Programme Structure

ADVANCE ON YOUR OWN TERMS

The NUS MBA offers the option of two formats: a 17-month full-time programme and a part-time programme for working professionals who want to advance their leadership competencies without putting their careers on hold.

The NUS MBA is offered on both full-time and part-time basis. A typical module comprises of 4 modular credits (MCs) and meets 3 hours a week for 14 weeks. The programme has one intake each year, and commences in July/August for both part-time and full-time participants.



FULL-TIME MBA PROGRAMME

Full-time MBA students complete their studies within 17 months. This schedule offers students with the opportunity to enrich their learning experience by spending a semester... READ MORE
  • Full-time MBA students complete their studies within 17 months. This schedule offers students with the opportunity to enrich their learning experience by spending a semester on student exchange and another semester on internship.

  • Core module classes are generally held in the day while elective classes are generally held in the evenings.

  • Full-time students must enrol in modules totalling up to at least 12 MCs and up to 20 MCs per semester. During special terms, full-time students can only enrol for modules up to a maximum of 8 MCs for each special term.

  • 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.

  • Each academic year consists of two regular semesters and two optional Special Terms.

SEMESTERS

  • Semester I : August – November/December
  • Semester II : January – April
  • Special Term I : (optional) May – June
  • Special Term II : (optional) June – July

CLASS TIMINGS AND SCHEDULE

MBA classes meet once a week per module during regular semesters and twice a week during special terms. The duration of each class during regular semesters is 3 hours. The duration for each class during special term is 3.5 hours.

Classes are held in the:
  • Mornings (9.00am to 12.00pm)
  • Afternoons (12.00pm to 3.00pm and 3.00pm to 6.00pm)
  • Evenings (6.30pm to 9.30pm)

  • Part-time students would be given priority for core modules classes held in the evenings.
VIEW EXAMPLE OF A FULL-TIME MBA SCHEDULE
Example of a full-time MBA schedule:
No. of Modules Other Activities
Year 1
Semester 1 (Aug-Nov) 5
Semester 2 (Jan-Apr) 5
Special Term 1 (May-Jun) 2
Special Term 2 (Jun-Jul) 1 Internship
Year 2
Semester 1 (Aug-Nov) 4 Student Exchange / Internship

PART-TIME MBA PROGRAMME

The part-time NUS MBA programme allows working managers and professionals to upgrade their managerial skills and pursue further professional growth opportunities. Classes for part-time MBA students are held during weekday evenings and/or weekends.
VIEW EXAMPLE OF A PART-TIME MBA SCHEDULE
Example of a part-time MBA schedule :
24-month schedule 30-month schedule
No. of Modules No. of Modules
Year 1
Semester 1 (Aug-Nov) 2 2
Semester 2 (Jan-Apr) 2 2
Special Term 1 (May-June) 2 2
Special Term 2 (Jun-Jul) 2 2
Year 2
Semester 1 (Aug-Nov) 2 2
Semester 2 (Jan-Apr) 3 2
Special Term 1 (May-Jun) 2 2
Special Term 2 (Jun-Jul) 2 1
Year 3
Semester 1 (Aug-Nov) 2
In many ways the NUS MBA was a journey of self-discovery and one after which I have come out stronger and ready to restart my career in earnest.
RITA
Class of 2017
2015 Intake, Full-time