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UCLA – NUS Executive MBA

Four countries. Two top universities. Two world-class MBA degrees.

One extraordinary experience.

Message from the Academic Directors


Message from the Deans


The Schools


Unique One-Of-A-Kind Format


Global Learning Environment


Earn Two World-Class MBAs in 15 Months


Class Profile


World-Class Faculty




Applied Learning – The Management Practicum


Beyond The Classroom


Global Alumni Community


Applying to the UCLA – NUS Executive MBA Program


The UCLA – NUS Executive MBA (EMBA) program allows senior executives from anywhere in the world to participate in an unparalleled global learning experience without interrupting their careers.

One-of-a-kind format comprises 6 two-week segments over 15 months designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of busy executives. Segments are held in 4 different locations: n 2x Singapore n 2x Los Angeles n 1x Shanghai n 1x Bangalore Unique global learning environment with 50% of our participants flying in for segments from other continents (not just countries!), the class is uniquely diverse not only by nationality, culture, industry and functional backgrounds, but importantly, participants are currently both working and living in very different parts of the globe. Earn two world-class MBAs in 15 months from two of the world’s top, globally-recognized universities: n University of California, Los Angeles n National University of Singapore

Capitalize on the immense resources of two Pacific Rim powerhouse business schools in meeting the future needs of organizational management and embark upon a challenging and intellectually stimulating voyage. Together our two leading business schools produce a remarkable synergy.

Message from the Academic Directors

The UCLA - NUS Executive MBA program brings together the resources of two of the world’s great universities to provide senior executives with a truly global perspective on leadership and management with immersion in both Asian and North American perspectives during residential sessions in Singapore, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Bangalore. Our 15-month program prepares senior executives for top leadership positions, helping them to understand the broad functions of an organization beyond their area of specialization and develop essential skills and leadership capabilities that are directly relevant to the most critical business and organizational issues in our rapidly globalizing world.

Professor Christopher Erickson Academic Director UCLA Anderson School of Management

Associate Professor Jochen Wirtz Academic Director National University of Singapore Business School


The UCLA - NUS Executive MBA program combines integrated program design with a highly interactive, supportive and experiential learning environment, and unites accomplished peers with our world-class faculty who play the role of facilitators. Upon completion, you will receive two MBA degrees from both universities and become a member of our extensive and powerful, global alumni networks. We invite you to join the elite group of global leaders who will be enrolling in this program!

Message from the Deans

In today’s competitive environment, leaders need outstanding management skills and an expanded view of global economies and cultures. The UCLA - NUS Executive MBA program, a partnership between two of the world’s leading graduate management schools, provides that opportunity in a unique way, capitalizing on the strengths of two Pacific Rim business epicenters, Los Angeles, California, and Singapore, exposure to other technology and financial hubs in Asia, and a learning culture centered on a commitment to scholarship, teamwork and collegiality. As a foundation for global leadership, it’s the perfect setting for blending analytics with practice, local with global, corporate with entrepreneurial, and profit with not-for-profit. Your peer group – senior level executives from many countries around the globe – is a large part of your learning experience. Through case studies, lectures, immersion in four global cultures, group projects and exposure to these highly successful leaders, you will be learning with an exceptional group of people committed to making a difference in the world.

Judy D. Olian Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management UCLA Anderson School of Management University of California, Los Angeles, USA

This unique partnership between two of the world’s greatest universities enables you to sharpen your analytical and business skills, hone critical thinking skills, broaden your knowledge of global cultures and markets, connect to a diverse group of business and organizational leaders, and emerge better equipped for leadership, with a sharper focus on career and life goals. We are confident you will find the program a transforming experience in your life and career trajectory.

Four countries. Two top universities. Two world-class MBA degrees.

