The Rutgers Executive Master of Business Administration program (EMBA) is the premier choice of business education for the highly motivated professional with aspirations for accelerated career growth and development. The Executive MBA provides a high-level sustainable experience that will last throughout your career where an intersection of theory and practice provides maximum benefits to individuals intent on making every class count. Apply what you learned in class today to your business challenges when you are back in the office on Monday.
The part-time EMBA program conducted in Singapore comprises 18 modules. The course content mirrors what is taught in the program in the US while being enhanced with examples and business cases relevant to the Asia Pacific region. There is one intake annually.
Elite faculty. Dynamic and cross-functional curriculum. Experienced students. Globally ranked.
Welcome to the Powerhouse!
The Power of Practical Learning
Our promise to you is simple: what you learn in class today, you’ll use at work tomorrow.
That practical focus is the philosophy that drives our Executive Master of Business Administration program. We are committed to creating, teaching, and adapting a curriculum that is relevant, practical, timely, and in tune with what’s happening in the markets.
Whether it’s the core courses that are the backbone of the EMBA program or the “Powerhouse Advantage” specialized courses taught by industry mavens that add value to your experience here, all of it will be useful. We promise.
The Power of Support
Earning your Rutgers Executive MBA is about more than leveling-up and getting a top-tier, highly ranked education. It’s about getting that education while becoming a passionate leader with a soul.
Our Executive Master of Business Administration program thrives on camaraderie and mutual support—well beyond just class days. Rutgers EMBA is a culture of collaboration. So we assign our students to study groups based on location and commute, so you can get together with other classmates who live or work near you. Compete against yourself. Support those around you. Here, everyone is in this together.
We also know that your classmates aren’t your only support system—your family, friends and those closest to you will play a critical role in your success. We want to support them, too. So we’ve created events that bring them into the fold, offering your loved ones a chance to see what Rutgers EMBA is all about, and lending you the opportunity to pursue your passion while remaining connected to those close to you.
The Power of Elite Faculty
Earning your Executive MBA isn’t just about getting a degree. It’s about getting a game-changing education and growing as a passionate leader.
Rutgers EMBA faculty are chosen from more than 160 professors on the Newark and New Brunswick campuses, ensuring that EMBA professors aren’t just experts in their fields, but extraordinary communicators in the classroom.
You will learn from the best and use what you learn.
The Rutgers Executive MBA program is built for experienced, working professionals. Our students run companies, work 60-plus-hour weeks, endure long commutes, and raise families – all at the same time.
The 14.5-month part-time Executive MBA program conducted in Singapore comprises 18 modules. The course content mirrors what is taught in the Executive MBA program in the US while being enhanced with examples and business cases relevant to the Asia Pacific region.
The Rutgers Advantage
Highly Ranked by Major Publications
Examples include the Financial Times: #2 in Economics, #3 in Corporate Strategy and Statistics, #10 in Logistics, #19 in US & Top 100 Worldwide EMBA Rankings 2018/2019.
Minimal Time off from Work
Complete the EMBA in 14.5 months in the part-time mode. The EMBA is designed in a modular format for busy professionals to minimize workplace interruption and maximum retention and application of new knowledge and skills in your workplace.
Comprehensive Choice of Subjects
The EMBA program is made up of 18 modules that include a wide array of topics such as Business Strategy, International Financial Strategy, Global Marketing Strategy, Financial Accounting, Financial Management, International Business, Global Leadership, and Supply Chain Management. Choice of advanced electives is offered each year.
Learning from a Distinguished Faculty
Classes are fully delivered in Singapore by our faculty, respected for both the quality of their teaching and the excellence of their research, some of whom have completed qualifications from institutions like Columbia, Harvard, MIT, NYU, Stanford, British Columbia, UCLA, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Madison.
Diverse Student Profile
The Rutgers EMBA selects outstanding executives who are capable of contributing to the classroom. The EMBA cohorts reflect a rich variety of professional profiles, industries, and cultural backgrounds to enrich peer-to-peer learning. On average, our EMBA executives have an average of 16 years of experience from over 10 industries from MNCs, SMEs, GLCs, and Statutory bodies. Valuable contacts and lasting friendships are an important by-product of study groups.
Accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB)
Rutgers Business School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) since 1941. AACSB accredits 755 of the world’s best business schools across 51 countries and territories.
14.5 Months, Modular Format
1 Intake Per Year
38 Contact Hours Per Module
Rutgers Business School offers the Executive MBA program annually in Singapore. The EMBA program begins with a nine-day intensive week. This week is designed to orient students to the program and ease the apprehension that is naturally felt by those who have not been students in many years. After the initial nine days, students will be up to speed and will then be completing the remaining modules on a modular basis. The EMBA will then conclude with a final nine-day intensive week.
