In defense of NUS and Nanyang, both are accredited by AACSB International and both have been ranked in the top 100 by EIU at least once in recent years. In addition, NUS has a partnership with UCLA and Nanyang is accredited by EQUIS.
Nonetheless, I see your point. However, matters might not be as bleak as they appear at first glance- with a combination of a scholarship and an assistantship it might be possible to minimize your expenses for your time in the US.
Hi Hjort, thanks for the information. I did notice the partnership with UCLA but that program is open only to individuals with at least 8-10 yrs of some experience in management, so it's pretty much out of the question for the time being.
Still, what's an assitantship ? It's the first time I have come across this term.
I'm also looking at the SMU M.sc in Applied Finance. I have given it a glance a very long time back but didn't read too much into it as it appears to be a little too focused (geared towards CFA). Still it's interesting to note that SMU has the Wharton School as one of its many partners.
I'll do some detail study at their courses and post here again.
Have you managed to look into their courses in greater details? I had a friend who is also thinking of doing a Masters - and we talked abit about the various programs in the local (Singapore) universities. Just wondering what are your thoughts...