SMU Executive Development (SMU-ExD) is dedicated to international talent development in a contemporary Asian setting.  Integrating the best of Asian and Western practices and theories.  Our open enrolment and custom programmes deliver outstanding returns on investment for individuals and organisations, leveraging meticulously-designed curricula which address business challenges in the context of Asia.

Our pedagogy of ‘Knowledge-Application-Empowerment’ is exciting clients and participants from Asia and the world; helping them succeed in effecting positive behaviour changes and improve business performance.

SMU is uniquely equipped to provide this support drawing on the breadth and depth of the business school plus five other schools all specialised in issues of business and management in Asia.  SMU Executive Development engages eminent academic faculty, experienced business consultants and outstanding leadership coaches. 

Partner with SMU-ExD and be empowered to make a difference.

Steve Wyatt
Executive Director
SMU Executive Development

SMU Executive Development

SMU Executive Development (SMU-ExD) prepares participants and organisations to be "Future Ready - Now".  Each programme reflects the developments and trends that are reshaping businesses, lifestyles and societies in Asia.  Our programme highlight the skills and understanding required to respond to and shape the changing dynamics of competition, demands of management and nature of leadership.

The role of Asia in the global context is evolving rapidly, matched by the shifting interplay and realignments between individual markets and economies within Asia.  Thought leadership from our "Future Ready U" imbues programme participants with the perspectives to understand the evolutions taking place and with the confidence to act.


SMU graduates are known to command premium salaries and secure the best jobs.  SMU-ExD also delivers outstanding ROI for participants and client organisations.  Our pedagogy of "Knowledge-Application-Empowerment" is designed to support behavioural change that leads to better performance, and enhanced business results.

All programmes are designed to deliver a set of specifically identified, desired performance outcomes.  Whenever possible, we measure and track both programme effectiveness and the resulting performance improvements; refining content, approach and participant engagement to optimise ROI.

Better by Design

SMU's bespoke, company-specific custom programmes are specially designed to address organisation-wide competencies and relevant business issues.  This ensures the knowledge and skills imparted to the participants will fit the context and requirements of their organisations.

Our ability to listen and respond to our clients' needs is amplified by our blend of practice-experienced faculty together with our research and teaching capabilities.  This combination enables us to adopt a consultative approach to achieving the performance results desired.

Learning Journey

Our open enrolment programmes are designed as a learning journey to enhance the professional capabilities of individuals and their ability to lead organisations and collaborate in teams.  Our portfolio includes a robust offering of both general and specialist progammes.  


Last updated on 28 Apr 2014.