What is a typical academic calendar like?
What is the class schedule like?
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.
How many modules am I allowed to take per semester?
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.
What are the specialisations offered by the NUS MBA programme? How do I graduate with a specialisation?
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.
How many modules must I complete in order to graduate with the NUS MBA degree?
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.
Can I opt not to specialise and graduate with a General MBA degree?
I have taken my GMAT already. Can TOEFL or IELTS scores be waived?
Is TOEFL or IELTS mandatory? Can I ask to be exempted?
The minimum TOEFL internet-based test score required is 100.
The minimum band for IELTS is 6.5.
The minimum PTE score is 68.
Can I substitute GRE for GMAT?
What is an acceptable GMAT score?
A GMAT score of 600 and above, would be a good gauge.
The average GMAT score for the 2016 intake was 662.
How do I send my GMAT scores to NUS Business School?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you will still be required to request for GMAC to send us your official score.
Is GMAT/ GRE compulsory? How long is my GMAT/GRE score valid for?
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.
What do I do when I receive an offer?
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.
When will I know of the results of my application?
How many intakes are there per year?
When should I submit my application?
Important Application Dates
The NUS MBA
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
How do I apply? What documents are required?
The following required documents are to be scanned and uploaded online:
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.
What are the application requirements for the NUS MBA?
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
If I get an offer on my second choice, will I still be considered for theprogramme I am on the waiting list for?
What number am I on the waiting list?
I have been placed on a waiting list, what does this means and what should I do?
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.