MBA Admissions Requirements

NUS MBA admission requirements

The NUS MBA seeks individuals who have integrity, strong leadership capabilities and the desire to achieve academic and management excellence. In addition, we are looking for individuals who are mature, motivated, focused and wish to make a positive impact on business and society. Candidates must satisfy the following entry requirements for the MBA programme.

  • Good Undergraduate Degree
    Applicants must have a strong academic record in any undergraduate field from a reputable academic institution. 
  • Work Experience
    Applicants must have a minimum of two years full-time postgraduate work experience. 
  • GMAT / GRE
    All applicants are required to take either the GMAT or GRE exam as they provide us with a standardised way of evaluating candidates. We do not have a minimum score required for admission as standardised tests are just one of several admission criteria. A high score does not guarantee admission, and a below average score does not eliminate a candidate. Scores may be self-reported; however, should you receive an offer of admission, official scores will then be requested for verification. 
    Applicants whose undergraduate degree was not in English are required to submit TOEFL / IELTS / PTE scores. The TOEFL code for NUS is 9082 Department Code 02. The IELTS code for NUS is 0677. Visit TOEFL or IELTS for more information.

    • TOEFL - Minimum score of 100 for internet-based test.
    • IELTS - Minimum score of 6.5.
    • PTE - Minimum score of 68.
  • Referee Reports
    Two referee reports are required to complete your application. The two referees can be your current employer, previous employer or corporate client.

    In the online application system, you are required to provide contact information about your referees. This information is important as it allows us to contact your referees. The email will contain information on how to access and submit the online referee report. Under the online application system, you could also initiate to send out the online referee form to your two referees before you complete your online application. The online referee form will only be valid for two weeks after you initiate to send out.

    Two referee reports have to be submitted within the application deadlines.


Short-listed applicants will be interviewed and may be required to take further evaluation tests if deemed necessary.


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