24 October 2006

Another Feather in the Cap For NUS

This one comes soon after its other achievement of being ranked as one of the world's top 20 universities. Some people may be skeptical, other people may be surprised, but in the past few years, the evidence is that NUS seems to be improving by leaps and bounds.

Of course there is still plenty of room for improvement. Among other things - in the way they select and admit their EMBA program applicants.
Business Times - 24 Oct 2006
NUS makes FT's top 30 EMBA list again

NUS Business School has made the Financial Times top 30 ranking of executive MBA programs for a second straight year.

NUS's Asia-Pacific Executive MBA in English and Chinese came 29th in the newspaper's 2006 ranking of the Top 85 EMBA programs, rising one place from 30th last year. The school's APEX program is also the only Asian program to make the FT's Top 85 list, NUS said.

The school performed extremely well in two of the sub-categories, emerging in the top five for 'International Attendees' and 'Top Salaries in IT/Telecommunications'.

Its 2003 EMBA cohort of 73 students, made up of nine nationalities, visited China, India, Taiwan and Vietnam in six intensive two-week segments to complete the 17-month course, and enjoyed a 47 per cent increase in post-graduation salary, NUS said.

There are 16 criteria in FT's survey, which considers 104 business schools around the world. These include: salary today, percentage of salary increase, career progress, work experience, aims achieved, female faculty, students and board, international faculty, students and board, international course experience, languages, and education and research rankings of faculty.

The ranking is based on data collected from two sets of questionnaires - one completed by the business schools and the other by alumni who graduated in 2003 and have been in the work force for three years.

NUS was the only business school from Singapore ranked by FT.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, i just wonder why what is the obession of being these first and that first than just doing what best for what it's provides; good education for the masses.

Oh, i almost forgot, those statistically "first" are good justification for their top brass's salaries.

jonathan said...

yes radikaz, and there's more than that: though the government knows the best thing for the real bright ones, the ones who will be leaders in government and the corporate world is an overseas education, as there's no way NUS will ever match up to the lights of Harvard, it has a duty to keep the rest of the young people happy and content with NUS.

in any case, no harm boasting about it - it boosts national prestige. i must say i do feel a sense of pride seeing a Singapore among all the UK/US slots.

Indi said...

i think NUS really likes to have the notion of exclusivity rather than inclusivity?