Joined: Apr 13, 2020
This review is for NTU
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2020
Its been a long time but I do remember my application process. It was pretty smooth with writing the right essays and choosing your recommenders. Fairly smooth.
The interviews I had were pretty conversational. There were a mix of questions asked about my experience and motivations - which did tie back to my essays - so practice them often.
Post getting the offer, the on-boarding process was pretty simple. The university and the admissions team was easily reachable and approachable. They readily solved all queries and difficulties I had in the admission process.
My cohort is fairly diverse. There are people across the globe with varied backgrounds. This has actually helped having a great cross cultural experience here. Further, when you have Core modules like Leading People Globally, it is essential to see how you can actually work across people from different cultures and language barriers.
The program is hectic. If you are looking for a MBA with a chill life, trust me, no one year program suits you. There is ample free time to socialize, network and travel. However, do bear it in mind it totally depends on your investment in the degree and the outcome you want from it.
The program is fairly balanced with a good mix of core and elective courses. The core courses are taught by some of the renowned and knowledgeable professors. You could choose a specialization track and opt for electives accordingly. However, if any other elective is of keen interest, you can take that up too. The teaching environment is pretty open and the Admin team is very welcoming.
I was extremely happy with how my Business Study Mission to Tokyo (for company visits) and SPAN (live consulting project) went. These are one of the USPs of the program and it was great to be a part of both.
Overall, the NTU MBA program is demanding but does bring out the best in you. It is one of the few programs globally which provides great return on your investment with an amazing experience. As the review title mentions - You make your own experience here....
The Professors are very knowledgeable and provide good guidance. Some courses and lectures do blow up your mind. The Professors are easily approachable and entertain any queries and concerns about the course or otherwise. Further, they are also willing to help you in case you need any professional guidance on a personal level.
CLASSES AND CURRICULUM:
Classes are well balanced out. However, do keep in mind this is a one year MBA. So prepare to be hectic, sacrifice some sleep if you want to excel. Balancing out things is one of the key learning from this hectic and demanding lifestyle.
There is no "placement" process here. That is usually limited to Indian schools. However, the University does dip into their network and list down the available opportunities on our portal. We also have career coaches, who are supremely experienced in their own regard. They are super helpful to make you learn the key tricks to set up your career ahead.
Further, it is extremely necessary to network here. It is useful not only on a personal level but also academically and professionally.
Overall BSchool experience (4.0)
Schools contribution (3.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)
Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Culture & Student Support