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​NTU Singapore launches Asia’s first Professional MBA programme specialising in International Trading with support from Enterprise Singapore

Published on: 03-Nov-2020

​Singapore plays a pivotal role in the world of international trade with over 400 global, regional, and local commodities players across the entire value chain located here, and thirty percent of Asia’s trade being conducted through Singapore. Commodity trading is an indispensable pillar of its economy, driving job creation and demand for ancillary services.

Nanyang Business School (NBS) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is launching Asia’s first Nanyang Professional MBA (PMBA) programme specialising in International Trading to grow the talent pool for the trading sector and train experienced professionals in commodity and wholesale trade to lead effectively across markets and cultures.

Designed in close consultation with industry leaders and with the support of Enterprise Singapore to ensure direct relevance to industry requirements and challenges, the Nanyang PMBA (International Trading) offers a holistic education that develops cross-cultural intelligence, knowledge of emerging technologies, awareness of sustainability and regulatory issues, and the ability to manage opportunities and risks in the dynamic global trading environment.

Professor Christina Soh, Dean, Nanyang Business School (NBS) said, "We are pleased to have the support of Enterprise Singapore and industry leaders to create the Nanyang PMBA (International Trading) programme. The programme is part of NBS’ continuous efforts, in collaboration with other Schools in NTU,  to empower current and future leaders with competencies to innovate for the future, lead with impact and transform with cultural dexterity.”

Mr Satvinder Singh, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Singapore said, "With disruptions in the global supply chain, shifting demands for sustainability and the growing necessity to digitalise, there is a need for the new generation of business leaders to be equipped with skills to effectively navigate the changing international trading landscape. We are proud to partner the global commodities fraternity to support the development and launch of the Professional MBA in International Trading offered by Nanyang Business School.”

Associate Professor Lee Boon Keng, Academic Director for the Nanyang PMBA (International Trading), Nanyang Business School said, “The new Nanyang PMBA (International Trading) will establish Singapore as the Asian hub for higher learning and leadership development in commodity trading. We welcome all who are interested in a career in international trading to join us and explore a world of opportunities.”

Held on alternate weekends over 18 months, the programme will be delivered across 20 high-impact modules. In addition to the 14 core modules of the Nanyang PMBA programme, candidates in the International Trading track will complete six specialisation electives that focus in depth on key roles, responsibilities, and challenges unique to the international trading sector.

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