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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant

Nanyang (NTU) MBA

May 26, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for Nanyang MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at NTU is 662 for the last entering class. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after NTU MBA?

The average salary at NTU for the last graduating class was US$ 134,213. 93% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (13%), Finance (19%) and technology (20%) oriented functional roles. 

The Nanyang MBA offered by Nanyang Business School (NBS), part of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is a programme designed to fuel your growth into a future-ready leader equipped with the skills needed to excel in a global, digital environment. It also prepares you to rethink business for a sustainable future, encapsulating the global shift towards sustainability.

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S$ 70,416 

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S$ 16,200

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at NTU

The Tuition fees for Nanyang MBA is S$ 70,416 and an additional  S$ 16,200 is the living cost. 

NTU has several MBA scholarships available to help admitted participants finance their MBA studies. Scholarship results are announced at certain periods, typically not together with the admission offer, as scholarship selection involves another step or decision, especially if it involves external parties, as in the case of the APEC and ASEAN.

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NTU Application Essays 2022-23

  • Briefly describe your involvement in any Social Responsibility or Sustainable Development activities (maximum 150 words).

  • Share with us a situation where you faced adversity. Describe how you resolved/managed it and what you learned from the experience. (maximum 400 words)

  • Tell us about two achievements (one as a leader and one as a team member) that you are most proud of, and why you feel that to be so. (maximum 400 words)

  •  Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your near-term (3-5 years) future career objectives and how pursuing a Nanyang MBA will help you achieve these. (400 word limit)

NTU Recommendation Ques 2022-23

  • How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate? (No word limit)
  • If this is a work-related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s principal strengths/talents? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s weaknesses or areas that need improvement? (No word limit)

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about Nanyang MBA

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of two years of work experience
  • Competitive GMAT or GRE score
  • TOEFL score > 100 IBT or IELTS score > 6.5, if English was not the medium of instruction used at the undergraduate level​

Two (2). All reports must be submitted using the standard template.

Submitted applications will be reviewed and a notification email will be sent to you if your application is missing some documents. Assessment begins after the application deadline of each round. You will be notified if you have been shortlisted for an interview within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline of the round which you applied to.

NTU does not offer student loans or financial aids, however admitted participants of the full-time Nanyang MBA programme may apply for student loans with our partners. For a full list of partners, please refer here.

You will be informed of the admission decision by email, together with instructions on how to accept the admission offer. Only successful candidates will be notified. Applicants are advised to check the online application system for their application status.

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