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​NTU's Nanyang Business School ranks among the world’s best

Published on: 19-Oct-2015

- Nanyang MBA leaps seven spots to rank 59th globally in The Economist Ranking
- Nanyang EMBA is placed in the top 10 globally in the Financial Times Ranking

Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU’s) Nanyang Business School has jumped seven spots to 59th place on The Economist MBA Ranking of the world’s top 100 MBA programmes. This also makes it the Number One MBA programme in Singapore.

Ranked 5th in the Asia Pacific, this is the highest ranking ever achieved for business schools in Singapore.
In the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking released today, the Nanyang EMBA remains in the top 10.

NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson, said, “These rankings are another testament to the strong reputation of NTU’s Nanyang Business School internationally. A key reason why we have consistently done well and attracted the best business students globally is that we offer highly relevant programmes.”

“Our MBA programmes are not only relevant and practical, but also equip graduates with the necessary skills and know-how for employment anywhere in the world. This is also another reason why Singapore and other Asian countries are becoming countries of destination, instead of origin, for students and professors in their choice of university.”

Professor Ravi Kumar, Dean of Nanyang Business School, said, ‘’Nanyang Business School has always been recognised as a top business school in the world.  Naturally, competition among the eminent schools is always intense and we are pleased that our enriching curriculum and strong diverse faculty provide training that is rigorous and relevant to boost careers globally.

“Nanyang MBA and EMBA programmes offer extensive international experience and a multicultural immersion that nurtures global leaders for a sustainable world. Such culturally intelligent leaders are highly sought after by companies and organisations worldwide, as seen in the strong increases in the post-degree salaries of our alumni.”

The Economist MBA Ranking

Strong salary increases, rich personal development and education experience, new career as well as network opportunities led to Nanyang Business School’s strong showing in The Economist MBA ranking. 

The Nanyang MBA is ranked 29th in the world for “Open New Career Opportunities’’, up from 31.  For “Personal Development and Educational Experience’’, it is ranked 58th, up from 63. 

Akanksha Lohan, Procurement Leadership Development Programme Professional, Johnson & Johnson, said, “Coming from a non-traditional industry, selecting the Nanyang MBA turned out to be a great choice for me. The school helped me thrive tremendously and gave me the kind of confidence that is life-changing. 

“The curriculum, the professors and constant industry interface and real-time case studies pushed me consistently throughout the year.  The programme equipped me with immense skills and laid down a strong foundation for my future, which helped turn my job dream into reality. Not only was I able to switch my work industry from Fashion to Pharmaceuticals, I also switched my role and function post MBA.’’ 

Financial Times EMBA Ranking

Ranked 10th globally, the Nanyang Executive MBA continues to see substantial career progression and the accompanying salary increases amongst its graduates. 

The programme is ranked 12th globally in terms of career progression, with a 65% salary increase amongst its graduates three years after graduation. 

The Nanyang EMBA attracts over 70% international students from about 20 countries across Asia, Europe and Africa, including China, Germany and Nigeria each year. Its multiple tracks in General Management, Small-Medium Enterprises, Hospitality Management, Aviation Management and Shipping and Port Management ensure the diversity of its participants. 

The programme, taught by internationally diverse faculty, brings its participants to top institutions in the US, Switzerland, Norway, Israel and China.

James Loh, Group Vice President and CFO, Lenovo China, said, ‘’The Nanyang EMBA has a good Asian emphasis, as well as broad and strategic curriculum.  In particular, the tie-ups with leading foreign universities such as Berkeley and Wharton provide excellent opportunities for networking and cross-cultural exchanges.”

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Tan Yo-Hinn
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Corporate Communications Office
Nanyang Technological University

About Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

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

NTU is also home to four world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and the 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, Nanyang Business School (NBS) has 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. NBS 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, NBS grooms 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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