Nanyang Business School

nanyang business school

About the School

Founded in 1956. the Nanyang Business School has been ​consistently included amongst the top-tier business schools globally. One of the renowned and comprehensive providers of business and management training in the Asia-Pacific. ​​​For many years, the School has sustained leaders from around the world, using innovative pedagogy that blends rigorous academic approach with real-world business experiences. Ranked 8th in the Asia Pacific. Within the Financial Times’ global It has been ranked under the top 40 every year since 2009.​

An Overview


Class Size

Course Fee ($)

Course Duration (months)

Average GMAT Score

Average GRE Score

Average Age 28
International Participants 91%
Gender 40% (Women)
Average Work Experience 6 Years
Average Salary $169,499

You can pick from the following 5 tracks. They will enable you to focus on distinct career requirements that you would like to pursue:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Strategy & Innovation
  • General Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Capital Management

The Nanyang Business School has numerous MBA scholarships accessible to admitted candidates, to support their MBA studies. Scholarship decisions are declared typically not along with the admission offer, as scholarship preference involves another step or decision, particularly if it involves external parties, as in the case of the APEC, ASEAN, and ADB scholarships.

Applicants will be questioned if a scholarship is needed when filling in the online application form to the programme. If a scholarship is needed, tick on the relevant scholarship(s) and write an additional essay for the scholarship committee to evaluate with the application documents.
Only the QS scholarships require additional application forms.

Nanyang GLC scholarship: 
Deadline: 30 March

Nanyang Women in Business Scholarship: 
Deadline: 30 March

For more information on scholarships please refer to the link.

The Nanyang Business School constantly tries to ensure that you are ready for the job market. Their mission is to empower you to better understand yourself and make the best of our resources and network. 98% Of the MBA students employed within 3 months from graduation
They offer a wide range of services that are thoughtfully designed with you in mind: ​

Career Advisory
Their specialized team of career advisors will work intimately with you to grow and implement a strong career action plan. You can get expert guidance on how to seek jobs, write a winning resume and cover letter, as well as evaluate job offers and negotiate salary.

Professional Coaching
A team of trained and experienced coaches is on hand to provide the coaching support you need to navigate your way through the career maze.

Career Resources
Exclusive to NBS students, CareerFIT is a one-stop portal which makes event registrations, internships, and job searches time-efficient. You can upload your resumes and submit job applications with just a single click.

Resume Book
This publication is sent to recruiters every month for them to identify and connect with candidates who would be a good fit for their organisations.

Career Skills Workshops
We roll out core workshops on how to develop a unique personal brand, optimize your online presence, shine at interviews, crack a business case, etc.

Recruitment Events
You can participate in recruitment talks and speaker series to maximise your exposure to employers and make impactful connections. Career and internship fairs are organized for you to meet recruiters from various industry sectors.

Global Opportunities
We have also extended our outreach with companies outside Singapore to bring more employment opportunities to you.

We encourage you to pursue experiential learning opportunities during your studies. As such, we equip you with many resources and opportunities to land part-time or full-time internships.

Alumni Network
Our network of 50,000 alumni is spread across more than 90 countries worldwide. Many of them are accomplished professionals from diverse fields. You will be glad to know how eager they are to mentor you and share about the experiences in NBS that prepared them for success.

Employment Statistics:
Global recruiters trust the value that a Nanyang MBA provides and a student’s potential to contribute to any organisation which employs them.

Why Nanyang Business School

Notable Alumni

Low Yen Ling

Member of the Parliament of Singapore

Teo Ser Luck

Former Member of the Parliament of Singapore

Gustav Kasselstrand

Co-Founder and Chairman of the party

Sophia Pang

First woman from Singapore to reach the South Pole

Nanyang Business School MBA Application Process

The latest application requirements set by the Nanyang Business School MBA admission office are described below.

Essay 1: Briefly describe your involvement in any socially responsible or sustainable development activities.
Word limit: 150 words (maximum)

Essay 2: Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your near term (3 – 5 years) future career objectives and how pursuing an MBA will help you achieve them.
Word limit: 400 words (maximum)

Essay 3: Tell us about two achievements (one as a leader and one as a team member) that you are most proud of, and why you feel that to be so.
Word limit: 400 words (maximum)

Essay 4: Share with us a situation where you faced adversity. Describe how you resolved/managed it and what you learned from the experience.
Word limit: 400 words (maximum)

Rounds Application Deadlines
Round 1 Nov 1, 2020
Round 2 Jan 15, 2021
Round 3 Mar 31, 2021

Want to know more about the MBA Application Deadlines for Top B-Schools? Here’s the entire list of top B-Schools along with their deadlines – MBA Application Deadlines 2020-2021

Applicants are required to nominate two referees in the online application form. Upon nomination, an online referee report form will be sent to them for their completion.

Tips for recommendation letters

  • Who can give a recommendation: You will have to provide details of one recommender who can be your reporting manager/ previous manager/ senior colleague/ current client/ previous client/ business partner/ supplier/ auditor etc.
  • It should not be a bunch of adjectives. The recommender should add specific instances/examples of your professional work together.
  • Academic recommendations ( from professors/teachers etc) are not valid.
  • The recommender should send the recommendation from the official email id only. If the recommender does not have an official id – then a proof that you reported / or was supervised by this person should be attached.
  • Go by the nature of the assessment rather than the seniority of the designation.

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