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Academic Director’s Message


The Nanyang EMBA - the EMBA for Industry 4.0


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Associate Professor Tan Joo Seng
Academic Director, EMBA
Nanyang Business School
Nanyang Technological University
       “Unprecedented and simultaneous advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the internet of things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, quantum computing and others are redefining industries, blurring traditional boundaries, and creating new opportunities” (Klaus Schwab, Chairman, World Economic Forum).

The Nanyang EMBA Programme has been consistently ranked among the best globally. Located in Nanyang Technological University, in the league of top universities in the world, the Nanyang EMBA programme offers unparalleled access to thought leadership, cutting-edge research and world-class education on new opportunities unleashed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). Industry 4.0 with the accompanying digitisation and disruption makes it urgent to revisit the assumptions and practices that have defined our ways of doing business. From advanced robotics and machine learning to software-as-a-service and the Internet of Things (IoT), these changes have a disruptive impact on how businesses are led and how they are managed. As the pace of change accelerates, leaders have to be more agile than ever before. The Nanyang EMBA programme is designed to enable global senior leaders to thrive and succeed in Industry 4.0.


The programme is delivered by award-winning faculties, thought leaders and luminaries, the very best from the "East" and "West". Together with our partners, University of California, Berkeley, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell School of Hotel Administration, International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), we provide a learning experience that is not only innovative but also impactful: impact on business as well as impact on leadership. "In this segment (of the programme), I have found the key business partner I need to take my business to the next level". "My board now sees me in a different light. They have seen me transformed". "Looking back, I have achieved major breakthroughs in my leadership during the program. I have become a better and more effective leader." The "return on investment" is already tangible during the programme. Our alumni from across Asia, Europe, and the Americas, across diverse industries, continue to be movers, shakers and change makers, making a difference in business and society.

We look forward to welcoming the next intake of the Nanyang EMBA programme!
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