Media Releases


​NTU Singapore ranks 18th globally in Financial Times’ EMBA ranking, climbing 12 places

Published on: 15-Oct-2018

Graduates reported 51 per cent increase in average salary, from their pre-EMBA salary to their salary three years after graduation.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has placed 18th in the Financial Times’ latest ranking of Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programmes worldwide, vaulting 12 positions.

This latest achievement by NTU’s Nanyang Business School makes the Nanyang EMBA the nation’s top programme wholly offered by a Singapore university. The programme was ranked among the global top 20 by the Financial Times from 2014 to 2016. Earlier in January this year, NBS moved up two spots to 22nd place in Financial Times’ global MBA ranking.

The Nanyang EMBA programme saw an increase in its average alumni salary to US$271,154, up from US$256,201 the previous year. Nanyang EMBA graduates have also reported a 51 per cent increase in average salary, from their pre-EMBA salary to their salary three years after graduation, up from 35 per cent in 2017.

Professor Robert Kennedy, Dean of Nanyang Business School, said, “I am pleased that the FT ranking recognises the value and quality of our EMBA programmes. We have consistently ranked well over the years and the results are a testament to the achievements of our students and staff. To ensure that the Nanyang EMBA remains relevant, we are currently revamping our curriculum to develop executives’ agility to lead in the rapidly changing and complex business environment of Industry 4.0.’’

The Nanyang EMBA programme offers strong thought leadership and its student diversity offers a rich experience for collaboration and the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experiences.

Its career progress rank – defined by changes in seniority and the size of the company EMBA alumni work in now, versus before starting the programme – went up nine places to rank at 16, top among business schools in Singapore.

Nanyang EMBA alumnus, Mr Darryl Tan, Head of Transportation & Logistics, Asia Pacific, ABN-AMRO Bank, said, “The Nanyang EMBA programme created an excellent framework for professional and self-development. The academic programme is rigorous and relevant, and the exceptional quality of the faculty kept our cohort constantly engaged and challenged. I definitely benefitted from the diversity in cultures and experiences of the class, which injected vibrancy and enriched the learning journey.”

The Nanyang Business School admits about 40 participants from 15 nationalities to its Nanyang EMBA programme each year. 

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


Table_FT EMBA 2018 v02.jpg

 1 NTU (16th) ranks higher for career progress than Singapore-based Tsinghua-INSEAD (21st), UCLA-NUS (25th), INSEAD (30th), SMU (84th) and NUS (92nd).


Media contact:

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

About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges. 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 12th in the world, NTU has been placed the world’s top young university for the past five years. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and it has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects comprising more than 230 buildings, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Singapore’s healthcare district.

For more information, visit

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.

For more information, please visit

Back to listing

Share Article