One extraordinary experience. Bernard Yeung Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor NUS Business School National University of Singapore



UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the leading management schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in full-time, fully-employed and executive MBA programs and Master of Financial Engineering and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs. Combining award-winning faculty, rigorous, varied and innovative learning programs, a worldwide network of over 36,000 alumni and world-class facilities, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders. Located in the heart of Southern California’s economy, in one of the capital cities of the Pacific Rim spanning both Asia and Latin America, and most culturally diverse cities in the United States, UCLA Anderson is strategically positioned at the leading edge of business activity in the world today. Local influences such as media and entertainment, real estate, entrepreneurship and technological innovation, and a strong focus on and commitment to sustainability and clean technology all impact the day-to-day academic and practical experiences of UCLA Anderson’s faculty and students.

UCLA Anderson faculty have been ranked #1 in Intellectual Capital by BusinessWeek. UCLA Anderson has consistently been ranked in the top 5 programs in the world for Entrepreneurship by Financial Times. 05


Established in 1965, National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School is known for its focus in providing management thought leadership from an Asian perspective, enabling students and corporate partners to leverage on the best global knowledge and deep Asian insights to drive business education and growth in Asia and around the world and which is reflected in all aspects of the School’s research, teaching and industry outreach. As “Asia’s Global Business School”, NUS Business School is a leading authority on business in Asia. The School has consistently received top rankings in the Asia-Pacific region by independent publications and agencies, such as The Financial Times, Economist Intelligence Unit, and QS Top MBA, in recognition of the quality of its programs, graduates and faculty research. The School is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), endorsements that the School has met the highest standards for business education. The School has more than 110 top research faculty, over 2,500 BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD students; more than 2,000 annual participants in Executive Education programs; and over 45,000 alumni in diverse organizations and positions of leadership throughout the world.

NUS has been ranked one of the top 3 universities in the QS Asian University Rankings and #30 in QS World University Rankings. NUS has been ranked one of the top 2 universities in Asia and #57 globally by University of Texas, Dallas Top 100 Business School Research rankings. 07

One-Of-A-Kind Format

Senior executives have commitments across geographies and rarely stay in the same city for long, making it almost impossible to commit to an MBA program that requires an anchor to be cast in any particular city.

6 two-week segments over 15 months designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of busy executives.

Our concentrated class schedule minimizes travel and disruption, allows participants to maintain corporate responsibilities, and accommodates demanding travel schedules, job relocations and position transfers.

Segments are held in 4 different locations: n 2x Singapore n 2x Los Angeles n 1x Shanghai n 1x Bangalore

The convenient block format allows dedicated focus on both academic work and peer-to-peer learning. Participants can fly in for the segments from anywhere in the world, commit full-time for two weeks and return to their work full-time before the next segment with richer perspectives and immediately apply what they have learned. Classes are conducted in residence at NUS in Singapore and UCLA in Los Angeles, and in Shanghai, China and Bangalore, India. Each segment consists of three course modules. A small class size facilitates interaction and peer-to-peer learning.

Get started. Don’t let the present impinge your future!

Program timeline | 15 months May (1st year) 2 weeks Singapore


Aug (1st year) 2 weeks Los Angeles

Nov (1st year) 2 weeks Shanghai

Feb-Mar (2nd year) 2 weeks Bangalore

May (2nd year) 2 weeks Singapore

Aug (2nd year) 2 weeks Los Angeles

“The unique format of the UCLA – NUS program accommodates my demanding work and travel schedule with minimal disruption and is helping me to become a more well-rounded and globally informed leader.” Frederick Eck (USA) Co-President, The Randolph Group, Inc. UCLA – NUS EMBA Class of 2011



Los Angeles, USA

Global Learning Unique global learning environment with 50% of our participants flying in for segments from other continents (not just countries!), the class is uniquely diverse not only by nationality, culture, industry and functional backgrounds, but importantly, participants are currently both working and living in very different parts of the globe.

A relevant and holistic global MBA education must blend worldclass faculty and global participants with residencies in leading global markets to provide a range of lenses - cultural, social, economic and experiential - through which to view various and diverse economies and systems. Spanning four business epicenters - Singapore, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Bangalore - participants spend two weeks per segment and gain first-hand knowledge of these powerhouse economies and insight into four different approaches to conducting business. Company visits, roundtable and panel discussions, distinguished guest speakers and a two-part international Management Practicum help participants to closely examine leading businesses and organizations that are redefining economies and business communities in these vibrant global markets. UCLA Anderson and NUS Business School esteemed faculty embody a wide range of institutional and cultural expertise. We


Shanghai, China

Bangalore, India

invite you to benefit as our finest academics distill valuable lessons from their world-class research and international consulting assignments and share with you the strategic initiatives of leading organizations around the world.

“The impact of conducting class sessions in Singapore, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Bangalore offers an “upfront and personal” view of the cultural differences that affect business deals and professional relationships.” Steven R. Gilmore (USA) Senior Manager, Operations Support, Fabrication Division Boeing Commercial Airplanes UCLA – NUS EMBA Class of 2009

Akin to our faculty, UCLA – NUS Executive MBA program participants also represent very diverse cultures, countries, industry and functional backgrounds. Participants currently live and work in very different parts of the world, bringing rich and distinctive backgrounds into the classroom and sharing extensive knowledge and unique perspectives with their peers. With such diversity, the program provides an unsurpassed forum for peer-to-peer learning, sharing of experiences and profoundly in-depth discussion of the most pressing business and organizational issues - some of the finest global management talent within one classroom.

Go global. Start here. Start now!


“The unstoppable rise of emerging economies in Asia and further globalization requires me to create a platform today to take advantage of the opportunities ahead and stay competitive. Two MBA degrees with a specific focus on Asia and North America ideally prepare and position me to successfully capitalize on such opportunities.” Michael Riady (Indonesia) Managing Director Lippo Group - Global Real Estate UCLA – NUS EMBA Class of 2011


Two MBA Degrees Earn two world-class MBAs in 15 months from two of the world’s top, globallyrecognized universities: n University of California, Los Angeles n National University of Singapore

Participants are awarded two globally-recognized MBA degrees - one from UCLA and one from NUS - the same MBA degrees as each school’s highly-ranked full-time MBA programs. Participants work equal hours with UCLA Anderson and NUS Business School faculty and complete the MBA degree requirements at each school to qualify for the two degrees. Powerful credentials respected across the world, these two degrees are testaments that participants have worked with some of the finest management academicians on both sides of the Pacific to acquire outstanding management and leadership skills and deep insight into the ongoing transformation of the world’s global economies. Also with these two MBA degrees comes membership to the very extensive and powerful global alumni networks of both universities. These close-knit communities provide participants an unsurpassed opportunity to connect with thought leaders across North America and Asia, as well as Europe, the Middle East and Latin America who span many diverse cultures, nationalities, and industry and functional backgrounds.

Start now. Embark upon a truly enriching and rewarding journey!


Class Profile The UCLA – NUS Executive MBA program attracts highly accomplished individuals who share a record of successful work performance, managerial experience and leadership ability. Together, participants create a learning environment that is second to none.

Our program participants hold management positions across a variety of industries and organizations, including large multinational companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, governmentlinked companies and other not-for-profit organizations. Participants also work for family-owned businesses, are selfemployed and entrepreneurs with extensive business experience. Learning from other senior peers is a core component of the value proposition of this global Executive MBA program.

A sample list of organizations that our program participants come from


• 3M Company

• GIBB Africa Ltd

• Oracle Corporation

• Abenson Philippines

• Google, Inc.

• Qualcomm, Inc.

• Accenture Solutions

• GSM Association

• Paypal, Inc.

• AIG SunAmerica Life Companies

• PepsiCo International

• Alcatel Singapore Pte Ltd

•H  achette Filipacchi Media USA, Inc. – Road and Track Magazine

• Amgen, Inc.

