MBA – Nanyang Business School

MBA – Nanyang Business School


Situated in Asia’s most livable city and world’s 3rd best, Singapore, the Nanyang MBA is an intensive global MBA, with a focus in Asia. This 12 – month MBA programme will have stronger focus on leadership, and provide deeper insight and applications to industry. You will do a ‘live’ strategy project with a company or organisation (Strategy Projects at Nanyang) and have an opportunity to do a business study mission in another country.

Highly qualified international faculty and senior level industry experts lead interactive learning sessions, complemented by industry talks and visits to leading companies. Obtain a valuable learning experience with a select and diverse group of highly talented individuals from around the world. Experience a personal and professional transformation with the leading MBA in Singapore that will enable you to take on leadership roles – anywhere in the world.

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 2 years work experience
  • GMAT score >600 or GRE equivalent
  • TOEFL score >100 IBT ; >600 PBT or IELTS score >6.5, if English was not the medium of instruction used at the undergraduate level


MBA Programme Structure



You can choose from the following 3 tracks which allow you to focus on specific career requirements that you would like to pursue:

  • Banking & Finance track
  • Strategy & Innovation track
  • General Management track

This full time programme can be completed in 12 months, and the part time programme in 18 months. Designed to meet the needs and requirements of industry for top notch MBA hires, the Nanyang MBA consists of the following:

a) 9 core courses
b) 4 electives
c) Either an overseas or local (Singapore) Business Study Mission (BSM)
d) Strategy Projects at Nanyang (SPAN)  
e) A comprehensive Leading People Globally module

A preview of the tracks, core courses and electives.

Business Study Mission (BSM)  study trip provides the platform for the practical applications of the knowledge gained from the core courses and electives, by visiting local or overseas companies, meeting and engaging the top executives of said firms.

You will have a choice of doing an overseas BSM or a BSM in Singapore.






Academic Calendar for Academic Year 2016 – 2017

Orientation 16, 18 – 22 July 2016 (1 week)
Trimester 1 25 July 2016 – 22 Oct 2016 (13 weeks) 
[Recess: 23 October 2016 – 6 November 2016 (2 weeks)]
Trimester 2, 1st half 7 November 2016 – 17 December 2016 (6 weeks) 
[Recess: 18 December 2016 – 1 January 2017 (2 weeks)]
Trimester 2, 2nd half 2 January 2017 – 18 February 2017 (7 weeks) 
[Recess: 19 February 2017 – 26 February 2017 (1 week)]
Trimester 3 27 February 2017 – 27 May 2017 (13 weeks) 
[Recess: 28 May 2017 – 23 July 2017 (8 weeks)]


  Period of Study Location of Study Tuition Fee**
Nanyang MBA Full-Time 12 months (3 trimesters) Singapore S$ 55,000^^ (excludes GST)
Nanyang Professional MBA (part-time) 18 months Singapore S$ 65,000 (inclusive GST, all course materials and books, catering and miscellaneous fees)
Nanyang-Waseda Double MBA Full Time 14 months (3 trimesters) Singapore & Japan S$ 63,000^
Nanyang-ESSEC Double Masters 24 months (approx.) Singapore & France S$ 55,000 (tuition fee is also payable to host university in the event of an imbalance in exchange ratio)
Nanyang-St Gallen Double Masters 24 months (approx.) Singapore & Switzerland S$ 55,000

Application Fee Each submitted application must be accompanied by an online non-refundable Application Fee of S$100 (inclusive of 7% GST) using VISA/Master Card. Applications received without application fee will not be processed. 

Enrolment Fee* To ensure a place in the programme, candidates are required to accept an online admission offer. The acceptance must be accompanied by a non-refundable Enrolment Fee of SGD$10,000 (inclusive of GST). The enrolment fee amount is deductible from the total tuition fees. 

*Non-Refundable and Payable upon Acceptance of Offer of Admissions 

**Payable in equal installments over 3 trimester for Full Time participants, and over 5 trimesters for Part Time participants. Inclusive of enrolment fee and is subject to annual revision. 

^A study grant of S$8,000 is available for all successful applicants for the Nanyang-Waseda Double MBA programme. 

^^Subject to revision


Student Life @ Nanyang Business School

Life at Nanyang Business School is inspiring and intense. The programme schedule is packed with classes, team work, assignments and personal study time. But the life at NBS does not just revolve around studies. The NBS belief is to train students to learn to practice work-life balance now and student life consists of a variety of activities to unwind from the hectic schedule. Check out the video below to find out what a typical day of our MBA student is like.

Student Exco Committee & Clubs Co-chairs
Every year, the student cohort will hold elections to elect Nanyang MBA Student Executive Council, or Student ExCo. The elected Student Council members are responsible for ensuring a holistic experience during your time at the Nanyang MBA.

Student Activities
The NBS belief is to train students to learn to practice work – life balance now and student life consists of a variety of activities to unwind from the hectic schedule.

MBA Olympics
MBA Olympics is a volunteer interscholastic sporting event that gathers MBA schools of Singapore in friendly competition to raise awareness for a cause and donate to charity.

Business case competitions provide invaluable opportunities for students to hone their business acumen and apply what they have learnt in the classroom. At the Nanyang MBA, our students regularly participate in international business case competitions, and this helps to add depth and value to the overall Nanyang MBA experience.

Case Competition Hosted by Nanyang MBA
Nanyang MBA conducts two prestigious case competitions in Asia.

Living on campus
Graduate housing on campus is provided primarily to new students to help them settle in and adjust to university life. Students may choose from the different types of accommodation available at Graduate Hall, Nanyang Heights and Nanyang Valley.

Life in Singapore
Singapore is the best city for personal safety, according to the EIU’s report. It also topped the EIU’s Business Environment Rankings.


Contact Details

Nanyang MBA Programme Team
Tel: +65 6790 4233 / +65 6908 3469
Email: [email protected]