National University of Singapore MBA Placements and Salaries ,,Singapore

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It is not commonly known but Asia is home to 60% of the world’s population and several of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant economies. Among the flourishing Asian countries, Singapore, a global business hub, houses over 4,000 multinational companies and a thriving start-up ecosystem. Whether one is seeking to advance their career in a regional or global corporation, a niche or emerging industry, or looking to join a start-up, Singapore awaits abundant opportunities. Thus, it is no surprise that NUS graduates are highly sought after in a diverse range of industries in Singapore and beyond.

NUS MBA Placements: Employment Highlights 2019

The MBA Class of 2019 received a 138% increase in pre-MBA salary after three years. The average increase in salary post-MBA was USD 161,168. About 94% of the graduating class received at least one job offer within three months of graduation. The NUS MBA is quite diverse and covers a wide variety of industries and professions, including tech, entrepreneurship, healthcare, education, energy, and construction. Thus, NUS saw recruiters from different domains eager to hire NUS MBA graduates. Some of these recruiters were top firms such as, Amazon, Apple, Deloitte, HSBC, Dell, JP Morgan, Microsoft, and more.

NUS MBA Placements: Class Profile 2019

The NUS MBA Class of 2019 had 120 students with an average of six years of work experience. An overview of the Class Profile is given below:

NUS MBA Class of 2019 Overview

Class Size


Average Age

29 years

Average Work Experience

6 years

Average GMAT Score


Average Salary

USD 73,892

Maximum Base Salary

USD 160,000

NUS MBA Placement: Top Employers

The National University of Singapore has strong relationships with recruiters at some of the world’s leading organisations. Thus, every year top firms seek out the best of NUS MBA graduates. The following were top employers for the Class of 2019:



Arthur D Little


Johnson & Johnson





Goldman Sachs



JP Morgan






Simon Kucher



NUS MBA Placement: Post-MBA Employment by Industry

As per the NUS MBA Career Report for the Class of 2018, 94% of MBA graduates were employed within three months of graduation. Around 89% of graduates found a job through CSO and school facilitated activities. The Class of 2018 chose to divulge into various industries after graduating. The top favourites were the Technology sector with 25% of graduates, followed by the Financial Services sector and Consulting sectors. An elaborate breakdown of employment by industry is given below:

NUS MBA Employment by Job Sector 2018

NUS MBA Placements: Salary and Bonus

For the Class of 2018, the average alumni salary three years after graduation was USD 153,216 and the alumni salary increase three years after graduation was 131% as per Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2019. The following were the post-MBA salaries and bonuses of Class of 2018 NUS MBA graduates:

Post-MBA salaries and bonuses of Class of 2018

On the other hand, the Class of 2019 received a maximum base salary of USD 160,000, median base salary of USD 65,986 and average salary of 73,892.

NUS MBA Placements: Source of Opportunity/Placement Support

The NUS MBA Class of 2019 found employment opportunities through various sources. Here is a breakdown of how students found a job:

Source of Employment Opportunities: NUS MBA Class of 2019

Here are some career development tools and activities offered by NUS B-school:

  • Recruitment Events: Various on-campus recruitment events and industry panel discussions offer a close-up view of specific organisations, industries and business areas. During these events, students can build their network and acquire a better understanding of what the recruiters value while hiring talent for their organisations.
  • Networking: The NUS Business School offers multiple channels that help in developing a wide network of contacts in Singapore, Asia and beyond.
  • MBA Resume Book: It is an NUS publication featuring student resumes that give global recruiters and leading organisations easy access to the vast pool of our NUS MBA talent.
  • AI-powered Platform and Online Career Resources: These tools give instant feedback to students which lets them sharpen their skills such as resume and elevator pitches.
  • Employment Directory: Various employment opportunities are posted on a daily basis on NUS Business School’s exclusive online recruitment system. At present, recently enrolled students, as well as graduates, can use this system.
  • Internships: Internships give students the chance to gain an insider’s view of a particular company or industry. It is also a good opportunity for possible conversion to full-time roles. Internships generally take place from May to late July. International students are also eligible to participate in the internship programme without any special work authorisation.
  • Career Workshops: A rich array of professional workshops are held across departments and schools that range from industry-specific interview clinics and assessment centre simulations to personal branding sessions.
  • Career Coaching and Alumni Mentoring: Students are guided by their individually assigned career coach through self-assessment activities, market research, and cover letter and resume writing. Students usually work closely with assigned alumni mentor in their area of interest to enhance industry knowledge and create a network.

NUS MBA Placements FAQs

Q. What are the typical semester/term dates for NUS MBA?

A. The NUS MBA has one intake every year. The programme begins with Orientation and Launch Your Transformation (LYT) 5-day boot camp in mid-July. Usually, the classes officially begin in early August. Each academic year consists of two semesters (Aug-Nov and Jan-Apr) and two special terms (May-Jun and Jun-Jul). Read more about the admission and application process of NUS here.

Q. Can I take the GRE instead of the GMAT for NUS MBA?

A. Yes. NUS accepts either GMAT or GRE scores.

Q. Does NUS MBA accept the Executive Assessment for the application?

A. Part-time MBA applicants with more than seven years of full-time (post-bachelor's degree) work experience are eligible to take the Executive Assessment (EA) for their application, instead of the GMAT or GRE. However, GMAT or GRE is mandatory for full-time MBA applicants.

Q. Is TOEFL or IELTS mandatory? Can I ask to be exempted?

A. Yes, it is mandatory for international students. A TOEFL or IELTS score is required if the undergraduate degree was not completely taught in English. The minimum score requirement is 100 for TOEFL, and 6.5 for IELTS.

Q. What is an acceptable GMAT score for NUS MBA?

A. The NUS Admissions Committee reviews applications and assesses profiles based on work experience, undergraduate grades, essays in the online application, interviews, and so on. There is no fixed score requirement, however, a GMAT score of 600 and above is a good target. The class averages for GMAT is 670 for the full-time MBA programme, and 645 for the part-time MBA. To know your chances of getting into NUS, contact our experts here: Shiksha Study Abroad Counselors.
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