Dear Colleagues,


Greetings from the Department of Strategy & Policy, NUS Business School!


Our recruitment drive for Doctoral students for Academic Year 2015-2016 is NOW OPEN!


The NUS Business School at The National University of Singapore is seeking candidates for its Ph.D. program in Strategic Management, with admittance to the program starting in the fall of 2016.


What is our goal?

Our doctoral program trains students to do high-quality research and prepares them for careers as professors of strategic management at top academic research institutions. The academic job market for Ph.D.s in strategic management has been strong, our program’s reputation and interest in Asia are on the rise, the pay is good, and a profession in academia can be intellectually very rewarding.


Who are our faculty?

We have some of the world's foremost management scholars on Asia. Our faculty publish in leading strategic management journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, and Journal of International Business Studies, as well as top disciplinary journals in economics and sociology such as American Economic Review and American Sociological Review. Our group also includes editors with some of these top journals. Expertise within the group on research methodologies ranges widely from econometric analysis of large data sets to field experiments, firm surveys, and case studies.


More detailed information on individual faculty members is available at:


What is our PhD program like?

Acceptance to our PhD program is highly competitive. We look not only for strong academic backgrounds, but also real world experience and the initiative and intellectual curiosity to break new ground. Applicants with interest and capabilities for doing research that capitalizes on the program’s competitive advantage of being based in emerging Asia will be viewed with particular favor. The program offers a balanced array of core courses and doctoral seminars and emphasizes close faculty-student engagement on research projects. All accepted students receive free tuition, a generous monthly stipend, and opportunities to attend major international conferences around the world.  


The deadline for online applications is 15 December 2015 and the complete application package must be received by mailed by 31 December 2015.


For more information about the program, including details on the applications process, job placements of our scholars after graduation, please visit:


Where do our students go?

We prepare our students for a global academic market. Recent placements include Rutgers (US), Georgia State University (US), Hong Kong University (China), Chinese University of Hong Kong (China), University of Hong Kong (China), McMaster (Canada), Fordham (US), University of Auckland (New Zealand), University of Sydney (Australia), and Tilburg (Netherlands).


About the NUS Business School

We have just celebrated our 50 years anniversary. The school remains distinctive among the world's leading business schools by offering the best of global knowledge with deep Asian insights. Today, the school continues its tradition of attracting a diversity of smart and talented students to its broad portfolio of academic programs, including BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, MSc and PhD programs. It also offers a wide range of customized and open enrolment programs in its Executive Education courses. Admission to NUS Business School is remarkably competitive, and we are proud of the exceptionally high quality of our students.


The school has a distinguished international faculty educated in renowned universities including Harvard, Wharton, MIT, Oxford and many others. Known for their research quality and great teaching, our faculty members are committed in providing students a top-rate business education.

NUS Business School has consistently received top rankings in the Asia-Pacific region by independent publications and agencies such as The Financial Times, Economist Intelligence Unit, and QS Top MBA, in recognition of the quality of its programs, faculty research and graduates. With NUS being a comprehensive university with disciplines in medicine, architecture, engineering, computing, law, social sciences, and more, we are in a unique position to leverage on the breadth and depth of the University, including accessing a vast and highly diverse student body of over 37,000 students on campus and a global network of over 177,000 alumni. NUS Business School is the institution of choice for many seeking a rigorous business education and more!


Why Singapore?

Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city populated with high-rise buildings and landscape gardens. Brimming with a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture, Singapore is a dynamic city that’s rich in contrast and colour. In fact, you can even say that Singapore embodies the finest of both East and West. At present, Singapore’s population stands at about five million people, with English as the main language of instruction, and a mother tongue for each major ethnicity. One of the distinctly Singaporean things you’ll notice on our island is a ubiquitous collage of cultures. Coming together as a society and living in harmony, there are four major races – namely the Chinese (majority), Malay, Indian and Eurasian. Each community offers a different perspective of life in Singapore in terms of culture, religion, food and language. Furthermore, Singapore is the hub of the broader dynamic region of Southeast Asia, with fascinating and eclectic destinations such as Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam all within reach with a flight of only 3 hours or less.


The other thing that will strike you most about Singapore is its multifarious offering of food – day or night, there will always be something to whet your appetite. With a range of dining options from Peranakan to Chinese, Indian to Malay, fusion and more, you’ll be spoilt for choice.


Beyond the history, culture, people, shopping and food, there are many more facets to Singapore’s thriving cityscape for you to discover. And these can only be experienced as you immerse yourself in the exploration of this once fishing village turned cosmopolitan city!


** If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact me at [log in to unmask]


Kind regards,

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Associate Professor Ishtiaq Pasha Mahmood, PhD Program Coordinator, Department of Strategy and Policy,

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