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4 career benefits of studying an executive MBA in Singapore

By Chloe L

Updated May 12, 2022 Updated May 12, 2022

Sponsored by ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA Asia-Pacific  

An executive MBA (EMBA) is designed for experienced professionals looking to reach greater heights in their careers.  

Intended for mid-senior to senior individuals with a greater deeper expertise and work experience, an EMBA helps build strategic knowledge and acumen across a wide range of subjects, such entrepreneurship, marketing and accounting and places a strong focus on building up leadership skills.  

If you’re thinking of studying an executive MBA, Singapore might be the right place to do it. One of the ‘Asian Tiger’ economies, Singapore is a welcoming, international business hub, attracting people from all around the world.  

Discover more about what studying an executive MBA degree in Singapore can do for your career. 

Develop your leadership skills to reach the peak of your career 

The ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA Asia-Pacific places significant emphasis on developing leadership skills and offers an inclusive approach with a strong focus on actionable learning that can be applied in the workplace. 

Its innovative curriculum incorporates the latest business trends in topics such as: 

  • Responsible leadership and sustainability,  

  • Talent management and inclusive leadership,  

  • Brand management using digital marketing 

  • Social media and geopolitics in Asia from a managerial perspective. 

The aim of these modules is to equip business leaders with the knowledge, conviction and vision to handle the challenges associated with leadership positions, and develop a greater awareness and interest in creating a greener, more sustainable future.  

Become inspired to start your own business 

Singapore is one of the leading areas for entrepreneurial innovation, attracting new business owners from around the world. It boasts a high level of success for start-ups, with the Singapore government offering good financial assistance and administering start-up expansion strategies for new businesses. 

The ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA Asia-Pacific aims to instil a sense innovation and entrepreneurship in its participants.  

“During the EMBA entrance interview, a professor asked me to describe the kind of company I would build if I had to decide right now and could not fail—and I immediately said I’d start one handling green building materials,” Carisa Mann, ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA Asia-Pacific alumna, founder, and managing director, recalled, adding: “This question lay the foundation for my first company.” 

The largest single assessment within the ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA Asia-Pacific is  a programme-length project based around Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability (IESP), through which participants can directly apply the business knowledge gained throughout their EMBA journey.  

Gain an international business outlook with an Asian focus  

Business schools in Singapore boast a global business outlook with a pan-Asian core, and professionals can benefit from this international focus. 

The ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA Asia-Pacific programme offers eight Asia-focused modules, which explore Asia’s economy and business practices, as well as how they're evolving. 

"The cumulation of all these experiences has encouraged me to dive deep and reflect on my learning, in the process, gaining insights into how the different departments and functions come together for a business to be successful,” said Stephanie SNG JU, ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA Asia-Pacific Alumna, and Area Director-Marketing. 

Although the ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA Asia-Pacificis primarily based in Singapore, participants also attend two overseas residencies in Mannheim Business School in Germany and at a partner university in Asia. 

Broaden your perspectives through incredible diversity 

With an economy focused on international trade and foreign investment, Singapore is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Asia. 

At ESSEC Business School, diversity is highly valued. The global faculty body comprises 37 nationalities and the average ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA Asia-Pacific cohort features a good balance of about 75 percent international and 25 percentSingaporean participants.  

The EMBA programme also offers a diversity scholarship for participants who successfully demonstrate that their work experience, achievements, and personal profile can contribute to the diversity of the programme. 

If you decide to study for an executive MBA  in Singapore, you'll be surrounded by culturally diverse classmates with a wealth of professional experience and taught by professors who are leaders in their field. 

In the ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA Asia-Pacific, participants have an average of 14 years of work experience, and come from a variety of industries and nationalities. Despite being relatively young, this EMBA programme has featured participants from all continents of the world. 

“Peer-to-peer learning occurs when each person contributes their own experiences and expertise and brings their own comparisons to the classroom. We highly encourage experience sharing in all of our EMBA courses,” said Prof. Cèdomir Nestorovic, Program Director of the ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA Asia-Pacific. 

The diversity in the EMBA programme consistently results in interesting discussions and significant peer-to-peer learning, which enriches lessons delivered by faculty members. Through these interactions, participants are encouraged to discover new ways to approach problems and understand different perspectives. 

This article was originally published in December 2021 . It was last updated in May 2022

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As Content Editor for TopUniversities.com and TopMBA.com, Chloe creates and publishes a wide range of articles for universities and business schools across the world. Chloe has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Reading and grew up in Leicestershire, UK. 

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