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THE NUS MBA

NUS BUSINESS SCHOOL

GRADUATE STUDIES OFFICE


MOCHTAR RIADY BUILDING, LEVEL 4,
15 KENT RIDGE DRIVE, SINGAPORE 119245
T: +65 6516 2068 E: mba@nus.edu.sg URL: mba.nus.edu
DEAN’S MESSAGE

INVEST IN YOURSELF
CONTENTS TO OPTIMISE YOUR
Dean’s Message 01 FULL POTENTIAL
NUS Advantage 02
International Faculty 04
Motivated, talented and ambitious individuals come To ensure that our graduates acquire the full
Programme Structure 06
to NUS Business School to study in one of the most gamut of knowledge and skills during our
Specialisations 10 exciting regions in the world. It is our goal at NUS intensive 17-month MBA course, we aim to bridge
Experiential Learning 12 Business School to produce leaders of integrity the theories that are learnt in a classroom with
Programme Schedule 14 and quality, informed by Asian cultural and practical, hands-on experience. Insightful Asian
business insights. content and experiential learning offerings, such
Double Degrees 16
as our Management Communication module and
Student Exchange 18 Leadership is more than just enhancing personal Management Practicum, are imperative to offering
Global Immersion Programme 20 performance; it is about being a role model and an immersive and authentic experience in the world
Student Profile 22 being able to inspire those around you. Great of business.
business leaders improve not just the companies
Student Testimonials 24
they run, but they make a difference also in the When you choose the NUS MBA, you are choosing
Career Services 26 wider society. to invest in a valuable asset: yourself. The quality of
Global Alumni Network 28 the faculty, the rigour of the course, the networking
Application 30 Our mission to lead from Asia is reflected in our opportunities, and the optimum location all combine
regional and global rankings. Our eminent faculty to make this a wise investment in your future.
Scholarships 32
are constantly innovating to apply industry relevance
Admissions 34 and academic rigour to our courses to transform
potential into outstanding performance – and
groom leaders in the world of business.

Professor Bernard Yeung


Dean & Stephen Riady
Distinguished Professor
NUS Business School | National University of Singapore
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NUS ADVANTAGE

LEADING FROM ASIA.


MAKE YOUR MARK IN THE #
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IN • Times Higher Education World IN ASIA- • For Research Excellence,

WORLD OF BUSINESS
ASIA University Rankings 2016/2017
PACIFIC by QS Global 250 Business
Schools Report 2017
• Times Higher Education Asia
University Rankings 2017

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY NUS BUSINESS THE NUS MBA


OF SINGAPORE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

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IN ASIA IN ASIA-PACIFIC IN THE WORLD
• Forbes International • For Employability, by QS • For International Mobility,
NUS is one of the world’s leading universities. We NUS Business School has consistently received top There may be a perception that studying for an
2-year MBA Global 250 Business by Financial Times Global
cater to over 38,000 students from 100 countries, rankings in the Asia-Pacific region by independent MBA means a trip ‘back to the classroom’. While Programme 2015 Schools Report 2017 MBA Rankings 2017
all studying within 17 faculties and schools across publications and agencies such as Financial Times, there is a certain amount of theory that needs to

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three campuses. So it is a truly international Economist Intelligence Unit, and QS Top MBA in be taught, the overwhelming focus of the course is

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environment as well as a vibrant one. Research recognition of the quality of our programmes and to broaden your thinking, horizons, opportunities
• QS World University • For International Course
activities are strategic and robust. We are known graduates. The School is accredited by AACSB and and network. From alumni events and internship • Times Higher Education
Rankings 2018 Experience, by Financial World University
for our research strengths in engineering, life EQUIS, signifying that NUS Business School has opportunities, to overseas exchange and study trips Times Global MBA Rankings 2016/2017
sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and met the highest standards for business education. – the experience is designed to be liberating and Rankings 2017

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natural sciences. We value the power of creativity enhancing – both personally and professionally. IN THE WORLD
and innovation to build a supportive environment
• Financial Times Global MBA
for creative enterprise within our community. Rankings 2017
• Times Higher Education
World Reputation University
Rankings 2016
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INTERNATIONAL FACULTY

Brian Hwarng Marleen Dieleman


(Taiwan) (Netherlands)
PhD, Arizona State PhD, Leiden University
University

MENTORING Audrey Chia Ishtiaq P. Mahmood

TOMORROW’S
(Singapore) (Bangladesh)
PhD, University of Texas, PhD, Harvard University
Nitin Pangarkar Andrew Delios Joseph Cherian Kim Sun-Bae Sheila Wang Austin

LEADERS
(India) (Canada) (Malaysia) (Canada) (USA)
PhD, University of Michigan PhD, University of Western Ontario PhD, Cornell University PhD, University of Toronto DBA, University of Newcastle

Professor Nitin Pangarkar is the Professor Andrew Delios is Professor Joseph Cherian is a Professor Kim Sun Bae is Kulwant Singh Susanna Leong
Professor Sheila Wang is (Singapore) (Singapore)
Academic Director of the NUS the Head of Department of Practice Professor of Finance & currently a Practice Professor the Academic Director of
MBA programme and has won Strategy and Policy at NUS Director for the Centre for in the Department of Strategy the Management Practicum PhD, University of Michigan LLM, University of London
With PhDs from renowned universities, as well as extensive
several awards for superior Business School. His research Asset Management Research & Policy at the NUS Business programme for the NUS MBA.
industry experience and/or international recognition for teaching and service. looks at strategy, governance & Investments (CAMRI) at School. Before that, he was Sheila has had many years of
their innovative research, you can rest assured that the and global competition issues the NUS Business School. He Managing Director and Chief business leadership experience
Nitin has spent more than in emerging economies, was formerly an Executive- Asia Economist at Goldman in the Silicon Valley and in Asia
NUS Business School faculty consists of professors worth
15 years teaching Strategic the international strategies in-Residence at Cornell Sachs. Sun Bae cemented his Pacific, before she joined the Daniel J McAllister Craig Brown
learning from. Management in business of Japanese multinational University’s Johnson Graduate reputation as a market savvy Business School. She brings with
(Canada) (USA)
schools around the world. corporations, and the School of Management, where economist, anticipating the her in-depth business knowledge PhD, University of PhD, University of
In addition to his teaching geographic and product growth he is a member of the Dean’s Asian financial crisis in 1997- and experience, both in academia California California
Here are a few of those who may be teaching you when you
in degree programmes, he strategies of publicly-listed Advisory Council. Prior to 1998. Under his leadership, his and industry, having previously
join us. has also addressed several companies in China. Andrew that, Joseph was Managing team of economists in Hong helmed billion-dollar operations
managerial conferences and has worked and lived in Asia Director, Global Head, and Kong, Beijing, Singapore and for Hewlett-Packard and Agilent
conducted training sessions for for 21 years, including three Chief Investment Officer of the Mumbai became a leading Technologies. She has led teams Chia Ho Beng Sampsa Samila
blue-chip companies based in years in Hong Kong and two Quantitative Strategies Group voice in Asian macroeconomic of over hundreds of specialised (Singapore) (Canada)
the US, Europe and Asia. Nitin in Japan. He has also worked within Credit Suisse Alternative analysis. Prior to joining professionals worldwide for the PhD, University of British PhD, University of
serves on the Editorial Review in Australia, Canada, China, Investments in New York. Goldman Sachs, Sun Bae was sourcing, evaluation, strategic Columbia California
Board of Strategic Management Finland, India, New Zealand, an economist at the Federal partnerships and alliances
Journal, the most prestigious the Philippines, Sweden, Reserve Bank of San Francisco, with companies and business
journal in the strategic Thailand and the United where he provided the Bank’s partners to deliver leading
management area. States. At NUS, he has taught management monetary policy edge technologies, products
in numerous programmes, analysis with special focus on and services. She also advises
including the PhD and Pacific Basin economies. Fortune 100 global multinational
Executive MBA programmes in corporations and has served on
Singapore, Thailand, India and advisory boards of several
the Philippines. U.S. universities.

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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

CORE
WORK YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS
There are some modules you have to do (Core) and others you can choose from (Elective). To graduate, you need to earn a total of 68 Modular Credits (MCs).

MODULES

40
That’s 40 MCs from the Core Modules and 28 MCs from the Elective Modules. Below, you can see how many credits each module is worth and how they add up.

ELECTIVE MANAGEMENT CORE ELECTIVE


MODULES

28
COMMUNICATION MODULES MODULES
+
MODULAR CREDITS = TOTAL
An essential component of the programme structure
is the Management Communication module. This
FULL MODULE X 8 = 32 MCs
(4 MCs each)
You may pick any of these elective modules giving
you a total of 28 MCs. In addition, it is possible to

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takes place two weeks prior to the 1st semester and • Analytics for Managers choose up to a maximum of two courses in other
does not count towards your final grade. Think of • Corporate Strategy NUS faculties outside of the Business School. This
MODULAR CREDITS this course as an undercoat – a preliminary warm-up • Financial Management will be appropriate if you want to pursue special
session that focuses on the most important skill of • Financial Accounting interest topics such as computing, engineering or
all – communication. • Macroeconomics in the Global Economy public policy.
• Managerial Economics
This compulsory 5-day ‘boot camp’ will set you off in • Marketing Management Allocation to these cross-faculty courses is subject to
MODULAR CREDITS the right direction as you work towards attaining a availability of places and approval by the NUS MBA
• Management Practicum
Master of Business Administration. Academic Director. For all courses, the University
HALF MODULE X 4 = 8 MCs reserves the right to revise the curriculum.
(2 MCs each)

• Leadership in Organisations ELECTIVE MODULES = 28 MCs


• Management Accounting
• Managing Operations
• Management and Organisations

A typical full module comprises of 4 MCs and meets 3 hours


a week for 13 weeks.
A typical half module comprises of 2 MCs and meets 3 hours
a week for 7 weeks.

