Doctoral Programmes at SMU

PhD in Business (Finance)

This rigorous and intellectually stimulating programme emphasises advanced study in the areas of finance, economics, statistics and quantitative research methods...

PhD in Business (Marketing)

This programme will train you to conduct rigorous and relevant research focused on understanding and predicting marketing actions of firms and managers, and consumer behaviour...

PhD in Business (Operations Management)

The PhD in Business (Operations Management) is a highly competitive programme that admits only a very limited number of students every year. The programme emphasises theoretical research with practical relevance..

PhD in Business (Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources)

This programme equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and abilities to conduct highly rigorous research in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources (OBHR) in major research universities...

PhD in Business (Strategic Management & Organisation)

This programme is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and competencies to conduct high-quality research in the areas of strategic management and organisations..

PhD in Economics

SMU’s Economics PhD programme trains you to do rigorous research and analysis in Economics. It is delivered by internationally recognised professors who are actively engaged in research, and who are dedicated to teaching and training the next generation of economic researchers, teachers and policy makers... 

PhD in Information Systems

This programme produces graduates with the ability to address deep technological challenges in real-world information systems that impact business processes or management...

PhD in Psychology

This programme is designed to equip students with doctoral-level knowledge in research methodology and substantive content knowledge in psychology literature, with a focus on areas in experimental, social, personality and organisational psychology...

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme

This programme allows PhD students to undertake primary and secondary specialisations in SMU’s research areas of excellence.