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Management Development Programme @ Nanyang

Programme Overview

Management Development Programme @ Nanyang is designed to equip high-potential, middle level managers with general management capabilities, leadership skills and heightened self and team awareness to prepare them for senior leadership positions in their organisations. The programme comprises two core pillars - Business and People.

  • The Business Pillar exposes participants to the broader business context and key functional areas (strategy, marketing, finance and operations). Participants will develop an integrative perspective of a senior generalist and will have a better understanding of how cross-functional dynamics affects decision-making and organisational performance.

  • As managers develop in their careers, they need to complement their existing specialist and functional skills with the ability to lead, coach, motivate, and integrate the efforts of others. The People Pillar is designed to empower participants with a better awareness of themselves and their team members in order to lead and manage teams more effectively to achieve greater synergy and performance.

Develop a strategic and innovation mindset

Lead, empower and inspire winning teams

Drive performance & achieve sustainable growth

  1. Key Benefits

    The programme will help partic​ipants develop an integrative view of general management, sharpen their business accumen and hone their leadership and communication skills. Here are some key takeaways:
    • Develop a strategic and inno​vation mind-set to drive organisational transformation and growth
    • Learn to see the “big picture” and develop a deeper understanding of cross-functional dynamics to make better decisions
    • Be armed with practical problem solving skills, tools and frameworks for various functional areas (marketing, finance, operations and human resources)
    • Get to know yourself and your team members better in order to empower and align teams around strategic goals
    • Lead, coach, and motivate co-workers to achieve greater work efficiency and breakthrough in team performance
    • Interact, network and share real-world insights with multidisciplinary knowledge experts and other talented participants in class

  2. Who Should Attend

    Experienced middle-level executives, managers and functional specialists across industries who are prospects for more senior leadership positions, or those looking to further enhance their​ leadership skills. Typical participants include, but are not limited to:

    • Heads of departments
    • Assistant/Associate Directors
    • Managers
    • Senior Specialists

  3. Programme Structure

    ​​ Modules
    Business Pillar 
    (5 Days)

    - Strategy Formulation & Implementation
    - Strategic Marketing
    - Business Finance & Value Creation
    - Operations Management
    - Technology & Business Model Innovation
    People Pillar
    - Self & Organisational Behaviour
    - Powering up Team Performance
    - Communication Management Strategies
    Capstone Simulation Module​ (1 Day) An interactive group-based competition where participants apply the concepts learned in the Business and People Pillars​​

    - Participants may choose to stagger the programme by enrolling in the Business Pillar in one cohort and the People Pillar in another. They are given one year to complete the programme.

    - Registration for the Business Simulation Module is only open to participants who have completed both the Business and People Pillars.

    - For more details of the curriculum and learning outcomes, please email nep@ntu.edu.sg​.

  4. Programme Dates

    Participants may choose to attend the full programme or specific Pillars only.

    Full Programme: 06 - 16 May 2019
    Business Pillar: 06 - 10 May 2019
    People Pillar: 13 -15 May 2019
    Capstone Simulation Module: 16 May 2019

    Full Programme: 19 - 29 Aug 2019
    Business Pillar: 19 - 23 Aug 2019
    People Pillar: 26 - 28 Aug 2019
    Capstone Simulation Module: 29 Aug 2019

    Full Programme: 11 - 21 Nov 2019
    Business Pillar: 11 - 15 Nov 2019
    People Pillar: 18 - 20 Nov 2019
    Capstone Simulation Module: 21 Nov 2019

  5. Programme Fees

    Module Duration Fees in SGD
    (before GST)
    Full Programme 9 Days $9,680
    1. Business Pillar Days
    $5,900
    2. People Pillar 3 Days
    $3,500
    3. Capstone Simulation Module Day
    $1,200

    The fees quoted above are before GST. The usual 7% GST applies.

    Programme fees cover lunch, refreshments and study materials.​

    Click here for more information on discounts, refund and cancellation policies.

  6. Testimonials

    "Thank you to all the professors and highly talented peers! This programme has helped me explore and articulate the strategic and analytical aspects of a project and look at problems from both the operational and strategic perspectives.

    The subjects discussed are intense at times but the professors just made it so simple to understand and relevant that I can immediately apply some of the concepts learnt at work."


    Mr Pinaki Ray
    Vice President, Corporate Risk, Wells Fargo Bank



    "The 9-day MDP Programme has provided me a very comprehensive overview of the business and people management skills in the organizational context.

    I really enjoyed the course and have certainly benefited greatly not only from the executive tools taught in the class, but also the interaction with fellow executives and multidisciplinary faculty by sharing experience and knowledge."


    Dr. Fang Xiaoqin
    Senior Manager, Technology Development & Commercialization, Singapore Eye Research Institute


    "The MDP has exceeded my expectations and I have truly gained much insight from all the professors who had been most willing to share."

    Mr Colin Ong
    Deputy Director, Energy Market Authority


  7. PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

    Assoc Prof Low Buen Sin
    PhD, CFA, CA Singapore, CVA
    Associate Dean (China Programs and Executive Programs),
    Division of Banking & Finance

    Prof Low is the Associate Dean and the Associate Professor of Finance at the Nanyang Business School. He was the Director of the MSc (Financial Engineering) Programme at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) from 2004 to 2010. His research work has appeared in major financial journals and he has earned various accolades for his academic achievements. He received the NTU MSc (Financial Engineering) Programme Teacher of The Year Award in 2007. In 2008 and 2012, he received the NTU Best Teacher Award for the Banking and Finance Division and the EMBA Programme Best Teacher Award respectively.

    Prof Low has been actively involved in industry consultation and has conducted many executive seminars for major organizations. He was appointed as an external resource person on Derivatives and Structured Products for UBS Wealth Management technical skill programme from 1999 to 2011. He was also appointed as the Technical Consultant for Ernst & Young, Transaction Advisory Services from 2004 to 2008.

    To read more about Assoc Prof Low Buen Sin and his achievements, please click here.

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