S3 Asia MBA


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Program Description

The tri-university colloquium between Fudan University (Shanghai), Korea University (Seoul) and National University of Singapore (Singapore) was initiated when, due to a remarkable coincidence, our three institutions held their centennial celebrations in 2005. After sharing a vision in the global economy, Fudan, KU, and NUS established the S3 University Alliance (S3 UA).

Why S3 Asia MBA program

Asia will be the focus of the much of the world’s economic and political activities in the 21st century. Its rapid development has led to increasing complexity of doing business in the region bounded by vast differences in economic, business, cultural, institutional and socio-political conditions. Increasingly, there is a growing need for a pan-Asian MBA program offering in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of conducting business in Asia. However, few universities in Asia have the research and teaching capabilities to offer a program that provides the depth of theoretical and practical education required by managers. Hence, the non-customized standard MBA was until now, the primary formal management education and training tool available in Asia.

In response to such needs, School of Management at Fudan University, Korea University Business School and NUS Business School have launched the S3 Asia MBA, beginning Fall 2008.

How does an MBA program jointly operated by three leading universities in Asia offer an unprecedented edge in top-notch business education?

The three schools have the best understanding of Asian economies; established world-class MBA programs through accreditations and joint programs, and possess the faculty trained in top business schools around the world. The integration and collaboration between these three leading business schools in Asia will offer worldwide competitiveness in a world-class Asian business education.

The S3 Asia MBA program aims to meet the growing and diverse needs and expectations of students, employers, faculty, alumni, universities, and governments by preparing students for senior leadership positions in major business locations in Asia and the world. This program will combine the unique strengths of the three leading business schools into an exceptional MBA program taught in three of the most sophisticated and rapidly developing cities in the world.

Admission Requirements

The S3 Asia MBA provides participants with a global standard in business education based on Asian perspectives. Our program is designed for those who seek either a career in the Asia-Pacific region, or who are planning to do business with Asian companies.
We seek for keen and creative-minded individuals who have a record of achievements and possess leadership and teamwork capabilities. The candidate selection process is as follows:


  • GRK for students from Mainland China
  • Special GRK for students from Macau, Hong Kong, & Taiwan
  • GMAT for students outside Greater China who want to apply for Fudan Degree
  • 3 years work experience


  • GMAT for Korea, Japan, and International Students
  • KU accepts GRK score of students from Greater China who want to apply for KU degree
  • 2 years work experience


  • GMAT required for all NUS degree applicants
  • 2 years work experience
Last updated Dec 2017

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