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​For third straight year, NTU rises in Financial Times’ global MBA ranking, placing 22nd this year

Published on: 29-Jan-2018

98 per cent of graduates employed within 3 months of graduation, the highest among the world’s top 25 business schools

For the third straight year, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) continues to climb in the global rankings, ranking 22nd in the Financial Times’ latest ranking of Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes worldwide.

NTU’s Nanyang MBA is now ranked 5th in the Asia-Pacific, moving up two spots globally from 24th last year. Since 2015, the Nanyang MBA has vaulted 18 places, making NTU’s Nanyang Business School the fastest-rising among Asia’s top 5 business schools.

Professor Robert Kennedy, Dean of NTU’s Nanyang Business School, said, “I am pleased that the FT ranking recognises the quality we all see in our programmes. Despite the intensifying competition among top business schools for faculty, students, and resources, the school continues to offer top-rate teaching, excellent facilities, and an emphasis on employability. All of these are reflected in the latest Financial Times rankings table. The results underline the achievements of students and staff, who are dedicated to achieving excellence and quality in all that we do, and we look forward to strengthening our programmes further.’’

The most significant change in the Nanyang MBA’s profile was in improved salaries of recent graduates. Post-graduate salaries averaged over US$132,000, up from US$126,000 the previous year. 98 per cent of graduates were employed within 3 months of graduation, the highest among the world’s top 25 business schools.

The Nanyang MBA programme also scored well for international mobility at 16th position globally, and in terms of offering good value for money, it ranked 29th worldwide. 
The Nanyang Business School admits about 80 participants from 18 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. 

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Nanyang Technological University
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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) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).
Ranked 11th in the world, NTU is top in Asia and has been placed the world’s top young university for the past four years. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) buildings, of which 54 are certified Green Mark Platinum. NTU also has a 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 Technological University’s 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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