MBA in Singapore


Hi All,
I am a engineering graduate with 3 yrs of Indian IT Experience. I am planning to pursue MBA or EMBA in singapore to take my career to different level.

Could you all please suggest MBA or EMBA and university that can help me land a job after the course completion.

Also please shed some light on the tuition fee and living expenses.

Thanks,
Vikram
Hi All,
I am a engineering graduate with 3 yrs of Indian IT Experience. I am planning to pursue MBA or EMBA in singapore to take my career to different level.

Could you all please suggest MBA or EMBA and university that can help me land a job after the course completion.

Also please shed some light on the tuition fee and living expenses.

Thanks,
Vikram
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Duncan
You'll have to do basic research yourself. Start with http://www.find-mba.com/singapore
You'll have to do basic research yourself. Start with http://www.find-mba.com/singapore
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Duncan
Oh, and try the article linked below: http://www.find-mba.com/article/485/mba-programs-in-singapore-learning-business-in-asias-gateway
Oh, and try the article linked below: http://www.find-mba.com/article/485/mba-programs-in-singapore-learning-business-in-asias-gateway
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ralph
What's your GMAT score?

The good accredited schools in Singapore include the following:

Singapore Management University (SMU)
Nanyang Technical University (NTU)
INSEAD
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Unfortunately for you, your profile is a very competitive one. Since the average number of years of work experience at these schools is around 5-6, the best thing to do for you to be competitive would be to work for another few years before applying.

You might be competitive at a non-accredited school like James Cook, although the job prospects after graduation will not be as good as the ones I mentioned before.
What's your GMAT score?

The good accredited schools in Singapore include the following:

Singapore Management University (SMU)
Nanyang Technical University (NTU)
INSEAD
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Unfortunately for you, your profile is a very competitive one. Since the average number of years of work experience at these schools is around 5-6, the best thing to do for you to be competitive would be to work for another few years before applying.

You might be competitive at a non-accredited school like James Cook, although the job prospects after graduation will not be as good as the ones I mentioned before.
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What's your GMAT score?

The good accredited schools in Singapore include the following:

Singapore Management University (SMU)
Nanyang Technical University (NTU)
INSEAD
National University of Singapore (NUS)


Good advice. I think for working in Singapore I would suggest INSEAD, SMU, NUS and NTU (in that order). JCU is not especially well regarded and I think it should be a last resort option. If you interests are more international, then I would recommend stretching to INSEAD, LBS or a US school
<blockquote>What's your GMAT score?

The good accredited schools in Singapore include the following:

Singapore Management University (SMU)
Nanyang Technical University (NTU)
INSEAD
National University of Singapore (NUS)
</blockquote>

Good advice. I think for working in Singapore I would suggest INSEAD, SMU, NUS and NTU (in that order). JCU is not especially well regarded and I think it should be a last resort option. If you interests are more international, then I would recommend stretching to INSEAD, LBS or a US school
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ralph
I think for working in Singapore I would suggest INSEAD, SMU, NUS and NTU (in that order).

Just curious - why would you put INSEAD ahead of the local schools?

JCU is not especially well regarded and I think it should be a last resort option.

Agreed.
<blockquote>I think for working in Singapore I would suggest INSEAD, SMU, NUS and NTU (in that order).</blockquote>
Just curious - why would you put INSEAD ahead of the local schools?

<blockquote>JCU is not especially well regarded and I think it should be a last resort option.</blockquote>
Agreed.
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maubia
I think for working in Singapore I would suggest INSEAD, SMU, NUS and NTU (in that order).

Just curious - why would you put INSEAD ahead of the local schools?

JCU is not especially well regarded and I think it should be a last resort option.

Agreed.


I m even more curious.. why SMU ahead of NUS and NTU?
<blockquote><blockquote>I think for working in Singapore I would suggest INSEAD, SMU, NUS and NTU (in that order).</blockquote>
Just curious - why would you put INSEAD ahead of the local schools?

<blockquote>JCU is not especially well regarded and I think it should be a last resort option.</blockquote>
Agreed.</blockquote>

I m even more curious.. why SMU ahead of NUS and NTU?
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Just curious - why would you put INSEAD ahead of the local schools?


INSEAD has a global reputation and, given the international flavour of Singapore, I feel the school offers a better reputation both in Singapore and beyond. The admission standards, program quality, career outcomes of INSEAD are very hard to beat.
<blockquote>Just curious - why would you put INSEAD ahead of the local schools?</blockquote>

INSEAD has a global reputation and, given the international flavour of Singapore, I feel the school offers a better reputation both in Singapore and beyond. The admission standards, program quality, career outcomes of INSEAD are very hard to beat.
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ralph
INSEAD has a global reputation and, given the international flavour of Singapore, I feel the school offers a better reputation both in Singapore and beyond. The admission standards, program quality, career outcomes of INSEAD are very hard to beat.