Classes are conducted on a cohort basis. The class size is kept at an optimum number of students to ensure our students receive adequate support from our professors and for students to have the opportunity to actively participate in discussions throughout the program while ensuring that there is a variety of experience in the room.
Curriculum & Assessment
The EMBA has a total of 18 modules are delivered with each module consisting of 38 hours of face to face classroom time. The EMBA program utilizes a “building-block” approach where each module builds upon the previous one.
Design and Development of Information Systems (Web life)
Supply Chain Management
Financial Statement Analysis
International Financial Strategy
Leadership, Management & Strategy
Law & Ethics
Managing Strategic Transformation
Innovative Leadership, Personal Power, And Ultra-High Impact Business Presentation Skills
Business in Emerging Markets
Advanced Financial Management
Advanced Marketing Strategy
Advertising and Promotion
Global Marketing Strategy
Investment Analysis and Management
Managing Technological Breakthrough
Marketing in A World of Uncertainty
*Advanced modules offered will vary each year. The above are some electives that have been offered to our students.
Teaching methodology includes lectures, case discussions, presentations, role plays, industry guest speakers, and site visits. Each module is assessed by coursework and/or exam.
Graduates of the Executive MBA program in Singapore earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree conferred by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA). The MBA Certificate and Transcript are conferred by the University. Graduates from Singapore are invited to attend the annual convocation in New Jersey, USA each year.
At the end of the EMBA program, students will have the opportunity to attend the graduation ceremony organized by the University in New Jersey. The Singapore Executive MBA Graduands are invited to attend the ceremony with the graduands from Rutgers Business School.
The University celebrates this special occasion with you, your family and friends, to mark the achievement of a major milestone in your life and congratulates each one of you as we celebrate your achievements at your Commencement ceremony.
Here is a clip of the Commencement Ceremony in New Jersey attended by the Singapore EMBAs.
The Rutgers EMBA attracts a dynamic group of professionals from a myriad of industries and cultural backgrounds. You will learn alongside other, equally ambitious participants working closely with them throughout the EMBA journey and gaining a distinctive edge that extends far beyond the classroom. Below is a snapshot of the participants of the EMBA in Singapore.
14+ Years, Average Work Experience
38+ Average Age
23% Female Participants
Our EMBAs are chosen both for their overall abilities, achievements, and contributions they can bring to the class. Each student brings a unique set of skills and experiences and together, they create a collaborative learning environment. The program is designed to allow opportunities for in-depth discussions with their classmates and professors to enhance the overall learning experience.
Snapshot of some Industries:
Aerospace, Automotive, Banking & Finance, Construction and Property, Education, Energy, Oil and Gas, Engineering, FMCG, Insurance, IT, Landscaping, Manufacturing, Media, Medical/Pharma, Research, Retail, Security, Services, Shipping, Statutory Board, Transport and logistics, Travel, Tourism and Hospitality.
The Rutgers EMBA has admitted professionals from many organizations across various industries ranging from SMEs to government statutory boards, government-linked companies, and MNCs. The companies here are among those whose employees have enrolled and graduated from the Singapore Executive MBA Program. This is a non-comprehensive list and companies listed below do not necessarily underwrite employees’ tuition costs.
*Profile above is based on cohorts from the Class of 2013 to Class of 2020.
Our objective is to bring together the best possible class so that our students can have the best possible experience. We work closely with students both during the application process and throughout the program to ensure they fit well within this collaborative and rigorous academic environment. Each year the Rutgers Executive MBA program accepts an exclusive group of students from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. The criteria for selection include the applicant’s potential for success at senior management levels and the ability and motivation to participate in a rigorous course of study while being employed.
Applicants should meet the following admissions standards:
A bachelor’s degree or international equivalent from an accredited university
At least 8-10 years of experience is preferred
Minimum age of 28 years old
Candidates with high-level responsibility and international experience
Maturity and motivation to succeed in the EMBA
Proficiency in oral and written English
GMAT/GRE is not required for admission into the program. Exceptionally, candidates with other academic/professional qualifications and have substantial work experience at the senior management level will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, and Employment visa holders. Other long term visit pass holders are to seek approval from ICA prior to submitting the application for admissions.
Application for the February 2021 intake will close on 31 January 2021. Applications received after the closing date will be considered for late enrollment.
