Programme Structure

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ADVANCE ON YOUR OWN TERMS

The NUS MBA offers the option of two formats: a 17-month full-time programme and a part-time programme for working professionals who want to advance their leadership competencies without putting their careers on hold.

The NUS MBA programme is offered on both full-time and part-time basis. A typical full module comprises of 4 modular credits (MCs) and meets 3 hours a week for 14 weeks. A typical half module comprises of 2 MCs and meets 3 hours a week for 7 weeks. The programme has one intake each year, and commences in July/August for both part-time and full-time participants.

 

FULL MODULE

4
MODULAR CREDITS
3
HOURS/WEEK
14
WEEK DURATION

HALF MODULE

2
MODULAR
CREDITS
3
HOURS/WEEK
7
WEEK DURATION

Credits where they’re due.

There are some modules you have to do (Core) and others you can choose from (Elective). To complete your MBA, you will need to complete the following credits:
Management Communication

An essential component of the programme structure. This takes place two
weeks prior to the 1st semester and does not count towards your final grade

(Compulsory non-credit graduation requirement)
 
Core Modules

Full Module X 8 = 32 MCs
(4 MCs each)

Half Module X 4 = 8 MCs
(4 MCs each)
+
Elective Modules

Elective Modules = 28MCs
You may pick any of these elective modules giving you a total of 28 MCs.
=
TOTAL
68
MCs

FULL-TIME MBA PROGRAMME

Full-time MBA students complete their studies within 17 months. This schedule offers students with the opportunity to enrich their learning experience by spending a semester... READ MORE
Full-time MBA students complete their studies within 17 months. This schedule offers students with the opportunity to enrich their learning experience by spending a semester on student exchange and another semester on internship. Core module classes are generally held in the day while elective classes are generally held in the evenings.

Full-time students must enrol in modules totalling up to at least 12 MCs and up to 20 MCs per semester. During special terms, full-time students can only enrol for modules up to a maximum of 8 MCs for each special term.

Part-time students must enrol for modules totally up to at least 4 MCs and not more than 12 MCs of study per semester. For each special term, part-time students can register for up to 8 MCs. *Number of Modules is equivalent to a combination of full modules and half modules. Each academic year consists of two regular semesters and two optional Special Terms.

SEMESTERS

Semester I : August – November/December
Semester II : January – April
Special Term I : (optional) May – June
Special Term II : (optional) June – July

CLASS TIMINGS AND SCHEDULE

MBA classes meet once a week per module during regular semesters and twice a week during special terms. The duration of each class during regular semesters is 3 hours. The duration for each class during special term is 3.5 hours. Classes are held in the mornings (9.00am to 12.00pm), afternoons (12.00pm to 3.00pm and 3.00pm to 6.00pm) or evenings (6.00pm to 9.00pm). Part-time students would be given priority for core modules classes held in the evenings.
VIEW EXAMPLE OF A FULL-TIME MBA SCHEDULE
Example of a full-time MBA schedule :
No. of Modules Other Activities
Year 1
Semester 1 (Aug-Nov) 5
Semester 2 (Jan-Apr) 6
Special Term 1 (May-Jun) 2
Special Term 2 (Jun-Jul) 1 Internship
Year 2
Semester 1 (Aug-Nov) 3 Student Exchange / Internship

PART-TIME MBA PROGRAMME

The part-time NUS MBA programme allows working managers and professionals to upgrade their managerial skills and pursue further professional growth opportunities. Classes for part-time MBA students are held during weekday evenings and/or weekends.
VIEW EXAMPLE OF A PART-TIME MBA SCHEDULE
Example of a part-time MBA schedule :
24-month schedule 30-month schedule
No. of Modules No. of Modules
Year 1
Semester 1 (Aug-Nov) 2 2
Semester 2 (Jan-Apr) 2 2
Special Term 1 (May-June) 2 2
Special Term 2 (Jun-Jul) 2 2
Year 2
Semester 1 (Aug-Nov) 2 2
Semester 2 (Jan-Apr) 3 2
Special Term 1 (May-Jun) 2 2
Special Term 2 (Jun-Jul) 2 1
Year 3
Semester 1 (Aug-Nov) 2
In many ways the NUS MBA was a journey of self-discovery and one after which I have come out stronger and ready to restart my career in earnest.
RITA
Class of 2017
2015 Intake, Full-time