NUS Business School

NUS Business School

Region: Asia

Country: Singapore

City: Singapore


NUS Business School

Singapore is the place where East meets West and a towering symbol of 21st-century Asia. Its position at the crossroads of East-West trade has allowed it to become one of the world’s biggest financial centers, yet its diversified economy also includes large manufacturing, tourism, and tech industries. It offers world-class education, the leading institution of which is the National University of Singapore (NUS).

NUS Business School is considered to be one of the best business schools in Asia – if not the world. With academic partnerships all over the world and a faculty educated at the likes of Harvard, MIT, and Wharton, the school has a strong global outlook. However, it can also offer students unrivaled insights into the Asian market.

The NUS MBA is a perfect example of this. Ranked as the 14th best MBA in the world by the Financial Times, it can be studied full-time over 17 months or part-time over 24 months. It is highly customizable, with nine specialization areas and more than 50 electives to choose from on top of the core courses. Meanwhile, the school’s range of executive MBA programs offer students the chance to immerse themselves in global markets such as Asia Pacific, China, and the United States. Adapted to the needs of senior executives, their EMBA programs are studied in two-week residentials across various global business hubs.

With a world-class reputation and a range of MBA programs to meet all needs, NUS Business School is the perfect place to launch your career in Asia.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes The NUS MBA programme unique?

The NUS MBA is consistently ranked among the top MBA programmes in Singapore, and is one of the leading MBA programmes in Asia and the world. Students can tailor their learning experience with opportunities that stretch beyond the classroom, and broaden their perspectives in a dynamic and diverse environment. This makes The NUS MBA a truly transformative experience.

  • Build a balanced MBA foundation with a unique Dual Academic and Experiential Core.
  • Tailor your MBA experience and design your own learning pathway by taking up one of 9 MBA specialisations, or selecting from more than 50 academic and experiential electives.
  • Amplify your experience by immersing yourself in opportunities and exploring pathways beyond the classroom, including internships, international exchange programmes, case competitions, and our robust Student Club ecosystem.

What are the specialisation tracks available if I wish to pursue a specialisation in The NUS MBA?

Our MBA specialisations cover a wide range of modules and electives to allow you to hone in on your career interests:

  • Analytics and Operations
  • Consulting
  • Digital Business
  • Finance
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Strategy & Organisation
  • Real Estate*
  • Healthcare Management*

*Students who wish to specialise in Healthcare Management and Real Estate need to indicate their preference at the application stage.

What is the typical class profile in The NUS MBA programme?

The NUS MBA is designed for highly motivated and talented young professionals who aspire to become future global business leaders. The MBA cohort typically represents students from more than 20 countries and a wide array of industries and professional backgrounds, for a truly global learning experience.

Full-time MBA

  • Class size: 120
  • Average age: 29 years
  • Work experience: 6 years
  • Nationalities: 24
  • % Female: 37%
  • of industries represented: 25
  • Average GMAT: 670

Part-time MBA:

  • Class size: 100
  • Average age: 32 years
  • Work experience: 8 years
  • Nationalities: 15
  • % Female: 33%
  • of industries represented: 20
  • Average GMAT: 645

Does NUS MBA offer any scholarships to applicants?

The NUS MBA offers a diverse range of merit-based scholarships to outstanding candidates who demonstrate excellent academic and career track records, diverse backgrounds, leadership potential and overall competitiveness. To be considered for a scholarship, you’ll need to provide an additional essay to support your interest and submit your completed application by the stipulated scholarship deadline. Grants are also available to candidates who have completed a bachelor’s or postgraduate degree at NUS or eligible local (Singapore) universities.

Will students be able to obtain any career support during their journey in the programme?

All MBA students will have access to career development support during the programme. Our dedicated BIZCareers team partners with students to guide them towards their career aspirations, and work closely with students to design a personalised career plan to help them fulfil their goals through career workshops, recruitment & networking events and internship opportunities.

What are the post-MBA employment opportunities like after completing The NUS MBA?

Our MBA graduates are highly sought after in a diverse range of roles and industries in Singapore and beyond. In a recent Graduate Employment Survey on the Class of 2019:

  • 94% received at least one job offer within 3 months from graduation
  • 50% made a geographical witch
  • 64% made an industry switch
  • Top 4 industries our graduates moved into are Technology, Financial Services, Healthcare and Consulting

Is there anything else about the NUS MBA I should know about?

The NUS MBA offers a deep Asia focus coupled with strong international exposure. As a student, you can leverage the vast network of NUS Business School. We have forged close relationships with over 60 universities for both short and long-term exchange programmes as well as joint academic collaborations.

The school also has a world-class faculty educated in globally renowned universities who bring along a wealth of experience in research and teaching. You will benefit from their industry experience as many have consulted for international organisations and have held senior positions at distinguished global firms. The school also collaborates regularly with industries in the form of joint events and initiatives that support academic research, knowledge development, consulting projects and placement opportunities for our students. 

And, as part of the National University of Singapore, a top ranked and comprehensive university with disciplines across 17 faculties, NUS Business School is in a unique position to leverage on the breadth and depth of the university, including access to a diverse student body and an extensive global alumni network.


NUS Business School was founded in 1965: the same year that Singapore gained independence


The school has more than 60 partnerships with institutions around the world, making it easy for NUS students to study an exchange semester abroad


In the QS Global MBA Rankings 2022, NUS Business School was ranked 28th – making it the top-ranked MBA program in Asia


NUS Business School graduates typically see a 138% post-MBA salary increase after three years


The school offers 14 different scholarships to help applicants fund their MBA