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Best Private University in Singapore for MBA Programme

Best Private University in Singapore for MBA Programme

Singapore has been acknowledged as one of the world’s best business hub, and it is the perfect study destination for international students pursuing their MBA programme.

Besides the six public universities in Singapore, there are numbers of world top universities and business schools are offering MBA programmes in Singapore.

INSEAD Business School

The European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) opened its Asia campus in Singapore in 1999. It offers a range of business programmes in master degree and PhD programmes, also offers a range of executive education for management and leadership programmes.

As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD is consistently ranked top among business schools in the world.

University Rankings for INSEAD Business SchoolRanks
QS Global MBA Rankings 20196th
ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 - Business Administration46th
Bloomberg Businessweek Best International MBA Programs 20171st
Financial Times MBA Programme 2016 & 20171st

Same with other INSEAD campuses, the Asia campus in Singapore offers three types of MBA programmes, full-time MBA programme, global executive MBA programme, and Tsinghua-INSEAD executive MBA programme. Below is the list of tuition fees for all INSEAD MBA programmes.

Name of ProgrammeTuition Fees
Master in Business Administration$133,233
Global Executive MBA$191,000
Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA$170,906
All fees listed are FULL programme tuition fee in Singapore Dollars inclusive of local tax (GST) and apply for the 2019/2020 academic year

ESSEC Business School

In 2015, ESSEC Business School set up its first overseas college in Singapore. The ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific campus is offering business courses in undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels, and also a range of executive programmes.

ESSEC is one of the 90 business schools in the world hold the “triple crown” accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS). Their business programmes consistently recognised worldwide.

University Rankings for ESSEC Business SchoolRanks
QS Global MBA Rankings 201926th
International Experience, Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 20185th
Executive MBA, The Economics 201817th
QS Global Joint Executive MBA Ranking 201910th (ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA)

There are two types of MBA programmes offering in ESSEC Singapore. They are full-time Global MBA and ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA – Asia-Pacific.

The ESSEC one year full-time Global MBA programme aims to help graduates develop their creativity and problem-solving skills in a multicultural context business environment, and in several specific areas of expertise. The Global MBA programme has five majors, they are:

  • Strategies and Management
  • Digital Business & Innovation
  • Finance
  • Luxury Brand Management
  • Hospitality Management

The ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA – Asia-Pacific is designed to prepare senior leaders an international outlook with a pan-Asian core, with courses examining new business models in Asia. The course will be completed in 15 months.

Below are the tuition fees for ESSEC Business School MBA programmes:

Name of ProgrammeTuition Fees
Global MBA$73,700
ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA - Asia-Pacific$93,946
All fees listed are FULL programme tuition fee in Singapore Dollars inclusive of local tax (GST) and apply for the 2019/2020 academic year

S P Jain School of Global Management

By the invitation of the Singapore government, S P Jain School of Global Management established their Singapore campus in 2006.

S P Jain School of Global Management Singapore campus offers business undergraduate and postgraduate programme. They also offer two types of MBA which are Global MBA programme and Executive MBA programme.

The 12 months Global MBA programme offered by S P Jain has been ranked 4th in the world by the Times Higher Education-Wall Street Journal Business School Rankings for one year MBA degrees.

Executive MBA (part-time) programme in S P Jain is designed for working professionals to develop strategic business and management perspective. This programme will take 18 months to complete.

Below are the MBA programme tuition fees for S P Jain School of Global Management.

Name of ProgrammeTuition Fees
Global MBA$41,982
Executive MBA$25,680
All fees listed are FULL programme tuition fee in Singapore Dollars inclusive of local tax (GST) and apply for the 2019 - 2020 academic year

James Cook University Singapore

James Cook University Australia established its Singapore campus in 2003 and offering a wild field of excellent degree programmes suits Singapore campus. Detailed information on JCU Singapore can be found here.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked James Cook University top 2% of universities worldwide for the past seven years (2013 – 2019). JCU Singapore is a member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and currently undergoing the process of accreditation.

In 2015, JCU Singapore is the 1st institution received the Singapore Education Trust Certification Star Rating (Edu Trust Star), and obtain it again in 2019. This is the highest level of award in the non-public university sector to the institutions who managing their institutions and providing an outstanding quality of education and welfare for their students.

JCU Singapore’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme consists of 12 subjects chosen from a board spectrum covering all fields of contemporary management. Students can choose to complete it either full-time in 1year time or part-time in 16 months.

Besides, JCU Singapore is also offering MBA joint degree with Master of Information Technology, International Tourism and Hospitality Management and Master of Professional Accounting. Students can integrate their business theory while learning practical knowledge from another different discipline. These joint MBA programmes will enable students to gain two degrees when they graduate.

Here is the list of MBA programmes tuition fees for JCU Singapore.

Name of ProgrammeDomestic Student Tuition Feesinternational Student Tuition Fees
Master in Business Administration$37,236$38,520
Master of Information Technology - Master of Business Administration$49,648$51,360
Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management - Master of Business Administration$49,648$51,360
All fees listed are FULL programme tuition fee in Singapore Dollars inclusive of local tax (GST) and apply for the 2020/2021 academic year

Curtin Singapore

Curtin University Singapore campus was officially open in 2008 and is managing by the Curtin Education Centre of the Navitas Education Group. It offers degrees in commerce, communication, management and health practices related degrees. Detailed information on Curtin Singapore can be found here.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 ranked Curtin University in the top 1% of university worldwide. Curtin University is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The MBA (Global) programme offered by Curtin Singapore is on full-time bases that need 12 to 16 months to complete. Throughout the course, students will have a deep understanding of business practices, at the same times integrate their leadership and management skills. Below is the MBA programme tuition fee.

Name of ProgrammeTuition Fees
Master in Business Administration (Global)$46,080
All fees listed are the FULL programme tuition fee in Singapore Dollars inclusive of local tax (GST) and apply for the 2019/2020 academic year

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