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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

INNOVATION &
STRATEGY & ORGANISATION MARKETING FINANCE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ELECTIVE
MODULES
• Asian Business Environments • Managerial Decision Making • Applied Market Research • Advanced Corporate Finance • Corporate Entrepreneurship &
Business Model Evaluation
• Business for Social Good • Management of • Big Picture Marketing • Applied Investment Valuation
Technological Innovation • Design Thinking & Business
• Current Trends in Emerging • Channels and Pricing Strategies • Applied Portfolio Management Product Innovations
To supplement the core component of the course, Growth Markets • Managing Change
• Competitive Marketing Strategy • Applied Security Analysis & Valuation Workshop • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Elective Modules allow you to learn more in areas
• Consulting: Process, Industry • Managing in Human Capital
of interest particular to you. As you can see and Innovation • Competitive Strategies for • Fund Management • Entrepreneurship Study Mission –

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there is a good selection to choose from. • Managing the China Venture SMEs & Startups
• International Finance Silicon Valley, USA
• Entrepreneurship & Innovation
• Managing International Value Chains • Global Marketing • Lean Launch Pad
• Family Business & Wealth • Investment Analysis and Management
Management • Negotiations and Conflict Management • Marketing Analytics
• Measuring and Improving Impact • Management of Technological Innovation
• Global Management of • Strategic Information Technology • Marketing in the Digital Age of Social Organisations • Social Entrepreneurship
Asian Multinationals
MODULAR CREDITS • Strategy and Big Data • Marketing Strategy & Game Theory • Options & Futures • Technology Transfer and
• Global Operation Strategy
• Technopreneurship • Product & Brand Management • Private Equity Commercialisation
• Global Strategic Management
• Transformational Service Innovations • Promotional Management • Selected Topics in Finance: China’s Capital Markets • Technopreneurship
• Leadership in Asia
• Sales Management • Special Topics in Private Equity
• Legal Issues in Business
• Services Marketing • Topics in Finance: Trading and Investing in Commodities

• Valuation and Mergers & Acquisitions

• Value Investing in Asia

* The curriculum is subject to changes. The University reserves the right to revise the curriculum accordingly.
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SPECIALISATIONS

FINANCE MARKETING INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP (NEW) HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT


The NUS MBA Specialisation in Finance The NUS MBA Specialisation in marketing With an increased interest in entrepreneurship, the NUS MBA will be offering The specialisation prepares students for a top executive position in the
focuses on the concerns of the financial focuses on understanding the market, the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Specialisation. dynamic healthcare sector. It equips current healthcare administrators
industry in the recent years, covering topics the consumers and a variety of marketing Gathering the best of both worlds – an expert panel of faculty and industry with up-to-date knowledge and relevant management skills to face new
like international financial management, models. Through applied learning, you experts, who had a hand in the creation of the specialisation, ensures healthcare challenges, such as increasing organisational effectiveness,
private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and will become adept at applying the right that you, our future leader, get the best of both theoretical and practical improving cost control and maximising resources utilisation. The course is
corporate governance. This specialisation marketing solution to a wide variety of knowledge. With the aim to cultivate intrapreneurial or entrepreneurial offered in partnership with NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health.
equips you with strategic management different business challenges. This skills, and the engagement in opportunities involving projects in start-ups,
Students who wish to specialise in Health Care Management need to indicate their
skills to prepare you for success in both the specialisation prepares you for a career accelerators and incubators, you are given the tools and concepts to not only

THE ART OF
preferences at the application stage.
regional and international in strategic marketing, brand consultancy, develop ground breaking technologies and ideas, but also gain valuable
financial arenas. product management, international insights in the community of entrepreneurs.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS

SPECIALISATION
marketing advertising, direct marketing,
Students who wish to specialise in Finance, Marketing Strategy & Organisation or
consumer relations and sales. MBA CORE MODULES – 40 MCs
Innovation & Entrepreneurship must fulfil the following requirements:
STRATEGY & CORE HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT MODULES
– 16 MCs (4 MCs each)

Our specialisations prepare you for leadership ORGANISATION MBA Core Modules – 40MCs
MBA Electives – 28 MCs
- Health Economics & Financing - Management of Healthcare Organisations
- Health Policy and Systems - Measuring and Managing Quality of Care
within a particular industry or sector, usually one (Including specialisation core and elective
that involves a great deal of professional knowledge The NUS MBA Specialisation in Strategy modules of at least 24 MCs)
HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES
and expertise. & Organisation focuses on high-level TOTAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 68 MCs – 8 MCs (4 MCs each)
behavioural and strategic issues facing - Clinical Occupational Medicine - Occupational Health Practice
most businesses today. Requiring a deep - Control of Communicable Diseases - Principles of Epidemiology
Here is a list of specialisations for you to choose
- Design, Conduct and Analysis of Clinical Trial - Public Health Biology and Ethics
from as you accelerate your career. understanding of business efficiency and
- Design, Monitoring and Evaluation of Health - The Environment in Health & Diseases
human behaviour, this programme aims to - Lifestyle and Behaviour in Health and Diseases
cultivate a spirit of innovative thinking and
problem solving skills. You will also learn MBA ELECTIVES – 4 MCs
about streamlining business processes TOTAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 68 MCs
and the associated human resource
*The curriculum is subject to changes.
management that goes with it. The University reserves the right to revise the curriculum.

