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NUS MBA among world's top 25

30 January 2012

NUS MBA graduates said they have greatly benefited from the University's MBA programme

NUS Business School's Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme has retained its 23rd position for the second year running in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2012. This strong performance is the highest ranking attained by a Singapore university.

The School performed particularly well in several categories. Post-MBA salaries of graduates increased by an impressive 185% over pre-MBA salaries, reflecting the significant impact of the NUS degree.

The School also kept its 9th place in the world for its graduates' international mobility, showing the broad international demand from employers for NUS MBA graduates.

"These rankings are a recognition that the NUS Business School continues to meet the needs of our students and employers, while providing a rigorous education," said Prof Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor of NUS Business School.

He noted that two Chinese and two Indian business schools were also among the top 25 in the world, an indication that Asia's economic dynamism is being followed by the emergence of top business schools.

The NUS Business School's Executive MBA programmes put up a good showing as well - its Asia-Pacific EMBA ranked 19th and its double degree with the University of California Los Angeles secured 9th place in EMBA rankings by FT in October 2011. The School also achieved best in Singapore or region rankings in the Forbes (two-year MBA programmes), Princeton Review, Quacquarelli Symonds TopMBA International Recruiters, and Eduniversal rankings.

Dr Michael Teng, President of MBA Alumni-NUS said that the accolade reaffirms the world-class standard of the NUS MBA. "Our graduates have benefited tremendously, not only academically and professionally, but also in terms of bonds forged during the programme. For many of us, the programme opened our minds to new ideas, new horizons, and the ability to take up new challenges at work," he said.

The FT MBA ranking is based on data compiled from surveys on business schools and alumni who graduated three years ago.

More details of the FT Global MBA Rankings can be found at