The NUS MBA provides an energizing forum for growth and discovery that will prepare you for leadership roles in today’s competitive global marketplace. Merging East and West, the MBA curriculum integrates Western business models and leadership tenets from a distinctly Asian perspective.

Outside the classroom, overseas student exchanges, student-led study trips, business case competitions and other initiatives will expand your horizons and international network.

Programme Structure

Advance on your Own Terms
The NUS MBA offers the option of two formats: a 17-month full-time programme and a part-time programme for working professionals who want to advance their leadership competencies without putting their careers on hold.

The NUS MBA programme is offered on both full-time and part-time basis. A typical full module comprises of 4 modular credits (MCs) and meets 3 hours a week for 14 weeks. A typical half module comprises of 2 MCs and meets 3 hours a week for 7 weeks. The programme has one intake each year, and commences in July/August for both part-time and full-time participants.

Credits where they’re due.
There are some modules you have to do (Core) and others you can choose from (Elective). To complete your MBA, you will need to complete the following credits:


Full-time MBA students complete their studies within 17 months. This schedule offers students with the opportunity to enrich their learning experience by spending a semester on student exchange and another semester on internship. Core module classes are generally held in the day while elective classes are generally held in the evenings. Full-time students must enrol in modules totalling up to at least 12 MCs and up to 20 MCs per semester. During special terms, full-time students can only enrol for modules up to a maximum of 8 MCs for each special term. Part-time students must enrol for modules totally up to at least 4 MCs and not more than 12 MCs of study per semester. For each special term, part-time students can register for up to 8 MCs. *Number of Modules is equivalent to a combination of full modules and half modules. Each academic year consists of two regular semesters and two optional Special Terms.

Semester I : August – November/December
Semester II : January – April
Special Term I : (optional) May – June
Special Term II : (optional) June – July

MBA classes meet once a week per module during regular semesters and twice a week during special terms. The duration of each class during regular semesters is 3 hours. The duration for each class during special term is 3.5 hours. Classes are held in the mornings (9.00am to 12.00pm), afternoons (12.00pm to 3.00pm and 3.00pm to 6.00pm) or evenings (6.30pm to 9.30pm). Part-time students would be given priority for core modules classes held in the evenings.


The part-time NUS MBA programme allows working managers and professionals to upgrade their managerial skills and pursue further professional growth opportunities. Classes for part-time MBA students are held during weekday evenings and/or weekends.

Admission Requirements

The NUS MBA seeks individuals who have integrity, strong leadership capabilities and the desire to achieve academic and management excellence. In addition, we are looking for individuals who are mature, motivated, focused and wish to make a positive impact on business and society. Candidates must satisfy the following entry requirements for the MBA programme.

  • Good Undergraduate Degree – Applicants must have a strong academic record in any undergraduate field from a reputable academic institution.
  • Work Experience – Applicants must have a minimum of two years full-time post-undergraduate work experience.
  • GMAT / GRE – As we consider candidates’ profile holistically, a high score does not guarantee admission, and a lower score may not eliminate a candidate. Scores may be self-reported; however, should you receive an offer of admission, official scores will then be requested for verification. Applicants for the Part Time MBA with 7 years of work experience and above may be considered for GMAT waiver if applications are submitted before 31st March 2020. GMAT waivers are granted on exceptional basis. You are required to indicate your GMAT/GRE and TOEFL / IELTS results in the application portal under the “Other Tests” section. Your official score report must be sent to the NUS Business School directly. GMAT codes are DRT-MK-35 (Full Time MBA) or DRT-MK-59 (Part Time MBA). GRE DI code is 7539.
  • TOEFL / IELTS / PTE – Applicants whose undergraduate degree was not taught exclusively in English are required to submit TOEFL / IELTS scores. The TOEFL code for NUS is 9082 Department Code 02. The IELTS code for NUS is 0677. – TOEFL – Minimum score of 100 for internet-based test. – IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5.
  • Referee Reports – Two professional referee reports are required to complete your application. The referees can be your current employer, previous employer or corporate client, who would be able to provide an accurate professional evaluation for you. Only referee reports submitted via the MBA admissions portal using the online referee template will be considered. The online referee form has a validity period of two weeks upon your initiation to your referee. Both referee reports have to be submitted within the application deadlines for the application to be considered complete.  
  • Interview – Short-listed applicants will be invited for an admissions interview and may be required to take further evaluation tests if deemed necessary.  
  • Valid Employment Pass or Residency Pass (For Part-Time Applicants) – Applicants are required to have a valid Employment Pass or a Residency Pass in order to be eligible for the Part-Time programme.
Dates & Fees

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Contact Details

MBA Programme Office, NUS Business School
Mochtar Riady Building Level 4
15 Kent Ridge Drive
Singapore 119245

Tel: +65 65162068