QS Ranks NUS MBA 4th, Nanyang MBA 12th and SMU MBA 25th in Asia (Singapore MBA News: Dec 12 – 18)

My comments are in italics.

QS Global Business School Report 2012 (QS) – the QS ranking is intended to measure from which MBA programs employers prefer to hire. 

NUS ranked 4th, Nanyang 12th and SMU 25th in QS’ Asia Pacific rankings.

“…the number of Asian and Australian schools featured in the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report has increased from 10 in 2004 to 36 this year – a massive rise in just seven years. This rapid rise in the number of internationally recognized schools is indicative of the improving standards of Asian institutions, as employers increasingly recognize the quality of MBA graduates from certain schools the region.”

Future Looks Surprisingly Rosy for 2012 MBA Graduates (Financial Times)

“According to the data, the number of companies planning to recruit MBA graduates in 2012 is 28 per cent higher than in 2011. For master in management degrees the figure is up 42 per cent. Some 22 per cent of companies are expected to hire more MBAs than they did this year and prospects for masters students are higher too.”

Yale Lures Insead and NUS to join its network of top schools (Financial Times)

“Unlike the European model for a Masters in Management degree, which is a pre-experience programme for those recently completing an undergraduate degree, the Yale programme [Masters in Management] will be for those who have already completed an MBA degree or equivalent at one of the schools in the network, initially NUS or Insead.”

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