MBA Specialisations

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The NUS MBA imparts a broad knowledge of core management areas while allowing you to acquire industry-specific expertise.

MBA SPECIALISATION IN FINANCE

The NUS MBA Specialisation in Finance focuses on the concerns of the financial industry in recent years, covering topics such as international financial management, private equity and venture capital pricing, portfolio management, wealth management, and valuation modelling.  This specialisation equips you with strategic management skills to prepare you for success in both the regional and international financial arenas.

Elective Modules you can take:

  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Family Business & Wealth Management
  • Fund Management
  • International Finance
  • Investment Analysis and Management
  • Options and Futures
  • Private Equity
  • Special Topics in Private Equity
  • Valuation and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Value Investing in Asia
  • Applied Security Analysis & Valuation Workshop
  • Measuring and Improving Impact of Social Organisations
  • Selected Topics in Finance: China
  • Topics in Finance: Trading and Investing in Commodities

MBA SPECIALISATION IN MARKETING

In an increasingly competitive environment, the marketing department plays a crucial role in helping a company grow its revenue and achieve sustained long-term profitability.  Students opting for this specialisation will be able to get insights into key marketing aspects such as market research and analysis, competitive analysis, consumer behaviour, customer analysis, product management, brand management, advertising and digital marketing.  An MBA in marketing will give you the chance to explore jobs in a wide variety of sectors including FMCG, consumer durables, and services, and information technology.

Elective Modules you can take:

  • Applied Marketing Research
  • Design Thinking & Business Innovations
  • Channels and Pricing Strategy
  • Competitive Marketing Strategy
  • Global Marketing
  • Marketing in the Digital Age
  • Marketing Strategy & Game Theory
  • Product & Brand Management
  • Promotional Management
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Transformational Service Innovations

MBA SPECIALISATION IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

Offered in collaboration with NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, the NUS MBA Specialisation in Healthcare Management imparts path-breaking insights and ideas to effectively lead in this dynamic sector. The programme emphasises healthcare economics and financing, healthcare policy and systems, and quality of care measuring systems, and offers framework to maximise organisational efficiency and resource allocations.

Modules TypeNo. of MCs
Core MBA modules32 MCs
Core graduate medical studies modules

– Health Economics & Financing
– Health Policy and Systems
– Management of Healthcare Organisations
– Measuring and Managing Quality of Care

16 MCs
Graduate medical studies electives

– Public Health Biology and Ethics
– Design, Monitoring and Evaluation of Health
– Clinical Occupational Medicine
– Design, Conduct and Analysis of Clinical Trial
– Occupational Health Practice
– Control of Communicable Diseases
– Principles of Epidemiology
– The Environment in Health & Diseases
– Lifestyle and Behavior in Health and Diseases

8 MCs
MBA electives12 MCs
Total graduation requirement68 MCs

Elective Modules you can take:

  • Applied Market Research
  • Channels and Pricing Strategies
  • Competitive Marketing Strategy
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Consumer Relationship
  • Management
  • Marketing Strategy & Game Theory
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Promotional Management
  • Sales Management
  • Competitive Strategies for SMEs and Startups

MBA SPECIALISATION IN STRATEGY AND ORGANISATION

The NUS MBA Specialisation in Strategy & Organisation focuses on high-level behavioural and strategic issues facing businesses today.  Requiring a deep understanding of business efficiency and human behaviour, this specialisation aims to cultivate a spirit of innovative thinking and problem solving skills.  You will also learn about streamlining business processes and the associated human resource management that goes with it.  Finally, you will become conversant with the formulation and implementation of business strategy for small and large firms alike.

Elective Modules you can take:

  • Asian Business Environments
  • Decision-Making Under Uncertainty
  • Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship & Business Model Evaluation
  • Consulting: Process, Industry & Innovation
  • Global Operation Strategy in the Digital Economy
  • Global Strategic Management
  • New Venture Creation
  • Managing Technological Innovation
  • Negotiations and Conflict Management
  • Strategy and Big Data
  • Transformational Service Innovations
  • Managing Global Value Chains & Networks

MBA SPECIALISATION IN CONSULTING

An important sector of the economy in Singapore is the consulting industry. World renowned large consulting firms and important niche consulting firms have a sizable presence in Singapore. As well, a sizable number of MBA students aspire to have a career in consulting. To facilitate a career transition to consulting, the NUS MBA offers the Consulting Specialization. The modules in this Specialization are oriented to understanding the consulting industry and best practices in consulting as well as the development of the fundamental knowledge necessary to operate as a consultant in today’s business environment.

