Management Associate Programme

Are you a fresh graduate or working professional in your early career who is driven to succeed, and wants to make a positive impact in the world? The NTU Management Associate Programme (download e-brochurewill be a great place to start.


The two-year Programme will be your springboard for success in higher education management and non-academic careers at NTU. As a Management Associate, you can look forward to hands-on job rotations and exposure to different aspects of university management, mentoring from experienced leaders, and a robust leadership and development roadmap for you to realise your full potential.  


At NTU, we pride ourselves in being at the forefront of new ideas and solutions to address humanity’s biggest challenges. You will be part of a genuinely collaborative environment, and work with our faculty and researchers to drive NTU's four core pillars – education, research, innovation and community – and shape a better world.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals who are driven, tenacious and resourceful. You should also be a good team player, with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Those with proven leadership abilities will also be favourably considered.

Fresh graduates from diverse disciplines of study, with good university results and CCA track records, are welcome to apply. Working professionals with less than three years of working experience may also apply.

So if you are looking to jump-start your career while making a positive difference to our future, we would love to speak with you.

Why join NTU's MAP?


Personal Development

Curated onboarding programme and comprehensive learning resources to support your growth


Broaden Your Career Experience

Undertake at least two rotations across different business areas, which will build your competencies and skills


Gain Exposure Beyond NTU

Expand your exposure through secondments and overseas study trips

Personal Mentorship and Guidance

Regular engagement with NTU senior leaders, your assigned mentor and the MAP Programme Office to craft a development plan that closely aligns with your career aspirations


Enriching Work Culture

Experience the diverse, inclusive and cohesive OneNTU community, where you will be supported and empowered to give your best at work

Build your career with us today!

Frequently Asked Questions

There will be about 10-15 Management Associates in each cohort. 

Our selection process is merit-based and evaluates candidates based on their competencies and personal qualities. This will include case studies, psychometric tests and interviews among others; allowing us to select the best talents to join the Management Associate Programme.

We are looking for candidates who are keen problem-solvers, have strong interpersonal skills and are able to drive for tangible outcomes. If you do not have any relevant internship or work experience, you should highlight past experiences where you have demonstrated such qualities. 
You will be paid a competitive starting salary for young talents. Those with past working experience will be remunerated accordingly. Bonuses and increments will be tied to your performance. 
Successful Management Associates can expect postings to a broad spectrum of roles, including departments in NTU’s corporate functions, such as Information Technology, Finance, Communications, Student & Academic Services, or at the University’s Colleges/Schools and Research Centres.

The Management Associate Programme is designed to help fresh graduates and young professionals build a broad spectrum of skills through rotations in different job functions. With that in mind, Management Associates will be given postings that align with their overall career aspirations, while considering the needs of the University. 

At NTU, the career progression for each employee is dependent on their work performance, demonstrated skills, competencies and ability to take on greater responsibilities. We believe in fair treatment for all employees based on merit.

To submit an application for MAP Year 2024, please click here. Please note that successful candidates will commence work in July 2024.