Overview

Applicants
1,270
Acceptance Rate
16%
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
600 - 760
GPA
-

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
January 31

Regular Application Deadline
March 31

Rolling Admission Deadline
March 31

Round 1
January 31

Round 2
March 31

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Extracurricular Activities
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
7:1
Total Faculty
91

75
Full-time
27
Female
25
Part-time


Students Say

For students who choose the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) MBA for its strategic location, they make the choice to be in the heart of Asia, in cosmopolitan Signapore: One student says simply of NUS, “It is the best school in Asia about Asia.” Indeed, NUS’ “good reputation as a premier Asian school” is sharply enlivened by its location “in a center of finance.” Students value NUS’ ability to “combine academic studies with practical experience” in their MBA education, as well as the fact that some of their professors are “practitioners from the professional world.” “The finance, accounting, and economics professors” get especially high ratings from students.

“The size of each class is also small—about fifty students in one class,” which encourages “every student to participate in class.” Students also appreciate the intellectual variety of participating in “classroom studying, study groups, study trips, networking sessions and social activities,” experiential learning, and say that, through a synthesis of all these experiences, their “understanding of global business, sustainability, team work and life skills has [been] enhanced.” NUS’ “School administration is very supportive and takes feedback,” and indeed, students participate in “platforms such as town hall events and other formal and informal meetings” to help administrators “understand and improve areas where students are facing difficulty.” As a whole, one students sums up the NUS MBA as “a great learning experience, especially for developing insights into Asian business environments.”


Concentrations

Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Organizational Behavior
Real Estate

Specialized Masters

Business Administration
Data Analytics
Finance
Leadership/Management
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Real Estate

Certificate Programs

Business Administration
Data Analytics
Finance
Leadership/Management
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Real Estate

Center for Research

Accounting
Economics
Entrepeneurship
Finance
International Business
Investment Banking
Leadership/Management
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Organizational Behavior

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL



Marketing, with a particular strength on marketing in Asia


Analytics and Operations, particularly logistics management and business analytics

Accounting, with particular strength in developing cutting-edge market-relevant research to meet the industry?s needs

Corporate Governance

Asset Management Research & Investments

Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

Behavioural Economics

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
https://bschool.nus.edu.sg/strategy-policy/modules/mba BMA5123 - Managing for Environment Business Sustainability For the sake of market reputations, public relations, regulatory management, access to capital, and long term resilience, firms must recognize the many ways in which they affect the environment and natural resources over the long term, and the ways that the environment and natural resources, in turn, affect the firms? long term sustainability. This course will take you through a series of topics to help you examine how firms, and the markets on which they depend, are affected by commodity prices, government environmental and resource policies, and consumer attitudes to the environment. You will review a number of analytical issues related to sustainability mapping, life cycle analysis, carbon finance, risk management, political risk analysis, renewable energy investment, ISO compliance, and sustainability metrics to provide practical skills and insights. The course will then turn to strategic issues of managing sustainability including corporate governance and organization, investor and employee relations, public engagement and sustainability reporting, product design, and supply chain management. Throughout the course the emphasis will be on the use of data to help firms understand not only their own operations, but the larger environment (physical, political, and market) in which they work. The course will compare various views of sustainability from global, national, municipal, business and consumer levels, and from profit, risk management, and ethical perspectives.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
https://bschool.nus.edu.sg/cgio The Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) was established by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School in 2010. It aims to spearhead relevant and high-impact research on governance and sustainability issues that are pertinent to Asia. This includes corporate governance and corporate sustainability, governance of family firms, government-linked companies, business groups, and institutions. CGIO also organises events such as public lectures, industry roundtables, and academic conferences on topics related to governance and sustainability.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$70,898
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
96%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
88%
School Facilitiated
13%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
90%
School Facilitiated
6%
Graduate Facilitiated
4%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

22%
Marketing
22%
Finance/Accounting
18%
General Management
13%
Consulting
6%
Information Technology
6%
Other
4%
Operations/Logistics
4%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

98%
International
2%
Northeast

Students Say

NUS’ “location in Singapore, the heart of Asia, has provided the school great connec- tions to a lot of international companies,” and those connections benefit its students’ upward mobility immensely. “The NUS MBA is top-ranked in Asia,” and the school facilitates “lots of programs and networking events to help expand network and job search opportunities” for students. Students report that NUS boasts a “large group of adjunct professors who . . . bring us hands-on industry experience and exposure,” so that their MBA education keeps one eye on the future. “Singapore is a hub for the energy industry,” as well as the finance industry, in particular, but for students with different career aspirations, “the school has an excellent infrastructure and resource center.” NUS “attracts diversity,” and its students find “can learn a lot from people coming from different parts of the world.”

