Admission Requirements


Admission requirements are as follows:


Educational Background

A good Bachelor’s degree in Business or a business-related discipline.

Applicants in the process of earning a degree and are about to graduate are welcome to apply.


English Language Requirement

Good TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not the mother tongue or medium of prior undergraduate instruction.

The TOEFL score must be at least 100 for the internet-based test.

For IELTS, the overall band score must be at least 7.0.


Admission Interviews

A strong performance in the interview (conducted for shortlisted candidates only).


CEMS Language Requirements

Besides good oral and written skills in English, applicants for the double-master degree programme with CEMS must be proficient in at least one other CEMS language. Click here for common CEMS application requirements.

Although GMAT/GRE is not mandatory, a good GMAT/GRE score will strengthen your application. Candidates with good GMAT/GRE scores will be considered favourably for study awards, and also stand a higher chance in getting their preferred placement in CEMS host schools for the double degree programme. Our GMAT institution code for this programme is DRT-MK-19 (MSc in Management). Our GRE institution code for this programme is 4642 – NUS Business School MSc Programmes. More information on GMAT/GRE.

We do not require you to have work experience for admission into the programme. Applicants with some postgraduate work experience are also welcome to apply, though you may also wish to consider applying to our NUS MBA programme instead.


“Choosing to pursue my postgraduate studies at NUS was a straightforward decision. A top-ranked institution both globally and in Asia together with a stellar list of faculty members, I know my time at NUS will be intellectually stimulating. I had the opportunity to learn and interact with professors and educators who are experts in their field. At the same time, I also gained invaluable networks and friendships with some of the brightest students coming from all parts of the world. This experience will be vital for my future professional and academic endeavours.”