The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme has been ranked 18th in the Financial Times (FT) Global MBA rankings for 2018.
This jump is up eight places from a year earlier, continuing its rise since it first participated in 2006, NUS said in a press statement on Jan 29, 2018.
The annual rankings are based on data compiled from two main sources: surveys conducted with alumni who graduated three years ago, and data provided by business schools.
Several criteria are used to assess and rank MBA programmes globally. They include career progress of alumni, post-graduation salary increases, professional aims achieved, school diversity through international faculty and students, and idea generation through research.
Salaries and salary increases are the most heavily-weighted ranking criteria for the FT rankings. These were also the key areas where the NUS MBA performed strongly.
The alumni surveyed commanded a weighted average annual salary of US$143,917 three years after graduation, with a post-graduation salary increase of 134 per cent.
“We are proud to deliver an MBA programme with strong experiential and transformational education components. These include management communications, consulting projects with globally leading firms, and opportunities to take part in international case competitions," said Professor Jochen Wirtz, Vice Dean of Graduate Studies at NUS Business School. "In addition, we offer exchange partnerships with more than 60 top universities, regional internships and opportunities for honing leadership and entrepreneurship skills with academic faculty and industry practitioners alike."
“I am grateful that our students find our programme fulfilling. Rankings are a useful guide for the review and improvement of our programmes," commented Dean Bernard Yeung.
"Our focus remains on continually refining and innovating our programmes to further improve the quality of student learning and overall experience at the NUS Business School,” he added.