Academic Matters
A typical academic year consists of two regular semesters and two special terms.

A typical full module, which comprises of 4 MCs, meets once a week during semesters and twice a week during special terms. The duration of each class is 3 hours during semesters and 3½ hours during special terms.

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 (6pm to 9pm) and Saturdays for elective modules (9am to 5pm). Part-time students will be given priority for core module classes 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.

There are five specialisations offered:

1. Finance
2. Marketing
3. Strategy & Organisation
4. Real Estate*
5. Healthcare Management*

To be able to graduate with a specialisation, you need to fulfil at least 24 modular credits of electives from that specialisation 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.

You need to complete 68 modular credits (MCs) in order to qualify for graduation.

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.

There is also a compulsory Management Communication module, which you must complete in order to graduate.

Yes, you can opt for a general MBA degree by fulfiling the 40 core modular credits and 28 elective modular credits from any of the electives offered.

Admission Test
No, the GMAT is a different test from TOEFL or IELTS. While the former evaluates your analytical skills as well as quantitative skills, the latter assess your language skills.

TOEFL / IELTS scores are required if English is not your native language, and the medium of instruction for your undergraduate degree was not in English. The minimum TOEFL internet-based test score required is 100. The minimum band for IELTS is 6.5.

Yes, the Graduate Studies Office accepts either GMAT or GRE scores for the application process.

The Admissions Committee will review your application and assess your profile based on your work experience, undergraduate grades, essays in the online application, interviews etc.

A GMAT score of 600 and above, would be a good gauge.
The average GMAT score for the 2016 intake was 662.

You may submit a request to GMAC to send your scores to us.

GMAT Codes
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

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.

To expedite your application, you may email your unofficial score to Please note that you will still be required to request for GMAC to send us your official score.

GMAT/GRE is compulsory for all applicants applying to the NUS MBA and its double degree programmes, regardless of academic and professional backgrounds.

Applicants are only required to take either GMAT or GRE.
The GMAT/ GRE score is valid for 5 years from the date of the test.

You will need to confirm your acceptance by completing an acceptance form and paying a deposit of SGD 8,000.
This amount is non-refundable and will be credited towards payment of your tuition fees.

In addition, you have to:

1. Request your university's registrar to send one set of official degree transcript directly to the NUS MBA Programme Office.
2. Send in your attested university degree scroll.
3. Ensure that GMAC has sent your official GMAT score to the NUS MBA Programme Office, if you have not instructed them to do so.

Upon receipt of your completed application, you will be informed on your interview status within 6 to 8 weeks. After the interview, you will receive the results of your application within 4 weeks.

There is only ONE intake per year, commencing in July/August.

The application system at will commence on 01 October each year.

Important Application Dates


Round 1: 01 October 2016 - 31 January 2017 (scholarship qualifying period)
Round 2: 01 February 2017 - 31 March 2017

01 October 2016 - 15 May 2017

The NUS Double Degree MBA with Peking University

01 October 2016 - 28 February 2017

The NUS Double Degree MBA with HEC Paris

01 October 2016 - 30 April 2017

S3 Asia MBA

01 October 2016 - 30 April 2017

The NUS MBA - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Pplicy Double Degree (MPA/MPP)

01 October 2016 - 30 December 2016

All applications must be submitted online at

The following required documents are to be scanned and uploaded online:

1. Resume
2. A copy of your degree scroll
3. A copy of your GMAT Test Taker's results
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 provide the contacts of two referees. Both referees should preferably be work-related. An email will be sent to your referees once you submit your application with instructions for submitting the online referee report.

1. Bachelor’s degree
2. A minimum of two years full-time, post-university graduation work experience
3. Good Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or GRE score
4. Good TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score (if the medium of instruction in undergraduate study was not in English)

TOEFL: 100 (Internet-based test)
IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
PTE: minimum score of 68

Application Status
Yes. If you are made an offer for your second choice, the Admissions Team will make a final decision on your application. Any offer for your first choice will take precedence. It is not possible to hold more than one offer of a place.

The waiting list is not numbered or ranked in order of merit. The Admissions Team may contact the waiting list candidates either via email or phone should they be re-assessed.

Being put on the waiting list is not an offer of a place, but neither is it a rejection.

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.