National University of Singapore




The Full-time NUS MBA Program normally requires 17 months to complete over three regular semesters. Though not recommended, students may opt to complete the program in 12 months, by enrolling in classes during the long vacation at the end of the first year. This option will preclude internships and participation in the student exchange program.


-Good Undergraduate Degree: Applicants must have a strong academic record in any undergraduate field from a reputable academic institution.

-Work Experience: Applicants must have a minimum of two years full-time post-graduation work experience. Compulsory military service as a commissioned officer will be considered as managerial experience. Special consideration will be given to applicants with 1st Class Honours or higher degrees and have work experience that may be less than the required two years.

-GMAT: Good Analytical Writing Assessment, Verbal, Quantitative and Total GMAT scores are required.

-TOEFL/IELTS: TOEFL Applicants whose undergraduate degree was not in English are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

-Interview: Short-listed applicants will be interviewed and may be required to take further evaluation tests.


For the Full-Time NUS MBA, the application window is from 01 October 2011 – 31 March 2012.

Round I: 01 October 2011 – 31 January 2012 (Scholarship Qualifying Period)

Round II: 01 February 2012 – 31 March 2012


1. Choose one of the two questions below: a. Describe your most valued accomplishment and explain why you view it as such OR b. Describe a time when you failed. What did you learn from that failure? How has that failure made you better equipped for the future? [300-word limit]

2. Name one current issue (economic / social / political) that Asia is facing and identify a couple of strategies that you feel may adequately address the issue. [300-word limit]

3. “Rampant consumerism (seeking material goods without the ability to afford them) is one of the main causes for the current global economic crisis. Restraining consumerism remains a key task for developed countries like the US and Western Europe.” What are your views? [300-word limit]


Employment History


Job Description (300 characters)

Other Achievement

Name of institution/professional bodies/organization (word limit not specified):

Details (word limit not specified):


1) Why is it important for you to embark on your MBA now? (max 300 char)

2) Have you ever applied to the NUS MBA Program or its Double Degree programs? If yes, please state the year and the result of your application. (max 300 char)

3) If you are a re-applicant to the NUS MBA Program or its Double Degree programs, please highlight your progress since your last application. (max 300 char)

Post-MBA Plans

Briefly describe your post MBA career plans and the course of action you intend to take in order for you to meet your goals successfully. (word limit not specified)


Two reference Letters

1. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity/context? (Maximum 300 characters)

2. Ratings

3. Ratings

4. In your opinion, what is the candidate’s leadership potential for the next five years? (Maximum 1500 characters)

5. Please provide three most memorable achievements the applicant attained in your company.(Maximum 1500 characters)

6. Kindly provide an instance when the applicant exhibited any one of the following qualities: (Maximum 1500 characters)



-Exceptional Work Performance

7. From what you understand of the applicant, what are his/her main motivations or interests in life? (Maximum 1500 chracters)

8. Ratings


Application Fees: There are no application fees.

Program Fees for The NUS MBA Aug 2010 Intake:

Full-time program: S$50,000 (Payable over the first 3 semesters*)

Part-time program: S$50,000 (Payable over the first 5 semesters*)

* There are 2 semesters in one academic year.

An acceptance fee of S$5,000 is payable upon acceptance of offer. This will be credited towards your tuition fees.


If you are are citizen of China and are applying from China, please send your supporting documents directly to:

新加坡国立大学管理学院 上海办事处



电话: (86 21) 6426 4181/4182

传真: (86 21) 6426 4180


If you are located anywhere else in the world, send your supporting documents to:

NUS MBA Admissions

NUS Business School

BIZ 2 Building, Level 5

1 Business Link, Singapore 117592

Tel: (65) 6516 2068

Fax: (65) 6872 4423



Online Application: