Top 10 MBA Colleges in Singapore


Singapore has always been a top draw for tourists and travellers since long and in the last two decades the country has been coming up as a major destination for overseas students interested in having a MBA degree. This island nation not only offers the perfect academic environment required for pursuing a MBA degree but also provides great opportunities for landing a plush job after completion of the degree.

Why study MBA in Singapore?
There are enough reasons (and good ones at that) to apply for a MBA program in a reputed college in Singapore. Firstly, as Singapore is one of the burgeoning commercial and industrial hubs worldwide (nearly 7,500 MNCs are headquartered here), one can easily get a job here and settle down as well after attaining the degree.

PR (permanent residency) applications are processed in less than 3 months. You qualify for a MBA program even if you don’t have any work experience or have not cleared the GMAT or TOEFL/IELTS. Some colleges let you complete your degree in just one year! If you’re raring to go for a MBA degree you can take your pick from the following colleges and universities.

National University of Singapore
The NUS Business School that is under the aegis of National University of Singapore has turned out more than 25,000 business administration graduates under its undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the last forty years. All faculty members hold doctorate degrees.

Courses offered are BBA, MBA, International MBA, UCLA-(university of California) NUS Executive MBA, APEX (Asia Pacific Executive MBA) program, and several executive education management courses. The MBA course is of 17 months. A two year work experience is required.

Singapore Management University
Singapore Management University (SMU) has a fulltime MBA course lasting for 12 months and a part-time MBA course of 18 months duration. An average of 2-6 years of work experience would be needed before one can apply for a MBA program. A student has to successfully complete 8 core curriculum courses and 10 elective courses.

INSEAD Business School
The INSEAD Business School is a leading academic institution that offers executive, graduate, masters, and PhD programs in business administration. It is situated in ‘Knowledge Hubs’- a district in Singapore. The fulltime EMBA program lasts for 14 months. One can also opt for a fast track fulltime MBA program of only 10 months duration! One would need to have at least 2 years of managerial or supervisory work experience to qualify for enrolment.

Singapore Institute of Management :
The Singapore Institute of Management (UniSIM) has been imparting quality education since the sixties of the last century. It offers a string of diploma, UG and PG courses and programs including ‘diploma in management studies’, BSc in business, business analytics, marketing, logistics and supply chain management and ‘masters in taxation’. The MBA program is of 2 years. A work experience of 3-5 years would be needed to be eligible for application

Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University :
The Nanyan Business School is a well-known management institution in Singapore offering general MBA degree program (both part and fulltime) and specialization MBAs in Accountancy, International Business, Marketing, and Finance, and many more. The full time course is of 16 months duration and the part-time course is of 32 months.

James Cook University
James Cook University, a public university based in Townsville, Queensland, Australia has its lone international campus in Singapore. It offers a 1 year fulltime MBA programme comprising 12 speciality subjects meticulously chosen from a diverse spectrum encompassing all the segments of contemporary management.

Kaplan International College
The Kaplan International College in Singapore offers a MBA degree in arrangement with Murdoch University based in Perth, Western Australia. The entire program is made up of 12 composite units to be completed in at least 4 trimesters or 16 months.

Raffles School of Business Singapore
The Raffles School of Business in Singapore has a 3 year fulltime business management program (Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Management). The degree certificate is awarded by the Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Sydney, Australia. Out of the 17 modules that make up the course, 11 are compulsory and one has to select any two from the remaining ones.

S P Jain Centre of Management
The S P Centre of Management in Singapore is owned and operated by the S P Institute of Management and Research which is an educational trust managed by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Mumbai. It is one of the topmost business management institutes in Asia. The institute offers a Global MBA program and an Executive MBA program.

Marketing Institute of Singapore
The Marketing Institute of Singapore furnishes a string of diploma, bachelors and masters degree programs along with certificate and diploma courses in management studies with a sales and marketing orientation. It offers a MBA program that is affiliated to the University of Buckingham.


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