Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Administration in Singapore in Singapore

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Economics and Administration

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, short Ph.D is an advanced academic degree earned in various fields, signifying major interests and accomplishments in research.

Singapore (新加坡) is a city-state in Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous countries and boasts the world's busiest port. Singapore has six national universities and are generally well-regarded and attracts exchange students from all over the world.

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PhD in Economics

Singapore Management University PhD Programmes
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years August 2017 Singapore

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Economics trains scholars to do rigorous research and analysis in Economics. It is is a highly selective and carefully planned programme delivered by a team of internationally recognised professors who are actively engaged in research at the frontiers of economics knowledge, and who are dedicated to teaching and training the next generation of economics... [+]

Doctorate Programs in Economics and Administration in Singapore in Singapore. The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Economics trains scholars to do rigorous research and analysis in Economics. It is is a highly selective and carefully planned programme delivered by a team of internationally recognised professors who are actively engaged in research at the frontiers of economics knowledge, and who are dedicated to teaching and training the next generation of economics researchers and thinkers, teachers and policy makers. Our graduates often go on to become professors in universities where they work to extend and to transmit knowledge of our economies. Many graduates also go on to work in industry, the public sector, and in international organisations where they apply their economics knowledge and research capabilities to improve the economic condition of their firms, industries, countries, and the world. SMU’s School of Economics is globally recognised as a leading research centre. In Tilburg University’s ‘Top 100 Economics Schools Research Ranking’ based on publications in leading journals between 2009 and 2012, it was ranked 1st in Asia and 57th overall. The department is ranked within the global top 10 in econometrics. PhD in Economics Programme Structure The PhD in Economics is a full-time programme, with a maximum candidature of five years. In the first two years of study, students will enrol in intensive courses to build their research depth and breadth. The coursework is intended to prepare students for dissertation research. Students are required to sit for a PhD Qualifying Examination (QE) to assess their mastery of fundamental concepts and theories. On successful completion of the QE, the student will be ready to embark on the dissertation, which is based on original, independent research. Admission Requirements - At least a good Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree is useful but not required. Applicants must have a strong mathematical background, ideally including multivariable calculus (typically covered over two courses of calculus at the undergraduate level), real analysis, intermediate level linear algebra, and a strong foundation in probability and statistics. - Good GRE or GMAT results. - Good TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose medium of instruction at the Bachelor’s/Master’s level was not in English). PhD Students’ Professional Development Students are also provided professional training. These include teaching, English communications and presentation skills, as well as career development workshops such as interview preparation. Furthermore, students also have opportunities to share their research contributions with the international research community through reputable refereed research conferences, in Singapore and abroad. SMU provides funding for our students to attend such conferences. [-]