Singapore Management University

Singapore Management University was established in the year 2000 with the objective of being a unique university in Singapore and building new frontiers in business education in Singapore and Asia. SMU's Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) is one of the youngest business schools in the world to be accredited with both the EQUIS and AACSB accreditations. And is the 1st Triple Accredited Business School in Singapore (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS).

Programs Offered (Through CAT)

MSc in Management (MiM)

LKCSB's MSc in Management is an 18 month full-time programme specifically devised for people who wish to pursue postgraduate management degree with a Global-Asian curriculum. It empowers them to build a strong foundation of the fundamentals of management. It is an academically rigorous programme that helps develop skills which gives an edge to its graduates amidst the ever changing business world.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor Degree, a minimum of three years, in any stream (engineering, social sciences, sciences, arts, etc.)
  • You can apply through one of the following Aptitude test scores - GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ SMU AT;
  • For English proficiency - TOEFL or IELTS
  • English test score is exempted if the undergraduate degree was taught in English

How to Apply?

  • Candidates can apply online through the official website.
  • The Application fee is SGD $100 (INR 5300).
  • The last date of application for January 2020 intake is:
    • Round 1: 30 June 2019
    • Round 2: 31 August 2019
    • Round 3: 15 November 2019

Selection Process

After successfully completing and submitting your online application form, you will be required to complete your Kira Talent Video Interview. Post this, you will have to appear for a follow up interview with the admissions committee. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to join the program.

Assessment of application & Kera Talent Video Interview

Follow-up Interview Round


Documents Required

Along with the application you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of your Passport
  • Your official score reports for GMAT / GRE / CAT (Indian candidates only) or SMU Admission Test score
  • TOEFL or IELTS (if your degree was not taught in English)
  • Your Current CV
  • Your official and certified true copies of Bachelor certificate and transcript
  • 2 short essays (approximately 300 words each) on the following topics:
    • Tell us what you will bring to the MSc. in Management (MiM) programme (unique contributions based on your academic and non-academic strengths).
    • Describe how taking up the MiM Programme fits with your future goals and career plans.
  • 2 Recommendation Forms/Referee Reports
  • Proof of payment by credit card form or check/money order of SGD $100 (Online Application Fee)

How much do I need to score in CAT to apply?

The CAT score is only a part of your application. SMU mulls over your entire profile. Being good in one area will help compensate in one of the weaker areas. In this way, a good CAT score may put you in a favorable position but it is not an assurance for admission nor is a less than perfect CAT score. Regardless, you should go for as high a CAT score as you can accomplish.

Fee Structure

The tuition fee for the 18 month MSc in Management program is as follows:

Particular Fee (for international students)
Registration SGD $500 (26,500)
Tuition Fee SGD $44,940 (23,81,820)

Why should Indian students apply for admission to SMU's Lee Kong Chian School of Business?

Listed below are the reasons why Indian students should apply to SMU's Lee Kong Chian School of Business for their management studies:

Internationally recognized - triple accredited

SMU's Lee Kong Chian School of Business is AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA Accredited - only 1% of business schools worldwide have this triple accreditation.

CAT is accepted in SMU's Lee Kong Chian School of Business

What makes LKCSB a truly exciting study destination for Indian students is the acceptance of CAT score for admission into their MSc in Management (MiM) program. The acceptance of CAT is allowed for Indian students only, which means that Indian students do not need to give a different qualifying paper like GMAT or GRE to get into the MiM programme.

SMU's LKCSB is a globally recognized Business School

LKCSB was ranked 6th in the 2018 Financial Times Asia-Pacific Business School Rankings and was ranked 3rd in Asia and 35th worldwide in the University of Texas, Dallas rankings based on research contributions for the period 2013-2017.

International Exposure

Doing your management studies from abroad especially from an international top University like SMU's LKCSB is all sorts of rewarding: brilliant faculty, interactive pedagogy, innovative curriculum, cultural exposure, networking and career opportunities, academic excellence, etc.