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NUS Business School climbs to 32nd spot in FT MBA rankings

The National University of Singapore's Business School has climbed four places to 32nd in the Financial Times annual Global MBA Rankings, making it the highest-ranked MBA programme by a Singaporean business school.

SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore's (NUS) Business School has climbed four places to 32nd in the Financial Times annual Global MBA Rankings, making it the highest-ranked MBA programme by a Singaporean business school.

NUS Business School also fared well in several categories.

It was ranked 10th for International Mobility, an indication that its graduates continue to be in high international demand.

NUS said its MBA programme also moved up 12 places to 19th in the world for International Experience, reflecting the global exposure that participants enjoy during the NUS MBA programme.

In addition, post-MBA salaries of graduates increased by 147 per cent on average over pre-MBA salaries, demonstrating the significant impact of the NUS MBA.

"We are honoured to be in the company of the best business schools in the world. The FT rankings are added motivation for us to continue enhancing our curriculum", said Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady, Distinguished Professor, NUS Business School.

"For instance, we recently introduced the compulsory Management Communication module and the Management Practicum in the NUS MBA. These courses are similar to training given to top executives in companies globally, in which participants are trained to manage difficult conversations and make sound judgements.

"With good management communication skills being a key foundation of influential business leaders, the aim is to develop our students into effective leaders guided by strong values", added Professor Yeung.

Associate Professor Susanna Leong, Vice Dean of Graduate Studies, NUS Business School, said: "We are heartened by our performance in the FT rankings and will continue to strengthen our academic programmes as well as relationships with corporate partners in Singapore and internationally.

“In today's very dynamic business environment, it is important for us to give our students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, not just as business executives, but as leaders who can make a positive difference in society.”

Meanwhile, the Nanyang Technological University's Nanyang Business School has again been ranked among the world's top 40 business schools for the sixth consecutive year.

It was placed 38th in the Financial Times' global rankings of MBA programmes, slipping six spots from last year's FT ranking of 32nd.

In the Asia Pacific region, the Nanyang Business School MBA programme was ranked among the top seven by the FT rankings.

More details of the FT Global MBA Rankings can be found at http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/rankings 

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