News Details | 16-Oct-2012

Nanyang Business School MBA ranked top in Singapore for 9th consecutive year

Nanyang Business School’s MBA programme has emerged as Singapore’s top MBA programme for a ninth straight year, as ranked by The Economist early this month.

The business college at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was placed 72nd in the news magazine’s latest global ranking of full-time Master in Business Administration (MBA) programmes, ahead of other Singapore-based business schools.

Participants of Nanyang Business School’s MBA programme rated it highly for educational experience and the opening of new career opportunities. The ranking reaffirms NBS’ leadership position in business education internationally.  Earlier in January this year, the Nanyang Business School MBA was ranked among the world’s top 35 for the fourth year running by the Financial Times.

Professor Gillian Yeo, Interim Dean of Nanyang Business School, said, “We have been Singapore’s premier MBA programme since 2004, as determined by The Economist. A richly diverse student population and an internationally renowned faculty have created a rewarding experience for our MBA participants.

“And from next year, a new curriculum will ensure that our students continue to get the best education that will prepare them for an evolving business landscape characterised by rapid market change, heightened social conscience and Asia’s rising stature.”

Incoming Nanyang MBA participants, from July next year, can expect a sharper focus on leadership development, greater emphasis on industry application – especially in the Asian context, and deeper insights into corporate governance and social responsibility. They will also complete the course in 12 months, instead of 16 currently, reducing their time away from work and enabling them to progress more quickly in their careers.

Nanyang Business School admits about 80 students to its full-time MBA programme every year, and another 40 who take the course on a part-time basis. About 20% of the full-time cohort comes from Europe, 5% to 10% from North America, and the rest, from Singapore and other parts of Asia. The programme is taught by an international faculty, of which a significant proportion possesses extensive business experience, and consults for major global corporations.

The Economist’s MBA rankings are compiled by surveying a total of 15,550 students and graduates as well as 135 leading business schools. Results are published in the magazine’s “Which MBA?” guide. Its ranking weights data according to what students say is important. The four categories covered are: opening new career opportunities (35%); personal development/educational experience (35%); increasing salary (20%); and the potential to network (10%). The figures collated are a mixture of hard data, such as salary and faculty qualifications, and subjective marks given by the school’s students, such as a rating of their school’s facilities.

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About Nanyang Technological University

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences.  In 2013, NTU will enrol the first batch of students at its new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, which is set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to four 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 is setting up 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, NBS has been nurturing leaders for business and public service, advancing global management knowledge and practice for over 50 years. Our curriculum melds rigorous academic theory with real-world business practice, while our faculty leads global thought and research in several fields of business and finance. Our 35,000 alumni hold positions of responsibility in business, government and public service in 45 countries. At NBS, we believe that responsible leadership in business and government is crucial to securing a sustainable future for our world. Through teaching and research, we are grooming a new generation of leaders with the knowledge, skills and passion of pursuing lasting success that seeks not only economic profit but also the interests of the community and environment.

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