Can I opt not to specialise and graduate with a General MBA degree?
How many modules am I allowed to take per semester?
Part-time students must enrol for modules totally up to at least 4 MCs and not more than 12 MCs of study per semester. For each special term, part-time students can register for up to 8 MCs.
How many modules must I complete in order to graduate with the NUS MBA degree?
A typical full module comprises of 4 MCs and meets 3 hours a week for 14 weeks. A typical half module comprises of 2 MCs and meets 3 hours a week for 7 weeks.
What are the specialisations offered by the NUS MBA programme? How do I graduate with a specialisation?
- 1. Finance
- 2. Marketing
- 3. Strategy & Organisation
- 4. Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- 5. Consulting
- 6. Analytics & Operations
- 7. Digital Business
- 8. Real Estate*
- 9. Healthcare Management*
Students need to fulfill minimum of 20* modular credits to qualify for a specialisation. It is possible for students to specialise in two functional areas of interest. And achieve a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.5.
*For specialisations in Real Estate and Healthcare Management, you need to indicate your choice at the time of application as these two programmes are held in partnership with other faculties in NUS.
What is a typical academic calendar like?
What is the class schedule like?
Classes for full-time students are held on weekdays while electives are held on weekday evenings and during weekends (9am to 5pm).
Classes for part-time students are held typically on weekday evenings (6:30pm to 9:30pm) and Saturdays for elective modules (9am to 5pm). Part-time students will be given priority for core module classes held in the evenings.
Can I substitute GRE for GMAT?
How do I send my GMAT scores to NUS Business School?
The NUS MBA Full-Time Programme: DRT-MK-35
The NUS MBA Part-Time Programme: DRT-MK-59
S3 Asia MBA: DRT-MK-81
The NUS MBA Double Degree with Peking University: DRT-MK-50
GRE DI code: 7539
Executive Assessment (EA): Please upload your EA score report in the ‘Documents Upload’ section in the application portal.
For students applying to the NUS MBA Double Degrees with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and with HEC Paris, please send your scores to the NUS MBA Full-time or Part-time Programme. Test scores (GMAT/GRE/EA/TOEFL/IELTS) must be valid at the point of application and should not expire less than one month from the date of your application submission.
I have taken my GMAT already. Can TOEFL or IELTS scores be waived?
Is GMAT/ GRE compulsory? How long is my GMAT/GRE score valid for?
Only part-time MBA applicants with 7 or more years of work experience have the alternative of taking the Executive Assessment (EA) in place of the GMAT/GRE. Part-time MBA candidates may also apply (by the test waiver consideration deadline) to be considered for a test waiver, however waivers are granted on an exceptional basis, typically to applicants with 10 years or more of work experience, strong academic and career track record, and excellent interview scores.
Is TOEFL or IELTS mandatory? Can I ask to be exempted?
What is an acceptable GMAT score?
A GMAT score of 600 and above, would be a good gauge.
The average GMAT score is 670 for the full time MBA, and 645 for the part-time MBA.
There is no Analytical Writing (AWA) section in the online GMAT. How should I report my AWA score in the online application?
Is the online GMAT or GRE test acceptable?
Is the online TOEFL or IELTS test acceptable?
How do I apply? What documents are required?
The following required documents are to be scanned and uploaded online:
2. A copy of your degree scroll
3. The test taker copy of your GMAT, GRE or EA scores. Alternatively, you may upload your unofficial score sheet in your online application. Please note that the official scores must still be sent to us.
4. A copy of your undergraduate and/or post-graduate transcripts/mark sheets
5. A copy of your TOEFL/IELTS results (required if the medium of instruction in undergraduate study was not in English)
In addition, you are required to nominate two professional referees in your online application. They are required to complete an online referee report form and you may trigger the referee report email to them in your online application. Please note the referee report link is valid for 2 weeks from the date of your email trigger.
How many intakes are there per year?
What are the application requirements for the NUS MBA?
- 1. Bachelor’s degree
- 2. Minimum 2 years of post-bachelor’s full-time work experience (at the point of application)
- 3. Good GMAT or GRE score (Executive Assessment acceptable for part-time MBA applicants with more than 7 years of full-time work experience)
- 4. TOEFL or IELTS score (if the medium of instruction in undergraduate study was not in English)
TOEFL: 100 (Internet-based test)
IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
What do I do when I receive an offer?
This amount is non-refundable and will be credited towards payment of your tuition fees.
In addition, please arrange for the following to be sent to The NUS MBA Programme Office:
- 1. One set of official degree transcripts and your attested degree scroll (request from your university’s registrar)
- Your official GMAT, GRE or Executive Assessment scores
When should I submit my application?
I have been placed on a waiting list, what does this means and what should I do?
The Admissions Team will place a candidate on the waiting list if they are not willing to offer his/her a place outright, but consider him/her strong enough to potentially be given a place on the programme. After more applications have been reviewed, the waiting list candidates are re-assessed by the Admissions Team and they will make a final decision.
No action is required from you. Please allow up to 8 weeks for the Admissions Team to revert to you via email with the final decision.
If I get an offer on my second choice, will I still be considered for the programme I am on the waiting list for?
What number am I on the waiting list?