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT
COMMUNICATION PRACTICUM
The Management Communication module is designed to allow you to approach The Management Practicum programme offers a total of 225 projects in 12
it with an open mind and a hands-on understanding to skill building. different industries such as Fintech, Hospitality & Tourism and Manufacturing,
giving you an opportunity to apply what you have learnt in a real-life scenario.
Here are a few of the key topics covered in this essential course: Specifically, this is a hands-on consultancy project in which you will work
directly with a real company to solve current business dilemmas at the highest
• Understand the importance of context, pressure and judgement level. You will be required to define and solve strategic problems, explore
• Learn the principles of designing effective influence strategies in a variety of business opportunities, enhance organisational competitiveness, and improve
business and leadership situations organisational and managerial effectiveness – all within a limited timeframe.
• Develop a strong focus on shared outcomes
You will be working in teams of 3 to 4 students alongside company
• Identify your own Management Communication strengths and weaknesses representatives and under the supervision of a faculty supervisor. As a team,
• Build a positive learning and leadership culture within a team you will research and analyse issues to recommend a comprehensive,
in-depth strategic business plan that would incorporate financial, marketing, A few examples of projects that our students have worked with so far:
operational and strategic recommendations based on research. This part of • Market entry strategies for a global helicopter manufacturing and support company looking to expand regionally
the course will earn you 4 modular credits towards your graduation and will
• Research for a non-governmental organisation towards Corporate Social Responsibility activities within Southeast Asia
require about 130 hours over 3 to 4 months to complete.
• Improvements to operational efficiencies and service levels for a hospital group in Singapore
• Analysis of the Asian bond markets and identification of strategic opportunities for an investment management company

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PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

FULL-TIME MBA PART-TIME MBA

17-month schedule 24-month schedule 30-month schedule

(Year 1) Management Communication (Year 1) Management Communication (Year 1) Management Communication


2 weeks prior (5 Day camp) 2 weeks prior (5 Day camp) 2 weeks prior (5 Day camp)

SEMESTER 1 5 MODULES SEMESTER 1 2 MODULES SEMESTER 1 2 MODULES

SEMESTER 2 6 MODULES SEMESTER 2 2 MODULES SEMESTER 2 2 MODULES

SPECIAL TERM 1 2 MODULES SPECIAL TERM 1 2 MODULES SPECIAL TERM 1 2 MODULES

SPECIAL TERM 2 1 MODULE + SPECIAL TERM 2 2 MODULES SPECIAL TERM 2 2 MODULES


INTERNSHIP (OPTIONAL)

(Year 2) (Year 2)
(Year 2)
SEMESTER 1 2 MODULES SEMESTER 1 2 MODULES
SEMESTER 1 3 MODULES +
STUDENT EXCHANGE/ SEMESTER 2 3 MODULES SEMESTER 2 2 MODULES
INTERNSHIP (OPTIONAL)
SPECIAL TERM 1 2 MODULES SPECIAL TERM 1 2 MODULES

SPECIAL TERM 2 2 MODULES SPECIAL TERM 2 1 MODULES

The NUS MBA programme is offered on both a full-time and part-time


(Year 3)
basis. If you choose a full-time MBA you will complete your studies within
17 months. If you prefer part-time, the typical duration of the course is SEMESTER 1 2 MODULES
between 24 and 30 months. Classes for part-time MBA students are held during weekday
evenings and/or weekends.
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DOUBLE DEGREES
NUS MBA-MASTER OF SCIENCE
NUS-HEC PARIS DOUBLE DEGREE MBA (REAL ESTATE) NUS PHD-MBA

Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) Paris has been Real estate in Asia has attracted increasing The NUS PhD-MBA aims to attract and train
ranked as the #1 European Business School since 2006 attention as an asset class with transaction talented science and engineering professionals who
by The Financial Times. You will earn two MBAs while structures becoming more sophisticated and have the potential to create and lead technology
studying at two of the most reputable business schools innovative. Current and future real estate leaders companies. The programme is jointly hosted by the
in the world – giving you the best of East and West. and decision makers in Asia will not only acquire NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and
This course will enhance your professional value and state-of-art knowledge in real estate but also Engineering (NGS) and NUS Business School.
prepare you to face global business challenges. skills in basic management and leadership. The
double degree programme seeks to prepare real
estate practitioners to face new challenges and NUS MBA DOUBLE DEGREES WITH
NUS-PEKING UNIVERSITY create opportunities in the real estate sector. The LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC
DOUBLE DEGREE MBA programme is distinctive in applying the best of POLICY

DOUBLE THE
real estate and business techniques in a uniquely
Asian setting. It integrates real estate principles with
With the NUS-Peking University Double Degree NUS Business School and the Lee Kuan Yew School
modern business theories. Participants will not only

DEGREES OF
MBA, you spend one year in Beijing and one year of Public Policy combine to prepare their students
be rigorously trained in real estate fundamentals but
in Singapore. This gives you a chance to experience for leadership in both the private and public
they will also acquire skills in business management
two very different faces of Asia: ultra-modern and sectors. Leading in business and government are
and leadership.

SUCCESS
international Singapore; and bustling, booming different worlds, but they have much to learn from
Beijing – the political, cultural and educational each other. These double degree programmes are
capital of China. specifically designed for the region’s outstanding
NUS MBA-YALE MASTER OF executives – particularly those who intend to pursue
ADVANCED MANAGEMENT (MAM) careers in government and its enterprises. There
Our double degrees appeal to those who are
keen to travel and see the world – in other words,
S3 ASIA MBA (NUS-FUDAN UNIVERSITY- are two courses available: The MBA-MPA (Master of
KOREA UNIVERSITY) Launched as a tie-up between NUS and Yale Public Administration) and the MBA-MPP (Master of
curious minds. Each course offers you a rich Public Policy).
University’s School of Management, the MAM
learning experience, with deep exposure to more
At a time when Asia is gearing up to be the driving is designed to bring a group of extraordinary
than one business culture. So the question is, international students to Yale to further their
force of much of the world’s economic and political
which combination is right for you? educational and professional development. This
activities, the S3 Asia MBA provides you with an
in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of programme is only available to those already
conducting business in the region. Jointly offered by studying for an NUS MBA. While in your first year,
the Fudan University School of Management, Korea you can then apply to do your second year at Yale.
University Business School and NUS Business School, If you are accepted, you will graduate with a
the programme awards you two MBA degrees. Master of Business Administration from NUS and a
Master of Advanced Management from Yale. This
programme is only available to admitted students.
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STUDENT EXCHANGE

STARTUP
A GLOBAL
EXCHANGE ASIA
CHINA
OCEANIA
AUSTRALIA
EUROPE
POLAND
NORTH AMERICA
BELGIUM USA CANADA
• China Europe International • University of Melbourne • Louvain School of Management • Warsaw School of Economics • Columbia University • HEC Montreal
Business School (CEIBS)
The NUS MBA student exchange programme • University of New South Wales • Cornell University • McGill University
• Fudan University DENMARK SPAIN
allows you to spend a semester on exchange at • Duke University • Queen’s School of Business
• Shanghai Jiao Tong University NEW ZEALAND • Aarhus School of Business • ESADE Business School
• Emory University • University of British Columbia
one of 60 partner universities worldwide. This will • Tsinghua University • University of Otago • Copenhagen Business School • IESE Business School
• Instituto de Empresa • Indiana University • University of Toronto
expose you to new cultures, political and economic
HONG KONG SAR FINLAND • New York University • Western University
environments, and new approaches to doing business. SWEDEN
• Hong Kong University of • Aalto University • Northwestern University • York University
Science & Technology • Stockholm School of Economics • University of California, Irvine
Similarly, each semester we receive students on • The Chinese University of Hong Kong FRANCE
• University of California, Los Angeles
• ESSEC Business School Paris-Singapore SWITZERLAND
exchange from our partner universities overseas,
INDIA • HEC Paris • University of St Gallen
• University of North Carolina
who enrich the diversity of the class through their • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad • University of Southern California
varied cultural and professional backgrounds. • Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore GERMANY UNITED KINGDOM • University of Texas at Austin
• Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta • Mannheim Business School • London Business School • University of Wisconsin-Madison
• University of Cologne (MBA & MiF), UK
Most of our partner business schools are a member • Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow • Vanderbilt University
• Indian School of Business • WHU Koblenz
of PIM (Partnership in International Management), • Yale University

an international consortium of leading global INDONESIA ISRAEL


business schools. Each member institution • Gadjah Mada University • Tel Aviv University
represents the highest degree of excellence in the
JAPAN ITALY
fields of business administration and management, • International University of Japan • Bocconi University
demonstrating leadership in their geographic • Keio University
region and delivering a quality MBA or equivalent NETHERLANDS
SOUTH KOREA • Erasmus University
degree in management.
• Korea University
• Seoul National University NORWAY
• Yonsei University • NHH Norwegian School of Economics