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 22% $60,306 $64,490 $33,797 $125,213
Marketing / Sales 22% $68,458 $67,049 $34,287 $120,000
General Management 18% $58,930 $79,966 $36,091 $176,780
Consulting 13% $57,727 $70,185 $44,195 $106,524
Information Technology 6% $66,292 $80,545 $61,449 $113,894
Other 6% $80,195 $67,353 $27,025 $99,439
Human Resources 4%
Operations / Logistics 4%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 24% $66,297 $78,820 $27,025 $176,780
Technology 22% $76,015 $78,537 $44,195 $113,894
Consulting 11% $57,590 $65,602 $44,195 $88,390
Manufacturing 9% $61,449 $63,864 $38,400 $88,390
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 9% $75,131 $66,641 $28,873 $106,524
Petroleum / Energy 4%
Real Estate 4%
Other 4%
Consumer Products 2%
Government 2%
Media / Entertainment 2%
Non-profit 2%

Prominent Alumni

Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien
Minister, Prime Minister's Office; Second Minister, Environment and Water Resources; Second Minister, Foreign Affairs

Ms Chong Siak Ching
Chief Executive Officer, National Art Gallery, Singapore; Chief Executive Officer, Ascendas Land International Pte Ltd; Chief Executive Officer and President, Ascendas Pte Ltd

Mr Yam Ah Mee
Managing Director, Sembcorp Design and Construction

Mr Hsieh Fu Hua
Co-Founder, Advisor and Consultant, Prime Partners Group; Chairman, ST Asset Management Ltd, Fullerton Fund Management Company Ltd, Tiger Airways Holdings Limited, Far Eastern Banking Limited; Non-Executive Chairman, United Overseas Bank Limited

Mr Peter Seah
Chairman, DBS Group Holdings & DBS Bank; Chairman, Singapore Health Services; Member of Temasek Advisory Panel

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jan 31

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$9,546

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$9,546

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
50%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
50%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
50%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
50%

New Students Receiving Loans
0%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$49,688
Tuition (Out-State)
$49,688
Fees (In-State)
$350
Fees (Out-State)
$350

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$75
Tuition (Out-State)
$75
Fees (In-State)
$1
Fees (Out-State)
$1

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$8,763
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$8,988
Academic Expenses
$800

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
112
Part Time
29%

In State
13.0%
Out of State
87.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
22

Demographics

87.00%
International

36% female
64% male

Campus Life

Students Say

NUS students love both Singapore and their campus. “Singapore is one of the most friendly countries in the world,” and it “guarantees a high standard of living. The city and university is so safe that you can walk on your own even at midnight.” It’s a “beau- tiful city to live in,” as well as a “perfect studying and living environment on campus.” “We live on a beautiful campus. The rent is lower than living off campus and married students are welcome with their spouses. We have a pool, gym, food courts and study rooms.” Most NUS students “are living on-campus” during their education, which means “students are pretty close to each other,” and also encourages a greater sense of cohesiveness and teamwork. “We have an amazing cohort with people from twenty-six nationalities,” many of whom have “some connection with Asia,” and students find each other “energetic, friendly and competitive,” as well as “very diverse both culturally“ and in terms of “work experience.” “There are a lot of activities to keep one busy,” and students take advantage of them. In terms of work-life balance, “the workload is tough but manageable,” partially because “NUS definitely has a ‘high challenge-high support’ environment.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Shilla Bhavnani
Acting Head, Marketing & Admission, Graduate Studies

Address
Mochtar Riady Building, Level 4
15 Kent Ridge Drive
Singapore, 119245
Singapore

Phone
+65 6516 2068

Fax
+65 6778 2681

Email
mba@nus.edu.sg


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