1 IE-SMU An educational fusion. Innovatively delivered. Gain a world-class business advantage from wherever you are.
2 IE-SMU About IE-SMU In an interconnected global economy, successful organisations require leaders that understand international business, apply a strategic mind-set, and deploy evidence-based techniques to effect positive change. IE Business School and Singapore Management University have joined hands to offer an intensive 10-month programme that will mould top talent in Asia for such leadership roles. The joint-degree programme uses a blended learning methodology (face-to-face learning with interactive online periods) that allows professionals from diverse backgrounds, industries and cultures to unite in the spirit of learning, open mindedness and debate, regardless of their geographic location, travel schedules and work commitments. IE, located in Madrid, is recognised as one of the top business schools in the world. IE Business School ranks #1 in the QS Distance/Online Rankings IE students use innovative online and face-to-face learning formats where they exchange knowledge and experience with more than 45,000 IE graduates who currently hold management positions in over 100 countries. SMU is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. It is known to be a pioneer in Asia for its interactive and technologically enabled pedagogy of seminar-style teaching in small class sizes, which remains its unique hallmark. The IE-SMU programme offers insights into Asia-Pacific markets, business strategies and management cultures and combines the best of theory and practice by allowing students to test out newly learned concepts, skills, and management techniques in business case analyses, simulated environments, and faculty-guided, cross-functional, real-life projects. How does this programme fit your plans? EARN a joint degree from two prestigious business schools. IE Business School ranked 11th worldwide by Financial Times SMU is #3 in Asia in the UT Dallas Global 100 Ranking LEARN with minimal disruption to your professional schedule and personal life and without having to change your place of residence. IMMERSE yourself in Asian content and context with a case-based and project-based learning pedagogy. JOIN overseas student exchanges and business study trips of existing SMU programme. GROW your network in the region, while having access to alumni services.
3 IE-SMU Programme Structure The 10-month programme utilises a part-time blended methodology that combines five face-to-face periods with interactive online study, which is ideal for the busy schedules of high-performing professionals. OPENING WEEK SINGAPORE SEP SMU CAMPUS (THU-SAT) DEC SMU CAMPUS (THU-SAT) MAR SMU CAMPUS (THU-SAT) MAY GRADUATION MADRID, SPAIN JUL The Curriculum The programme s curriculum combines proven content and methods from two world-class business schools and includes the latest innovations in curriculum design. It starts with pre-programme online courses which allow students to acquire or refresh basic businessrelated skills. The programme then starts with students building a thorough understanding of the business environment and learning about the important concepts and practices of the various business functions. It continues with a set of courses specifically designed to promote critical analysis and to hone leadership and management skills, which are tested during a programme-long project experience. Pre-programme modules: Financial Accounting Basics & Quantitative Methods PROGRAMME MODULES BUSINESS STRATEGY AND GLOBAL CONTEXT BUSINESS FUNCTIONS LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT PERSONAL SKILLS FOR BUSINESS Business, Governance and Society Managerial Economics Competitive & Corporate Strategy Strategic Management in China Financial Accounting Marketing Operations Management Management Accounting Critical Thinking Leadership and HR Negotiations and Partnerships Project Management Presentation Skills Coaching Networking and Personal Branding Corporate Finance Managing Innovation and Growth Corporate Communication Entrepreneurial Management Marketing and Innovation in Asia Partnerships in Asia Management in Asia Business Analytics Foundations The Online Experience The online courses are taught via case studies, technical notes, group assignments and group forums. The professors guide the flow of the conversation, pose questions, and summarise learning at the end of each session. New content is introduced each week and participants have a couple of days to prepare their team s point of view before the professor starts the course. Online courses give participants the chance to read, reflect and contribute in a flexible manner, from any location, around the clock. Given the profile of the class, ample time is allowed for sharing experience and perspectives among classmates. Groups will work together using numerous internet tools, such as , chat, messaging, and video conferences, which forge strong working relationships between team-mates.
4 IE-SMU Admission and Application ADMISSIONS CRITERIA GMAT or GRE score (Revised General Test taken on/or after 1 Aug 2011), with IE or SMU Admission Tests as alternatives Essays and other forms of self-expression (3) Referee forms (2) Work verification letter (optional) Organisation Chart Resumé Transcripts Bachelor s Degree (if award of degree is not mentioned on transcript) TOEFL or IELTS score (if the medium of instruction of your undergraduate studies was not English. It must be taken within the last 2 years at the time of submitting your application.) APPLICATION The online application commences in January and closes in August. Apply online at TUITION FEE & SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION FEE TUITION FEES S$74,900 (including GST) S$100 (non-refundable) Tuition fee includes study materials as well as lunches and tea-breaks during residential segments. Expenses excluded from this fee and to be borne by participants are: textbooks, accommodation and airfares for face-to-face sessions. The tuition fee will be paid in 4 installments. Note: IE Business School and Singapore Management University reserve the right to alter tuition and other fees when required. The IE-SMU programme offers a number of bond-free scholarships that cover up to 30% of the tuition fee. For enquiries, please us at
5 IE-SMU Message from the Programme Directors Dear Candidate, You want to further develop as a leader in business and you want to expand your professional reach into different parts of Asia. You are progressing well in your career and you would like to enhance your leadership skills to create innovative change, grow a business, transform an organisation, or become an entrepreneur. Martin Boehm Dean of Programs Professor of Marketing IE Business School And you would like to do so while you remain active in your existing professional and personal life. It is with you in mind that the IE Business School and Singapore Management University (SMU) have joined forces to develop the IE-SMU programme. Drawing on our joint expertise in business education, we have designed a programme in which you reach mastery through moments of understanding and insight; and through discussion, action and reflection. We have built a curriculum based on the well-tested core elements of business administration and we have combined them with critical skill-building modules, project-based learning, and seminars on management in Asia that together can equip you for the next phase in your professional journey. The programme is ten months long, starting with a week at SMU s city campus in Singapore, followed by three other face-to-face course periods in Singapore, each three days long, and a final three-day course period with graduation in Madrid, Spain. In between the face-to-face periods you will be able to complete your coursework by learning from faculty in various live platforms that have been fine-tuned for an effective and engaging learning experience. Under the guidance of faculty you will be able to apply newly learned concepts and tools in real-life business projects to close the loop between theory and practice. We are excited about your interest and we invite you to learn more about the programme and encourage you to contact us with your questions. Lieven Demeester IE-SMU Academic Director Associate Professor of Operations Management (Practice) Singapore Management University We look forward to receiving your application and seeing you on our campuses!
6 IE Business School Calle María de Molina, 28006, Madrid, Spain Singapore Management University Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, 50 Stamford Road #04-01 Singapore (65) Printed in 2014
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