Nanyang Technological University


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Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a research-intensive university with globally acknowledged strengths in science and engineering. The university has roots that go back to 1955 when Nanyang University was established. Today, NTU has four colleges with 12 schools, and three autonomous entities, the National Institute of Education the S Rajaratnum School of International Studies, and the Earth Observatory of Singapore.

NTU provides a high-quality global education to more than 21,000 undergraduates and 9,400 graduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international olympiad medalists from the region and beyond.

Hailing from more than 40 countries, the university's 2,600-strong teaching and research staff bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience. NTU's international outreach is broad and strong and includes academic and research partnerships with more than 400 institutions in about 45 countries.

The university's multi-country programs and initiatives are conducted with institutions such as MIT, Stanford University, Cornell University, Caltech, University of Washington, Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Peking University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Waseda University, Indian Institute of Technology, Cambridge University, Imperial College and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

MIB students must have professional work experience or extensive internship experience to be selected for this university.

The School

The Nanyang Business School (NBS) is a leading business school committed to educating tomorrow's strategic leaders, through cutting-edge rigorous curricula that are relevant to business practice. NBS provides an outstanding learning environment, with the full range of undergraduate and graduate program, state-of-the-art facilities and world class research centers. Nanyang Business School is the only Singapore business school and third in Asia to be accredited by both the EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). These are the most widely recognized European and American quality assurance standards for accounting and business education. They assure our graduates that their degree will be both recognized and valued around the world. Nanyang Business School is home to one of the world's top 25 MBA programs (Financial Times 2009). NBS is the first and only Singapore business school to have made it to the world top 25 ranking for full-time MBA programs.

The City

Economically vibrant and culturally diverse, Singapore's strategic location in the heart of Asia and her world-class infrastructure make it an ideal place to study and live. Within 4 hours by air to her Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) partners and within 8 hours, to Beijing, New Delhi and Sydney. As a testament to its standing in the world today, Singapore was ranked the third most competitive economy in the world by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitive Scoreboard 2008. Singapore's compact size belies its economic growth. In just 150 years, it has grown into a thriving centre of commerce and industry. Singapore is:

  • the busiest port in the world with over 600 shipping lines
  • one of the world's major oil refining and distribution centres
  • a major supplier of electronic components
  • a leader in shipbuilding and repairing
  • one of the most important financial centres of Asia, with more than 130 banks
  • home to a superb communications network which links the nation to the rest of the world via satellite, 24-hour telegraph and telephone systems

Four million people of various ethnic communities and cultures live together harmoniously in this vibrant cosmopolitan country. English is the language of business and administration and the medium of instruction in schools and at the University. Most Singaporeans are bilingual and are able to speak English and at least one other language – usually Mandarin, Malay or Tamil.

Being a food paradise, Singapore has a wide variety of Asian or Western cuisines which can be found everywhere. From food centers to expensive restaurants, there will be ample opportunities for you to savor both local and international cuisine, including the food of your own country. Well-known as one of Asia's most modern cities, it is also famous for being a 'clean and green Garden City', as well as a shopper's paradise.

Term Dates

  • Trimester 1: late July to late October
  • Trimester 2: mid-November to late February
    • 1st half: mid-November to late December
    • 2nd half: early January to late February
  • Trimester 3: early March to late May

Courses Available

Students take courses from the MBA program. A variety of core (Finance, Accounting, etc.) and elective courses are available.


English is one of the official languages of Singapore and is commonly heard throughout the country.

Minimum Credit Requirements

Minimum 3 courses per term. Credit and grading scales are exactly equivalent to the U.S. system.

Estimated Expenses

$1200 per month.


Students receive assistance in finding apartments near campus.


Singapore Dollar.

Travel Opportunities

Singapore is a tiny island nation directly south of Malaysia. Because it is a financial center, flights go out daily to all the major cities in Asia and beyond. Tourism within Singapore is limited because the island's total size of only 268 square miles.

Contacts Abroad

Lindsay Tan
Exchange Coordinator
Tel: (65) 6790 6101/4181
Fax: (65) 6791 3561
Email (aagtan at

School address:
The Nanyang MBA
Nanyang Avenue
Nanyang Business School
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore 639798