MBA in Singapore

It’s time that you pay a serious thought to pursuing MBA in the cosmopolitan city-state of Singapore!


Why Study in Singapore?

Let’s Look at the Numbers!

  • Singapore has three institutions (Nanyang Business School, NUS Business School and INSEAD) in the top 11 spots of the QS Global MBA Rankings 2018 for Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
  • As per QS Best Students Cities Rankings 2018, Singapore is 15th ranked, ahead of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Edinburgh, and Washington DC.
  • Owing to Singapore’s highly competitive economy, the employability rates for MBA graduates is high. Singapore came third in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for 2017-2018, ahead of Netherlands, Germany, and Hong Kong.


Top B-Schools

National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore Management University (SMU
INSEAD, Singapore Campus
Nanyang Business School (under NTU)

Powerful Reasons to Study in Singapore

High Quality Education Proximity to India & Safety Affordable Education Cultural Advantage Strong Employment Prospects
World-class universities – NUS, NTU, SMU Well Connected to India & Asia Cost of Education lesser than US Large Indian Population High Employability Rates
Academic partnerships with top US univs High Level Safety & Security Scholarship Options Primary language is English 7,000 MNCs

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Average Salaries earned by Singapore MBA Graduates & Alumni

University/B-School Mean
National University of Singapore SGD 90,839
Nanyang Business School SGD 181252 (3 years after MBA)
Singapore Management University SGD 80,000-100,000


Top Industries in Singapore

Financial Services

Post­ MBA, a high percentage of students are recruited by McKinsey, Bain and BCG.


Program Duration & Cost of Education

Duration Cost of Education (Tuition & Living per annum)
12 months
NUS MBA is of 12-17 months
Tuition Fee: SGD 55,000-60,000
Living Costs: SGD 18,000-24,000
Standard of living is quite high

Candidates enrolled in National Universities can work 16 hour per week (part­ time). However, students enrolled in private universities are not entitled to work.


Eligibility Criteria for MBA Programs

Strong Academic Credentials Standardized Test Scores Work Experience & ECA
Competitive GMAT Score Minimum work experience of two years
Bachelor’s Degree from a well-recognized & accredited university Indian applicants are expected to have a GMAT score of at least 700 since they are usually good in Maths Strong Extra Curriculars
IELTS/TOEFL – Not required medium of instruction in undergrad is English Community Service experience


Intake & Application Deadlines

  • NUS and NTU offer Fall intake and the application deadline is between October & January
  • SMU offers Spring intake and the application deadline is from July to August.


Student Visa Terms and Provisions

The student visa application process can be completed online. The following documents are needed:

  • Completed application form along with a resume
  • A valid passport and birth certificate
  • Transcripts, academic documents and employment certificates (if applicable)
  • Financial documents, showcasing funds to cover the academic and living expenses for one year


The duration students are permitted to remain in Singapore post an MBA to search for jobs can range from a few months up to a period of one year.

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