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​NTU jumps to top 25 in Financial Times’ global MBA ranking

Published on: 30-Jan-2017

NTU’s Nanyang MBA is Singapore’s no. 1 business programme

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), now ranks 24th in the Financial Times’ latest ranking of Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes worldwide.

Climbing five spots from 29th last year, NTU’s Nanyang MBA is now Singapore’s No. 1 MBA programme and placed 3rd in the Asia-Pacific, up from 6th last year.

Professor Neo Boon Siong, Dean of NTU’s Nanyang Business School, said, “The Financial Times’ MBA ranking is highly recognised and anticipated by business schools each year. NTU’s strong performance in the latest ranking shows that our MBA programme is widely recognised within the field for the quality of our work and the quality of our graduates.  We are pleased that, despite intense competition, our robust curriculum and strong diverse faculty have enabled us to continue to be ranked highly among the world's business schools.’’ 
“In these challenging times, this recognition will motivate us to work hard to provide a meaningful b-school experience with good value for money and leads to global career success,” Prof Neo added.

The Nanyang MBA’s improved ranking comes on the back of higher salaries and higher salary percentage increase of its graduates.

NTU MBA graduates on average more than doubled their incomes three years after completing the programme. Post-graduate salaries averaged over US$126,000, up from US$119,000 the previous year.

The programme also did well in offering good value for money, coming in 26th globally. All graduates of the programme were able to secure jobs within three months.

Mr Isaac Koh, formerly a mechanical engineer and now Outperformer – Global Management Trainee at Hilti, said, “The Nanyang MBA offered both the academic rigour required to take my career to the next level, as well as the personalised attention. The small class size also enabled strong bonds to be fostered and provided for a very vibrant and intimate student experience.” 

The Nanyang Business School admits about 100 participants from 20 nationalities to its Nanyang MBA programme each year. 

The programme is taught by an international faculty with extensive collective business experience in management and consultation at major global organisations. 

Visit the FT Global MBA Ranking website​ for more information.​


​Media contact:

Feisal Abdul Rahman 
Senior Assistant Director  
Corporate Communications Office 
Nanyang Technological University
Email: feisalar(at)​

About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI). 
Ranked 13th in the world, NTU has also been ranked the world’s top young university for the last three years running. The University’s main campus has been named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World. NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district. 

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