NUS Business School

(National University of Singapore)

QUICK FACTS

  • Location: Singapore
  • Program Length: 7 months
  • Program cost: 94,730 SKD
  • Average GMAT score: 670
  • Acceptance Rate: 7%
  • Average Work Experience: 6 years

Employment Reports

  • Received an Offer: 94%
  • Average Salary: $77,109

RANKINGS

  • #25 Financial Times 2023 MBA Ranking
  • #26 QS Global MBA Rankings 2023

CLASS OF 2024

  • Total Enrollment: 120
  • Women: 37%

ABOUT

The National University of Singapore emphasizes knowledge and research in all it does. Students attending NUS are a part of a world-renowned university which is consistently ranked within the top schools around the globe. Located in the beautiful country of Singapore, students gain a multicultural experience while learning and thriving in a unique and beautiful environment.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • Round 1: October 31st, 2023
  • Round 2: January 17th, 2024
  • Round 3: April 2nd, 2024

APPLICATION PROCESS

Transcripts

Transcripts must be submitted in English.

GMAT or GRE

Either the GMAT or GRE is required. Students with over 5 years of professional experience are allowed to take the EA in place of the GMAT or GRE.

Foreign Language Requirement

Applicants whose previous degrees were not taught exclusively in English must submit an English language test. Minimum TOEFL score is 100, IELTS is 7.

2 Recommendations

Two professional references are required. These references can be from a former employer or current one. They must be able to evalulate the aplpicants abilities accurately.

Essay Description

Applicants will need to submit an essay.

Resume

Applicants are required to provide their up-to-date professional resume, which can be in the form of a standard business resume or CV. There are no specific formatting requirements; candidates can use the format they would typically use for a job application.

Interview

All shortlisted applicants will be granted an interview. Possible evaluation tests may be necessary.

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of S$100 needs to be paid.

PROGRAM STRENGTHS

MBA Specializations

From a Specialization in Marketing, to Digital Business, students undergoing the MBA program at NUS have the opportunity in any number of fields. This ability to specialize means students are getting the most out of their experience at NUS and are able to graduate with an in depth understanding of their interests. Areas of focus include:

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare Management
  • Strategy and Organization
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization
  • Real Estate Specialization
  • Consulting
  • Analytics and Operations
  • Digital Business

MBA Consulting Project

This project allows students to take all they have been learning in theory and apply it into practice. From analysing complex business strategies to defining core issues and exploring business opportunities, students emerge from this project with hands-on experience and a skill set necessary to succeed in the professional world. Over 3 or 4 months a team of 3 to 4 classmates work on a project that earns them credit towards graduation. This project will be supervised and findings will be presented an academic supervisor and the companies reprensentatives.

STUDENT LIFE

Students at NUS are a part of a global and motivated student body. Whether they attend classes at the NUS main campus or at any one of their partner campuses, students emerge with not only an MBA but also wtih life long connections that span the globe.

MBA PROGRAM OVERVIEW

First Year

During the first year, students must take a total of 5 modules. Completing required courses while also selecting from a list of elective courses.

Fall Semester

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managerial Operations and Analysis
  • Leading with Impact
  • Launch your Transformation
  • MBA Survival Kit
  • MBA Consulting Project

Second Year

During the second half students have more flexbility to tailor their coursework to best fit their needs. They can also benefit from any number of extra MBA experiences including internships, the Global Exchange Program, or Industry Learning Opportunities.

 

Grading Scale 

Each module (course) is typically graded on a scale from A+ to F, with corresponding grade points assigned to each grade.

Jochen Wirtz

Professor Wirtz is currently a professor of Marketing and Vice-Dean of the Graduate Studies Office. He received his PhD from London Business School and is well published, with his research appearing in over 100 academic journals. In 2012 he earned the Academic of Marketing Science (AMS) 2012 Outstanding Marketing Teacher Award. His research interest is on Service Marketing.

Kim Sun Bae

Professor Kim is currently a Practice Professor at the Department of Strategy and Policy. He has experience working at Goldman Sachs in Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Singapore. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto.

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