Rapid globalization and the complexity of today’s competitive business environment have increased demand among senior executives for a management education that exposes them to the latest knowledge in best leadership practices and tools to meet the challenges ahead. The UCLA – NUS Executive MBA (UCLA – NUS EMBA) program does exactly that.

Developed jointly by UCLA Anderson School of Management and NUS Business School, the UCLA – NUS EMBA aims to transform your future with a truly global perspective on leadership and management. The part-time intensive program aims to prepare its participants for C-level management in organizations around the world. Participants will leave with an MBA from both the NUS Business School and UCLA Anderson School of Management – two of the world’s most respected business education institutions.

The EMBA partnership between NUS and UCLA aims to capitalize on the immense resources of two Pacific Rim powerhouse business schools in order to meet the future needs of organizational management and embark upon a challenging and intellectually stimulating voyage.

As a direct result of this approach, the UCLA – NUS EMBA consistently ranks as one of the top EMBA programs globally. Not only is the course itself held in the highest regard, so are the institutions that have combined to offer it. Both NUS and UCLA are two of the top institutions for tertiary education worldwide.

Programme Structure

The Executive MBA curriculum consists of 18 modules, spread over a 15-month period, conducted over 6 intensive 2-week residential segments. The modules offered are as follows:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Data Analysis & Management Decisions
  • Economic Analysis for Managers
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
  • Financial Accounting
  • Leadership and Managerial Skills
  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Macroeconomics and International Finance
  • Management Practicum
  • Management of technology & Innovation
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Negotiations Behaviour
  • Strategic Leadership & Implementation
Admission Requirements

A minimum of ten years of full-time work experience after receiving a bachelor’s degree and a current position with high-level managerial responsibilities.

A 4-year bachelor’s or equivalent degree from at least a four year (full-time) a regionally accredited institution, and a scholastic cumulative average of B or above. 3-year bachelor degrees from Singapore or UK are also acceptable. Email if you have specific questions about the academic requirements.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will be required if the applicant’s degree was completed done in a country location where English is not the official native language. The English proficiency exam is not required for applicants who hold a bachelor’s or higher degree (minimum completion of 2 years of full-time studies) from a university located in a country in which English is BOTH the spoken language and medium of instruction (Anglophone Canada, Australia, Barbados, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States).

To find out more about the English requirements, please visit UCLA graduate division page.

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Executive Assessment (EA) is not required for admission, however it is recommended for those candidates whose prior academic work does not show distinction or clear evidence of strong quantitative and logical reasoning skills.

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 65161351