• Herman Miller Japan Ltd

• Rajah & Tann, Advocates & Solicitors

• Avago Technologies

• Hewlett-Packard Company

• Royal Dutch Shell Group

• Bank Of America

• HSBC Malaysia

• SGS Phils Inc. & SGS Gulf Ltd

• Barclays Capital

• ING Bank

• Siemens PLM Software

• BHP Billiton Asia Pte Ltd

• Intel Corporation (Asia Pacific)

• Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

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• International SOS Pte Ltd

• Sprint International

• CapGemini LLC

• Jet Airways (India) Ltd

• Standard Chartered Bank

• CNBC Asia Pacific

• Johnson & Johnson

• Tesla Motors, Inc.

• Dell Global B.V.

• Kim Eng Research Pte Ltd

• The Boeing Company

• Deloitte Tax Solutions

• Lippo Group

• The Walt Disney Company Japan

• DHL Global Forwarding

• Lufthansa Cargo AG

• Toyota Motor Sales, USA

• Ernst & Young

• Malaysia Government

• Trend Micro, Inc.

• Experian

• Mattel, Inc.

• Unilever Japan

• Flextronics, Inc.

• Microsoft

• Fujitsu America, Inc.

• Nike Japan Corporation

• PSA Corporation

“The UCLA - NUS program has helped to take my career to a new level. With the tools I’ve acquired and the people I’ve learned from at school, I am approaching business problems in a whole new way, and am able to take on a much broader set of professional challenges.” Yasmin Eichmann (USA) New Business Development Manager Google, Inc. UCLA - NUS EMBA Class of 2011


Participant Profile Average Age: 38 Average Work Experience: 14 years









Age distribution < 35 years


35-40 years


41-45 years


Above 45 years


Professional designation Senior Manager






Head of Department


Vice President


Types of organizations Multinational Company


National Company


Self-Employed Government-Linked Company


Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)







90% 100%

Global Classroom Country of residence Oceania 2%

Europe 4%

Asia* 54%

Americas 39%

Middle East 1% * Includes Singapore 30%

Nationalities represented Oceania 1% Europe 11%

Asia* 42%

Americas 43%

Middle East 3%

* Includes Singapore 13%

• Austria

• Hong Kong

• Malaysia

• Singapore

• Turkey

• Brazil

• India

• Mexico

• South Korea

• United Kingdom

• Canada

• Indonesia

• Netherlands

• Spain

• United States

• China

• Israel

• New Zealand

• Sri Lanka

• Venezuela

• Egypt

• Italy

• Pakistan

• Sweden

• Vietnam

• France

• Japan

• Philippines

• Switzerland

• Germany

• Kenya

• Russia

• Taiwan


“It is an enriching experience to teach the UCLA — NUS EMBA students. Their diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives provide a rich context for illustrating class content and sharpening business insights.” Professor Carla Hayn Professor of Accounting UCLA Anderson School of Management


World-Class Faculty The mainstay of the high quality programs at UCLA Anderson and NUS Business School is the esteemed, distinguished and international faculty. UCLA Anderson faculty have been ranked #1 in Intellectual Capital by BusinessWeek. NUS is consistently ranked among the top three universities in Asia.

The programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faculty comprises leading scholars from UCLA Anderson and NUS Business School, representing every area of business and management, and specifically selected to teach from both schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; full-time MBA programs. Known for their knowledge and appreciation of the working executive, they bring both academic and real-world experience into the classroom. Our faculty publish papers in leading scholarly journals, receive recognition for research excellence, provide leadership in and beyond UCLA and NUS, and serve as consultants to businesses and governments worldwide, as well as being inspirational teachers and mentors. Faculty members work together as a team and their familiarity with the work and teaching of colleagues ensures that the curriculum is well integrated across course modules.

Bounce your immediate business challenges off these finest of management academics - benefit from their insight, foresight and wisdom.

