NTU Singapore's Nanyang MBA jumps 35 places to break into top 40 in The Economist's global rankings

- Now the leading MBA in Asia

Published on : 22-Jan-2021

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) now ranks 38th in The Economist's latest ranking of Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes worldwide.

Climbing 35 spots from the year before, the Nanyang MBA offered by NTU's Nanyang Business School (NBS) is now the top MBA programme in Asia.

Published annually, The Economist's Full-time MBA Rankings rank MBA programmes according to four key indicators – opening new career opportunities; personal development and educational experience; salary; and the potential to network.

The Nanyang MBA's improved ranking comes on the back of strong performance in career placement, personal development and educational experience, and its graduates' salary, which jumped 16, 44 and 37 places respectively from the previous year. Most notably, NBS is now ranked 16th worldwide in the "opening new career opportunities" indicator.

Professor Ling San, Deputy President and Provost at NTU Singapore, "The latest ranking is another testament to the strong global reputation of NTU's Nanyang Business School. A key reason why we have consistently done well and attracted the best business students globally is that we offer highly relevant programmes that allow our students to have better insights into the disruptions brought about by technological advances and developments such as pandemics. Our programmes also lead to excellent career opportunities and growth. This can be seen in the Nanyang MBA's improved performance in the new career opportunities indicator. The programme reinforces student competencies with knowledge gained from leading academic and industry experts and enhances job opportunities for our graduates."

Professor Christina Soh, Dean of NTU's Nanyang Business School, said: "We are proud to deliver a transformational programme that empowers business leaders with the ability to innovate for the future, lead with impact, and transform with cultural dexterity in a rapidly evolving world.

Our 'live' consulting projects, SPAN (Strategy Projects at Nanyang), study trips, and internships provide exposure to the business practices of top organisations. These, together with our rigorous curriculum, contribute towards the participants' personal leadership development and allow them to fulfil their professional goals."

Each year, NBS admits about 80 participants from 20 nationalities to its Nanyang MBA programme.

The programme is taught by a diverse team of local and international faculty with extensive business experience and deep research expertise in innovation and management practices.

More details on the rankings can be found here.


Media contact:

Mr Joseph Gan

Manager, Media Relations

Corporate Communications Office

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Email: joseph(at)gan@ntu.edu.sg


About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, established jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-renowned autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).

Ranked amongst the world's top universities by QS, NTU has also been named the world's top young university for the last seven years. The University's main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and it has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Singapore's healthcare district.

Under the NTU Smart Campus vision, the University harnesses the power of digital technology and tech-enabled solutions to support better learning and living experiences, the discovery of new knowledge, and the sustainability of resources.

For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg


About Nanyang Business School

Consistently ranked among the world's premier business schools, Nanyang Business School (NBS) has been nurturing leaders for business and public service, advancing global management knowledge and practice for over 50 years. Being fully integrated into Nanyang Technological University, we draw on the strengths of one of Asia's most comprehensive research-intensive universities to provide holistic, interdisciplinary business education. NBS believe that responsible and culturally sensitive leadership in business and government is crucial to securing a sustainable future for a globalised world. Through teaching and research, NBS grooms culturally intelligent leaders who pursue lasting success that seeks not only economic profit, but also the interests of the community and environment.

For more information, please visit www.nbs.ntu.edu.sg .

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