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Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #11 (QS) Singapore, Singapore
The NUS MBA provides an energizing forum for growth and discovery that will prepare you for leadership roles in today’s competitive global marketplace. Merging East and West, the MBA curriculum integrates Western business models and leadership tenets from a distinctly Asian perspective.
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The National University of Singapore (NUS) has a long tradition in excellence and a first-rate reputation that is well–known throughout the world and was ranked 18th in the world by Financial Times (FT) Global MBA rankings for 2018.

With classmates coming from all corners of the world and from walks of life, your NUS MBA will be a truly global learning experience.

Nearly 120 professors from 19 countries with broad industry experience and seasoned business leaders bring frontline insights to your classroom.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytics for Managers
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Management Practicum
  • Management Accounting (half module)
  • Managing Operations (half module)
  • Management and Organisations (half module)
  • Leadership in Organisations (half module)
  • Management Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

The NUS MBA seeks individuals who have integrity, strong leadership capabilities and the desire to achieve academic and management excellence. In addition, we are looking for individuals who are mature, motivated, focused and wish to make a positive impact on business and society. Candidates must satisfy the following entry requirements for the MBA programme.

  • Good Undergraduate Degree
Applicants must have a strong academic record in any undergraduate field from a reputable academic institution.
  • Work Experience
Applicants must have a minimum of two years full-time postgraduate work experience.
  • GMAT / GRE
All applicants are required to take either the GMAT or GRE exam as they provide us with a standardised way of evaluating candidates. We do not have a minimum score required for admission as standardised tests are just one of several admission criteria. A high score does not guarantee admission, and a below average score does not eliminate a candidate. Scores may be self-reported; however, should you receive an offer of admission, official scores will then be requested for verification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46388 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46388 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    46388 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46388 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Singapore

  • 1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The NUS MBA Local Scholarship will be awarded to deserving candidates (Full-time and Part-time MBA) who are Singapore citizens. Scholarships will be given based on background, performance during the application process and overall leadership potential of the candidates. Scholarships range from 14%-100% of the tuition fees.

Eligible MBA applicants who have accepted the admissions offer will be automatically considered for these awards. The award amount will offset the tuition fees over two semesters for full-time and four semesters for part-time studies.

The NUS MBA ASEAN Scholarship will be awarded to deserving full-time candidates who are citizens of ASEAN member countries (except Singapore) who showcase well-rounded and promising profiles. Scholarships will be given based on background, performance during the application process, overall leadership potential and financial need of the candidates. Scholarships range from 65%-90% of the tuition fees.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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