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NUS attains 11th spot in the Financial Times Executive MBA 2009 rankings

19 Oct 2009

NUS was ranked 11th in the world in the Financial Times (FT) Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) 2009 rankings, making a significant leap from its 20th spot last year. This is the highest ranking ever achieved by any Singapore MBA programme in global MBA rankings. The NUS Business School (NUS BIZ) was placed in the top group of business schools while its EMBA is in the top rank among independent (not twinned with another university) EMBA programmes offered by Asian schools.

Said Prof Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor of NUS BIZ: "This is a great achievement and the School has every reason to be proud of the improvement. We are greatly encouraged by this recognition by our stakeholders in the region and the world. Our ranking as 11th worldwide confirms that we are on track to be Asia's Global Business School."

The NUS EMBA programme was ranked first in the "International Students" criteria with the highest percentage of international students in its programmes. It was also ranked among the top 10 for offering an "international course experience". NUS also moved ahead in categories such as "Aims Achieved" and "Career Progress". For "Aims Achieved" criteria or the extent to which alumni fulfilled their most important goals or reasons for doing an EMBA, NUS secured the 21st place, moving up 45 spots. It was ranked 25th in "Career Progress", up from its previous 53rd place.

EMBA programmes are evaluated by FT based on 16 criteria: salary today; salary percentage increase; career progress of the alumni; work experience; aims achieved; women faculty; women students; women board; international faculty; international students; international board; international course experience; languages; faculty with doctorates; FT doctoral rank; and FT research rank.

NUS EMBA alumnus Mr How Ti Hwei, a Franchise Director, highlighted how the programme offered an Asian perspective on global business issues. "I believe this uniquely structured programme will become increasingly relevant as Asia continues its ascent," he said. "I attribute a large part of my career advancement in the past few years to learning from a dedicated faculty and passionate exchanges with friends from around the world."

Another alumnus Mr Adrian Ruzsicska, who is in regional marketing and business development, agreed that the programme has helped him realise his career objectives. "NUS's Asia-Pacific EMBA was the right choice for me as it delivered on its promise on quality curricula, professional delivery and international participation," he said.