NUS double-degree Executive MBA programme ranks in world's top 5

The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - One of National University of Singapore's (NUS) double-degree programmes has been ranked in fifth place globally in the Financial Times' (FT) Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) Rankings 2015.

The university's Business School's MBA joint programme with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), maintains its leading position as one of the world's top degree programmes for senior executives. The UCLA-NUS Executive MBA fared well in several categories, including the area of salaries.

It is also ranked fifth globally in another category for Work Experience, up from 12th place last year. This reflects the seniority of participants and the potential for the future business leaders to create valuable personal networks during the programme.

Targeted at senior executives, the UCLA-NUS Executive MBA accommodates the demanding schedules of busy executives by offering residential immersive learning in six two-week segments held in Singapore, USA, China and India.

With parallel tracks in English and Mandarin, the APEX MBA programme has teaching segments in various key economies around the world including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, and the USA.

In addition, the Mandarin track of the programme features a unique experiential learning component in the form of the annual Gobi Desert Challenge. It is a 112km trek across harsh terrain in China that trains the physical endurance, teamwork, and determination of participants. The Gobi Desert Challenge has been formally integrated into the curriculum of the Mandarin programme.

More information on the FT rankings can be found at www.rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings

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