Rutgers to Offer Executive MBA in Singapore

2007-06-05 15:47 950

US Ambassador Welcomes Rutgers EMBA Program To new Campus at Singapore National Library

SINGAPORE, June 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- US Ambassador to Singapore, Patricia Herbold, tonight welcomes Rutgers University's Executive MBA program to Singapore. The program launch, held at the Singapore National Library where the program will be based, highlights the growing importance of post-graduate business education in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Dean of Rutgers Business School, Dr Michael Cooper, says "We are committed as a business school to becoming an integral part of the business education system in Singapore, and we look forward to developing further relationships with companies and students alike."

Rutgers University is a Top 25 American public university, and Business Week named the Rutgers' Executive MBA one of its Top 5 programs in Strategy and Top 6 in Finance. The Rutgers Executive MBA program is designed to provide managers with the theoretical tools, the practical insights, and the vital hands-on skills essential to compete in this challenging global environment.

"The launch of the Rutgers Executive MBA program strengthens the educational linkages between the United States and Singapore," says Ambassador Herbold. "Both countries recognize the importance of post-graduate business education programs in sustaining our competitive economies in the global marketplace. The Rutgers EMBA program here in the heart of the city will provide superb executive education for the business leaders of today and tomorrow."

Dr. Isaac Gottleib, Director of International Programs, Rutgers Business School, says that "the quality and diversity of Singapore's local business environment makes it an ideal location for a new campus to offer Asia's longest-running EMBA program. The diversity of the student body is a key strength of the program, as students exchange their extensive business experience via collaborative learning processes."

Teaching faculty for the Rutgers EMBA in Singapore are the same globally renowned academics who teach at Rutgers' New Jersey campuses, providing students with leading-edge curriculum content, and unparalleled access to the top minds in business.

The Rutgers EMBA program offers a global business education that encompasses proven concepts, tools, and techniques, as well as new ideas generated by the distinguished faculty. The program is tailored for busy executives, as such, classes are held on weekends and evenings

To guarantee an education that is relevant, practical, and timely, the Rutgers EMBA is re-engineered every year.

"As the 8th oldest American university offering Asia's longest-running EMBA program, Rutgers is proud to build upon its rich history and embrace a promising future in Singapore's vibrant business and education communities," said Dr Cooper.

The first group of students at the Singapore campus will commence the 15-month program in January 2008.

About Rutgers

As the US' 8th oldest university and a Top 25 public university, Rutgers is associated with prestige, longevity, and a rich history of academic and professional accomplishment.

Students in the Rutgers International EMBA program are taught by the same top faculty who teach on the university's main campuses in New Jersey -- a faculty that has an international reputation for both teaching and research excellence.

-- Rutgers is amongst the top American business schools for research;

this means our professors bring to the classroom the latest ideas in


-- Faculty bring a wealth of practical business experience into the


-- Our 150 full-time faculty members are pioneers in academia and active

members of the international business community

-- Professors are internationally renowned scholars, editors of

prestigious academic journals, award-winning teachers, and top

consultants to industry and government

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