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5 Reasons Why You Should Take Up A One-Year MBA at NBS

The Nanyang MBA is a rigorous 12-month programme that will transform participants into successful business leaders who are ready to tackle real-world challenges in a global business environment. The MBA programme will enhance the capability of participants across various industries and fast-track their career progression. Are you considering a one-year MBA to advance your career? Here are five reasons why you should take up a one-year MBA at Nanyang Business School (NBS):

1. A one-year MBA that offers a variety of MBA courses to suit your needs

Participants are given a choice of four out of five electives depending on their specialisations, namely Banking & Finance, Strategy & Innovation, General Management, Marketing Management and Human Capital Management. During the one-year MBA programme, live consulting projects, known as Strategy Projects at Nanyang (SPAN), will be organised specially for participants to come up with strategies and solutions to actual case problems of  an existing company. The ambitious ones can also opt for a Double Masters programme, and those who successfully complete the programme will graduate with two degrees – an MBA degree from NBS and another MBA degree from our partner business schools below.  

  • Nanyang-Waseda Double MBA – Two MBA degrees in Singapore and Japan (can be completed in 14 months)
  • Nanyang ESSEC Double Masters – Nanyang MBA and MSc in Management in Singapore and France (can be completed within 24 months)
  • Nanyang-St Gallen Double Masters – Nanyang MBA and Master of Arts in Strategy & International Management in Singapore and St Gallen, Switzerland (can be completed within 24 months) 

2. Strong career services team 

Upon completion of the one-year MBA, the Graduate Studies Career Development Office (GSCDO) team will work with participants to help them in job placements.

The average Nanyang MBA alumni percentage salary increases by 125% three years after graduation, while 98% of its MBA participants find employment within three months from graduation. 

3. Diversity in the one-year MBA will expand your horizons 

Engaging with a culturally diverse group of participants from all over the world will provide you with multiple perspectives and opposing viewpoints that will add depth and colour to your personal and professional development. In a globalised world, having an open mind is key to success as it facilitates communication and understanding. As one of the best business schools in the world, NBS admits about 80 participants from 18 nationalities to its Nanyang MBA programme each year. The programme is also taught by a diverse, world-class faculty that span across 30 nationalities, offering students a more global perspective in their learning journey.

4. Enhance your resume with an internationally recognised MBA

Ranked 30th in the world by the FT Global MBA Rankings, the Nanyang MBA programme holds the reputation as one of the best one-year MBA programmes. In addition to being ranked in the top 40 of FT MBA rankings since 2009, the Nanyang MBA is also ranked 10th in the FT new Global MBA Ranking of Top MBA Programmes for Women in 2019. An internationally recognised MBA will make your resume stand out from the rest of the job candidates.  

5. Strong track record of MBA alumni

Out of the 49,000 MBA graduates, at least 5,000 of them are recognised business leaders or successful working professionals holding eminent leadership roles in Singapore. By tapping on the extensive NBS alumni network participants can create lasting relationships with one another and exchange important contacts or resources related to their industry. 

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