TAIWAN THE NUS MBA | 19


• National Chengchi University
GLOBAL IMMERSION PROGRAMME

BROADEN
YOUR
WORLDVIEW There was great variety among the visits. It was
extremely insightful to visit a proper mix of local
companies to get a feel of the local culture, foreign
This trip to Spain allowed me to form new friendships,
and experience a deeper understanding of the
Spanish culture. It was also a fantastic opportunity to
I am glad we had a chance to speak with the senior
managers of successful companies in the Philippines,
such as Coca-Cola Femsa, San Miguel, Metro Pacific
It was my first time in New York and we met with 12
companies during the week. The companies we’ve met
with ranged from finance (eg, Blackstone, Goldman
Overseas study trips are organised by the students companies (e.g. Google Japan) to see how they understand the EU and learn new business strategies Investments and Jollibee. I am now very much aware Sachs and NYSE), to real estate firms (eg, Cushman &
and supported by the MBA Office every semester adapt, and government ministries to understand the between and within industries. of the challenges of doing business in the Philippines. Wakefield) to The New York Times and even an auction
regulation and context. I really enjoyed the plant visits and corporate house (eg, Sotheby’s). It was an eye opener to learn of
with the objective of providing international
presentations, especially the one by Coca-Cola Femsa, how different businesses were conducted from Asia.
exposure. They include direct access to CEOs,
which covered topics ranging from acquisition strategies
Directors, and government officials. In short, to developing synergies from those acquisitions.
they enable you to learn the best corporate,
entrepreneurial and government practices of
another country – all in one trip. Joseph Cheng Pearl Cheong Assylbek Tanashikov Le Nguyen Hoang Anh
Japan Study Trip, February 2017 Spain Study Trip, April 2016 Philippines Study Trip, September 2016 New York Study Trip, May 2017

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STUDENT PROFILE
NUMBER OF INDUSTRIES

29
Aerospace, Architectural Services, Banking, Financial & Insurance

DIVERSE
Related, Building & Construction, Communications & Information
Services, Community & Social Development, Defence & Security,
Education, Electronics, Engineering & Technical Services, Environment
& Energy, Food & Beverage, Government, Healthcare, Housing & Real

STUDENT
Estate, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Maritime & Logistics,
Mining, Oil & Gas, Performing Arts, Pharmaceuticals, Publishing & Media,
Sales & Marketing, Telecommunications, Trade & Commerce, Training & CANADA RUSSIA
Management Consultancy, Transportation and others.

PROFILE
DENMARK

NUMBER OF NATIONALITIES AVERAGE AGE GERMANY CHINA

32 29 / 31
USA FRANCE AUSTRIA
UK
While there is no such thing as an average student KAZAKHSTAN
on our course, here you will find some of the SPAIN
averages for our most recent intakes in 2016 and (Full-time) (Part-time)
SOUTH KOREA
2017. Every year, we aim for a mix of students who
will make for the most diverse and professionally MEXICO JAPAN
AVERAGE WORK EXPERIENCE (YEARS) PAKISTAN TAIWAN
enriching course for everyone involved.

6 / 7
NEPAL
HONG KONG
AZERBAIJAN INDIA
THAILAND
GUATEMALA
(Full-time) (Part-time) VIETNAM
SRI LANKA

COLOMBIA PHILIPPINES
AVERAGE GMAT SCORE MALAYSIA

664 / 662
(Full-time) (Part-time)
ECUADOR
BRAZIL
SINGAPORE
INDONESIA
PERU

PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

36% / 40%
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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

QUOTES FROM FUTURE LEADERS

NUS MBA is a journey of self-discovery, culture I believe that we open our minds when we are exposed The NUS MBA changes you not only intellectually but
immersion and leadership improvement. The most to different cultures. For me, coming to Asia was a socially as well. Dealing with diversity allowed me to
valuable asset I learnt is “leading from who you are”, challenge, but also the most enriching experience of my understand better, the different kinds of people and
which is taught during the MC camp at the very life. I chose the NUS MBA because of its diversity of people, their culture. My family and friends tell me I glow with
beginning of the MBA programme. The biggest lesson I learned from the NUS MBA is specialisations, modules and exchanges. I chose the NUS MBA because of its strategic location confidence now. I believe it’s just me loving what I do. Learning from experiences outside the classroom through
that getting outside of your comfort zone is key, if you in Singapore, its curriculum, and the world-class interactions with classmates from around the world
want to succeed in life. At the beginning of the MBA faculty. The international aspect of the MBA was also a augments the in-class learning provided by world-class
programme, I set a goal to constantly push myself out key factor in my decision. professors. The career opportunities in Singapore
of my comfort zone. As a result, I had so much fun and the strength and responsiveness of the alumni
TAN JIA XING JASMINE ANASTASIA REYES MCALLISTER KIMLY ANAISSA TAN ANG
during my MBA journey. network make the NUS MBA truly standout globally.
Singapore Colombia Philippines

NICOLAS ESPINOSA GALARZA


Ecuador
ASSYLBEK TANASHIKOV CHETAN PRAKASH
Kazakhstan India
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CAREER SERVICES
RECRUITMENT EVENTS JOB POSTINGS
Recruitment presentations and industry panel discussions are frequently Daily job postings are offered through our exclusive online recruitment system,
organised on campus. You get to hear from a wide range of companies Symplicity, offering both students and recent alumni access to roles that match
from different fields, and make connections with those companies you look their profiles and expectations.
forward to joining.
CAREER SKILLS WORKSHOPS
NETWORKING From industry-specific interview clinics and assessment centre simulations
Networking is the key to landing your ideal job. NUS Business School Career to personal grooming and personal branding, our workshops leave no stone
Services offer numerous platforms where our students can connect directly unturned when it comes to giving you the competitive advantage.
with corporate partners and industry leaders, to gain valuable insight and
develop personal contacts in Singapore and across the region. CAREER RESOURCES
Our online job portal allows you to apply for internships and jobs conveniently
RESUME and securely. Our Career Resource Centre is stocked with a wide range of useful

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The resumes of our graduating students are published and distributed materials on career choices, as well as DIY kits on resume and cover letter writing
annually in both hard and soft copy in the NUS MBA Resume Book, ensuring and recruitment brochures from hiring organisations. We also offer you access to

FOR THE
that recruiters across the globe have easy access to our talent. our extensive career resource libraries.

