NTU business school jumps 8 spots in global MBA ranking

SINGAPORE - Nanyang Technological University's business school has leapt eight places to be ranked 64th on The Economist's 2013 global ranking of full-time MBA programmes.

This is the highest placing ever by a Singapore business school, improving on its rank of 72nd last year. 

This is the 10th straight year that Nanyang Business School has been ranked the best in Singapore by The Economist for its MBA programme. The MBA programme is also ranked fourth in Asia.

NTU's business school moved ahead of established universities such as Boston University's School of Management in the United States, and France's EMLYON and Grenoble Graduate School of Business.

The jump in ranking placement was due to strong ratings by the programme's participants on the educational experience, faculty quality and it's ability to open new career opportunities for the participants.

Nanyang Business School's new placement in The Economist's rankings mirrors the school's similar rise in other global university league tables.

In the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings announced last month, NTU ranked 41st in the world, climbing six places over the last year, and 33 places over the last three years.

In this year's Times Higher Education world rankings, NTU jumped 10 places to No. 76, and was also ranked No. 1 globally for Industry Income and Innovation.

The Nanyang MBA programme has been updated recently to a 12-month curriculum that places a sharper focus on leadership development, greater emphasis on industry application - especially in the Asian context - and deeper insights into corporate governance and social responsibility.

The first participants of the new programme enrolled in July. The class comprises 70 full-time students, and another 30 who take the course on a part-time basis. About 15 per cent of the full-time cohort comes from Singapore, 10 per cent from Europe, 5 per cent from North America, and the rest from other parts of Asia.