NUS vs HKUST


Lost4Now
Most of my colleagues look to Asian MBA's generally as a networking tool. If you already have that strong network in Singapore, I would apply that same logic and aim for schools in cities where I have less of a network in order to establish stronger ties (in this case, for you, HKUST). Basically casting your net further etc... This is especially the case since you don't need the immediate advantages of a school like INSEAD. INSEAD is a very good reason to stay in Singapore though. I imagine it is the type of program that would attract a lot of very ambitious people.

Most of my colleagues look to Asian MBA's generally as a networking tool. If you already have that strong network in Singapore, I would apply that same logic and aim for schools in cities where I have less of a network in order to establish stronger ties (in this case, for you, HKUST). Basically casting your net further etc... This is especially the case since you don't need the immediate advantages of a school like INSEAD. INSEAD is a very good reason to stay in Singapore though. I imagine it is the type of program that would attract a lot of very ambitious people.
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mtks
Yeah,, I understand your opinion about Asian MBA. Networking is very important. I would not have strong network in both cities yet. But I hope it would be not difficult to make network in SIN even after glad and come back. On the other hand, It seems difficult to make personal network in HK and China without staying.

INSEAD is the best fit for my purpose... Unfortunately, my GMAT might be not enough yet.

Thanks for kindly comment.
Yeah,, I understand your opinion about Asian MBA. Networking is very important. I would not have strong network in both cities yet. But I hope it would be not difficult to make network in SIN even after glad and come back. On the other hand, It seems difficult to make personal network in HK and China without staying.

INSEAD is the best fit for my purpose... Unfortunately, my GMAT might be not enough yet.

Thanks for kindly comment.
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mtks
Hi, I wonder which one I should go between NUS and HKUST. I am working in Singapore now and I would go back to Singapore after glad to do business in Southeast Asia for next 5 years. I never care about job opportunity because I will go back to original company. I know NUS is very logical choice to learn about S/E Asian business and make personal network within the region. But, I also put importance on quality and diversity of classes and faculty to get good education. I've heard that HKUST was very good in terms of these criteria. Many rankings show its excellence too. On the other hand, regarding NUS, I am not sure but some of people say it does not provide diversity and high quality. I hope your any comment about the schools, especially NUS. Thanks.

Additionally, I work for consulting industry not finance. I am not Singaporean or Chinese.

Hi,

I'm taking into account that you're already working in Consulting and that you're not looking for a job immediatly after your MBA since you'll be going back to your Consulting job.

I'm also taking into account the fact that you're looking for quality and diversity of classes and faculty, and the fact that you have a drive to work in South East Asia in the mid-term.

As a few others pointed out, INSEAD is probably going to be a good choice. But since you're already in Consulting, it may not be as critical. Additionally, I'm not sure about whether people studying at INSEAD Singapore actually have a professional "project" for South East Asia. To me it seems more like INSEAD is in France and that the Singapore hub acts like a field trip to students looking for internationalisation. You should try to verify that by contacting people who study/studied there.

Right now, I'm thinking that if you'd like to work in Singapore, NUS would provide you the right teachers for that. These teachers, along with the university faculty, are not just interested in creating the international corporate elite, but also in studying/teaching/upholding SE Asian values. To me, such a choice is like choosing INSEAD or Tsinghua if you want to work in China.
Also, please be aware that if you're looking to add a European/French flavour to your MBA, NUS also proposes a double degree with HEC.


HI Bianca, thanks for comment. Your comment is very reasonable. I worry about only quality of classes. The dropping ranking at FT might suffer quality of its candidates. Have you ever studied at NUS or have heard any opinion from people attending it?
<blockquote><blockquote>Hi, I wonder which one I should go between NUS and HKUST. I am working in Singapore now and I would go back to Singapore after glad to do business in Southeast Asia for next 5 years. I never care about job opportunity because I will go back to original company. I know NUS is very logical choice to learn about S/E Asian business and make personal network within the region. But, I also put importance on quality and diversity of classes and faculty to get good education. I've heard that HKUST was very good in terms of these criteria. Many rankings show its excellence too. On the other hand, regarding NUS, I am not sure but some of people say it does not provide diversity and high quality. I hope your any comment about the schools, especially NUS. Thanks.</blockquote>
<blockquote>Additionally, I work for consulting industry not finance. I am not Singaporean or Chinese.</blockquote>
Hi,

I'm taking into account that you're already working in Consulting and that you're not looking for a job immediatly after your MBA since you'll be going back to your Consulting job.

