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Nanyang Facts

  • NANYANG is the first business school in Singapore with EQUIS and AACSB accreditation
  • Singapore measures 42km from east to west and 23km from north to south!
  • 34% of the students for the batch of 2013 are female
  • Each cohort of 80-100 typically comprise of 80% international students from 20 countries
  • For exchange programs, NANYANG partners with 60 institutions worldwide including Chicago, Kellogg
  • NANYANG Business School is ranked 32nd in the world and 6th in Asia by the Financial Times
  • NANYANG leads in Asian business intelligence with a collection of over 1,100 case studies & growing
  • Exclusive Graduate Hall for MBA & graduate students sit in a beautiful 200-hectare garden

The various MBA programs on offer at Nanyang

The NANYANG MBA is an intensive one (1) year global MBA that offers global perspective with an Asian focus. Join this challenging program that equips you with relevant and innovative business knowledge and skills- especially leading across cultures;  from highly qualified academic faculty with relevant industry experience and C-level industry experts , and with a select group of diverse and high calibre talents in a diverse and multi cultural environment, right at the gateway to Asia, Singapore. Experience a personal and professional transformation that will enable you to take on leadership roles- anywhere in the world.

The Nanyang-Waseda Double MBA is an exceptional 14 month  programme that combines the strengths of 2 top business schools in Asia. Studying in Singapore (8 months)  and Japan (6 months) , you will earn 2 MBA degrees awarded by both universities. This unique programme will profoundly prepare you for a leadership career – with added emphasis on  innovation.

Other Double Masters programs , where you earn an MBA and a Masters’ degree, are also available for 24 months where you study in two (2 ) locations – St Gallen in Switzerland and Essec in France.

About Nanyang Business School

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The NANYANG MBA, ranked 32nd  in the world by the FT (2013), has a new & more industry relevant 12 month curriculum including a strong focus on leading people globally over 2 trimesters, a Strategy project (SPAN) with an active company,  plus a  Business Study Mission (BSM), a choice of one-week trip to another country or in Singapore  comprising seminars with site visits and interaction with both government and private institution experts, as well as meetings with members of business associations and consulting professionals.

NANYANG is the leading Singapore b-school in both FT & The Economist global MBA rankings. The city-state of Singapore has positioned itself as a regional hub for finance, research and innovation, and Nanyang’s analytical focus reflects this.

It’s part of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore’s flagship technology research university.

Monocle magazine recently ranked Singapore among the "Top 20 Most Liveable Cities" in the world. Famed for its cuisine and tropical gardens, the city is a great jumping-off point to know about business practices in Asia such as India, China, Vietnam and Thailand among others.

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Sample Admissions Essay Questions


The NANYANG MBA Essay Questions:

  • Briefly describe your involvement in any Social Responsibilty or Sustainable Development activities (150 words).
  • What is the one thing in your professional life so far, that matters most to you? Explain why. (500 words)
  • Immediately after graduation, in what role do you see yourself working? Why? How will your experiences help you achieve this goal? What skills or competencies would you like to obtain from The NANYANG MBA to help you achieve this goal? (600 words)
  • Describe a time when you made a lasting impact on your organization or when you built/developed a team whose performance exceeded expectations. Tell us what you did and how you did it. Only describe experiences that have occured during the last three years. (300 words)
  • Describe one problem in your current industry (or target industry after finishing your MBA) on which you hope to make a positive impact. Explain why this problem is meaningful to you and how will you promote efforts toward solving it. (600 words)
  • Optional Is there any other information that you believe would help the MBA Admissions Committee better evaluate your application? (300 words)

The NANYANG MBA Application Deadlines

For the intake in August:
Round 1: 1 Oct - 31 Dec
Round 2: 1 Jan - 31 Mar

For more info on the application process for the NANYANG MBA click here