Chief Executive Officer Programme

Agile leaders for transformation and change

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Course Dates

STARTS ON

14 December 2022

Course Duration

DURATION

9 Months, Online
4-6 hours per week

Course Fee

PROGRAMME FEE

US$12,000 or get US$1,200 off with a referral US$300 application fee

Course Information Flexible payment available
Course Information Special group enrolment pricing

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

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.

Applications close on 13 December 2022

Apply before 13 December 2022 and avail a tuition assistance of US$600.
Use code SMUCEO600TA while applying.

To ensure that holiday plans on the occasion of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year are not interrupted, no new modules will be released during this time and participants will receive a 2-week extension for submitting assignments. Participants will continue to have access to course material on the platform during this time.

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

Programme Highlights

Comprehensive programme design, 18 Core Courses organised according to 3 pillars of Executive Leadership

Blended asynchronous learning via video lectures without disruptions interspersed with live lectures from faculty

Curated case studies and application-based examples for real-world applications

Craft your learning journey in line with your career goals with the help of a Success Coach

Connect and network with high-achieving global professionals and leaders from across industries

Eligibility for SMU Executive Development Alumni status and benefits upon successful completion of the CEO programme and subject to further qualification criteria

Curriculum

  • The Core Courses in the Chief Strategy Officer programme focus on:

    Pillar 1: Strategy & Innovation (Agility)

    • Module 1: Strategic thinking to improve your competitiveness
    • Module 2: Business acceleration & growth strategies
    • Module 3: Innovation management
    • Module 4: Business model innovation
    • Module 5: Digital business transformation & platform strategy

    Pillar 2: Leadership & Change (Change)

    • Module 6: Leading in a global environment
    • Module 7: Network & relationship building
    • Module 8: Future of work
    • Module 9: Lead strategic change
    • Module 10: Corporate governance and ethics
    • Module 11: Negotiation skills
    • Module 12: Leadership presence

    Pillar 3: Technology & Operations (Transformation)

    • Module 13: Technology strategy
    • Module 14: AI (Artificial Intelligence) for business transformation
    • Module 15: Data-driven decision making
    • Module 16: Supply chain strategy and design
    • Module 17: Strategic marketing in a digital world
    • Module 18: Value creation through financial wisdom
  • Participants can choose any 2 out of 5 electives offered. These electives will involve discussions of real-world case studies and applications of concepts learnt in the core courses to your organisational need.

    • Course 1: Cyber Security for Business and Risk Management
    • Course 2: Business Sustainability: Strategies for Leadership and Change
    • Course 3: AI - Led Business Strategies
    • Course 4: Data Science & Analytics for Strategic Decisions
    • Course 5: Customer Experience Strategies with Digital Transformation

    An elective will only run in case we have at least 15 participants for an elective. They will be informed before the end of core modules.

    *Electives are subject to change

  • Participants will be invited to attend a 2-day graduation ceremony at the end of the 9-month journey at SMU campus. During this event, participants will have the opportunity to network with fellow global leaders and interact with programme faculty/director.

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+

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

SOURCE - LINKEDIN, 2022

1.9%

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

SOURCE - LINKEDIN, 2022

Participant Pathway

Throughout 9 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.

Practitioner Stream

Participants will be invited to engage with executive-level practitioners, who will share their personal and professional stories as they journeyed to the top. Our speakers will provide you with various perspectives and insights, based on their own experiences, as to how they had navigated personal and business challenges.

Project Stream

Project Stream

The success coach will drive programme engagement and clarity for the participants throughout the programme, addressing participant questions or concerns for assignments during the core programme, and coaching participants to apply the ideas to their own experience.

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

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

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

Privileges and discounts by selected SMU merchant partners

Invites to professional networking events, workshops and webinars

Access to Alumni Virtual Community Network

Quarterly alumni newsletter, SMU CIRCLE

*For selected programmes only. One discount applicable per registration. Multiple or combined discounts are not accepted.
**All benefits are subject to changes.

Programme Faculty

Faculty Member ANG SER-KENG

ANG SER-KENG

Full-time Faculty at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Faculty Member MARKUS KARNER, PhD

MARKUS KARNER, PhD

Academic Director, Executive Development

Faculty Member FLOCY JOSEPH, PhD

FLOCY JOSEPH, PhD

Full-Time Faculty, SMU Programme Director, Executive Development

ILYA CUYPERS, PhD

Full-time Faculty, Associate Professor of Strategic Management; Area Coordinator, Strategy & Organisation; Lee Kong Chian Fellow

SHANTANU BHATTACHARYA, PhD

Full-time Faculty, Lee Kong Chian Professor of Operations Management; Deputy Dean (Programmes); Academic Director, PhD in Business (General Management)

DAVID GOMULYA, PhD

Full-time Faculty, Associate Professor of Strategic Management; Academic Director, Master of Science in Innovation; Lee Kong Chian Fellow

Faculty Member TERENCE FAN, PhD

TERENCE FAN, PhD

Full-time Faculty, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management (Education); Academic Director, Accreditation

SANDEEP R. CHANDUKALA, PhD

Full-time Faculty, Associate Professor of Marketing

Faculty Member PATRICIA LUI, PhD

PATRICIA LUI, PhD

Full-time Faculty, Senior Lecturer of Marketing

TAN HWEE HOON, PhD

Full-time Faculty, Associate Professor of Organisation Behaviour and Human Resources

MICHAEL SCHAERER, PhD

Full-time Faculty, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources; Lee Kong Chian Fellow

MARK CHONG, PhD

Full-time Faculty, Associate Professor of Communication Management (Practice); Area Coordinator, Communication Management

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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Certificate

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by Singapore Management University.

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Application Details

Save US$600
programme fee

US$12,000 US$11,400

Pay by 13 December 2022 , does not include US$300 application fee

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WhatsApp: +65 8014 3066

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

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