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NUS' EMBA programmes among world's best

16 October 2012

NUS EMBA graduates enjoy global learning and networking opportunities

Two of the NUS Business School's Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programmes - the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)-NUS Executive MBA and the Asia Pacific Executive (APEX) MBA - put up impressive showing in the latest Financial Times' EMBA Rankings 2012. The UCLA-NUS EMBA was ranked 5th, up from its 9th position last year, while the APEX MBA clinched the 26th spot.

Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean of the NUS Business School and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor, said that the School's "consistent performance across various international benchmarks indicates that the strong progress towards our vision of being the leading business school in Asia and globally".

"We will continue our efforts to enhance our teaching with innovative programmes while developing our research output and industry relationships, so as to help our students succeed in the business world of today and tomorrow," said Prof Yeung.

The UCLA-NUS EMBA did well especially in the areas of salaries and international course experience. A graduate earns an average salary of US$250,940, up from US$232,928 last year. In terms of global exposure, the programme is the only one in Asia where more than 50 percent of participants from other continents attend their six study segments held at Singapore, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Bangalore. The course provides them the opportunity to earn double degrees from the two universities.

As for the APEX MBA, which is taught in both English and Chinese, graduates also did well in terms of earning power and global exposure.

Based on the Financial Times' survey of the Class of 2009, the full results of the Financial Times' EMBA Rankings 2012 are available here.

In a further endorsement of its MBA programme, the NUS Business School was also placed among the top 20 non-American business schools in the Princeton Review's annual guidebook The Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition.