Stanford-NUS Executive Programme in International Management


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Held annually in Singapore for 37 years, the Stanford–NUS Executive Programme in International Management (39th Intake) presents a unique opportunity for leaders to immerse in the vibrant cultures of two of the world's most respected institutions: one renowned for its iconoclastic approach to critical thinking and challenging assumptions; the other for its uncompromisingly high standards and academic rigour.

In two weeks of highly intensive sessions, you will augment your expertise with current insights and knowledge of global and Asian business. Taught by senior faculty from NUS Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, you will gain a thorough grounding on recent developments in business management, strategy and leadership from both sides of the Pacific Rim.

This programme is one of the recommended programmes on the NUS structured leadership development pathway.

Structured Leadership Development Pathway


Dates and Fees

Dates Venue Fees Excl. GST (USD) With GST (USD) Registration
Dates 1
17 Aug - 31 Aug 2019 To be confirmed, 20,900 22,363 Apply Now

Note: GST applies to individuals and Singapore registered companies.

Alumni Benefits

Participants who complete this programme are considered as NUS Business School Executive Education alumni. For more information, please refer to our FAQ.

SkillsFuture Study Award for Singapore Citizens

This programme is a supported course under the SkillsFuture Study Award for International Business. Award recipients will receive a monetary award of S$5,000, which can be used to defray out-of-pocket expenses for this programme.

Fee Details

  • Fee includes tuition, books and other course materials, refreshments/lunches (during classes) and some dinners
  • Accommodation and some meals are not included in the fee

Application Deadline

  • Participants are strongly advised to apply at least 2 months in advance
  • Applications received after the deadline will be considered based on space availability

Core Focus

  • Leadership and change

    • Cultural intelligence and global leadership
    • Managing global teams

    Strategy and execution

    • Strategy, social responsibility and the business environment
    • Regulatory challenges
    • Strategic negotiations

    Organisational design and behaviour

    • Organisational architecture and culture
    • Organisational identity and authenticity

    Strategic marketing and services

    • Value-based market strategies
    • New product market and brand extension
    • Market entry and channel strategy
    • Service design and operations
  • Brand management

    • Building a global brand
    • Internal and external brand alignment

    Operations and supply chain integration

    • Operational Excellence
    • Process Efficiency

    Finance and valuation

    • Cash flow, valuation and investment decisions
    • Earnings quality management
    • International project analysis and valuation in Asia

    Innovation and Application

    • The process of innovation
    • Design, define and formulating
    • Big data trends

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

  • Acquire the latest concepts and insights on management strategy
  • Improve analytical and behavioural skills, and ultimately enhance leadership abilities
  • Understand the differences in culture and management practices in the East and West
  • Invaluable opportunity to tap into a strong network of experienced leaders from different industries and countries

Learning Approach

  • Interactive lectures and class discussions, interspersed with group study sessions
  • Course materials include case studies and the latest research by faculty from the two business schools
  • Networking events and talks by prominent industry speakers and business leaders

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

Senior executives with at least eight years of significant managerial experience, who have interest in management theory and practices in an international context, including:

  • Senior executives responsible for driving business internationally and in the Pacific Rim
  • Senior executives of international companies that have joint ventures with Asian partners, or with Asian responsibilities

Past Participants

By Region

Participants by Region

By Designation

  • Business Strategy Director, Asia Pacific
  • Chief Consultant
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Chief Supply Officer
  • Colonel
  • Deputy Division Head (Internal Audit)
  • Deputy Editor
  • Deputy Managing Director
  • Director, Direct Assets Management
  • Director-General, Environmental Protection Division
  • Division Manager
  • Executive Director, Project Management
  • Executive Director, Operations
  • Executive Vice President
  • Financial Controller
  • General Manager, Marketing Strategy
  • Head of Business Development
  • Head of Foundation
  • Head of Group, Legal
  • Manager, Telecommunications Investment, SE Asia
  • Managing Director, APAC
  • Operations Manager
  • Program Director
  • Regional Head of Compliance & Financial Crime
  • Senior Expert
  • Senior Systems Analyst
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Senior Technology Services Manager
  • Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation
  • Vice President, Global Information Technology

By Organisation

Agriculture, Food & Beverage

  • British American Tobacco
  • Bunge Agribusiness
  • Tetra Pak Jurong


  • AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings
  • Buckman Laboratories (Asia)
  • LG Chemical


  • Pearson PLC

Energy & Utilities

  • Kuwait National Petroleum Company
  • Metropolitan Electricity Authority


  • Keppel FELS
  • Keppel Singmarine
  • Vantage International Management Company

Financial Services

  • Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Bhd
  • Amalgamated Investment Bancorporation
  • Aviva Asia
  • Citibank Korea Inc.
  • CMC Markets Singapore
  • Dow Jones & Co. (Hong Kong)
  • Jade International Capital Partners (Asia)
  • MAS Capital
  • Metlife Solutions
  • NLI International Asia
  • Unified World Investments, LLC


  • Australian Trade Commission, Thailand
  • Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
  • Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
  • Ministry of Defence, Singapore
  • National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards, Thailand
  • National Environment Agency, Singapore
  • Singapore Armed Forces

Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals/Life Sciences

  • Abbott Nutrition R&D
  • Covance
  • Eppendorf India
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Lonza
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • Priest Hospital, Thailand


  • Broadway Industrial Group
  • Goodyear Orient Company
  • Kaifa Magnetics (H.K.)
  • Nigerian Security Printing and Minting PLC
  • PMT Industries Sdn Bhd
  • Rockwell Automation Asia Pacific Business Center


  • BILCOM, Inc.
  • Dentsu Inc.
  • Lejel Entertainment & Media
  • Singapore Press Holdings
  • Starcom MediaVest Group

Mining & Materials

  • Arrium
  • Newcrest Mining Limited
  • PT Jindal Overseas

Professional/Scientific/Technical Services

  • ABeam Consulting
  • Nomura Research Institute
  • Office of Naval Research Global
  • Water Research Commission


  • DFS Group

Social Enterprise/Non-Profit

  • Medco Foundation


  • Atos
  • Autodesk Inc.
  • Bematech S.A.
  • Euresys
  • IBM
  • McAfee Software India
  • Microsoft Austria
  • Panasonic Systems Asia Pacific
  • Polycom Asia Pacific
  • Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation
  • SAP Asia


  • Champ Electronics & Systems
  • Marubeni Corporation
  • PT Altrak 1978
  • Sumitomo Corporation


  • APL Limited
  • DHL Global Forwarding Management (Asia Pacific)
  • Hawker Pacific Asia
  • Jurong Port
  • Reliance Commercial Dealers


Combining the best of Western and Eastern schools of thinking, the Stanford–NUS Executive Programme in International Management offers a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from leading faculty from opposite sides of the Pacific Rim, as well as from a diverse group of executives from around the world. Discover what recent participants have to say about their experiences on the programme.

  • This program generally includes the necessary elements of the executive officers from macro sides to micro sides. And I was impressed by the enthusiasm of the faculty members.
    I think this is the best program for those who are now evecutives and become executives in the near future, especially for those who are related to Asia.

    Toyotake Kuwata

    Deputy General Manager
    Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

    One of the Best Executive Management Program I have had ever attended. Is not only the course content and is more to the very good Lecturer / Speaker.

    Yoke Lee, Alfred Pang

    Managing Director
    Schweizer Electronic Singapore

    The Stanford-NUS Executive Program in International Management brings together the very best of Silicon Valley from Stanford, and the deep knowledge of Asian markets from NUS. The discussions were both invigorating and insightful. I've became a better person and a better leader after this experience.

    João Cadamuro Junior, Brazil

    Managing Director
    Bematech Asia

  • Wonderful and unique course that is not available elsewhere in Asia combining the global expertise and cutting edge theories from Stanford and the deep knowledge of local markets and companies from NUS. It is a perfect combination that gives practical and real world application and learnings for Asian executive leaders. Recommend it wholeheartedly to any senior management leaders.

    Samuel Rhee, South Korea
    Morgan Stanley Investment Management

    It’s great to have these two weeks studying with a group of dynamic leaders from different industries and countries. I’m ready for new challenges.

    Liu Yuan, China
    Vice President

    The programme features the best faculty members who can provide insights about issues in a clear and succinct manner, making the learning so much clearer and easy.

    Ku Kay Choon, Singapore
    Vice President and General Manager
    ST Aerospace Engines

  • Tremendously insightful. A great mix of experience, culture and learnings from both the faculty and participants.

    Mike Fitzgerald, Australia
    Sales Operations Director, Australia
    USG Boral

    I think this programme is very tough. But I am impressed. Thank you so much.

    Yuki Ogawa, Japan
    Vice President
    Development Bank of Japan

    A robust, detailed and extremely engaging executive program which has key frameworks which works for any diverse industry.

    Khalid Anuar, Singapore
    Head of Department
    Tan Tock Seng Hospital Pte Ltd

  • Real good content. But most of all, a real life experience to have met Dr Love (Prem Shamdasani) and the NUS team. Thank you for providing a great network and case experience. A lot of work but also good fun!

    Rita Pais, Portugal
    Vice President Europe
    Gallo Worldwide

    Great networking experience with top people from different industries and institutions. A comprehensive, focused programme for top managers who have no time for an MBA.

    Wolfram Kalt, Indonesia
    President Director
    PT South Pacific Viscose

    Good framework which covers a lot of international management topics.

    Roland Kleeb, Switzerland
    Chief Financial Officer
    KIBAG Group

  • This programme is intensive, focused and well-organised. It is highly recommended for senior executives who need inspiration and fresh perspectives in managing their business.

    Lim Cho Peng, Singapore
    Chief Operating Officer
    IPG Financial Services

    For busy executives, the programme offers quick and intensive knowledge sharing on the developments and dynamic changes occurring in managing organisational change and evolution.

    Jayant Bhagwan, South Africa
    Executive Manager
    South African Water Research Commission

    This was absolutely the best class I've had in a long time. It was structured perfectly and flowed perfectly. I learnt additional things in various areas such as marketing, finance and supply chain. I would highly recommend the course to anyone at the senior level who wants to enrich their business knowledge.

    Arif Rinaldi, Indonesia
    General Manager
    PT Medco E&P Indonesia

  • The Stanford–NUS Executive Programme in International Management helps senior executives to review and critically examine their early learnings and experience with an excellent mix of theory and practice through a well-structured programme.

    Jerome Brohier, Sri Lanka
    Vice President
    Aitken Spence Cargo

    The Stanford–NUS Executive Programme was outstanding and a tremendous value, both personally and professionally. The quality of professors, course materials and instruction were all world class. The mix of international students from all industries and government leadership positions infused great insight from the participants as well as instructors. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone who is currently doing business in the Asia Pacific and those who would compete with industries from that region. The lessons are timely and relevant to the economics of our time. I can't imagine a better course for international managers and leaders.

    Lee Singleton, United States
    Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance
    Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

    This has been an enlightening experience even for those who have completed an MBA. It was an opportunity to unplug from our demanding work lives to 'learn, unlearn and relearn' the latest business ideas and best practices at a time in our careers when we can actually apply the knowledge to effect change in our organisations.

    Judd Sanchez, Singapore
    Regional Director, SAP
    Cisco Systems (USA)


The Stanford–NUS Programme in International Management is taught by internationally recognised full time faculty from both NUS Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Our programme directors and faculty are of the highest calibre with outstanding credentials from top global universities and extensive experience across industries from both Asian and Western countries. In addition to being actively engaged in research and teaching, they also have consulting experience with blue chip companies, multi-national corporations, businesses and goverments worldwide.


Programme Directors

Stanford GSB Programme Directors

faculty glenn carroll

Glenn R. Carroll

The Lawrence W. Lane Professor of Organisations

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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Glenn grew up in Indiana and attended Indiana University, followed by Stanford University, where he received his doctorate. He has been on the faculties of Brown University, the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University and Stanford University. He has visited many universities and institutes outside the United States, including the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the National University of Singapore. He has taught executives from many corporations, large and small.

faculty seungjin whang

Seungjin Whang

The Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology

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Seungjin is the Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Seoul National University in Korea, and received a Master of Arts, Master of Science and PhD from the University of Rochester. He has been on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business since 1987. His research interests include supply chain management and economics of information technology.

NUS Business School Programme Director


Prem Shamdasani

Associate Professor, Marketing
Academic Director, Asia-Pacific EMBA

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Prem has received numerous commendations and awards for teaching excellence. He is also very active in executive development and training, and has worked with more than 80 companies globally. His research and teaching interests include brand management, new product marketing, retail strategy, relationship marketing, and cross-cultural consumer behaviour. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with first class honours from the National University of Singapore, and received his PhD from the University of Southern California.

Other Teaching Faculty

Stanford GSB Faculty


Francis J. Flynn

Paul E. Holden Professor of Organisational Behaviour

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Yossi Feinberg

John G. McCoy – Banc One Corporation Professor of Economics

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NUS Business School Faculty


Chang Sea-Jin

Provost's Chair Professor, Strategy & Policy

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David De Cremer

Provost Chair and Professor in Management and Organisation

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Yossi Feinberg

John G. McCoy – Banc One Corporation Professor of Economics

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Francis J. Flynn

Paul E. Holden Professor of Organisational Behaviour

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Amir Goldberg

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

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danny quah

Danny Quah

Dean and Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics

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Kelvin Tan

Kelvin Tan is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the NUS Business School and an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of various SGX-listed companies. He also trains senior management staff of MNCs and SMEs in the areas of corporate governance, finance and investments, business and corporate developments, M&As, and leadership development. Besides these, Kelvin is on the investment committee of a private equity fund and a venture capital fund in Singapore.

Altogether, Kelvin has over 30 years of professional and management experience in both the public and private sectors in Singapore. He started his career with the Singapore Police Force and served in various staff and line appointments. He then went on to advise companies on doing business in China before joining Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd, during which he managed various investment teams across different industries and regions. Kelvin then took on senior management positions with PSA International Ltd, AETOS Security Management Pte Ltd, and a family office of an Russian oligarch.

Kelvin was a Local Merit Scholar (Police Service) and graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honors) degree from the National University of Singapore in 1987. In 1997, he obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from the same university. He then attended the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School in 1999. Kelvin is currently a Council Member and Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and the Institute of Management Consultants (Singapore).


Danny Quah

Danny Quah is Dean and Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS. His current research takes an economic approach to world order, studying the supply and demand of world order: on the one hand, what international system the world’s superpowers provide, and on the other, what world order the global community needs.

Quah uses this to recast analysis of global power shifts, the rise of the east, regional order, and models of global power relations.

Quah is a member of the Spence-Stiglitz Commission on Global Economic Transformation. He is the author of “The Global Economy’s Shifting Centre of Gravity”. Quah gave the third LSE-NUS lecture in 2013, and TEDx talks in 2016, 2014, and 2012. Quah was previously Assistant Professor of Economics at MIT, and then Professor of Economics and International Development, and Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at LSE. He had also served as LSE’s Head of Department for Economics, and Council Member on Malaysia’s National Economic Advisory Council.

Quah studied at Princeton, Minnesota, and Harvard.


David De Cremer

David De Cremer is Provost Chair and Professor in Management and Organisation at NUS Business School. Before NUS, he was the KPMG endowed Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School and a fellow at St. Edmunds College, University of Cambridge (UK). He is now a fellow at the University of Cambridge, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a member of the Academic Committee of the National TV Institute China Fortune Academy. He is the founder of the LEAD platform (LEading Artificial intelligence & Digital management), a scientific advisor of Novartis (the Ethics-based Compliance Initiative), and KPMG (building trustworthy climates). He received his Ph.D. (Behavioral Economics and Psychology) from the University of Southampton, England, an M.A. from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc in Psychology and B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Leuven, Belgium.


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