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NUS & SMU, Singapore B Schools [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2010, 12:32
Hi All,

I recently gave GMAT & got a score of 660 (M 49, V 31). AWA Score was 5.5
I also have 3 years of work experience in IT firm.
I want to enroll for Full-Time MBA in Asian Universities (mainly Singapore & Hongkong).

Recently, I came across Singapore Management University MBA. The university is regionally very reputed but the MBA course is very young.
Can someone please let me know whether SMU MBA is really good as compared to NUS MBA?
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Re: NUS & SMU, Singapore B Schools [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2010, 23:45
As u said, SMU program is not mature enough and can't be compared to a well established school like NUS, moreover, NUS is highly ranked in Eng & Tech so it would definitely boost your carrier -since you're from IT background- specially if you're intending to work in Sing upon graduation.

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Re: NUS & SMU, Singapore B Schools [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2011, 23:12
Singapore SMU MBA is although quite young but it is making great headway in the global arena. It is already considered by many to be better than NUS and NTU. The program is similar to ISB and INSEAD (founding dean of INSEAD joined SMU as president which could suggest similarities between the two programs) in that it is a 1 year MBA (part-time is 18 months) with lots of focus on soft skills, case studies and extensive industry interaction. The average batch experience is also quite high (> 6 yrs) which is again similar to ISB and INSEAD.

SMU recently launched an EMBA program in collaboration with Wharton & ISB and early signs suggest that SMU MBA will break into FT global top 25 rankings next year and is surely going to become Singapore's top MBA program.
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Re: NUS & SMU, Singapore B Schools [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2011, 06:24
warrak2000 wrote:
As u said, SMU program is not mature enough and can't be compared to a well established school like NUS, moreover, NUS is highly ranked in Eng & Tech so it would definitely boost your carrier -since you're from IT background- specially if you're intending to work in Sing upon graduation.

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hey Yahya,
do you know of any alums from NUS?
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Re: NUS & SMU, Singapore B Schools [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2011, 03:23
vgr wrote:
warrak2000 wrote:
As u said, SMU program is not mature enough and can't be compared to a well established school like NUS, moreover, NUS is highly ranked in Eng & Tech so it would definitely boost your carrier -since you're from IT background- specially if you're intending to work in Sing upon graduation.

Good luck,
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hey Yahya,
do you know of any alums from NUS?


not really! however I checked in NUS website and found this in Alums page:
http://bschool.nus.edu.sg/TheNUSMBA/ProspectiveStudents/TheNUSMBA/ProgrammeInformation/TestimonialsfromAlumni/tabid/2520/default.aspx

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Re: NUS & SMU, Singapore B Schools [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2011, 02:46
warrak2000 wrote:
vgr wrote:
warrak2000 wrote:
As u said, SMU program is not mature enough and can't be compared to a well established school like NUS, moreover, NUS is highly ranked in Eng & Tech so it would definitely boost your carrier -since you're from IT background- specially if you're intending to work in Sing upon graduation.

Good luck,
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hey Yahya,
do you know of any alums from NUS?


not really! however I checked in NUS website and found this in Alums page:
http://bschool.nus.edu.sg/TheNUSMBA/ProspectiveStudents/TheNUSMBA/ProgrammeInformation/TestimonialsfromAlumni/tabid/2520/default.aspx

Good luck,
Yahya

Hi,
Thanks a lot man. I met a whole bunch of alums when they came to bangalore for the NUS connect program. All I'm hoping for now is to get in :)
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Re: NUS & SMU, Singapore B Schools [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2012, 05:50
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rockmba1 wrote:
Singapore SMU MBA is although quite young but it is making great headway in the global arena. It is already considered by many to be better than NUS and NTU. The program is similar to ISB and INSEAD (founding dean of INSEAD joined SMU as president which could suggest similarities between the two programs) in that it is a 1 year MBA (part-time is 18 months) with lots of focus on soft skills, case studies and extensive industry interaction. The average batch experience is also quite high (> 6 yrs) which is again similar to ISB and INSEAD.

SMU recently launched an EMBA program in collaboration with Wharton & ISB and early signs suggest that SMU MBA will break into FT global top 25 rankings next year and is surely going to become Singapore's top MBA program.



Rockmba1,
My research on SMU made a similar impression in my mind about the school and as a result, I am going to be a part of the program starting July 2012. I still have time to change my mind but I think I am going to accept the offer. I did not even apply to NUS for the sheer reason that it is located way too far from my house and office with poor connectivity to public transport. I will be pursuing a part-time program, by the way. The reputation of NUS MBA is indisputable though. Even Nanyang (NTU) for that matter.

I would soon be attending the NTU interview but I don't think any outcome is going to change my mind. I will be sticking to SMU. I chose the program because it is short in duration (18 months part-time). SMU has a high class faculty and my experience in a sample class that I attended was awesome. The seminar style teaching was impressive. In addition to these, SMU's industry ties are commendable. SMU will be ranked by FT this year (most probably) and from what I have learnt from various sources is that average salaries of SMU alumni have been above their NTU and NUS counterparts. So I agree with rockmba1 that SMU will feature high in the rankings. SMU is also the youngest university to have earned both AACSB and EQUIS (5 yrs, usual is 3 yrs) accreditation, though some argue that even money can buy these.

All in all, I am happy with my choice and have also pocketed a scholarship from the school because of my GMAT score :)
I will be happy to connect to those who would be joining the part-time program in July 2012 or full-time program in Jan 2013.

Good luck mates!

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Re: NUS & SMU, Singapore B Schools [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2012, 03:10
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Hi Piyush,
Could you please share your contact details so that we can connect.
I am applying to SMU FT MBA program and would like to hear more from you.


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Re: NUS & SMU, Singapore B Schools [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 00:20
Congrats AJKA123!!

Can you guys plz share you profiles??

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Re: NUS & SMU, Singapore B Schools [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2012, 21:19
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Re: NUS & SMU, Singapore B Schools [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2012, 23:41
NUS B-school is ranked as one of the best in Asia. While the placement may not be as good as say they have been for ISB in India, they're solid and Singaporean universities tend to make sure you end up OK somewhere.
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