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 2019 QS World University ranking of joint/dual executive MBA programs globally. In May 2019, the program welcomed its 16th intake in Singapore. This class comprises 33 senior level executives representing 10 nationalities, with an average age of 38 and an average of 14 years' work experience. Seventy-three percent of the Class of 2020 were born outside the United States. In terms of residency, 27 percent of the students, including American and European expatriates, are based in Singapore, and 46 percent are based in the United States. The remaining 27 percent of the class are based in Austria, China, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan and Thailand.  

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 and  Shanghai, New Delhi and 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 14 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. To build personal connections and extend their network, UCLA-NUS EMBAs take elective courses with UCLA Anderson's Los Angeles-based EMBA students during the final segment of the program in August. Students can also join the CGM'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.


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