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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant

NUS Singapore MBA

May 26, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for NUS Singapore MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at NUS Singapore is 670 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 NUS MBA?

The average salary at NUS for the last graduating class was US$73,892. 94% of the class received at least one job offer within 3 months of graduation. 

The NUS MBA programme is designed for highly motivated and talented young professionals like you who aspire to become future global business leaders. The MBA cohort typically represents more than 30 countries and a wide array of industries and professional backgrounds, providing a truly global learning experience.

Key Employers


received a job offer within 3 months of graduation


Avg. Salary

 How did they find their jobs?


Facilitated through NUS


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Cost of Attendance

Tuition Fees & Scholarship at NUS Singapore

The Tuition fees for NUS Singapore MBA is S$91,090 and an additional S$10,400 is the living cost. 

Getting an MBA in an investment in your future, and one of the most important decisions you’ll make. To get you one step closer to realizing your aspirations, NUS offer grants and merit-based scholarships to outstanding candidates. To be considered for an NUS MBA scholarship, you’ll need to provide an additional essay to support your interest, and submit your completed application by the Round 2 deadline. 

Important Scholarships

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NUS Application Essays

  • How have people, events, and/or situations in your life influenced who you are today? (250 words) 
  • How do you plan to spend your time on The NUS MBA to transform yourself personally & professionally? Briefly describe your experience to date, and how this and The NUS MBA can help you achieve your mid and long-term career goals. (350 words) 
  • Optional Essay: Is there any additional information relevant to your application that you’d like to share with the Admissions Committee? (200 words)

NUS Recommendation Questions

  • 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 HEC Paris

  • Bachelor’s degree
Work Experience
  • Minimum 2 years of post-bachelor’s full-time work experience (at the point of application)
  • Good GMAT/GRE scores

(if the medium of instruction during undergraduate or postgraduate studies was not fully in English)
Score reports have to be valid for at least one month from the point of submission.

  • TOEFL: Minimum score of 100
  • IELTS: Minimum score of 7.0

Applications are reviewed upon receiving a complete application. The process will take approximately 6 to 8 weeks.

Confirm your acceptance by completing an acceptance form together with a non-refundable acceptance fee of S$10,700 (incl. GST) which will be credited towards your tuition fees.

In addition, please arrange for the following to be sent to the NUS MBA Programme Office:

  1. Official degree transcripts*;
  2. Attested university degree scroll*;
  3. Official GMAT/GRE/EA score report

*To be sent directly by your university/institution. E-copy version is also acceptable.

You may send your official scores using the following codes:

The NUS MBA Full-Time Programme – DRT-MK-35
The NUS MBA Part-Time Programme – DRT-MK-59
The NUS MBA Double Degree with Peking University – DRT-MK-50

GRE DI code: 7539

Executive Assessment (EA):
NUS Business School – The NUS MBA (Part-time) (DRT-MK-59)

TOEFL: 9082
IELTS: 0677

For students applying to the NUS MBA Double Degrees with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and with HEC Paris, please send your scores to the NUS MBA Full-time or Part-time Programme.

Test scores (GMAT/GRE/EA/TOEFL/IELTS) must be valid at the point of application and should not expire less than one month from the date of your application submission.

Scholarship consideration will take place AFTER an applicant has been offered a place in the NUS MBA programme. As such, scholarship results may not be announced together with the admission offer.

Scholarship recipients will be notified latest by mid-May (for full-time MBA candidates) or mid-June (for part-time MBA candidates).

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