Initial assessment for eligibility
Please upload your resume and complete an Initial Application. The purpose of this initial application is to provide you with a timely indication of the likelihood of your acceptance into the Rutgers Executive MBA Program. If you are notified that your basic qualifications make you a good candidate for admission, you will be directed to schedule an interview with EMBA Program Director, Professor Farrokh Langdana. Even if you need to take the GRE or GMAT* exam or are waiting for clearance from work, we recommend that you contact us and secure your seat today.
Applicants who have received notification after the initial assessment can proceed with the formal application by submitting the following documents to email@example.com:
Rutgers EMBA Application form
Academic transcripts and certificates and/or professional qualifications
Reference forms completed by 2 referees
NRIC (Singaporeans and PRs) or Passport and Employment visa for foreigners
Passport size color photo
TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicable)#
Advisory Note (as required by the Private Education Act in Singapore)
SGD $100.00 application fee (non-refundable & subjected to GST)
The Admissions Committee requires two referees who are familiar with your work. It is ideal if your recommendations are your immediate superior(s) who can give an insight to the Committee on you as an employee. Other useful sources are clients or former employers. The committee will evaluate your completed application and make a recommendation to the EMBA Academic Director in New Jersey. An Admissions Interview to evaluate the suitability of applicants may be required.
Should you require assistance with the admission process, please contact us at 6532 0083 / 6532 0084.
#TOEFL or IELTS scores: The EMBA program is conducted entirely in English and it is essential that students be proficient in written and oral English if they are to be successful in the program. If your undergraduate degree was conducted in a language other than English, you may be required to provide proof of your English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score.
Financing Your Executive MBA
The tuition fee* for 2021 intake is SG$78,000 and covers teaching fees, academic materials, access to Rutgers University E-library, and break snacks. The tuition fee is payable in 3 or 6 equal installments. For the 6 installments scheme, there is an additional administrative fee of $600.
* Please note that the Executive MBA program fees are subject to an annual review and prevailing 7% GST.
Scholarships & Study Grants
The Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific offers Scholarships to eligible applicants. These are awarded in the form of tuition remission. We will be pleased to share more information during the admission process and at our Open House events.
Scholarships of up to $8,000 are available for eligible applicants. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further information.
* Terms and conditions apply.
Gaining Funding from your Company
In order to make a convincing argument that it is worth your company’s investment, you need to demonstrate that getting the degree will strengthen your understanding of the business environment and that the company will reap the benefits in the long-run. Proving how any new skills you obtain will be used within the company upon your return, and ensuring you keep reflecting on feedback on how you’ve done in your role to ensure you keep on improving and moving up. The bottom line is that you need to be fully prepared and show your employer that an investment in your education is also an investment in the company’s long-term goals.
Make sure you clearly articulate to your reporting supervisor your expected benefits to the company. Define measurements to assess how your contribution will increase during or after the EMBA in terms of skills and knowledge acquired, that will benefit both the organization and you as an individual. During the EMBA program, you will develop the skills and knowledge you need to become an effective global business leader. You will pick up skills with the core modules around the key tools and techniques such as Global Leadership and Organisational Behavior, and Financial Accounting, Marketing Management, Supply Chain Management amongst the others.
For example, the ‘Business Strategy’ module at the end of the program puts together what has been covered in the previous 17 modules that will provide students the opportunity to examine the challenges and complexities faced by businesses via case studies that cover various topics. You may also like to share with your company that the teaching methodology is highly practical where students will be put into groups to address case studies (typically Harvard Business School cases). We have a policy whereby students are rotated for group projects so that they would work with a classmate at least once in their academic career at Rutgers to ensure students benefit from the experience of their fellow classmates.
Industry-Wide Course Fee Protection Insurance
Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific has in place an Industry-wide Course Fee Protection Insurance Policy (IWC) to protect the paid fees of students residing in Singapore, renewable on an annual basis. The IWC serves to protect the student’s fees in the event that the PEI is unable to continue operations due to insolvency, and/or regulatory closure. In addition, the IWC protects the student if the PEI fails to pay penalties or return fees to the student arising from judgments made against it by the Singapore courts. We have appointed Lonpac Insurance Bhd as our IWC insurance provider. Under the IWC insurance scheme, students’ fees are insured by Lonpac Insurance Bhd. In the case of events, as stated above, students will be able to claim their paid fees from Lonpac Insurance Bhd.
A number of financial institutions in Singapore offer personal loans for education purposes to Singaporean or Singapore-PR. For more information, please contact the banks directly.
POSB Further Study Assist
Maybank Education Loan
RHB Education Loan
OCBC Edu Loan