NUS Business School delivers strong performance in Financial Times and Economist global rankings

• Financial Times ranks NUS customised Executive Education programmes 16th globally and among top two Asian business schools

• NUS is one of only two Asian institutions and only Singapore university ranked in The Economist’s EMBA rankings


18 May 2015


The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School has been ranked second among Asian business schools and 16th globally in the Financial Times (FT) ranking of customised Executive Education (EE) programmes. It is also the only Singaporean university ranked for customised EE programmes. 


The customised rankings are based on responses from client companies and data from schools. The FT's corporate survey gauges the quality of the design of the programmes, the quality of faculty, and whether the programmes provide value for money.


EE programmes are short, non-degree management courses for leaders and senior managers that can either be customised for an organisation or open to all participants who fulfill admission requirements.


Among open-enrolment EE programmes, NUS Business School is ranked 64th, and among the top 20 globally for faculty diversity and the mix of international participants. Again, it is the only Singaporean business school ranked.


Over the past 34 years, the School's EE programmes have attracted over 36,000 participants from around Asia and the world. It is the pioneer and only provider of open-enrolment Mandarin EE programmes outside mainland China and Taiwan, with 92 runs of its Mandarin General Management Programme since 1982. It also has had an alliance with Stanford Graduate School of Business, with the Stanford-NUS Executive Programme in International Management now into its 34th year.


The Economist’s EMBA Ranking


NUS Business School's double-degree programme with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has meanwhile been ranked fourth globally, while the NUS Asia-Pacific Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programme has leapt 14 places to 29th in The Economist's biennial EMBA Ranking. 


NUS Business School is again one of only two Asian institutions, and the only Singapore university, to have made it to The Economist’s EMBA Ranking since the league table was launched in 2013. The School's EMBA programmes have also consistently performed across different rankings, with the Financial Times placing the UCLA - NUS EMBA at fourth and the Asia-Pacific EMBA at 18th in October 2014. 


"We are delighted with our strong performance in the Financial Times and Economist rankings. Having our programmes ranked among the world's best is an illustration of how far NUS Business School has come since it was established 50 years ago, with the contributions of our alumni and students now felt globally. We will continue to stay close to the needs of industry, imbue in our students a holistic view of leadership, as well as develop future-ready leaders and impactful knowledge,” said Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor, NUS Business School.


More information on the Financial Times rankings can be found at The Economist's rankings can be found at




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