Sanford M. Jacoby PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Mak Yuen Teen PhD, Victoria University of Wellington

- Howard Noble Distinguished Professor and John Simon Guggenheim Fellow - Expert in international human resource management and corporate governance

- Regional Research Director, Asia Pacific, Watson Wyatt Worldwide - Founding Director of Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting Centre (CGFRC), NUS Business School, 2003 - 2010

Christopher Tang PhD, Yale University

Ivan Png PhD, Stanford University

- Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration - Extensive publications and member of over 15 editorial boards

- Member of the Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, Microsoft Corporation, 2006 - 2010 - Nominated MP, Parliament of Singapore, 2005 - 2006

Carla Hayn PhD, University of Michigan - Senior Associate Dean, Fully Employed and Executive MBA programs - Expert in financial accounting, statement analysis and taxation - Extensive consulting and private sector experience

Andrew Delios PhD, University of Western Ontario - Extensive publications - Best Paper Award, Australia & New Zealand International Business Academy Conference, 2006


Curriculum The curriculum is specifically designed for senior working professionals with a record of achievement and demonstrated leadership ability who would like to gain an extensive, well-balanced general management education, with a primary focus on Asia and North America, that provides the breadth and depth of knowledge, tools and skill sets necessary to lead organizations.

UCLA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NUS Executive MBA participants and their respective organizations benefit immediately from access to emerging trends, proven business strategies and the most recent and cutting edge management practices. The diverse perspectives gained through studying and interacting with professionals from a variety of functional areas, industry segments and cultural backgrounds broadens and enriches the overall educational and learning experience. The program curriculum has been carefully and specifically designed to ensure that participants develop: n An integrated, cross-functional knowledge of business n Global and cross-cultural perspectives n Enhanced interpersonal, leadership, communication and teamwork skills n A deeper appreciation for the role of information and communication technologies in modern business contexts n Analytical problem-solving skills and techniques directly relevant to the most critical global business and organizational issues. The UCLA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NUS Executive MBA general management curriculum consists of 16 course modules* and a two-part Management Practicum conducted over the 6 two-week residential segments.


• Asian Business Environment • Competitive Strategy & Business Policy • Contemporary Issues in Business (Services Marketing & Customer Asset Management) • Corporate Entrepreneurship • Corporate Finance • Corporate Governance, Business Law & Ethics • Data Analysis & Management Decisions • Economic Analysis for Managers • Financial Accounting • International Management Strategies • Leadership & Managerial Skills • Logistics & Operations Management • Management Practicum (double-credit)

Expect academic rigor and intensity in the program – we want it to be that way. Especially because the UCLA – NUS Executive MBA program leads to the same MBA degrees awarded in our highly-ranked full-time MBA programs. Classes are taught by the same world-class faculty from UCLA Anderson and NUS Business School who teach in the schools’ full-time MBA programs and who apply the same rigorous learning standards. However, the content has been adjusted to include more global issues and strategies to serve a participant profile that has far more international management experience and leadership potential. We stress relevant managerial experience and leadership potential as prerequisites for admission.

Immerse yourself. Prepare to be transformed.

• Management of Technology & Innovation • Marketing Strategy & Policy • Negotiations Behavior • Strategic Leadership & Strategy Implementation *The course modules outlined are subject to periodic curriculum review by UCLA and NUS and are subject to change.


Applied Learning Management Practicum The Management Practicum, a doublecredit course spanning two quarters, is an extensive and integrated consulting project designed to allow participants an opportunity to “test-drive” their management and leadership skills, and apply the analytical tools and frameworks acquired in the program to real-life business and organizational dilemmas across a broad range of organizations.

Each team works on a specific problem or topic that is related to the strategic direction of the organization and is cross-functional in nature, in that it requires each team to research and analyze issues from the perspective of more than one business function. Students work to define and solve strategic problems, explore business opportunities, enhance organizational competitiveness, and improve organizational and managerial effectiveness. The Management Practicum also focuses on strategic issues that are international or multinational in scope and that bridge key Pacific Rim countries. UCLA – NUS EMBA participants and client organization representatives agree jointly on a scope of work that will result in a complete, in-depth, strategic business plan at the behest of an organization’s management. The plans can include an analysis of the organization’s value proposition in relation to the competitive environment and generally incorporate financial, marketing, operational and strategic recommendations based on extensive primary and secondary research that the teams conduct.