INTERNSHIPS CAREER ADVISORY

REAL WORLD
At NUS Business School Career Services, we give our students the The NUS Business School Career Services Team will guide you through self-
opportunity to embark on dynamic internships across different industries. assessment, market research, cover letter and resume writing, and assist you in
This could be especially beneficial for those wishing to make a lateral move formulating your personal goals and developing a career plan. Our team is here
to another industry. Our students typically undertake full-time summer to help you.
Since we are looking for future leaders, it is internships in Singapore, and can take on part-time internships of no more
appropriate that we do everything we can to help than 16 hours per week during the Academic term.
plan for the next stage of your career.

That’s why our MBA programme is accompanied by


GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT - CLASS OF 2016
a structured career services programme which offers
96% of students acquired full-time employment within 3 months
you a comprehensive selection of resources to help
make your next step the right step forward for you. EMPLOYMENT BY FUNCTION BY INDUSTRY COUNTRY OF EMPLOYMENT
Consulting 18% Consulting 18% China 9%
Finance / Accounting 13% Consumer Products 6% Japan 6%
General Management 7% Energy 4% Singapore 63%
Marketing / Sales 28% Financial Services 21% Taiwan 4%
Operations / Logistics 13% Healthcare 7% USA 4%
Others 21% Manufacturing 4% Others 14%
Retail 6%
Technology 18%
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GLOBAL ALUMNI NETWORK

A WORLD OF
NETWORKING
NUS alumni are leaders on their fields and prominent figures in businesses
across the globe. Our Global Alumni Network Office (GANO) helps link
students to alumni from different industries, job functions, and nationalities
throughout the world. Through GANO, you can tap into this vast and
influential network to gain insights into the business and industry, forge
friendships and develop links that could serve you well into the future.

It is also good to know that, as a graduate of NUS Business School, you will
become part of a community whose activities will be a valuable supporting
tool for you for the rest of your career. The activities include:
Our alumni network includes
38,000 Business School alumni
• Class reunions • Community outreach programmes and over 220,000 alumni of the
• Networking events • Online profiling tools university, with representation
• Career development and guidance • Industry advice from our in more than 50 major cities.
With NUS, valuable connections
• Lifelong learning industry experts
are everywhere.
• Mentoring opportunities • Volunteer opportunities

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APPLICATION
APPLICATION FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018

APPLICATION DEADLINES
FULL-TIME MBA PART-TIME MBA

KICK-START
Round 1: 31 January 2018 (scholarship qualifying period) Round 1: 31 January 2018
Round 2: 31 March 2018 Round 2: 15 May 2018

THE NEXT
• All applications must be submitted online at mba.nus.edu/apply
• Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

EVOLUTION
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum 2 years of post-university full-time work experience
• Good GMAT/GRE score
• Good TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score (if the medium of instruction of your undergraduate studies was not in English)
The NUS MBA seeks individuals who have strong TOEFL: Minimum score of 100
leadership capabilities and the desire and drive to IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5
achieve academic and management excellence. • Referee Reports
In addition, we are looking for people who are Two referee reports are required to complete your application and have to be submitted within the application deadlines.
motivated, mature, focused and keen to make a The two referees can be your current employer, previous employer or corporate client.
positive impact on business and society. If that • Application Fee:
sounds like you, then it is time to apply. Round 1 Applicants: S$50 (50% waiver for Round 1 applicants who submit their COMPLETED* application by 31 Jan 2018)
Round 2 Applicants: S$100
*COMPLETED application INCLUDES 2 referee reports + GMAT + Undergraduate Degree Scroll + Undergraduate Transcripts + Resume + Salary Slip + Passport,
to be uploaded with your online application form

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SCAN AND SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION:

• Your resume • A copy of your undergraduate and/or post-graduate transcripts/mark sheets


• A copy of your degree scroll • A copy of your TOEFL/IELTS results
• A copy of your GMAT/GRE results • A copy of your financial documents (e.g. most recent salary slip)
TUITION FEES:

The total tuition fees for the course are:


FULL-TIME MBA: S$62,000 (excluding GST), payable over 2 semesters
This is an outline of our application requirements and deadlines as well as details of fees.
PART-TIME MBA: S$62,000 (excluding GST), payable over 4 semesters
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SCHOLARSHIPS

