NUS Business School
National University of Singapore
MBA Exchange Program Fact Sheet
Ms Zahira Nawi, Assistant Manager (MBA Student Exchange)Tel: +65 6516 7848
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFax: +65 6778 2681
MBA Programs Office, NUS Business School, 1 Business Link, BIZ 2 Building Level 5, Singapore 117592Website: http://www.mba.nus.edu.sg
Directions to the University: http://www.nus.edu.sg/corporate/visitors
The NUS Business School is one of the eleven faculties/schools in the National University of Singapore. The School’s degree programs offer students a global perspective with an Asian focus. They include the BBA, MBA, International MBA (jointly conducted with Peking University), Asia-Pacific Executive MBA (English and Mandarin), UCLA-NUS EMBA, MSc (in research based programs) and Doctor of Philosophy. The NUS MBA program has been ranked among the top 3 in Asia-Pacific by Asia Inc. since 1999 and amongst the top 100 in the world by FT and EIU.
Located about 12 km from the city centre, the University's main campus at Kent Ridge occupies approximately 150 hectares of one of the most scenic areas in Singapore. It is well served by communication links, being 20 minutes by car from the airport, close to one of Singapore's main expressways, served by several bus routes and familiar to taxi drivers.
The NUS Business School also has an established and dynamic Student Exchange Program. To date, we have hosted students from over 30 countries. Our partner universities include Columbia University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fudan University, University of British Columbia, HEC School of Management (France) and University of Melbourne. We are also a member of the PIM (Partnership in International Management) Network. http://www.pimnetwork.org/
Exchange students participate in the second year of the MBA program, and study the elective modules. ACADEMIC MATTERS
The NUS MBA program offers a rigorous, relevant and rewarding education to our students. It is characterized by a strong curriculum with an Asian focus delivered by outstanding faculty members with extensive research, teaching and consulting experiences.
Term Dates: Fall Semester: Mon August 3 to Sat December 5, 2009
Spring Semester: Mon January 11 to Sat May 8, 2010
Areas of concentration: Accounting, finance, logistics and operations management, management, marketing, decision sciences.
Structure and Delivery of Classes:
Language of instruction: English
Teaching Methods:A variety: including lectures, case studies, presentations, project work, computer-
based business games, multi-media tools and field trips. Students are expected to
participate in class discussions
Class size: 15-40 students in elective courses
Course load:4 Credits per module. 42 lecture hours per module. Recommended 4-5 modules
Examinations:as per instructor
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The module outlines are made available on website: http://www.mba.nus.edu.sg/
• Go to For Current Students/ Gears/Timetable
• Select Acad Year 2008/2009
• Select Semester 2, 2008/2009 (January to May, 2009) for more information.
Exchange students should select from the list of elective modules offered.
Modules and Credit Transfer
Exchange students must take a minimum of 3 modules and can take a maximum of 5 modules. Exchange students are responsible for verifying with their home universities that their modules can be transferred back as credits to fulfill their degree requirements. Please be advised that exchange students are required to take exams for all the examinable modules they are reading.
Real Estate Modules
A fee of S$1,800 (per module) will be charged to exchange students who wish to read modules at the Department of Real Estate (School of Design and Environment). http://www.sde.nus.edu.sg/
MBA Office determines the examination dates for MBA modules. Request for taking early exam will not be entertained.
Online results will be available one month after the last examination date. Request for early result release will not be
For Exchange students, two copies of your transcript (one of which is a complimentary copy for the student) will be sent directly to the relevant offices of your home university responsible for student exchange program; approximately two months after the completion of the semester (unless otherwise arranged with the partner university). You will have to make your own arrangements to collect your complimentary transcript from the relevant office(s) at your home university.Faculty
The school has a rich international flavor as many of its faculty hail from different parts of the world. Over the last three decades, we have become the top choice business school in the Asia-Pacific region. This is possible with the 100-strong teaching staff in our school who regularly publish state-of-the-art research in leading journals. About 90% of them obtained their PhDs from reputable US and overseas universities. Many of our staff members have professional qualifications, work and consultancy experiences that are valuable in enriching the learning experience of our students and program participants.
Facilities at the NUS Business School
Facilities at NUS are vast and modern and include the Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library, which houses the Management Collection of 40,000 volumes. This library is part of the University library system comprised of six libraries with a total combined collection of over 1.89 million books and bound journals. The libraries also have a substantial collection of microfilms, CD-ROM databases, and periodicals.
State-of-the-art behavioral laboratories, computer labs, and conference rooms also are at the students’ disposal. NUS also offers wireless internet access campus-wide.
NUS Career Service Office provide full services to incoming exchange students, including counseling and
resources such as
1 CareerLeader (self assessment tool)
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2 Vault (career, industry and company guides)
3 Wetfeet (career, industry and company guides)
4 Goinglobal (international career resources)
5 Global-Workplace (global MBA job board – participation limited to top 50 B-schools)
6 MBA-Exchange (Euro-centric MBA job board)
7 MBA-Direct (new MBA job board – focused on executive hires)
8 MBAFocus (online resume book – participation limited to top B-schools, and top global recruiters
9 BIZ Career Services Resource Library
Students are also welcome to attend on-campus recruitment talks.
Exchange Application Deadline: For admission in SEM 1 For admission in SEM 2
Not living in Singapore April 1, 2009 September 1, 2009Online Application can be found on this website:
Please read the Notes for Application carefully and send all application forms and supporting documents to the Registrar’s Office as instructed.
Expected Arrival Date: First week of January
Admission Requirements: Exchange students from SEP partner universities must:
1.be proficient in the English language in order to benefit from their studies at NUS, as the medium of
instruction in NUS in English (except for Asian or European studies, where a good command of the
respective Asian or European language is a prerequisite)
2.be academically qualified for the graduate course-work they wish to pursue at NUS
3.fulfill any requirements under the SEP MOU; and
4.fulfill any prerequisites for the coursework that they wish to pursue (eg ensure that pre-requisites for
modules selected are met)
No visa for entry into Singapore is required for nationals from countries that have full and open diplomatic and travel links with Singapore (eg, Australia, Germany, Japan, United States of America, Indonesia etc.)A “visa for entry” into Singapore is required for nationals from countries that do not have full and open diplomatic and travel links with Singapore (eg, Afghanistan, Commonwealth of Independent States, India, Laos, Myanmar, People’s Republic of China, Syria, Yemen etc)
In such cases:
(i)the Registrar’s Office (RO) will (upon receipt of the Application Form) submit a request to the
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for the candidate to be issued a visa for entry into
(ii)upon clearance, the RO will be issued the original ICA in-principle approval letter to enter Singapore;
(iii)the original ICA in-principle approval letter will be sent to the candidate, together with the offer letter
and other documents; and