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Financial Times ranks NUS Business School's Executive MBA programmes among the world's best

25 October 2011

Two of NUS Business School's Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programmes – the Asia Pacific Executive (APEX) MBA and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) -NUS Executive MBA – are ranked among the world's top 20 in the Financial Times' Executive MBA Rankings 2011.

The APEX MBA moved up eight places from last year's 27th position to the current 19th place, putting it among the top five in Asia. The UCLA-NUS Executive MBA, which is included in the list for the first time, clinched the 9th spot in the world.

"We are greatly encouraged by the rankings. They are a form of high-level, global recognition that our efforts to attract the very best students from around the world are working, and demonstrate that we are progressing well towards providing the very best education in Asia," said Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor of NUS Business School Prof Bernard Yeung. He added that the School will continue to enhance its teaching programmes, faculty development, research centres, and student-centricity to provide an excellent environment for business education and research.

Based on the Financial Times' study of the Class of 2008, the two EMBA programmes did particularly well in several areas. The APEX MBA, offered in both English and Chinese, topped the "International Students" category for three consecutive years and also made a significant jump in the "Aims Achieved" category, moving from the 45th to 15th position. The UCLA-NUS Executive MBA, on the other hand, was ranked 5th for its "International Course Experience", reaffirming the value of its global learning environment.

The Financial Times rankings are the latest in a series of international league tables released this month that placed NUS Business School among the world's best.