Universities in Singapore for MBA

There are 3 universities in Singapore that offer MBA programs, they are the 1) National University of Singapore, 2) Nanyang Technological University, and 3) Singapore Management University. These universities offer the program through their business schools - NUS Business School, Nanyang Business School and Lee Kong Chian School of Business.


NUS Business School

NUS Business School offers 7 different MBA programs based off their main program - the NUS MBA. The school is regarded as one of the leading business schools in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific Region, with very good international rankings and reputation.

The NUS Business School is over 45 years old, and their faculty members comprises of an international group of academics educated in renowned universities including Harvard, Wharton, MIT, Oxford, etc - the school prides itself on their research quality and teaching. In addition, the school is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), these endorsements are given to schools that meet high standards for business education.

NUS Business school has close links with other top universities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia - UCLA, Peking University, HEC Paris, etc - this allows the school to offer its students high quality education through exchange programmes and joint academic collaborations.

NUS Business School is also partnered with many big companies in the industry, their students can pursue internships in organisations like JP Morgan Chase, Samsung, The Boston Consulting Group, Tata Group, Unilever, just to name a few.

Learn more about NUS Business School here.


Nanyang Business School

Like NUS Business School, the Nanyang Business School is also a top-tiered institution that is recognized both locally and internationally. Established in 1956, the school has over 50 years of history and experience in offering business and management education in the Asia-Pacific.

The school has high international rankings and they're accredited by  EQUIS and AACSB in recognition for the high standards of their business education.

The Economist (October 2011)
The Nanyang MBA was ranked 69th among The Economist’s list of the world’s top 100 MBA programmes. It was the third best placing by an Asian business school.

Since 2004, the Nanyang MBA has consistently been rated among Asia’s top 10 MBA programmes and the best in Singapore

Financial Times (January 2012)

The Nanyang MBA was ranked 34th in the Financial Times’ Global MBA Rankings 2012.
It has been ranked within the Financial Times’ global top 100 every year since 2007.


Nanyang Business School has strategic partnerships with many world-class institutions - BI Norwegian School of Management, ESSEC, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley, etc - to leverage on their strengths and provide their students with opportunities for global exposure.

Learn more about Nanyang Business School here.


SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business

The Lee Kong Chian School of Business is a young Asian business school with over 100 full-time faculty and more than 2,500 students. The school has over a decade of academic history, from its inception as a single school called the School of Business back in year 2000, to its re-branding as the Lee Kong Chian School of Business after having receive over S$200 million in contribution from Dr Lee Kong Chian and the Singapore Government.

Like the 2 prior universities,  the Lee Kong Chian School of Business is accredited by EQUIS and AACSB; this makes the school one of the youngest institutions worldwide to receive these endorsements.

The Lee Kong Chian School of Business has a number of distinguished academic partners including the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The school references US business school's teaching format in which a high degree of communication and participation is expected in the classroom; consequently, they produce graduates who are confident and outspoken. Students are also encouraged to challenge their professors with tough questions and expect insightful replies.

The business school also provides their students with many opportunities for international exchange and internship programmes.

Learn more about SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business here.

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