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Studying in Singapore: MBA Programs and Masters Degree

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Singapore plays host to some of the top MBA schools in the world

Studying in Singapore is becoming increasingly popular, with universities in Singapore having world-class reputations and state-of-the-art facilities.

Several of the MBA programs on offer in Singapore are world-renowned. Three Business Schools in Singapore make it into the Top 40 ( for their MBA programs. Two of Singapore’s universities featured in the Top 200 Universities in the World (Times Higher Education), with National University of Singapore making it into the top 40.

Many wider-known universities from Europe and the US have strong ties to universities in Singapore, giving them global recognition. There is a tough work ethic in Singapore and you can expect to study harder than you have done before while here. The reward at the end is a highly demanded qualification.

MBA programs in Singapore

There is a wide range of MBA courses in Singapore. The MBAs on offer from Singapore’s institutions are world-class. A number of top universities from around the world also have a Singapore campus and offer MBA programs. MBA courses are usually taken full time over one or two years. Many of the MBA courses require significant high-level work experience from the applicant.

Masters Degrees in Singapore

Postgraduate taught and research masters usually take between one and three years to obtain. PhD programmes should be completed within two to five years.

Courses and studying in Singapore is usually conducted in English, with the exception of language classes.


Those looking at studying in Singapore will generally need to have a 2:1 degree or above for most postgraduate courses. Check with individual institutions for full details.

Application deadlines vary for each university but are usually at the beginning of November for the semester 1 intake and at the beginning of May for the semester 2 intake.

Postgraduate applications should be made directly to the university, usually by post or online. Foreign candidates may have to provide proof that they can financially support themselves during the course of study,  which could be in the form of a bank statement.

MBA courses usually require a bachelor’s degree and at least five years’ work experience.

Here is a list of some of Singapore’s Higher Education Institutes.

Public Universities in Singapore

Private Institutes

Private Business Schools in Singapore

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