Sharing insights about the economic transformation of China, Dr Xiang Bing, founding Dean of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, reflected on how China has become a global, economic powerhouse and what could hamper its future growth. “China has surpassed Japan, then Germany and, most recently, the US as the largest manufacturing economy in the world,” he said.
Rankings are synonymous with business education. Whether you’re working or studying in a business school, rankings inadvertently become part of the B-school experience as it’s probably the closest we can get to a quantifiable measurement on quality education.
That’s why we celebrate the latest findings in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings for 2014 released end January. In it the NUS MBA climbed four places to 32nd rank, becoming the highest-ranked MBA programme offered by a Singaporean business school. It ranked 10th for International Mobility, and moved up 12 places to 19th in the world for International Experience, reflecting the diversity of the programme and global exposure it offers to our students.
For our students, the most encouraging finding was the increase in post-MBA salaries – 147% on average – over pre-MBA salaries. To us, it is a validation of the reputation the NUS MBA brand carries.
While our alumni are no doubt key to rankings surveys like this, the School staff are equally crucial, forming the backbone as they work round the year to make the rankings possible. They’re also the ones constantly striving to deliver more on the programme.