MBA Specialisations

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The NUS MBA imparts a broad knowledge of core management areas while allowing you to acquire industry-specific expertise.


The recent worldwide economic crisis underscored the highly complex nature of global finance and the need for business leaders to have a firm understanding of financial instruments and models. The NUS MBA Specialisation in Finance imparts an in-depth exploration of core areas of finance, including financial planning and analysis, foreign exchange risk management, fund positioning and budgeting, international financial management, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, options and futures and corporate governance.



Organisations can no longer compete on the merits of their products and services alone to ensure their long-term sustainability. Firms need solid marketing strategies to effectively target their client base and differentiate their offerings from the competition. The NUS MBA Specialisation in Marketing provides an analytical understanding of markets, consumers and marketing models. Among the subjects addressed are consumer behaviour, applied market research, marketing channels and pricing models, and marketing strategy for SMEs and start-ups.



Offered in collaboration with NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, the NUS MBA Specialisation in Healthcare Management imparts path-breaking insights and ideas to effectively lead in this dynamic sector. The programme emphasises healthcare economics and financing, healthcare policy and systems, and quality of care measuring systems, and offers framework to maximise organisational efficiency and resource allocations.

Modules Type No. of MCs
Core MBA modules 40 MCs
Core Healthcare Management modules (4 MCs each)

– Health Economics & Financing
– Health Policy and Systems
– Management of Healthcare Organisations
– Measuring and Managing Quality of Care

16 MCs
Healthcare Management electives (4 MCs each)

– Public Health Biology and Ethics
– Design, Monitoring and Evaluation of Health
– Clinical Occupational Medicine
– Design, Conduct and Analysis of Clinical Trial
– Occupational Health Practice
– Control of Communicable Diseases
– Principles of Epidemiology
– The Environment in Health & Diseases
– Lifestyle and Behavior in Health and Diseases

8 MCs
MBA electives 4 MCs
Total graduation requirement 68 MCs


Unstable markets, changing regulatory environments, disruptive technologies, and ever-evolving consumer behaviour patterns are among the most common challenges for businesses worldwide. The NUS MBA Specialisation in Strategy address these challenges by delving into the most significant behavioural and strategic issues that impact today


Innovation & Entrepreneurship Specialisation

With an increased interest in entrepreneurship, the NUS MBA will be offering the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Specialisation.

Gathering the best of both worlds – an expert panel of faculty and industry experts, who had a hand in the creation of the specialisation, ensures that you, our future leader, get the best of both theoretical and practical knowledge. With the aim to cultivate intrapreneurial or entrepreneurial skills, and the engagement in opportunities involving projects in start-ups, accelerators and incubators, you will be given the tools and concepts to not only develop ground breaking technologies and ideas, but also gain valuable insights in the community of entrepreneurs.

Watch this space as we unveil more.

Real Estate Specilisation

This specialisation is created to help students apply the best of real estate and business practices in an Asian context.  It seeks to provide current and future real estate leaders and decision makers with state-of-the-art knowledge in real estate, management and leadership.  The NUS MBA specialisation in Real Estate is offered in partnership with the Department of Real Estate at NUS.


Modules Type No. of MCs
Core MBA modules 24 MCs
Core Real Estate modules (4 MCs each)

– Real Estate Investment
– Real Estate Economics
– Portfolio and Asset Management
– Real Estate Securitisation

16 MCs
Real Estate electives (4MCs unless otherwise stated)

– Real Estate Development
– Portfolio and Asset Management
– Commercial Real Estate Appraisal
– Real Estate Investment Trusts & Property Funds
– Real Estate Securitisation
– Spatial Information System (SIS) for Urban Planning
– Special Seminar
– International Field Study (8MCs)
– Dissertation: (8MCs) or Real Estate Case Study (choose one option only)
– Integrative Project (12 MCs, compulsory)

20 MCs
MBA electives 8 MCs
Total graduation requirement 68 MCs


An important sector of the economy in Singapore is the consulting industry. World renowned large consulting firms and important niche consulting firms have a sizable presence in Singapore. As well, a sizable number of MBA students aspire to have a career in consulting. To facilitate a career transition to consulting, the NUS MBA offers the Consulting Specialization. The modules in this Specialization are oriented to understanding the consulting industry and best practices in consulting as well as the development of the fundamental knowledge necessary to operate as a consultant in today’s business environment.


With the proliferation of digital technology, successful businesses are increasingly defined by how effective they can be at leveraging data to drive business decisions.  Managers who can draw business insights from data, translate these insights into operational and strategic decisions, and execute these decisions effectively are highly sought after by businesses around the globe. The NUS MBA specialization in Analytics & Operations is exactly designed to equip students to become such managers. The specialization embodies the synergistic relationship between analytics and operations: Analytics focuses on structured approaches to model, understand, and interpret data to obtain intelligent business decisions; Operations focuses on execution of these decisions: how actual business processes can be transformed and improved. A holistic understanding of both analytics and operations will only grow in importance as technological boundaries continue to expand, and will likely become all the more essential for both middle managers and senior executives in the future.


The digitalisation of business is advancing at a very fast pace. Digital business models have brought about countless disruptions to established businesses. The NUS MBA Program has responses to this change in the business environment with the introduction of the Digital Business Specialization. By taking this specialization, students will become conversant with artificial intelligence, block-chain and the cryptocurrency ecosystem, machine learning and big data. Importantly, the specialization focuses on how to manage and lead businesses given these changes in the business environment. The specialization equips students to not only manage and work with new start-ups that lead digital business  but also facilitate the transformation of traditional businesses into those that can success in this new age of digital business.


Bringing with him a wealth of life experience, Mr Tan is a beacon of light for our MBA students in matters of studies, life and even of the heart.

NUS MBA is a journey of self discovery, culture immersion and leadership improvement. The most valuable asset I learnt is “leading from who you are”.
China, Class of 2017
2015 Intake, Full time