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 about ESMT

Do you see the current pandemic affecting intake of international students by ESMT?

We have not yet seen an impact on the number of international applications we have received. The biggest thing we are wary of is people being unable to get a visa whilst embassies are closed. We do have provision for online teaching for all of our programs in case this is still going on later in the year. Yet, we are very confident it will not come to that.

Why would you say 88% of the graduates end up working in Germany?

We find that for many people staying in Germany, it is a good way to get access to the European economy, which has lots of opportunities. All graduates can remain in Germany for 18 months following graduation, which is available for all graduates, regardless of nationality or income. So, for many people this is a unique opportunity to relocate. Students also have access to many more networking opportunities in Germany, and therefore have a better chance of finding their perfect job here. After the 18-month visa has expired, around 1/3 of students will stay in Germany long term, 1/3 will move somewhere else in Europe, and the final 1/3 will move internationally. One of the main benefits we see for our students is the increased exposure to networking whilst they study with us. This benefit, alongside the technical and leadership knowledge does almost always lead to an immediate benefit to your career. We have a careers team who will work with you to find a job after graduation.

What is the average age of the MBA class?

The average age of the MBA class is around 31, with the youngest in the class being 26 and the oldest members over 40, so it is a real mixture.

Which MBA programs does ESMT offer?

The Full-Time MBA lasts for 13 months and takes place in Berlin on weekdays. We require minimum 3 years of post-graduate work experience. Total cost of the program is €43,000, many scholarships are available.

The Part-Time blended MBA is being taught 80% online, with 20% of the program taking place in person over 14 weekends in either Berlin or Munich. As for the full-time MBA, we require 3 years of post-graduate work experience. The program costs €38,000, with the possiblity to get a €8,500 discount for applications submitted before June 15th.

Our Executive MBA consists of 10 week long modules over 18 months and takes place in Berlin. We require minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience and 2 years of managerial experience. Total cost of the program is €57,500.

All programs are fully taught in English and and accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.


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