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First batch of S3 Asia MBA students graduate from NUS Business School
8th July 2010

NUS Business School celebrates the graduation of its first batch of students from the tri-university programme entitled S3 Asia MBA. This inaugural graduate batch of students were given the privilege to study in Shanghai, Seoul and Singapore, giving them valuable insights on three of Asia’s most powerful economies.  

A total of 27 students will graduate from the programme at NUS Business School’s commencement ceremony today, after spending a semester each in School of Management, Fudan University, Korea University Business School and their final semester here in Singapore.

This tri-country, tri-university, tri-semester curriculum is aimed at letting its students leverage on the strength of these three universities, giving them a deep understanding of Asian economies; the global standard of each MBA programme and the faulty team trained from top business schools around the world. It is the only MBA programme that is Asia focused and offers an in-depth understanding on theory and the practice of business in Asia.

The graduates from this inaugural programme are expected to develop careers within the region. Upon graduation, they will be awarded two full MBA degrees, one from their home university, and the other from a partner university. In addition, the graduate will also receive an S3 Asia MBA certificate signed by the three deans.

Abhinav Charan, India, S3 Asia MBA, Class of 2010, “Today when I look back at the last 12 months, it’s been a brew of life-long experiences that run the gamut from adapting to diverse cultures to building an international network of relationships, and yes of course traipsing through the sights, sounds and flavours of so many wonderful cities – all while learning the Asian way of doing business! I’m extremely proud to be an S3 Asia MBA Student!”

Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor, NUS Business School, “The potential of Asia in driving the world economy is vast, thus it is ever more important to have business experts of the region. We need to respect the heterogeneity of this continent. The S3 Asia MBA programme offers a solid training on business in Asia on a strategic level where students are able to gain valuable insights on three of Asia’s most powerful economies, giving them a keen awareness of regional differences, similarities and synergistic opportunities. This gives them a valuable competitive edge to succeed.”

NUS Business School is also honoured to have Mr Choo Chiau Beng, CEO of Keppel Corp and Mr Eddie Teo, Chairman of Public Service Division to grace this momentous event for the students as the commencement speakers. 951 students have graduated from the school today, 356 from the graduate programme, and 595 from the undergraduate programme.

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For further information, please contact:

Lee Ling Ling
Assistant Manager, Corporate Relations & Communications
NUS Business School
Tel: 6601 1206, 9647 8917

Jacqueline See
Associate Director, Corporate Relations & Communications
NUS Business School
Tel: 6516 6687, 9685 8660

 
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Established in 1965, NUS Business School is known for its focus in providing management thought leadership from an Asian perspective, enabling our students and corporate partners to leverage on the best global knowledge and deep Asian insights to drive business education and growth in Asia and around the world. This combination of global knowledge and Asian insights is reflected in all aspects of its research, teaching and industry outreach. As Asia’s Global Business School, NUS Business School is a leading authority on business in Asia.

The School has consistently received top rankings in the Asia-Pacific region by independent publications and agencies, such as Financial Times, Economist Intelligence Unit, and QS Top MBA, in recognition of the quality of its programmes, faculty’s research and graduates. In its 2008 rankings, The Financial Times ranked the NUS Business School’s Asia Pacific Executive MBA programme 11th in the world, the highest ranking ever achieved by any business school in Singapore. It ranked the NUS MBA 35th in the world. In 2009, QS Global 200 Business Schools 2009: The Employers’ Choice Survey rated NUS Business School graduates third in the Asia Pacific. The School’s research is ranked 52nd in the world by the University of Texas, Dallas. The School is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), endorsements that the School has met the highest standards for business education.

The School has more than 110 top research faculty, over 2,500 BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD students; more than 2,000 annual participants in Executive Education programmes; and over 45,000 alumni in diverse organisations and positions of leadership throughout the world.



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