Elective Modules you can take:

  • Private Equity
  • Valuation and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Asian Business Environments
  • Negotiations & Conflict Management
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship & Business Model Evaluation
  • Strategic Foresight
  • Consulting: Process, Industry & Innovation
  • New Practice Consulting
  • Legal Issues in Business
  • Managing Change
  • Talent Management & Development

MBA SPECIALISATION IN ANALYTICS & OPERATIONS

With the proliferation of digital technology, successful businesses are increasingly defined by how effective they can be at leveraging data to drive business decisions.  Managers who can draw business insights from data, translate these insights into operational and strategic decisions, and execute these decisions effectively are highly sought after by businesses around the globe. The NUS MBA specialization in Analytics & Operations is exactly designed to equip students to become such managers. The specialization embodies the synergistic relationship between analytics and operations: Analytics focuses on structured approaches to model, understand, and interpret data to obtain intelligent business decisions; Operations focuses on execution of these decisions: how actual business processes can be transformed and improved. A holistic understanding of both analytics and operations will only grow in importance as technological boundaries continue to expand, and will likely become all the more essential for both middle managers and senior executives in the future.

Elective Modules you can take:

  • Marketing Analytics
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Analytics for Managers
  • Operations Leadership: Supply Chain & Service Management
  • Global Operation Strategy in the Digital Economy
  • Managing Global Value Chains & Networks

MBA SPECIALISATION IN DIGITAL BUSINESS

The digitalisation of business is advancing at a very fast pace. Digital business models have brought about countless disruptions to established businesses. The NUS MBA Program has responses to this change in the business environment with the introduction of the Digital Business Specialization. By taking this specialization, students will become conversant with artificial intelligence, block-chain and the cryptocurrency ecosystem, machine learning and big data. Importantly, the specialization focuses on how to manage and lead businesses given these changes in the business environment. The specialization equips students to not only manage and work with new start-ups that lead digital business  but also facilitate the transformation of traditional businesses into those that can success in this new age of digital business.

Elective Modules you can take:

  • Private Equity
  • Marketing in the Digital Age
  • Global Operation Strategy in the Digital Economy
  • Managing Technological Innovation
  • Strategy & Big Data
  • Managing the Digital Firm
  • Strategic Information Technology

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Specialisation

Entrepreneurship is a fundamental source of growth and wealth creation in most economies of the world.  The NUS MBA offers the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Specialisation to help students acquire skills needed for success in entrepreneurship and to become familiar with the entrepreneurial process whether from the start-up or the funding perspective.  Gathering the best of both worlds, the modules in the specialisation are led by an expert panel of faculty and industry veterans.  This intelligent mix of world-leading academic and industry experts ensures that you encounter the best of both theoretical and practical knowledge.  With the aim to cultivate entrepreneurial skills, and engage in opportunities involving start-ups, accelerators and incubators, you are given the tools and concepts to not only develop ground breaking technologies and ideas, but also gain valuable insights in the community of entrepreneurs.

Elective Modules you can take:

  • Private Equity
  • Design Thinking & Business Innovations
  • New Venture Creation
  • Venture Capital
  • The Person Entrepreneurship & the Team
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship & Business Model Evaluation
  • Strategic Foresight
  • Managing Technological Innovation

Real Estate Specialisation

This specialisation is created to help students apply the best of real estate and business practices in an Asian context.  It seeks to provide current and future real estate leaders and decision makers with state-of-the-art knowledge in real estate, management and leadership.  The NUS MBA specialisation in Real Estate is offered in partnership with the Department of Real Estate at NUS.

 

Modules TypeNo. of MCs
Core MBA modules24 MCs
Core Real Estate modules (4 MCs each)

– Real Estate Investment
– Real Estate Economics
– Portfolio and Asset Management
– Real Estate Securitisation

16 MCs
Real Estate electives (4MCs unless otherwise stated)

– Real Estate Development
– Commercial Real Estate Appraisal
– Real Estate Investment Trusts & Property Funds
– Spatial Information System (SIS) for Urban Planning
– International Field Study (8MCs)

8 MCs
MBA electives20 MCs
Total graduation requirement68 MCs

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NUS MBA is a journey of self discovery, culture immersion and leadership improvement. The most valuable asset I learnt is “leading from who you are”.
YANG XIAO LU
China, Class of 2017
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