I'm also taking into account the fact that you're looking for quality and diversity of classes and faculty, and the fact that you have a drive to work in South East Asia in the mid-term.

As a few others pointed out, INSEAD is probably going to be a good choice. But since you're already in Consulting, it may not be as critical. Additionally, I'm not sure about whether people studying at INSEAD Singapore actually have a professional "project" for South East Asia. To me it seems more like INSEAD is in France and that the Singapore hub acts like a field trip to students looking for internationalisation. You should try to verify that by contacting people who study/studied there.

Right now, I'm thinking that if you'd like to work in Singapore, NUS would provide you the right teachers for that. These teachers, along with the university faculty, are not just interested in creating the international corporate elite, but also in studying/teaching/upholding SE Asian values. To me, such a choice is like choosing INSEAD or Tsinghua if you want to work in China.
Also, please be aware that if you're looking to add a European/French flavour to your MBA, NUS also proposes a double degree with HEC.</blockquote>

HI Bianca, thanks for comment. Your comment is very reasonable. I worry about only quality of classes. The dropping ranking at FT might suffer quality of its candidates. Have you ever studied at NUS or have heard any opinion from people attending it?
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Rhino
NUS is close to heart of singaporeans. I think 75% of executives in Singapore comes from NUS (undergrad/grad/MBA).

Majority of NUS students is Indian students. That's something to keep in mind.

of course, it's nothing bad, because actually you need to network with more Indians rather than the chinese...

because indian is going to rule the world.
Not china like everyone is predicting.

I would rather have India (democratic country) as the global powerhouse compared to china (communist).

Try to google this:
Demographic outlook for BRIC countries
NUS is close to heart of singaporeans. I think 75% of executives in Singapore comes from NUS (undergrad/grad/MBA).

Majority of NUS students is Indian students. That's something to keep in mind.

of course, it's nothing bad, because actually you need to network with more Indians rather than the chinese...

because indian is going to rule the world.
Not china like everyone is predicting.

I would rather have India (democratic country) as the global powerhouse compared to china (communist).

Try to google this:
Demographic outlook for BRIC countries
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mtks
NUS is close to heart of singaporeans. I think 75% of executives in Singapore comes from NUS (undergrad/grad/MBA).


I see your opinion about Global markets. However, could MBA students have relation with undergrad/grad students? Also I heard that top tier Singaporeans go to US/UK schools. Isn't true?
<blockquote>NUS is close to heart of singaporeans. I think 75% of executives in Singapore comes from NUS (undergrad/grad/MBA).
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I see your opinion about Global markets. However, could MBA students have relation with undergrad/grad students? Also I heard that top tier Singaporeans go to US/UK schools. Isn't true?
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Rhino
Top tier students go to Top tier schools.
And Top tier schools not necessarily located in U.S/U.K.
Most of the singaporeans have a closed relationship with U.K. and australia because they're commonwealth country.
Aussie seems to be a popular choice for singaporeans.

I think MBA have somehow related to the brand name of the universities.
For example, tanaka school is being help by the good name of Imperial college.
And if you go around london, you will be helped by Imperial college alumnus.
So if the undergrad program is good, you'll have wider network.
That's my opinion.
Top tier students go to Top tier schools.
And Top tier schools not necessarily located in U.S/U.K.
Most of the singaporeans have a closed relationship with U.K. and australia because they're commonwealth country.
Aussie seems to be a popular choice for singaporeans.

I think MBA have somehow related to the brand name of the universities.
For example, tanaka school is being help by the good name of Imperial college.
And if you go around london, you will be helped by Imperial college alumnus.
So if the undergrad program is good, you'll have wider network.
That's my opinion.
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