It's just that many of INSEAD's grads - from both campuses - tend to go to Europe, and it's main recruiters are Western firms like McKinsey, Bain, Boston Consulting Group, etc. Seems to me that NUS and NTU have better traction with local and mainland Chinese firms.
<blockquote>INSEAD has a global reputation and, given the international flavour of Singapore, I feel the school offers a better reputation both in Singapore and beyond. The admission standards, program quality, career outcomes of INSEAD are very hard to beat. </blockquote>
It's just that many of INSEAD's grads - from both campuses - tend to go to Europe, and it's main recruiters are Western firms like McKinsey, Bain, Boston Consulting Group, etc. Seems to me that NUS and NTU have better traction with local and mainland Chinese firms.
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mjohnson
The UCLA NUS Executive MBA Program is not as advertised and a junior management training program more than anything. They allow a substantial percentage of their class in with little experience and far from stellar academic backgrounds. In terms of expectations, not met in anyway way what so ever. Don't believe the hype for it is a money grab and the program run by an ego-maniac based in Singapore. The program is not world class and they are very disorganized in managing the basic elements of the program. The career coach in Singapore is not helpful (might be able to assist with getting an internship at Goldman Sachs) and at UCLA they stated the contract for the career counselor, who was dedicated to our specific program, unfortunately just expired.
The UCLA NUS Executive MBA Program is not as advertised and a junior management training program more than anything. They allow a substantial percentage of their class in with little experience and far from stellar academic backgrounds. In terms of expectations, not met in anyway way what so ever. Don't believe the hype for it is a money grab and the program run by an ego-maniac based in Singapore. The program is not world class and they are very disorganized in managing the basic elements of the program. The career coach in Singapore is not helpful (might be able to assist with getting an internship at Goldman Sachs) and at UCLA they stated the contract for the career counselor, who was dedicated to our specific program, unfortunately just expired.
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donho199
Hello Johnson,

While working in Singapore. I am really puzzled how some ppl manage to do night-classes because the pace and intensity of the full-time work.

Can you share with us your experience. I went to the event a couple of times and pretty like the arrangement so that busy managers can attend the program with less hustle.

Not sure ego-maniac is the marketing professor ?

Having attended the sample class and talking to few professors, i just feel they are not on par with top 25 US Program and other top UK MBA.

The class profile is certainly a crucial element of EMBA
Hello Johnson,

While working in Singapore. I am really puzzled how some ppl manage to do night-classes because the pace and intensity of the full-time work.

Can you share with us your experience. I went to the event a couple of times and pretty like the arrangement so that busy managers can attend the program with less hustle.

Not sure ego-maniac is the marketing professor ?

Having attended the sample class and talking to few professors, i just feel they are not on par with top 25 US Program and other top UK MBA.

The class profile is certainly a crucial element of EMBA
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mjohnson
Hi Donho:
I agree with you and your hunch is correct. Services Marketing. It is too much to put three Grad classes into two weeks. The Profs are far from World Class. The class profile is Jr. and the bottom half quite scary with respect to what one would expect. Even worse, they pass them through to collect the money. Appalling.
MJ
Hi Donho:
I agree with you and your hunch is correct. Services Marketing. It is too much to put three Grad classes into two weeks. The Profs are far from World Class. The class profile is Jr. and the bottom half quite scary with respect to what one would expect. Even worse, they pass them through to collect the money. Appalling.
MJ
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ezra
Hi Donho:
I agree with you and your hunch is correct. Services Marketing. It is too much to put three Grad classes into two weeks. The Profs are far from World Class. The class profile is Jr. and the bottom half quite scary with respect to what one would expect. Even worse, they pass them through to collect the money. Appalling.
MJ

You've posted with somewhat vague commentary about this program in several threads - care to elaborate? The career stats and its FT ranking make it look like a very promising program.
<blockquote>Hi Donho:
I agree with you and your hunch is correct. Services Marketing. It is too much to put three Grad classes into two weeks. The Profs are far from World Class. The class profile is Jr. and the bottom half quite scary with respect to what one would expect. Even worse, they pass them through to collect the money. Appalling.
MJ
</blockquote>
You've posted with somewhat vague commentary about this program in several threads - care to elaborate? The career stats and its FT ranking make it look like a very promising program.
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