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​These are the four most affordable MBA programmes in Asia

Published on: 29-Jan-2020

​Studying for an MBA in Asia is a wise choice if you are looking to succeed in your career and get ahead of the curve.


Not only do you gain valuable insights into Asian economies that are undergoing rapid economic transformation, you’ll also be networking with a diverse pool of faculty and peers.

If you’re able to get an internship or job after graduation in Asia, the work experience will also look great on your CV no matter where your career takes you after that.

Employers will be able to see that you’ve got international exposure plus Asian market expertise, giving you an edge over the competition.

Just like in any country or continent – choosing the right academic programme depends on your budget and goals. To help you with your decision-making process, here’s an overview of four affordable yet high-quality MBA programmes in Asia.

Nanyang Business School – Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

As one of the top business schools in Asia, the MBA programme here offers great return on investment if you get accepted to this prestigious university.

The 12-month programme here costs US$44,300. For comparison, students pay up to US$73,000 for the MBA programme at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, one of the top business schools in the world.

According to CEOWorld, the average drawing salary of graduates from this school is US$132,000 annually –  so you’ll be able to see good financial returns with this highly-recognised qualification.

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

The 12-month MBA programme at this university, one of the oldest and highly-ranked management institutes in India, costs approximately US$33,000.

It is great value for money for the world-class education delivered by expert and qualified professors. Graduates reportedly command average salary packages of Rs20.6 lakh (US$28,-929) about 121 percent higher than the overall average offered to an MBA graduate.

China Europe International Business School

The innovative management teaching approach at one of the best business schools in the region comes with a price tag of US$60,000 for the 18-month MBA programme.

Although it’s a relatively new university – it was established in 1994 – it has quickly gained a strong reputation in academic circles. Graduates typically earn at least US$65,000 after completion of the course.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Another young yet fast-progressing university for MBA programmes is this university in Hong Kong. Despite recent political turmoil, Hong Kong is a still hub of culture and business in Asia where you can get a strong foothold on Asian business markets.

CEOWorld states that approximately 92 percent of each management programme at this university are from abroad, meaning you’ll have plenty of opportunity for cultural and global exposure.

The cost of the MBA programme here is higher than the others on this list at US$75,300. But it still within the lower end of the spectrum for MBA tuition fees in Hong Kong which can go up to US$295,000 at some institutions. 


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