THE NUS MBA STUDY AWARDS LAM SEE CHIEW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN SOCIAL THE NUS MBA LOCAL UNIVERSITY ALUMNI GRANT
From a total of over S$1 million, a number of awards will be granted to different ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND PHILANTHROPY A one-time grant of S$4,000 is awarded to alumni who have completed their
deserving students. Scholarships are open to full-time students of all nationalities The Lam See Chiew Memorial Scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship and undergraduate or postgraduate degrees from the following local universities:
and part-time Singaporean students. Scholarships will be granted on the Philanthropy is open for consideration to all admitted candidates of the NUS MBA Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University
background, performance during the application process and overall leadership programme (full-time or part-time) and the Double Degree MBA Programmes. (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore Institute
potential of the candidates. Candidates are appraised based on demonstrated active interest in social of Technology (SIT), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
entrepreneurship, philanthropy or non-profit sectors, or has worked for/ Applicants need to apply to the NUS MBA programme and subsequently be
THE NUS MBA LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP volunteered consistently in such social purpose organisations for at least 2 years. offered admission to the programme before they are considered for the grant
The NUS MBA Local Scholarship will be awarded to deserving candidates (full- review. This grant is fully disbursed during Year 1, Semester 1 and will be

QUANTUM
time and part-time MBA students) who are Singapore citizens. Scholarships will ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB) – JAPAN SCHOLARSHIP reflected in the student bill.
be given based on background, performance during the application process The ADB-Japan Scholarship programme is awarded by the Government of
and overall leadership potential of the candidates. Ranging from 15% -100% Japan annually to outstanding full-time NUS MBA candidates who are citizens of LEE KUAN YEW SCHOLARSHIP

OF SCHOLARS
of the tuition fees, the award amount will offset the tuition fees over two borrowing member countries of the ADB. The Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship is synonymous with both prestige and the
semesters for full-time and four semesters for part-time studies. willingness to serve Singapore. With generous contributions from the public,
THE NUS ALUMNI LOYALTY GRANT the LKY Scholarship Fund was set up in 1991 in honour of Minister Mentor Lee
THE NUS MBA DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP The one-time grant of S$8,000 is awarded to all NUS alumni who have completed Kuan Yew. The Scholarship is open to Singapore citizens.
THE NUS MBA programme has a number of scholarships This scholarship seeks to identify and attract deserving candidates from Latin their Bachelor’s or postgraduate degrees with NUS. Applicants need to apply
available. These range from 15% to 100% of the tuition America, Central Asia and Africa to contribute towards the diversity of the NUS to the NUS MBA programme and subsequently be offered admission to the NUS-APEC SCHOLARSHIP
fee, with selected scholarships including living allowances. MBA student body. Scholarships range from 30% to 65% of the tuition fees. programme before they are considered for the grant review. This grant is fully Funded by the Singapore Ministry of Education, this scholarship is awarded
Scholarships are awarded based on merit, and application
disbursed during Year 1, Semester 1 and will be reflected in the student bill. annually to deserving candidates from APEC member economies who are
and consideration will only take place after an applicant THE NUS MBA WOMEN-IN-BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP admitted to the full-time NUS MBA programme.
has been offered a place in the programme. Female candidates who have demonstrated strong leadership or made positive OCBC-NUS MBA SCHOLARSHIP
impact in a local or global community or organisation can apply for this scholarship. The OCBC - NUS MBA Scholarship is awarded by OCBC Bank to offer THE MAXIS WHAT’S NEXT SCHOLARSHIP
educational support to bright, talented, and experienced professionals holding The scholarship is open for Malaysians applying to the NUS MBA (full-time or
THE NUS MBA ASEAN SCHOLARSHIP Chinese citizenship, to pursue the NUS MBA program, in order to transition part-time) who have a minimum of 3 years’ working experience. It covers the
The NUS MBA ASEAN Scholarship will be awarded to deserving full-time to a successful career in banking. Candidates are required to have excellent full tuition fee and direct cost related to the course. All scholarship recipients
candidates who are citizens of ASEAN member countries (except Singapore). academic records with strong interest in Banking/Finance sectors and possess will work with the Maxis team upon completing the NUS MBA programme.
Scholarships will be given based on background, performance during the strong proficiency in English and Mandarin. The applicant is expected to be
application process, overall leadership potential and financial need of employed with OCBC Bank for 3.5 years upon successful completion of the Please note that the quantum of scholarships are subject to change, and scholarship
the candidates. NUS MBA Programme. decisions are final.

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ADMISSIONS

AN OFFER
FROM US
We practice rolling admissions policy until the course

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is fully subscribed. If you receive an offer, you will
need to confirm your acceptance by completing an
acceptance form and paying a deposit of S$8,000

TO LEAD
(excluding GST). This amount is non-refundable and
will be credited towards payment of your tuition

FROM ASIA?
fees. Payment of the deposit can be made online via
credit card or by cheque.

At this stage, we will also ask you to:

• Request your university’s registrar to send one set


of official transcripts directly to the NUS MBA In today’s world, there are so many people with talent
Programmes Office. and ambition. But only some of them will make it
• Send in your attested university degree scroll. to the very top. At NUS Business School, we hope
• Ensure that official GMAT/GRE score has been sent to find those people with potential, and offer them
to the NUS MBA Programmes Office, if you have the knowledge, skills, contacts and global view, to
not done so already. become the leaders of tomorrow. If you are one of
them, please apply today and we look forward to
welcoming you in 2018.

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