December 7, 2023

Aspire to create value and generate competitive advantage? Join the SMU CEO Programme | Apply Now

From Emeritus on behalf of Singapore Management University

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Applications close on May 11, 2023

Apply before May 11, 2023 and avail a tuition assistance of US$975
Use code APAC975TA while applying.

Application Details

Save US$975


US$13,000 US$12,025

Pay by May 11, 2023 at 11:59 PM, does not include US$250 application fee



Pay by June 5, 2023at 11:59 PM, does not include US$300 application fee

Programme Overview

The role of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is evolving. CEOs have traditionally been expected to be beacons of hope through turbulent times and have known for a long time that navigating change and uncertainty are part of the role they take on. 

Curated with a strong emphasis on real-world relevance to meet the challenging times and rapidly evolving business needs and trends, the Chief Executive Officer programme offered by Singapore Management University will develop you as a leader with vision, purpose, and passion. You will be endowed with the competencies and skills required to build and lead your organisation with agility, for transformation and change.


5.8M+ professionals in the APAC market for CEO Jobs at C-Suite level.



1.9% growth rate for CEO professionals at C-Suite Level in the past 1 year.



-The programme highlights presented above are approximate, and subject to change depending on the availability and expertise of the teaching faculty, as well as the programme’s desired outcomes.
-The programme is designed to be delivered approximately over 9 to 10 months in a calendar year, including some occasional breaks that may be provided. This is only indicative. The actual calendar time may be more or less by a few weeks depending on the number of topics covered and other variables like breaks provided/not provided.”
-Assignments are reviewed either by success coach who is available to support participants in their learning journey and/or by the Emeritus grading team. The final number of quizzes, assignments and discussions will be confirmed closer to the programme start.
-*This is a majorly self-paced online programme with some live sessions with programme faculty. Post- session video recordings will be available for up to 12 months after programme completion. We have a curated panel of industry practitioners who will be conducting the weekly live doubt-clearing sessions.
-**For the on-campus networking session participants will be responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Who Should Attend?

The programme is designed for business leaders* with 10 or more years of experience, who want to:

  • Develop a clearer vision with respect to the future of company and re-align the resources and approach towards the long-term directions
  • Capitalise on technology and talent to spearhead the journey of your company in alignment with the global trends
  • Make swift decisions with unstructured information and in a rapidly changing business environment
  • Be a driver of change by leading strategies, negotiation skills, future trends, and executive presence
  • Drive the organisation towards the required direction, building a legacy that will allow the organisation to run successful even in uncertain times

*Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Data Officer, Chief Information Security Officer; Vice President, Director, Senior Managing Director, Managing Director

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in Singapore


Applications close on May 11, 2023

Apply before May 11, 2023 and avail a tuition assistance of US$975
Use code APAC975TA while applying.

What You Will Learn in the Programme?

  • Demonstrate strategic thinking that supports innovative business models
  • Strategise result-driven growth opportunities
  • Devise digital business transformation plans
  • Demonstrate data-driven decision-making
  • Analyse the implications cultural, financial, technological, regulatory, ethical, and operational factors on business practices
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in driving strategic change
  • Develop future-proof organisations and workplaces
  • Negotiate, influence, and build sustainable partnerships in diverse business contexts


  • A. Core Courses
  • B. Elective Courses
  • C. Graduation and Networking Event


Participant Pathway

Throughout 9 to 10 months, the CEO programme will inform you through a combination of in-depth core modules and relevant topical electives — to gain knowledge and applications specific to your career and organisational goals. 

The core modules will focus on key areas such as Strategic Thinking, Innovation Management, Data-Driven Approaches, and Executive/ Leadership Presence. 

After completing the core modules, you will select two online electives. During the elective period, you will dive deeper into how leaders can use knowledge and skills in business transformation and implementation to address the organisational challenges of tomorrow.

Experiential Sessions | Simulations | Live Sessions with SMU faculty & thought leaders

Community Stream

Community Stream

A series of engagement sessions for participants to set them up for personal and professional success. Opportunities within the session to learn, interact and collaborate with programme peers from various industries and regions.

SMU Associate Alumni Network

Participants will receive recognition as SMU Executive Development Associate Alumni Status and gain access to the curated benefits and perks, including exclusive resources and offers that are accorded only to SMU alumni.

5 credits towards the electives from the SMU EMBA and a $20k discount from the price

Up to 5 credits exemption and up to $20k discount from the price of the Postgraduate Professional. Programmes at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business (depending on the programme). Entry to the respective programme is subject to meeting the selection criteria.

Up to 20% discount* on SMU Executive Development Open Enrolment programmes

Privileges and discounts by selected SMU merchant partners

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*For selected programmes only. One discount applicable per registration. Multiple or combined discounts are not accepted. 
**All benefits are subject to change at the discretion of SMU School of Computing.

Programme Faculty

Success Coach

Connect with a learning advisor for a 1:1 session

Email: [email protected]

WhatsApp: +65 8014 3066

Call: +65 3129 5093 (11:30 AM – 6:30 PM SGT)

Free One-Year Access to Emeritus Insights

This programme features 1 year of free Premium Access to Emeritus Insights—a mobile app with 5,000+ bite-sized, business-focused videos to help you meet your daily learning goals on the go.

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

As a participant in the programme, you can enjoy a complimentary annual digital membership to The Wall Street Journal, giving you unlimited access to award-winning journalism across any device. From business and world news, to technology and life and arts, WSJ provides ambitious and fact-based reporting that readers can trust.


Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options available. Learn more.

Singapore Management University is collaborating with online education provider Emeritus to offer a portfolio of high-impact online programmes. By working with Emeritus, we are able to broaden access beyond our on-campus offerings in a collaborative and engaging format that stays true to the quality of SMU. Accessibility

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