The NUS MBA Entry Requirements


The NUS MBA seeks outstanding individuals with strong leadership capabilities and the drive to achieve academic and managerial excellence, as well as the desire to make a positive impact on business and society. If you fit this description, apply to the NUS MBA programme and start your future today.



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 post-undergraduate work experience (at the point of application).
  • Years of work experience exclude traineeship/internship


GMAT / GRE / Executive Assessment (EA)
  • For both full time and part time MBA applicants, a good GMAT or GRE is required.
  • 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 or GRE. Conditional test waivers may be granted to exceptional candidates with 10 years or more of work experience, outstanding academic background and career track record, and perform well in the admissions interview.
  • As we consider candidates’ profile holistically, a high score does not guarantee admission, and a lower score may 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.
  • You are required to indicate your GMAT/GRE and TOEFL / IELTS results in the application portal under the “Other Tests” section. Your official score report must be sent to the NUS Business School directly. GMAT codes are DRT-MK-35 (Full Time MBA) or DRT-MK-59 (use this code for both GMAT/EA for Part Time MBA). GRE DI code is 7539. Please upload your EA score report in the ‘Documents Upload’ section in the application portal.


  • Applicants whose undergraduate degree was not taught exclusively in English are required to submit TOEFL / IELTS scores. The TOEFL code for NUS is 9082 Department Code 02. The IELTS code for NUS is 0677.
  • TOEFL – Minimum score of 100 for internet-based test. | IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5.


Referee Reports
  • Two professional referee reports are required to complete your application. The referees can be your current employer, previous employer or corporate client, who would be able to provide an accurate professional evaluation for you. Only referee reports submitted via the MBA admissions portal using the online referee template will be considered.
  • The online referee form has a validity period of two weeks upon your initiation to your referee. Both referee reports have to be submitted within the application deadlines for the application to be considered complete.


  • Short-listed applicants will be invited for an admissions interview and may be required to take further evaluation tests if deemed necessary.

EP or Residency Pass

Valid Employment Pass or Residency Pass (For Part-Time Applicants)
  • Applicants are required to have a valid Employment Pass or a Residency Pass in order to be eligible for the Part-Time programme.
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”.
China, Class of 2017
2015 Intake, Full time