“Trying to manage the complexities of managing a 24/7 global news operation, we are constantly having to adapt the way we are doing business. The team from the UCLA - NUS Executive MBA program provided not only new insights, but also recommendations that we could actually implement. Working with such a diverse team of talented professionals was a real privilege.” Simon Sproule Director, Communications Renault-Nissan Alliance, France Management Practicum Client


“The Management Practicum was incredibly helpful since it provided me with real life solutions to a business scenario that was collectively tackled by a team of classmates from various industries and countries. The focus on teamwork, the insights gained and the great mixture of backgrounds made the challenge a great experience for life.” Dr. Cyril Toma (Malaysia) Medical Director Prince Court Medical Centre UCLA – NUS EMBA Class of 2010


Beyond The Classroom Instead of simply studying a single economy, during its international residencies the UCLA – NUS Executive MBA program immerses students in four global cultures and provides insight into four different approaches to conducting business that cannot be duplicated in locally-based programs.

The UCLA – NUS Executive MBA program’s curriculum is carefully designed to align and integrate with each specific location and provide a valuable experiential component that adds to the richness of the classroom learning and shows participants firsthand how the concepts and strategies that they are learning are applied in practice within the local context. This is accomplished through a variety of means, including visiting regional companies, hosting local speakers, discussions with company representatives to supplement case discussions, and simply by experiencing the different regions outside of classroom time. Leadership Development UCLA – NUS Executive MBA participants have access to a portfolio of leadership development activities that are designed to develop and nurture effective and successful global leaders. Leadership skills are developed at the individual, team and organizational levels throughout the program. In addition to the core leadership courses, extensive instructional and conceptual content to hone leadership skills is also provided throughout the curriculum. Career Management Resources Whether participants seek to ascend to the next level within their existing organization or embark upon a career change, UCLA Anderson and NUS Business School provide dedicated and customized career management resources to UCLA – NUS Executive MBA participants. These services are specifically aimed at upper mid- and senior-level career professionals and directly address the skills needed to enable UCLA - NUS Executive MBA participants to develop lifelong career management skills and take control of their career trajectory. A sample of the available resources include: n Individual executive career coaching n Career workshops n Web-based career management resources n Alumni career resources


“Seeing the future take shape in front of my eyes and the opportunity to talk to CEOs of multinational companies in China and India was of incomparable value. It brings you to the real business world, which is beyond the theoretical discussions in any classroom setting.” Rosario Cajucom-Bradbury (Philippines) Managing Director, SGS Philippines Inc. and Chief Executive Officer, SGS Gulf Ltd (Regional Operating Headquarters) UCLA – NUS EMBA Class of 2007




United States


Guatemala El Salvador

Global Alumni Community Along with two MBA degrees comes membership to two very exclusive clubs – the extensive, powerful, global alumni networks of both business schools and universities. These close-knit communities of thought leaders guide governments and businesses around the Pacific Rim and across the world. These new friends will contribute as much to your growth as you will to theirs.

“The UCLA – NUS EMBA program allows me to personally tap into the extensive alumni networks and vast pool of experts around the globe that two of the world’s leading universities and graduate schools of management can jointly provide which helps me greatly in my investment and trade promotion activities for Switzerland.” Thomas M. Wicki (Singapore) Counsellor, Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore, Regional Director Asia-Pacific - Switzerland Trade & Investment Promotion UCLA – NUS EMBA Class of 2006


Dominican Republic Jamaica Netherlands Antilles Nicaragua Trinidad & Tobago Panama Venezuela Colombia Ecuador Brazil Peru Bolivia




Through membership in regional alumni chapters, graduates can expand personal and professional networking opportunities, attend social gatherings, learn from visiting faculty and connect with local communities and business leaders. All UCLA – NUS Executive MBA alumni have access to alumni databases that create connections for both undertaking class research and managing career resiliency. Alumni actively participate in academic seminars, distinguished speaker events and host future Management Practicum projects at their respective organizations as well as make significant contributions to UCLA Anderson and NUS Business School through participation in various advisory and program committees. We strongly encourage alumni to stay connected to both UCLA Anderson and NUS Business School.


