MBA in crisis? In Singapore, it's less clear-cut

While US business schools see declines, in Singapore, with its smaller market, an overall trend is harder to pin down


BUSINESS schools in the United States may be seeing declines in MBA applications, but the picture in Singapore is less clear-cut.

In a study of 49 US business schools, 38 saw applications fall from 2017 to 2018 - including nine of the top 10 schools. This year, many US MBA (Master of Business Administration) programmes saw declines again, many by double-digit rates, despite near-record starting pay and placement rates for graduates.

In Singapore, with its much smaller MBA market and schools declining to reveal their application or acceptance rates, an overall trend is harder to discern.

Four business schools here made the top 50 in The Financial Times' Global MBA Ranking 2019.

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