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Management Development Programme @ Nanyang

Programme Overview

Management Development Programme @ Nanyang is designed to equip high-potential, middle level managers with general management capabilities, leadership skills and heightened self and team awareness to prepare them for senior leadership positions in their organisations. The intensive nine-day programme comprises three core pillars – Strategy, Business and People.

  • The Strategy pillar will provide executives with tools and frameworks to better understand key dynamics affecting organisational performance and help them think more strategically to formulate and execute better strategies. Participants will also be encouraged to view their role in the context of corporate strategy and growth goals, so that they can better align their own daily priorities with the strategic goals and mission of the organisation.

  • The Business pillar will equip executives with essential management skills and concepts of key business functions, while providing an overview of disruptive technology (e.g. AI, blockchain) on today's business models. They will gain a better understanding of the business model canvas and cultivate an innovative mindset to drive sustainable growth and profitability.

  • The People pillar is designed to help executives increase their self and team awareness, so that they can build and inspire high performing team to achieve superior results. As managers advance in their career, they need to complement their functional skills with the ability to coach and integrate the efforts of others. They will also need to develop leadership competencies to motivate team members to embrace and support organisational change.

      Develop a strategic and innovation mindset

Lead, empower and inspire winning teams

Drive performance & achieve sustainable growth
  1. Key Benefits

    The programme will help participants develop an integrative view of general management, sharpen their business accumen and hone their leadership and communication skills. Here are some key takeaways:
    • Develop a strategic and innovation mind-set to drive organisational transformation and growth
    • Learn to see the “big picture” and develop a deeper understanding of cross-functional dynamics to make better decisions
    • Be armed with practical problem solving skills, tools and frameworks for various functional areas (marketing, finance, operations and human resources)
    • Get to know yourself and your team members better in order to empower and align teams around strategic goals
    • Lead, coach, and motivate co-workers to achieve greater work efficiency and breakthrough in team performance
    • Interact, network and share real-world insights with multidisciplinary knowledge experts and other talented participants in class
  2. Who Should Attend

    Experienced middle-level executives, managers and functional specialists across industries who are prospects for more senior leadership positions, or those looking to further enhance their leadership skills. Typical participants include, but are not limited to:
    • Heads of departments
    • Assistant/Associate Directors
    • Managers
    • Senior Specialists
  3. Programme structure​

    Strategy Pillar
    (3 Days)
    - Strategic Management
    - Business Analytics for Strategic Decisions
    Business Pillar
    (3 Days)
    - Strategic Marketing
    - Business Finance
    - Technology and Business Model Innovation
    People Pillar
    (2 Days)
    - Powering Self & Team Performance
    - Change Management
    Capstone Simulation Module (1 Day) An interactive group-based competition where participants apply the concepts learned in the Business and People Pillars

    - Participants may choose to stagger the programme by enrolling in the Strategy, Business and Peo​ple Pillar in different cohort. They are given one year to complete the programme.

    - Registration for the Business Simulation Module is only open to participants who have completed the Strategy, Business and People Pillars.
    - For more details of the curriculum and learning outcomes, please email

  4. Programme dates and venue

    Participants may choose to attend the full programme or specific pillars only.

    Full Programme:
    05 - 15 July 2021 (Next Intake)
    15 - 25 November 2021

    People Pillar: 05 - 06 July 2021​
    Strategy Pillar:
     07 - 09 July 2021

    Business Pillar: 12 - 14 July 2021

    NTU@one-north, Executive Centre.
    Address: 11 Slim Barracks Rise (off North Buona Vista Road), Singapore 138664
    MRT: Buona Vista Station (Exit D)

    Nanyang Executive Education reserves the right to change the date, venue and mode of delivery due to unforeseen circumstances or prevailing government advisory.
  5. Programe Fees
    Module Duration Fees in SGD
    (before GST)
    Full Programme 9 Days $9,680
    1. Strategy Pillar 3 Days
    2. Business Pillar 3 Days
    3. People Pillar 2 Days

    The fees quoted above are before GST. The usual 7% GST applies.
    Click here for more information on discounts, refund and cancellation policies.

    SkillsFuture Credit
    Singapore Citizens, aged 25 and above, and self-sponsored, may use their SkillsFuture Credit to defray part of the net course fee. Participants can submit their SkillsFuture Credit claims by logging in Please click here for “How do I submit a claim for Skillsfuture credit?” and other FAQs.​
  6. Testimonials

    "The 9-day MDP is concise and insightful with practical case studies to illustrate the different concepts, challenges and opportunities that would benefit a manager from any industry. The program was made interesting by NTU professors, peer to peer interactions, group discussions and networking opportunities. It provided an opportunity for me to know more about innovation trends and reflect on being a better leader.​"

    Ang Jing Xiang
    ​Internal Audit Manager​, VMware Singapore

    "Thank you to all the professors and highly talented peers! This programme has helped me explore and articulate the strategic and analytical aspects of a project and look at problems from both the operational and strategic perspectives.

    The subjects discussed are intense at times but the professors just made it so simple to understand and relevant that I can immediately apply some of the concepts learnt at work."

    Pinaki Ray
    Vice President, Corporate Risk, Wells Fargo Bank

    "The 9-day MDP Programme has provided me a very comprehensive overview of the business and people management skills in the organizational context.

    I really enjoyed the course and have certainly benefited greatly not only from the executive tools taught in the class, but also the interaction with fellow executives and multidisciplinary faculty by sharing experience and knowledge."

    Dr. Fang Xiaoqin
    Senior Manager, Technology Development & Commercialization, Singapore Eye Research Institute

    "The MDP has exceeded my expectations and I have truly gained much insight from all the professors who had been most willing to share."

    Colin Ong
    Deputy Director, Energy Market Authority

    "The Management Development Programme has given me another avenue for networking outside my industry and these conversations have given me new perspectives that relate both directly and indirectly to my job. The lectures during the modules are also very practical and I could put the ideas into use almost immediately in my teams and projects (I dropped an email to my team immediately during one of the lectures!).

    This 9-day course has greatly exceeded what I thought I would have gained and I would recommend it to anyone leading or is looking to lead a team."

    Chua Woon Pin
    Associate Director, Singapore Exchange


    Assoc Prof Low Buen Sin
    PhD, CFA, CA Singapore, CVA
    Associate Dean (China Programs and Executive Programs),
    Division of Banking & Finance

    Prof Low is the Associate Dean and the Associate Professor of Finance at the Nanyang Business School. He was the Director of the MSc (Financial Engineering) Programme at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) from 2004 to 2010. His research work has appeared in major financial journals and he has earned various accolades for his academic achievements. He received the NTU MSc (Financial Engineering) Programme Teacher of The Year Award in 2007. In 2008 and 2012, he received the NTU Best Teacher Award for the Banking and Finance Division and the EMBA Programme Best Teacher Award respectively.

    Prof Low has been actively involved in industry consultation and has conducted many executive seminars for major organizations. He was appointed as an external resource person on Derivatives and Structured Products for UBS Wealth Management technical skill programme from 1999 to 2011. He was also appointed as the Technical Consultant for Ernst & Young, Transaction Advisory Services from 2004 to 2008.

    To read more about Assoc Prof Low Buen Sin and his achievements, please click here.

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