Interview with NUS MBA’s Admissions and Marketing Officer Alan Chua (Singapore MBA News: Oct 18 – Oct 30)

My comments are in italics.

The Economist ranks MBA Programme at NTU’s Nanyang Business School top in Singapore for the 8th year running (Nanyang MBA Website)

“Nanyang Business School admits about 80 students to its full-time MBA programme every year, and another 40 who take the course on a part-time basis. About 20% of the full-time cohort comes from Europe, 5 to 10% from North America, and the rest, from Singapore and different parts of Asia.”

NUS Business School among world’s best: Princeton Review (Channel News Asia)

“The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School is one of the world’s best outside the United States, according to The Princeton Review.

The school said in a statement on Saturday that the education services company put its MBA programme among the top 10 from non-US business schools in the new 2012 edition of the book, “The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition”.

NUS Business School was the only Singapore-based institution to be included in The Princeton Review’s list of Best Business Schools (International).”

Interview of Alan Chua, from NUS MBA’s Admissions and Marketing Department (MBA Crystal Ball)

“MBA Crystal Ball: How easy or difficult is it for NUS students (specifically international students) to get a job in Singapore in the current economy?

Alan: Typically, 60% of our students end up working in Singapore after graduation, with the rest managing to secure jobs in Asia and the rest of the world. For the batch that graduated in 2010, 93% managed to secure jobs within 3 months after graduation.”

Sitting Pretty (Financial Times) – UCLA-NUS EMBA program ranked fifth worldwide by Financial Times

“The UCLA-NUS Global EMBA is based in four locations over a 15-month period. While the programme is taught mainly at the home campuses of the two institutions, students also spend time in Shanghai and Bangalore. The the programme scores well on the Financial Times’ international course experience rank. Based on the percentage of classroom teaching hours outside the country in which a programme is primarily located, UCLA-NUS is ranked fifth overall.”

Jobless in America? Find Work in Asia (FINS Asia Pacific)

“Recruitment firms say the number of resumes they’ve received from Westerners looking for jobs in Asia has surged by between 15% and 35% since the financial crisis hit in 2008.”

NUS MBAs organize CEREBRATION 2011, one of the largest MBA competitions in the world (NUS MBA Website)

SMU, SUTD to cooperate in course, student development (Straits Times) – hopefully SMU MBAs will eventually be able to take more design and technology focused management courses.

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