The UCLA - NUS Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific program is among the world's top executive MBA programs - ranked no 4 in The Economist's 2015 ranking of executive MBA programs globally and no. 6 in The Financial Times' 2016 global ranking of executive MBA programs. In May 2016, the program welcomed its 13th intake in Singapore. This class comprises 34 senior executives representing 10 nationalities with an average age of 39 and an average of 15 years' work experience. Forty-two percent of the incoming Class of 2016 were born outside the United States. In terms of residency, 38 percent of the students, including American and European expatriates, are based in Singapore, and 35 percent are based in the United States. The remaining 27 percent of the class are based in Australia, China, India, South Korea, Myanmar, and Thailand.
Conducted over 15 months, this one-of-a-kind concentrated dual degree program structure allows busy executives the flexibility to work while attending intensive residential teaching modules in leading epicenters of the Pacific Rim - Los Angeles, Singapore, Shanghai and Bangalore. Participants become immersed in Asian and North American perspectives and in a range of cultures with a diverse group of exceptional peers broadening their global perspective and mindset. During the modules, to complement the classroom learning, students are immersed in site visits, meetings with global executives across a variety of industries and disciplines, and projects with international companies. The program culminates with a Management Practicum, a global strategic consulting project. In addition to being a dual-degree program (unlike joint-degree programs in which graduate earn only one diploma), the program offers executives the flexibility to meet in different locations and to communicate electronically in between sessions. The evolving curriculum reflects the changing needs and activity of the marketplace. Over the 11 years of the program, many innovations have been introduced, including a class on communications, career workshops, enhanced career mentoring and pre-class on-line sessions. In 2014, elective courses were introduced with UCLA Anderson's Los Angeles-based Executive MBA students during the August block. Most recently, the option was also added to join the Center for Global Management's global immersion courses with students from the full-time MBA, Fully Employed (FEMBA) and EMBA programs.
Upon completion of the program, participants are awarded two globally recognized MBA degrees - one from UCLA Anderson and one from the National University of Singapore Business School, equipping them with essential skills and knowledge required to lead organizations successfully in a global economy.