Global Degree

UCLA-NUS Executive MBA

From Los Angeles to Singapore and from Shanghai to Bangalore, students become immersed in Asian and North American business perspectives and cultures, and network and learn from a diverse and exceptional group of peers spanning numerous geographies, disciplines and industries.


The UCLA - NUS Executive MBA program is among the world's top executive MBA programs - ranked no 2 in The Economist's 2018 ranking of executive MBA programs globally and no. 6 in The Financial Times' 2016 global ranking of executive MBA programs. In May 2018, the program welcomed its 15th intake in Singapore. This class comprises 40 senior executives representing nine nationalities, with an average age of 38 and an average of 15 years' work experience. Seventy percent of the Class of 2019 were born outside the United States. In terms of residency, 30 percent of the students, including American and European expatriates, are based in Singapore, and 50 percent are based in the United States. The remaining 20 percent of the class are based in Australia, China, France, India, Japan, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. 

The program offers senior executives from around the world a global perspective on leadership and management. Students meet for six two-week teaching modules in Singapore, Shenzhen/Shanghai, New Delhi/Bangalore and Los Angeles. During the modules, to complement classroom learning, students are immersed in site visits, meetings with leading 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 graduates earn only one diploma), the program offers executives the flexibility to meet in different locations and to communicate electronically between sessions. The evolving curriculum reflects the changing needs and activity of the marketplace. Over the 13 years of the program, many innovations have been introduced, including a class on communications, career workshops and enhanced career mentoring and pre-class online sessions. In 2014, elective courses were introduced with UCLA Anderson’s Los Angeles-based EMBA students during the August block. Students can also join the Center for Global Management's global immersion courses with students from Anderson's full-time, fully employed and executive MBA 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.