Empowering Leaders of Tomorrow

Management Development Programme @ Nanyang is designed to equip high-potential managers with general management capabilities, leadership skills, and increased self and team awareness, better preparing them for senior leadership positions in their organisations. 

Our intensive nine-day leadership programme comprises three core pillars – Strategy, Business, and People.

  • The Strategy Pillar provides you with critical insights and frameworks to better understand how various internal and external factors, including digital disruption and sustainability, are affecting corporate strategy and planning. You will learn to think more strategically and understand how to develop strategies for disruption and sustainability. You will also have hands-on practice in analysing and interpreting business data for decision-making. 
  • The Business Pillar will equip you with essential management concepts and skills of key business functions such as finance and marketing while providing an overview of how disruptive technologies (such as AI and blockchain) are impacting today's business models. In this top-notch management programme, you will learn to interpret key financial statements, assess a company’s financial health gain a better understanding of the business model canvas, and cultivate a strategic marketing and innovative mindset to create value and drive growth.
  • The People Pillar designed to help you develop a higher level of self and team awareness and learn the behaviours of effective team leadership. As you advance in your career, you need to complement your functional skills with the ability to motivate and integrate the efforts of others. You will also need to develop leadership competencies to manage change and inspire team members to support organisational change.

Develop a strategic and innovation mindset

Strategic ThinkingLead, empower and inspire
winning teams

Drive performance & achieve sustainable growth

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For more information on this programme, please contact:

Jessica Leong
Deputy Director
Telephone: (65) 6904 7249
Email: [email protected]

The programme will help you develop an integrated view of general management, sharpen your business acumen, and hone your strategic thinking and leadership skills. Here are some key takeaways:

  • Develop a strategic and innovation mindset 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, toolkits, and frameworks for various functional areas (marketing, finance, business analytics, and human resources)
  • Discover your personal strengths and understand your personality and leadership profile on team’s performance
  • Understand the diverse personalities and strengths of your team members and foster productive working relationships by establishing clear team goals to drive alignment and accountability
  • Interact, network, and share real-world insights with multidisciplinary subject matter experts and other talented participants in class

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
ModulesKey Learning Outcomes
Strategic Management 
  • Understand proven strategic frameworks and apply them at work
  • Develop dynamic leadership capabilities and strategic foresight to thrive in the Age of Disruption 
Business Analytics for Strategic Decisions
  • Learn to lead, assess, and manage data analytics projects
  • Understand the development of explanatory and predictive analytics models with business data sets and hands-on exercises 
  • Explore various data modelling techniques for pricing and profitability forecast and consumer trend analysis
  • Draw actionable insights from data analytics reports to aid in management decision making and formulating new strategies
Strategic Marketing 
  • Appreciate the impact of various marketing decisions and actions on a firm’s performance
  • Diagnose marketing situations by assessing customer segment behaviour, sales force productivity, and competitive positioning 
  • Learn to make strategic marketing decisions effectively 
Business Finance and Value Creation 
  • Interpret financial information to make strategic decisions
  • Evaluate company's financial health
  • Perform investment analysis 
Technology for Business Model Innovation
  • Leverage on new technologies (e.g. AI, blockchain) to reinvent business models 
  • Discuss applications of new technologies through real case studies
  • Understand the process and challenges of business model innovation
Powering Self and Team Performance 
  • Discover your personality and leadership profile
  • Leverage your strengths to improve your leadership style
  • Establish clear team goals to foster productive working relationships between team members
  • Drive team performance through collective intelligence and appreciation of individuals' strengths 
Change Management 
  • Apply essential change management models and organisation development concepts to real-life situations in the workplace
  • Evaluate the various issues and problems associated with the implementation and sustainability of change
  • Develop a mindset to accept and embrace change and reduce organisational resistance
  • Identify the critical attributes of leaders and their key role during change 
Business Simulation
  • Develop strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Understand competitive strategies to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in an organisation
  • Learn to implement strategies across international markets
  • Use strategic planning toolkit and implement business strategy as a team

Participants may choose to stagger the programme by enrolling in the Strategy, Business, and Peo​ple Pillars in a different cohort. They are given one year to complete the programme.

The Capstone Business Simulation Module is only open to participants who have completed the Strategy, Business, and People Pillars.


Full Programme*

20 February - 2 March 2023 (Admission closed)
17 - 27 July 2023 (Admission closed)
14 - 24 November 2023 (Open for Application)

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

Training is typically conducted from 9am to 5 pm unless specified otherwise. 

NTU@one-north, Executive Centre.
Address: 11 Slim Barracks Rise (off North Buona Vista Road), Singapore 138664
MRT: Buona Vista Station (Exit D)

Nanyang Executive Education reserves the right to change the date, venue, and mode of delivery due to unforeseen circumstances or prevailing government advisory.

Programme Fees:

 DurationFees in SGD
(before GST)
Fees in SGD
(after 8% GST)
Full Programme9 Days$9,680$10,454.40
Strategy Pillar3 Days$3,700$3,996
Business Pillar3 Days$3,700$3,996
People Pillar2 Days$2,600$2,808



Early bird10%Registration has to be submitted 45 days or earlier, prior to the start of the programme.
Group15%Minimum of three participants from the same organisation registering for the programme.
NTU alumni20%Please indicate your alumni status in your registration, and we will advise and confirm on your eligibility.

SkillsFuture Credit
On top of the above funding, Singapore Citizens, aged 25 and above and self-sponsored may use their SkillsFuture Credit to defray part of the net course fee. 

