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Nanyang – Waseda Double MBA


Earn two (2) prestigious MBA degrees. Double your edge with Asia’s best.

Study in Singapore and in Japan.

This 14 month full-time programme is taught in English and conducted at two of  Asia’s leading business schools by a team of highly experienced professors and industry experts – Nanyang Business School in Singapore (2 trimesters) and in Waseda Business School in Tokyo (1 trimester).

Waseda Business School (WBS) was established in 1998 to provide graduate and undergraduate business education. It is part of the century old Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be awarded 2 prestigious MBA degrees – a top MBA from the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University; and an MBA from the Waseda University.

And of course, you will also belong to two (2)  growing alumni networks of distinguished leaders  from around the world, further expanding your own network.


Double the expertise, double the experience, double your edge

The Nanyang -Waseda Double MBA is designed to bolster your aptitude in the global nature of business management, enhance your expertise in Asia, and develop competencies in leveraging technology to create competitive advantages to organizations.  A holistic perspective of the successful integration of business principles powered by technology has produced MBA graduates highly valued by corporations around the world.  This leading unique  Asia-focused MBA  brings your professional careers to the next levels, anywhere around the world.

You will undergo the core leadership module offered by Nanyang, across 2 trimesters. And you will join the international MBA class in Waseda during the third and final trimester, with the option to pursue additional classes as well while at Waseda.



As in any MBA progam at Nanyang, your MBA journey starts with the pre-term, a series of activities  designed to prepare you before you enter Nanyang; some of these are available while you are still in your country of origin, like the online courses.

Pre Term includes the online preparatory courses, an intensive English course  for 3 -4 weeks (for non-native English speakers,  and the 1 week on-boarding, just before the formal classes start.

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Leadership Module - leading talents globally, across 2 trimesters

As companies operate under turbulent times, they demand leaders who are able to embrace uncertainty, accept ambiguity, and acknowledge the various nature of organizations and markets.  And operating in various geographic regions require a full and wholistic understanding of the various cultures they will be working with. At Nanyang,  the leadership module is among its most important component -  it is anchored on cultural intelligence, based on its vast knowledge and pioneering research in this field.  This module will prepare and nurture leaders who can lead talents accross cultures.

This innovative and rigorous offering is designed to give you a portfolio of knowledge, skills and personal awareness that will make you a much more effective leader.


Core Courses

1) Accounting
2) Finance
3) Marketing
4) Operations
5) Technology & e-Business
6) Economics and Markets*
7) Analytics for Decision Making*
8) Strategic Management
9) Corporate Governance and Ethics*


* half course


Specialized Electives – 13

1)      Global Business management in manufacturing

2)      Human Resource Development of Global Business Leader

3)      Innovation Strategy

4)      Japanese Management and Innovation

5)      Problem Solving from General Manager’s Perspective

6)      Strategic IT Management

7)      Technology strategy and management

8)      Venture Capital Financing

9)    Organisational Strategies of Japanese Companies in Asia

10)     Value – based Innovation

11)    Investment Analysis in Manufacturing Industries.

12)     Life Sciences: A Business Perspective

13)    Supply Chain & Logistics Management


Japanese Language  introduction – 11 weeks (conducted at Nanyang)


Japan Industry Studies  (Singapore and Japan)

Building on concepts gained from the core and specialized courses, this industry series presents opportunities for practical real life applications. Held mostly in Japan during the 3rd  and final trimester, it offers invaluable opportunities to expand your network in Japan, gain inside knowledge of leading  manufacturing and technology management practices of leading  companies .


For more details, please refer to Nanyang-Waseda Double MBA site.Download brochure here.