The NUS MBA Highlights


The NUS MBA provides an energising 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. Outside the classroom, overseas student exchanges, student-led study trips, business case competitions and other initiatives will expand your horizons and international network.

An integral part of the MBA journey, the Launch Your Transformation course you will be taking at the start of your programme is a course that focuses on vital “soft skills” that are essential for success in any leadership position.
Over five intense days, you will learn how to build better connections and professional relationships by analysing the keystones to effective communication, emotional intelligence and core dynamics needed to influence others.
This intense and interactive “boot camp” will spark new ideas and insights that will deliver essential leadership insights and guide you throughout the programme.

The course is built around four main pillars:
  1. Management Communication: Key principles of positive leadership.
  2. Conscious Communication: Building awareness and developing a daily practice of management communication principles.
  3. Self-Leadership: Self-awareness and the inner motivation to holistic leadership qualities and influencing skills.
  4. High Challenge, High Support: Cultivating an environment conducive to the practice of Conscious Communication and Self-Leadership

You will get to directly apply concepts and theories acquired in the classroom to real-life business situation with Management Practicum. Analyse complex business issues, define core strategic issues, explore business opportunities, and improve organisational and managerial effectiveness with this hands-on consultancy project. By offering your expertise to the community, you will grow both personally and professionally.

Guided by a NUS faculty member, team up with 3-4 of your MBA classmates to work closely with company representatives on a specific corporate issue. Leveraging their collective interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, your team will research and analyse the issue and develop a comprehensive, in-depth business plan that incorporates financial, marketing, operational and strategic recommendations. Teams dedicate around 130 hours over a 3- to 4-month span on the project and earn four modular credits towards graduation. Upon your project’s conclusion, your team will deliver your findings before the company’s senior representatives and your academic supervisor.

Recent MBA Consulting projects:
  1. Market entry strategies for a global helicopter manufacturing and support company looking to expand regionally
  2. Research for a non-governmental organization towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities within south East Asia
  3. Improvements to operational efficiencies and service levels for a hospital group in Singapore
  4. Analysis of the Asian bond markets and identification of strategic opportunities for an investment management company

The NUS MBA provides you with a solid foundation in general management combined with elective offerings to enable you to customise the programme to your unique professional objectives. In total you will complete 10 core modules and 7 electives. You may also take up to two cross-faculty elective modules within the university*, an option that is particularly beneficial for those interested in special interest areas such as computing, engineering and public policy.

*Allocation to cross-faculty courses is subject to availability and approval by the NUS MBA Academic Director. For all courses, the University reserves the right to revise the curriculum. Learn more about how your curriculum will be like and how your MBA will be structured.

Bringing with him a wealth of life experience, Mr Tan is a beacon of light for our MBA students in matters of studies, life and even of the heart.

Mr Tan is a beacon of light for our MBA students in matters of studies

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.
Class of 2017
2015 Intake, Full-time