • PhD in Information Systems School of Social Sciences • PhD in Psychology
  • 5. Programme Structure Coursework [Years 1 to 2] Qualifying Examination [By Year 2] Dissertation • Oral Defence of Proposal [by Term 1 of Year 3] • Oral Defence & Completion of Dissertation [by end of Year 4] * Students are encouraged to complete their PhDs in 4 years.
  • 6. Fellowships & Scholarships Full Scholarships Presidential Doctoral Fellowships • Cover tuition and registration fees, and provide monthly stipends. • Renewable yearly, up to Year 4, based on good academic performance. • Exceptionally qualified PhD students. • Renewable yearly, up to Year 4, based on good academic performance. • Higher monthly stipends.
  • 7. Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme (IDP) Primary Specialisation Secondary Specialisation (8 Course Units) (4 Course Units) Students will: • have research advisors from both specialisations. • undertake research assistantships with the institutes and centres in the university. • receive the Presidential Doctoral Fellowship.
  • 8. Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme (IDP) • Analytics for Business, Consumer & Social Insights Primary Specialisation Secondary Specialisation Information Systems Economics, Marketing or Psychology Marketing Economics, Information Systems or Psychology • Financial Markets & Institutions Primary Specialisation Secondary Specialisation Economics Finance
  • 9. Research@SMU: ICLIs SMU has over 20 Institutes, Centres, Labs & Initiatives (ICLIs), most in collaboration with industry partners. These ICLIs: Conduct world-class research and influence industry practice. Engage students as research assistants & postdoctoral fellows on impactful projects.
  • 10. Research@SMU: Research Assistantships Students are involved in research assistantships at ICLIs and the Schools. Full-time/Part-time RA appointments Cover tuition fees and provide monthly stipends, or supplement scholarship stipends. Allow students to work in teams undertaking targeted and impactful research.
  • 11. Research@SMU: Internships Through internships, SMU students steer their research towards practical problems. With leading labs (such as HPLabs) Exchanges with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
  • 12. SMU PhD Students’ Research Achievements/Contributions Chee Meng Tey & Payas Gupta Qiang Yan & Jin Han Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium 2013 NDSS Symposium 2012 SMU PhD students have received Best / Distinguished Distinguished Paper Award Paper Awardsthe Network & Best Paper Award at for their outstanding research papers. at the I Can Be You: Questioning the use of Keystroke as Biometrics Yen Teik Lee On Limitations of Designing Leakage-resilient Password Systems: Attacks, Principles and Usability View more examples of targeted & impactful research Fuwei Jiang Society for Financial Studies Finance Cavalcade Award for the Best Paper in Corporate Finance (May 2013) Best Paper Award in Investment at The Chinese Finance Association Annual Conference 2010 Political Connections & Firm Value: Evidence from the Disgression Discontinuity Design of Close Gubernatorial Elections How Predictable is the Chinese Stock Market
  • 13. Career Prospects In companies which need people to be Thought Leaders of their Businesses. As eminent and distinguished Faculty in Colleges and Universities. Enter partnerships with business people looking for Entrepreneurship opportunities. A list of our graduates is found at: http://pgr.smu.edu.sg/phdsmu/graduates1.
  • 14. Teaching@SMU The Centre for Teaching Excellence equips teaching assistants with formal teaching experience through professional skills development workshops. Graduate Instructors Forum for Teaching (GIFT) Faculty Online Learning Kits Faculty Teaching Forums Teaching Portfolio Workshops (useful for applying for faculty positions) Brown bag conversations by SMU faculty on teaching & learning Collaborative Learning Workshops Lesson Planning Workshops
  • 15. Singapore
  • 16. Quick Facts Geography • 136.8 km north of the equator (tropical climate) • Island of 704 square kilometres • Exotic ‘garden-city’ People • Population: 5.3 million • Residents : 3.8 million (74% Chinese, 13% Malay, 9% Indian, 4% Eurasians & others) Wealth • 4th wealthiest country in terms of GDP per - World Bank, 2011 capita Languages • English • Chinese • Malay • Tamil
  • 17. Marina Bay Sands
  • 18. Sentosa
  • 19. About SMU University Profile • Established in January 2000 • First publicly-funded autonomous university in Singapore • City campus surrounded by museums, theatres, educational institutions, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and a range of retail outlets Student Profile • 7,108 full-time undergraduates • 874 postgraduates • 36 countries represented As of 7 September 2012 Faculty Profile • Globally diverse faculty pool with PhDs from leading international universities • 300 full-time faculty* • 61% international faculty* • 39,273 cumulative citations (as of March 2010) *As of 31 December 2012
  • 20. Life@SMU In Singapore • Located in the heart of the city, enjoy easy access to real-life data-sets, and internationallyknown scholars, practitioners, entrepreneurs & distinguished educators. At the University • Be part of a vibrant research environment in a highly-focused university. As a PhD Student • Pursue research that targets theoretical advances and/or practical impact.
  • 21. Admission Requirements Passion For the pursuit and creation of knowledge to benefit society. At least a good Bachelor’s degree A Master’s degree is useful but not required. GMAT/GRE TOEFL/IELTS SMU, NUS and NTU students are exempted. For applicants whose medium of instruction at the undergraduate level was not English. * Please refer to the individual programmes’ website for more details.
  • 22. Application Procedure When to Apply? Intake Opening Date for Application Closing Date for Application August 1 November (of prior year) 31 January (of intake year) January 1 April (of prior year) 30 June (of prior year) Admission Schedule Admission Offers Matriculation & Orientation Start of PhD Programme Early-March Early-August Mid-August August Intake Early-August End-December Early-January January Intake
  • 23. Our Programmes The SMU Experience SMU PhD programmes develop world-class researchers. Become future thought leaders in your specialised field. “The experience moves me away from textbook to real-world application.” PhD students take their research to the next level. At a Glance Singapore SMU Admissions A “little red dot” always bustling with life, Singapore offers an enriching journey for your PhD experience. SMU invites candidates who possess a good Bachelor’s degree to join our exciting PhD programmes.