How many applicants are admitted each year?
How are the two-week residential segments structured?
There are usually case studies, readings, quizzes, and/or assignments that participants will have to prepare for and work on in the evenings. Company visits, roundtable and panel discussions, and distinguished guest speakers also are scheduled throughout. Click here to view a typical two-week segment.
How many hours is each module?
How many hours can I expect to spend studying each week?
How are the participants divided into study groups?
Can participants contact the professors during and after each residential segment?
Is this an online program?
Are there elective courses in the program? Can I major in a particular subject?
How does this program differ, for example in terms of academic content from the other EMBA programs at UCLA and NUS? How does this program differ from other EMBA programs offered in Asia and the U.S.?
Unlike traditional Executive MBA programs which usually have a regional draw, the flexibility and innovative format of the UCLA – NUS Executive MBA program attracts participants from around the globe.
What is the purpose and value in having international residencies?
How do professors grade and evaluate the participants?
This all depends on the course and the instructor, based on what is appropriate for the topic. Some courses are more exam-based, while others require term papers. Typically, class participation makes up 20 to 40% of the final grade depending on the particular course module. The UCLA – NUS Executive MBA program requires both verbal and analytical skills.
Does the UCLA – NUS Executive MBA program use case studies?
Who can I contact to find out first hand about the Executive MBA program experience?
Will I receive an e-mail account from both schools?
What is required to apply for admission? Do you require applicants take the GMAT?
Two completed applications at NUS and UCLA portals
Two letters of recommendation (to be sent through UCLA portal only)
Official College and University transcripts and other academic records
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report (where applicable).
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score report (optional)
Non-refundable application fee of US$200 (to be paid through UCLA portal only)
Upon receipt of your completed application, the UCLA
Is it possible to be admitted without a university degree?
I did not graduate from a university in the United States – is there additional material that I need to include?
Does the UCLA – NUS Executive MBA program accept credits from other institutions?
I have been out of school for a long time and/or I do not have a quantitative background. I am apprehensive about my quantitative readiness. How do you assess my quantitative skills in the admissions decision process?
Please note however that while the GMAT is not a requirement for acceptance, it is highly recommended for those candidates whose prior academic work does not show distinction or evidence of quantitative and logical reasoning skills.
Is an admission interview required?
When will I be notified of the acceptance decision?
Can I defer admission?
Do I need to take the TOEFL?
What are the required scores on the TOEFL and IELTS exams?
Is it possible to apply without currently being employed?
Is there an application fee?
Who should write the letters of recommendation?
What should be included in the company support letter?
Career Management Services
What type of career services support is provided?
- Self-assessment, including Career Leader
- Industry and job function overviews
- Career management strategy (e.g., job targeting, career management plan development)
- Skill development (e.g., resume writing, networking)
- Career advancement strategies (for leveraging the MBA degree in one’s current organization).
- Career workshops also are provided. In addition a variety of web-based career management resources, job portals and networking events are available. Current participants and alumni enjoy immediate access to both UCLA Anderson School of Management and NUS Business School’s online alumni directories, two powerful resources for job searching and connecting with alumni both locally and globally. With numerous search options available, these alumni directories are two of the Executive MBA’s most important networking resources.
What is included in the tuition fees?
When is the tuition due?
If I decide to withdraw from the program will the tuition be refunded?
Is financial aid available for this program? Are scholarships available?
Can you invoice my employer?
What degree will I earn? Is it the same MBA degree as from the full-time program?
Who teaches in the program?
How long does the program take?
What is the minimum age requirement?
Who are your students?
What “type” of candidate are you looking for?
- Minimum of 10 years work experience
- Motivation, enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity and commitment to assure success in an intellectually challenging global learning endeavor
- Quantitative aptitude and the intellectual ability to complete a rigorous graduate management degree program required by UCLA and NUS
- Strongly proficient in English (written and spoken)
- A clear understanding of the effort and commitment required to succeed in the program.
Admissions page for more information.
Must I live near Singapore or Los Angeles to take this program?
How much work is required between the six segments? Can I remain fully employed and still do the required coursework?
Where are the sessions held in China and India? How do we learn about these countries while taking modules there?
May I talk with current participants and/or alumni about their experiences and perspectives on the program?
UCLA – NUS Executive MBA Program Office
NUS Business School | National University of Singapore
Mochtar Riady Building, Level 4
15 Kent Ridge Drive
Phone: (+65) 6516 1351
Fax: (+65) 6775 9097
Will we have access to the alumni networks of both schools?
What are the main differences between a full-time MBA and an Executive MBA program?
Second, the class profile of the Executive MBA program is significantly more senior, with more extensive business experience than in traditional full-time MBA programs. Learning from other senior peers is a core part of the value proposition of this EMBA program.
When do we receive our course materials and books?
Is it possible to visit a classroom session at either UCLA Anderson School of Management or NUS Business School before I apply?
Can I miss a residential segment and still graduate?
May I study at the UCLA or NUS campus during weeks in which class is not in session?
My employer is partially financing the program. Who is financially responsible for paying the fees? Are there special arrangements for this?