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Syria Lebanon Israel Egypt Jordan




Iran Kuwait Bahrain Qatar U.A.E.

Sudan Senegal

South Korea Pakistan



Ethiopia Nigeria Cameroon


People’s Republic of China Taiwan Hong Kong Thailand Cambodia Vietnam


Malaysia Singapore


Indonesia Angola Namibia


Fiji New Caledonia

Mauritius Australia

French Polynesia

South Africa


New Zealand


As a graduate of the UCLA - NUS Executive MBA program, you become a member of one of the world’s largest and most renowned alumni networks with members in more than 100 countries and all 50 states of the United States. The worldwide Anderson community includes more than 36,000 corporate executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, film producers, hightech innovators, financiers and other professionals who are leading and transforming organizations around the globe.

The Global Alumni Network Office is established with the mission of engaging and cultivating relations with NUS Business School’s more than 28,000 members around the world. Besides adding value and variety to the life of the student and alumni communities, the Office serves as an interface for alumni who wish to contribute to the School through providing placement and internship opportunities, giving talks, serving as a mentor, and providing other forms of invaluable support, sponsorship and service.


Applying To The Program Admission Requirements Each prospective candidate is expected to satisfy the admission requirements of both UCLA Anderson School of Management and NUS Business School. Requirements for admission include: n A minimum of ten years’ full-time work experience after receiving a bachelor’s degree, and a current position with high-level managerial responsibility. n A bachelor’s or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited institution, and a scholastic average of B or above in the last two years of undergraduate coursework and any post baccalaureate study. Please note that applicants are expected to hold a degree representing completion of at least four years of study with above-average scholarship from a university or university-level institution. n Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will be required if the applicant’s first language is not English. Applicants who hold a bachelor’s or higher degree from a university located in a country in which English is both the spoken language and the medium of instruction, or who have completed at least two years of full-time study at such an institution, are exempt from this requirement. n The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is highly recommended for those candidates whose prior academic work does not show distinction or clear evidence of strong quantitative and logical reasoning skills. n Corporate sponsorship is encouraged. Please visit our web site for more information on academic records, test requirements, submission deadlines, and the current tuition fee and installment plan.

Next Steps 1. Learn More Online Visit the UCLA – NUS EMBA program web site at

2. Attend An Information Session Meet our academic directors, alumni and current participants around the world. Register now at

3. Receive A Preliminary Assessment Send along your CV and scanned degree transcripts for an assessment of your qualifications for prospective admission.

4. Talk With Current Participants Ask questions and learn first-hand about their experiences.

5. Visit Campus We encourage you to observe a class and meet current participants, faculty and staff. Contact the program office to schedule a visit.

6. Apply Don’t delay, begin your online application today!

Visit for answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.


“The UCLA – NUS program provided me with the necessary tool kit and business and leadership skills required to allow me to make the transition from an executive legal role to my current executive management role.”

Program Manager UCLA – NUS Executive MBA Program Office NUS Business School | National University of Singapore Mochtar Riady Building 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Level 4 Singapore 119245

David Leonard (Hawaii) Founder and President, Aluvion Energies LLC UCLA – NUS EMBA Class of 2005

Phone: (+65) 6516 1351 Fax: (+65) 6775 9097 Email: Please visit our web site for the most current details on information sessions, application deadlines and other pertinent information, including the most Frequently Asked Questions.

UCLA - NUS EMBA Brochure 2010