Singapore, Asia and the NUS PhD-MBAThe NUS PhD-MBA aims to attract and train talented science and engineering students who have the potential to create and lead technology companies. The programme is jointly hosted by the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS) and the NUS Business School. The programme has 3 pillars. Students develop their research skills by doing a PhD in a science or technology discipline. Concurrently students develop business acumen by working on an MBA degree. Internships in technology comnpanies provide practical technology business training, and form the third pillar.
- Concurrent PhD and MBA, taking much less time than completing both separately
- Choice of any subject for the PhD, from the life and physical sciences to engineering and IT
- Monthly (12 months per year) tax-free stipend of S$2,600 to S$3,200 (depending on whether or not scholar chooses to work in Singapore upon graduation)
- PhD tuition waiver, full MBA tuition fee waiver
Internship Opportunities in many Technology Start-Ups, VC firms and larger Technology CompaniesThe number of startups in Singapore is growing rapidly. Some have already been acquired, among them Singular ID, sold to Billcare in India, and tenCube, sold to McAfee in the USA. Other companies are at an earlier stage and are growing, examples are:
- is a web based application that manages information on people's personal clouds, WizFolio
- offers the first truly effective mobile application search and rating system, Mobilewalla
- uses adaptive algorithms to make learning Chinese less difficult, Gurulu
- are innovative, virtually invisible dental braces, BioMers
Many others have attracted venture funding, both from Singapore and abroad. Students may also choose to do their internship in a venture capital firm or in a larger technology company. To further develop the startup ecosystem, developing top technology business talent is very important to Singapore. The PhD-MBA is part of these efforts. NUS has recently been ranked 28th and the NUS MBA 23rd in the world. A flyer for the programme can be found here.
Students with an undergraduate or Masters/Diploma degree in any scientific, engineering, maths or IT discipline, previously awarded or expected in 2012, are eligible.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Description: The NUS PhD-MBA aims to attract and train talented students who have the potential to create and lead technology companies. It is jointly hosted by the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering and the NUS Business School. Students develop their research skills by doing a PhD in a scientific or engineering discipline. Concurrently they learn about business by working on an MBA. Internships provide practical experience.
NUS is a global University located in Singapore, in the heart of Asia. NUS was recently ranked 28th and the NUS MBA 23rd in the world. English-speaking Singapore has long been an excellent place in which to do business. In recent years Singapore has invested heavily in developing a world-class research infrastructure and training talent to not only do research but also commercialize it. The PhD-MBA at NUS is part of these efforts.
References may reach NUS by 15th Dec 2011.
Terms: PhD and MBA in 4 to 5 years
Choice of any subject for the PhD
Stipend of S$2,600 – S$3,200 per month
PhD tuition fee waiver
Full MBA tuition fee waiver
Internships PhD-MBA students do an internship in a startup or established technology company or in a venture capital firm, in Singapore or abroad. The number of startups in Singapore is growing rapidly. Some have already been acquired, among them Singular ID, acquired by Bilcare in India and tenCube, acquired by McAfee in the USA
How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: 15th Nov 2011