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NUS MBA programme ranked best in Asia

05 August 2011

In the newly published Forbes ranking of two-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes outside the United States, NUS emerged 1st among business schools in Asian universities and 4th internationally. London Business School took the top spot, followed by Manchester Business School and Spain's IESE Business School.

This ranking is a remarkable achievement, as it is the first time a Singapore business school made the list and no other local school is listed in this year’s ranking.

Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor of NUS Business School Prof Bernard Yeung said: “We are proud to see our graduates excelling amid global competition and we are greatly encouraged by the recognition from Forbes.”

He added that the ranking attests to the quality and value of the NUS MBA, and is added motivation for the School to continue focusing on providing top-quality teaching, and enhancing the educational experience and employability of its students.

This ranking is based on the return on investment achieved by graduates of the class of 2006. Forbes compared the earnings of graduates in their first five years out of business school to their opportunity costs, which include foregone salaries for the duration of the programme, as well as tuition and other mandatory fees required for their course of study.

The NUS Business School was also well placed in other highly regarded rankings. The QS rankings placed the School at 15th position in the world, close behind leading universities such as Yale and Columbia. In addition, the NUS Business School had also been identified as the leading school in Asia by Princeton Review, and ranked top in Singapore for its MBA and Executive MBA programmes by the Financial Times.