- How many applicants are admitted each year?
- How are the two-week residential segments structured?
- 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?
We intend to admit 45 to 50 participants per class.
The calendar for the UCLA – NUS Executive MBA program consists of six intensive two-week segments. Modules are conducted in residence at NUS in Singapore and UCLA in Los Angeles, and in Shanghai, Bangalore and New Delhi. Each segment consists of three course modules.
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.
Each module consists of 32 contact hours similar to modules for full-time MBA programs. Each residential segment comprises three core modules. Each degree requires satisfactory completion of all necessary degree and course requirements of both institutions. Students will complete a total of 72 credits - 36 credits from UCLA and 36 credits from NUS.
During each two-week residential segment, there will be three core modules. To meet the rigorous academic requirements of both institutions, each module comprises 32 contact classroom hours. In between residential segments, the number of hours spent on coursework, reading and group study varies by individual. We recommend participants spend approximately 10 hours per week studying between the segments. We also see peer tutoring and study groups being formed - this is particularly useful as different participants have different strengths and skills to share.
Study groups are in general self-selected and compose of approximately 4-5 participants each, depending on the module and particular assignment. In some modules, professors select the groups to ensure that the composition of each group is balanced in terms of nationality, job function, industry and academic backgrounds.
Yes, participants have access to professors throughout the program. In addition, some professors also have teaching assistants to help participants in the more quantitative-related modules.