Happy Chinese New Year everyone! In this week’s news… NTU and NUS both make top 35 in Financial Times worldwide annual MBA ranking… SMU will be in 11 cities in Asia this February and March… Dr. Alice Chu from the SMU MBA program is profiled… INSEAD launches an EMBA in Singapore… GMAC finds that it takes 4 years on average for MBA graduates to recoup their investment. As always, my comments are in italics.
NUS, NTU among top 35 for MBA Programmes, NTU grads earn most (Straits Times) – NUS is ranked 23 and NTU 34 in Financial Times 2012 annual ranking.
SMU MBA Course Previews in Mumbai (Feb 7 and 8), Singapore (Feb 8), Delhi (Feb 9 and 10), Manilla (Feb 18), Tokyo (Feb 23), Ho Chi Minh City (Feb 29), Beijing (Mar 2 and 3), Seoul (Mar 3), Shanghai (Mar 4 and 5), Jakarta (Mar 24), and Taipei (Mar 31) (SMU MBA website) – information sessions are a great way to meet faculty, administrators and students from the program. You’ll get a much better feel for the program at these sessions than from brochures and websites.
An Internship During Her MBA Programme Leads Dr. Alice Chu to a New Career with Her Dream Company (Straits Times) – an informative profile piece on one of SMU’s full-time students and her experience attending SMU. SMU has a smaller class size than NUS and NTU which SMU students seem to treasure. Also, SMU released it’s profile for the Class of 2012 (see below), which includes both full-time and part-time classes.
“We had practice professors and lecturers who have worked all over the world, but have extensive experience and knowledge of the Asian environment.”
Profile of MBA Class of 2012
Class size: 60 / Average age: 30 / Average work experience: 6 years / International students: 58% / Average GMAT: 649 / Women: 52%
Insead Launched Executive MBA in Singapore (Financial Times)
The world average for recouping return on MBA investment is however four years, according to a survey of 4,135 MBA alumni from the batches of 2000 to 2011 conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).