Founded in the same year that Singapore gained independence, NUS Business School stands today among the world’s leading business schools. It is distinctive for offering the best of global business knowledge with deep Asian insights, preparing students to lead Asian businesses to international success and to help global businesses succeed in Asia.
NUS Business School is located in Singapore. Its flagship building, the Mochtar Riady Building, is a soaring nine-story building with modern classrooms, meeting and seminar rooms, study spaces, executive dining areas, a café, and a dedicated alumni lounger.
Singapore itself is a towering symbol of 21st-century Asia, with a developed economy, efficient city planning, and convenient transportation. English is widely spoken in Singapore, thus international students won’t have any difficulty getting around and communicating in business. Singapore’s position at the crossroads of East-West trade has allowed it to become one of the world’s biggest financial centers, but its diversified economy also includes large manufacturing, tourism, and tech industries. Some of the largest companies in Singapore are DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, and Singtel.
NUS Business School has four MBA programs. The NUS MBA is offered in full-time (17 months) and part-time (24 months) formats, designed for early- to mid-career professionals looking to improve their business, management, and leadership skills.
NUS has three Executive MBA programs for senior executives with managerial experience. The NUS Executive MBA is a 15-18-month program with a strong Asia-Pacific focus. Residencies take place in seven countries in Asia: Singapore, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Delhi, Tokyo, and Sydney.
The UCLA – NUS Executive MBA is a 15-month program offered in partnership with UCLA Anderson School of Management. The program has a unique US and Asia focus, with residencies in six powerhouse economies: Los Angeles, Singapore, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Mumbai, and Bangalore.
Lastly, the NUS Executive MBA (Chinese) is a Chinese-taught, 20-month program with 10 residencies in Singapore, Nagoya, Kyoto, Taipei, London, Cambridge, Silicon Valley, Sydney, and Jakarta.
NUS Business School is accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), meeting the highest standards for business education.
NUS is also an active member of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), the GMAC Council, the Executive MBA Council, the Partnership in Management (PIM), and CEMS (Community of European Management Schools), as well as a non-European member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
NUS Business School offers a wide range of full-time and part-time MBA scholarships. This includes the NUS MBA Dean’s Award (awarded to outstanding candidates representing diverse backgrounds, covering the tuition fee), the NUS MBA Local Scholarship (awarded to Singaporean candidates with impressive professional and academic achievements and leadership potential), and the NUS MBA Scholarship for Women (awarded to female candidates with strong academic performance, proven leadership abilities, and demonstrated positive impact on business and society).
NUS Business School runs several research centers, in areas such as biomedical and life sciences, engineering, nanoscience and nanotechnology, and humanities and social sciences. One example is the Center on AI Technology for Humankind. Launched in 2020, the Center on AI Technology for Humankind aims to bring a human-centered approach to AI by researching AI’s transformational role in modern society.
Another example is NUS’ Center for Governance and Sustainability, which aims to produce thought leadership that influences and contributes to organizations. The center conducts research on subjects like leadership diversity, family businesses, sustainability reporting, and global value chains.