The National University of Singapore Business School's Master of Business Administration (The NUS MBA) programme has climbed four places to 32nd in the Financial Times (FT) annual Global MBA Rankings, making it the highest-ranked MBA programme by a Singaporean business school.
NUS Business School fared well in several categories. The NUS MBA is ranked 10th for International Mobility, an indication that its graduates continue to be in high international demand. The programme also moved up 12 places to 19th in the world for International Experience, reflecting the global exposure that participants enjoy during the NUS MBA programme.
In addition, post-MBA salaries of graduates increased by 147% on average over pre-MBA salaries, demonstrating the significant impact of the NUS MBA.
"We are honoured to be in the company of the best business schools in the world. The FT rankings are added motivation for us to continue enhancing our curriculum," says Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor, NUS Business School.
Professor Yeung shares that the school recently introduced the compulsory Management Communication module and the Management Practicum in the NUS MBA. These courses are similar to training given to top executives in companies globally, in which participants are trained to manage difficult conversations and make sound judgements.
“With good management communication skills being a key foundation of influential business leaders, the aim is to develop our students into effective leaders guided by strong values," adds Professor Yeung.
The FT Global MBA ranking is based on data compiled from two main sources: surveys conducted with business schools, as well as alumni who graduated three years ago. It comes after the FT's October 2013 release of its global Executive MBA rankings, which placed the UCLA -- NUS Executive MBA at 5th in the world, and the School's Asia-Pacific Executive MBA at 17th.
"In today's very dynamic business environment, it is important for us to give our students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, not just as business executives, but as leaders who can make a positive difference in society," comments Associate Professor Susanna Leong, Vice Dean of Graduate Studies, NUS Business School.