NTU MBA jumps 11 places in Financial Times ranking; ranked 29th programme globally

Students attending a lecture at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Students attending a lecture at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU).PHOTO: NTU

SINGAPORE - The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has moved up 11 places in the Financial Times' latest ranking of Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes, ranking 29th globally now.

The programme is Singapore's top-ranking MBA programme and is placed sixth in the Asia-Pacific.

NTU president Bertil Andersson said: "This latest ranking by NTU's Nanyang MBA shows that it is not only the No. 1 business programme in Singapore, but that it equips our students with the skills and knowledge to excel quickly in their careers."

The programme's improved performance comes on the back of higher salaries for its graduates, the university said.

NTU MBA graduates on average more than doubled their incomes three years after completing the programme. Post-graduate salaries averaged more than US$119,000 (S$170,000), up from US$110,600 the previous year.


"The business school's achievement is part of NTU's overall drive towards global excellence in education and research. It also shows that our strategic investments in our students, faculty and programmes have paid off," said Professor Andersson.

The programme's curriculum was revamped in 2014 and centres around leadership and a live consulting project.

The university's business school admits about 100 students to its full-time and part-time Nanyang MBA programme each year.

Professor Ravi Kumar, dean of Nanyang Business School, said: "NTU's Nanyang Business School has always been recognised as a top business school in the world. Naturally, competition at the top is always intense and we are pleased that our robust curriculum and strong diverse faculty provide training that is rigorous and relevant to boost careers globally."