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​NTU's Nanyang Business School breaks into the top 10 of Financial Times global EMBA ranking

Published on: 20-Oct-2014

NTU’s business school is ranked second after Wharton among single-university programmes
Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU’s) Nanyang Business School has jumped five spots to eighth place on the Financial Times’ ranking of the world’s top 100 Executive MBA (EMBA) programmes.
As a standalone programme, NTU’s Nanyang EMBA is ranked second in the world after the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and top in Singapore. Last week, the Economist also ranked NTU's full-time MBA programme first in Singapore and fourth in Asia.

Strong salary increases, rich global experience, and an internationally diverse class propelled Nanyang Business School into the top 10 of the Financial Times EMBA league table.

The average annual salary of Nanyang EMBA alumni three years after graduation was US$221,672, after adjusting for purchasing power parity. This reflects an average 71 per cent hike in salaries, the second most among the top 10 EMBA programmes, compared to pre-degree incomes.
NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson said, “Competition amongst top business schools has always been very intense but our Nanyang Business School has continued to progress because the EMBA is relevant to students and employers. This ranking reflects the strong commitment by NTU’s professors to continually improve the quality education our students receive, looking through a global lens, to provide training that is relevant to boosting careers globally."
International students from about 15 countries across Asia, Europe and Africa, including China, France and Nigeria, make up about 70 per cent of the 70 to 80 participants that the Nanyang EMBA accepts each year. The programme, taught by internationally diverse faculty, is offered in either English for international students or Chinese language for Chinese students.
Apart from courses at Nanyang Business School in Singapore, Nanyang EMBA participants may also take modules in Norway, Switzerland, and the United States. These international courses are offered through partnerships with educational and industry institutions including: The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania; University of California, Berkeley; Lorange Institute of Business and the International Air Transport Association.
Professor Ravi Kumar, Dean of Nanyang Business School, said, “Business opportunities and challenges are inevitably global in nature. Having the sensitivity and savvy to navigate and master the world’s diverse markets and multicultural workplaces are critical to achieving sustained success.

"The Nanyang EMBA programme offers a rich international experience, a holistically multicultural immersion that nurtures global leaders for a sustainable world. Such culturally intelligent leaders are clearly valued by companies and organisations around the world, as seen in the strong increases in the post-degree salaries of our alumni.”
Mr Jeremy Yee, chief executive of Cordlife Group, said, “The Nanyang EMBA was an enriching and empowering experience, instrumental in preparing me to lead the multinational operations of Cordlife.” Mr Yee was appointed to helm the Singapore listed cord blood bank after graduating from the Nanyang EMBA programme in 2011. He was previously the company’s chief financial officer.
“On top of technical rigour in areas like finance, the programme offered new and diverse perspectives through invigorating discussions with classmates, facilitated by a learned faculty that knows business first-hand,” he said.
Mr Gu Jun, Deputy President of the Shanghai Branch of China Minsheng Banking Corp, said: “I have benefited a lot from the Nanyang EMBA. The management theories and practices have helped boost my career; the extra curriculum activities I participated in, such as the Gobi Desert Challenge, has taught me to persevere in times of adversity."

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About Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

A research-intensive public university, NTU Singapore has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It has a new 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 on 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).

A fast-growing university with an international outlook, NTU is putting its global stamp on Five Peaks of Excellence: Sustainable Earth, Future Healthcare, New Media, New Silk Road, and Innovation Asia.

Besides the main Yunnan Garden campus, NTU also has a satellite campus in Singapore’s science and tech hub, one-north, and a third campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.
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About Nanyang Business School

Consistently ranked among the world’s premier business schools, we have been nurturing leaders for business and public service, advancing global management knowledge and practice for over 50 years. Being fully integrated into Nanyang Technological University, we draw on the strengths of one of Asia’s most comprehensive research-intensive universities to provide holistic, interdisciplinary business education. We believe that responsible and culturally-sensitive leadership in business and government is crucial to securing a sustainable future for a globalised world. Through teaching and research, we groom culturally intelligent leaders who pursue lasting success that seeks not only economic profit, but also the interests of the community and environment.

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