​Nanyang Technology University Singapore is now the leading MBA in Asia

The Nanyang MBA jumped 35 places to break into top 40 in The Economist’s global rankings.

By: Tricia Ang | 26 January 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.

The Nanyang MBA offered by NTU’s Nanyang Business School (NBS) climbed 35 spots from the year before, and has become the top MBA programme in Asia this year.

The Economist’s Full-time MBA Rankings is published annually, it ranks MBA programmes by its 4 key indicators – opening new career opportunities, personal development and educational experience, salary, and the potential to network.

NTU’s Nanyang MBA managed to climb the ranks and improve its standing due to its strong personal development and educational experience as well as its outstanding performance in career placement. Nanyang MBA graduates’ salary also contributed to its ranking, 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,  stated “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.”

“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.”

Professor Christina Soh, Dean of NTU’s Nanyang Business School

Each year, Nanyang Business School (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.