The Nanyang MBA Edge
The Nanyang MBA is offered by the Nanyang Business School (NBS), part of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Highly ranked globally for its real-world relevance and leadership focus, the Nanyang MBA is a compact, cutting-edge 12-month programme. Along with our distinct holistic approach to teaching, it will prepare you to excel in the global business environment and differentiating you as a future-ready leader.
Learning from Diversity
You will be part of a select group of high–calibre individuals from diverse professional backgrounds and international expertise. Broaden your horizons and gain fresh perspectives to become an effective leader in the global business environment.
Focus on Leadership
​Be a part of the Leading People Globally programme, a course that is integrated throughout 2 trimesters of the MBA programme. We nurture leaders who are able to embrace uncertainty, accept ambiguity and acknowledge the various natures of organisations and markets.
Maximum international exposure is gained through optional international field trips also known as Business Study Missions (BSM), exchange and summer programmes with one of 60 partner universities worldwide. Past destinations for BSM include Argentina, Japan, Myanmar, Mongolia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Every year, the Nanyang MBA in Singapore attracts outstanding talented participants from around the world. The cohort comprises a diverse group of high calibre individuals of different nationalities, from varied backgrounds, across all functions and industries.
At Nanyang Business School, we emphasise a fair distribution of nationalities and personalities to enable you to build a network that spans the globe and widen your perspective by seeing the world through other people’s eyes.
As a result, you will be part of a select group of high-calibre individuals with diverse backgrounds and roles, from different industries and countries. And with peer-to-peer learning, you will broaden your horizons, gain fresh perspectives, and become a more effective business leader on the global stage.
The Nanyang MBA at Nanyang Business School, Singapore has a deep focus on leadership, international exposure, and real-world application. In addition to the nine core courses and five electives, our programme consists of these key components:
​Leading People Globally
Strategy Projects at Nanyang (SPAN)
Business Study Mission (BSM)
Leading People Globally embarks on leadership as a key interpersonal process and presents you with the opportunity to understand your competencies through activities and case studies. It enhances your negotiation and leadership talent management skills. Finally, it nurtures cultural intelligence and your ability to respond well to dynamic business environments.
Strategy Projects At Nanyang (SPAN) gives you the opportunity to work on a "live" consulting project with a sponsor company that may come from a variety of industry sectors. With guidance from faculty supervisors, you will get to apply classroom lessons to real-world projects, ranging from market opportunity analysis to industry best practice benchmarking and customer intelligence.
Business Study Mission (BSM) is a field study trip in Asia. It provides the platform for the practical applications of the knowledge gained from the core courses and electives. And by visiting top companies in different industries and engaging with their senior executives, you will be exposed to best industry practices.
You can then apply the knowledge that you gain to enter one of the Business Case Competitions​. ​​​
Overview of the Double Masters
To provide MBA aspirants with more choices for a top-notch education, we have partnered with reputable business schools from Europe and Asia, leveraging on their respective strengths to offer the Double MBA and Masters degree programmes.
Double MBA or Double Masters
​Graduate with 2 degrees – an MBA from Nanyang Business School and another Masters or MBA degree from a partner business school:
Nanyang-Waseda Double MBA – Two MBA degrees in 14 months in Singapore and Japan
Nanyang-St Gallen Double Masters – Nanyang MBA and Master of Arts in Strategy & International Management in 24 months in Singapore and St Gallen, Switzerland
Nanyang ESSEC Double Masters – Nanyang MBA and MSc in Management in 24 months in Singapore and France ​
"My main takeaway from the Double MBA is the flexibility of thought and the humility to recognise that multiple perspectives exist. It’s not necessarily about which perspective is right or wrong. It’s just different, and we have to learn to respect that." Leo Tan also added that, the opportunity to mix around with international classmates from all over the world has immensely expanded his horizons."
Leo Tan (Singapore)Class of 2018Operations Deal Manager, Microsoft Japan
"The Waseda-Nanyang Double MBA program has given me the invaluable opportunity to experience excellent academic rigor at two very esteemed institutions in Japan and Singapore. Not only have I learned much from the various company visits and business case competitions, the interactions with classmates from diverse cultures and backgrounds have also expanded my world view and given me many new and fresh perspectives. These insightful and eye-opening experiences will help to equip me with the essential skills and knowledge that will compliment my future career, and that is in addition to the life-long friendships that I have been able to make during the program."
Bhavitta Vanichprasertporn (Thailand)Class of 2018
Minimum of two years of work experience
Competitive GMAT or GRE score
TOEFL score > 100 IBT or IELTS score > 6.5, if English was not the medium of instruction used at the undergraduate level​
Application Deadlines - July 2021 intake
01 November 2020
15 January 2021
31 March 2021
02 December 2020
18 February 2021
24 April 2021
03 January 2021
18 March 2021
15 May 2021
Each year, the Nanyang MBA attracts people from around the world to study in Singapore, the gateway to Asia. Since 1991, students from over 56 countries across 5 continents have joined the programme. Of these, around 80 – 85% are international participants that comprise the MBA cohort – typically coming from over 20 countries.
There are three opportunities to apply to the Nanyang MBA and the Admissions Committee (ADCom) adheres to a stringent selection process to continually improve the quality of MBA participants admitted into the programme. ADCom is committed to forming a cohort of a diverse group of motivated, talented and high calibre participants, coming from a wide variety of academic, professional backgrounds and life experiences.
Diversity is the cornerstone of the Nanyang MBA learning experience. As the multiple perspectives offered by the different nationalities coming from various industry sectors, and functions, will contribute to globally relevant perspectives while enriching the overall experience.