Participants do not need to contact SkillsFuture to apply for funding prior to course registration. NTU will facilitate the funding paperwork for both self and company-sponsored participants. Participants will be invoiced the net amount after funding and GST.

Funding Requirements:
- Participant must achieve at least 75% attendance for the programme. 
- Participant must complete and pass all assignments / assessments as assigned by the trainer.

Cancellation Policy:

All requests for cancellation, postponement of participation and substitution must be submitted in writing.

Notice PeriodRefund Amount
14 days or lessNo refund
15 days to 44 days50% refund
45 days or more100% refund


Should there be a substitution of participants, assigned substitute participants must be suitably qualified to replace participants who are unable to attend. Should a participant reschedule to a later class which has a new expanded curriculum and fee structure. The new fee shall apply and the participant will have to top up the difference.

"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."

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."

Colin Ong
Deputy Director, Energy Market Authority


"The Management Development Programme has given me another avenue for networking outside my industry and these conversations have given me new perspectives that relate both directly and indirectly to my job. The lectures during the modules are also very practical and I could put the ideas into use almost immediately in my teams and projects (I dropped an email to my team immediately during one of the lectures!).

This 9-day course has greatly exceeded what I thought I would have gained and I would recommend it to anyone leading or is looking to lead a team."

Chua Woon Pin
Associate Director, Singapore Exchange

Ted Tan

Ted Tan

Fellow, Enterprise Singapore
Chairman, SEEDS Capital
Chairman, Innovation Partner for Impact Singapore
Adjunct Professor, Nanyang Business School, NTU

Ted Tan has extensive experience in establishing strategic partnerships, building high performance organisations and growing successful enterprises. Ted brings to boards more than 30 years of experience in leadership, mentoring, profit and loss responsibility, governance, risk management and building high performance organisations. He spent the first 18 years of his career in the private sector and held senior positions including CEO and Managing Director of U.S. and UK companies. At GE Information Services, he was awarded the Markmakers Award 3 times for achieving the Top 1% sales in Asia Pacific. Ted was instrumental in the public listing of a Fintech company before joining the public service in 2003 for the next 18 years.

He is an advisor and mentor to ESG in industry and enterprise development and establishing strategic partnerships to help start-ups and enterprises grow into globally competitive companies. He is currently the Board Member of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), and the Committee for Private Education (CPE) of SkillsFuture Singapore. Ted is also the Chairman of the Aquaculture Innovation Centre (AIC) and Member of the Advisory Panel of the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technology University. 

Boh Wai Fong

Prof. Boh Wai Fong

Deputy Dean, Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore
Director, Information Management Research Centre (IMARC)
Head, Division of Information Technology and Operations Management

Prof Boh received her PhD from the Tepper School of Business at the Carnegie Mellon University. She is also Head of the Division of Information Technology and Operations Management and Director of the Information Management Research Centre at NTU. Her research interests are in the areas of knowledge and innovation management and social media. She has published more than 20 articles in top journals, including Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Management Information Systems, etc.

She has spoken in multiple industry conferences, and specializes in research and training for entrepreneurs, leaders and executives in areas related to design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship. Prof Boh is frequently quoted and interviewed in the media and has published several commentaries in local newspapers.

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Lewis Lim

Assoc. Prof. Lewis Lim

Associate Professor, Nanyang Business School
Academic Director, Nanyang Professional MBA Programme
Division of Marketing

Lewis specializes in teaching Marketing Strategy courses at all levels. Trained in participant-centered learning pedagogy at Harvard Business School, he is an expert in simulation-based teaching and other experiential instruction methods. His teaching approach typically involves immersing participants in challenging, competitive decision scenarios that call for astute executive judgment and strategic planning, and subsequently drawing useful management lessons from the decision outcomes. 

Prior to joining academia, he was a Product Manager and Steel Trader at BHP Steel Asia, looking after sales of raw steel materials to manufacturing industries in Southeast Asia. Earlier, he also worked in the Africa Sales Department of Sony International (Singapore) Limited, handling channel development activities in emerging West African markets.

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Alvin Ng

Alvin Ng

Chief Operating Officer, Smart Cities, Asia Pacific, Aboitiz Data Innovation
Adjunct Associate Professor, Nanyang Business School, NTU

As the Vice President of Digital Solutions, APAC, Johnson Controls, Alvin is responsible for driving the digital and sustainability growth strategy for Asia Pacific  region, which includes driving and executing initiatives that increase market penetration,  providing relevant digital solutions in the building sector, with focus on digital business revenue  growth, partner offerings, sales cycle support and ecosystem representation.

Alvin has over 24 years of experience in global sales and product management and has held a series of senior global leadership roles with multinational companies like Wincor Nixdorf AG,  Cisco Systems and Rosenbluth International. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, he worked for  General Electric as the General Manager for GE Digital, Asia.

In addition to his role as the Industry-Faculty lead for ‘Business  Consulting’ and ‘Leader as a Coach’ programs for the MBA School, he teaches Digital  Transformation, AI for business, Internet of Things and Sustainability leadership programs. He  also plays the role of Senior Career Fellow as an executive coach to the Global Executive  MBA students.

Dr. Yan Li

Dr. Yan Li

Senior Lecturer, Nanyang Business School, NTU
Strategy, IB & Entrepreneurship Division
Director, Nanyang Bilingual MBA (part-time)
Deputy Director, Mandarin EMBA

Prior to this position in NTU, Dr. Yan Li took the dual appointment as Professor of Practice of Strategic Management, and Director of Executive Education & International MBA in International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University (XJTLU). He was Senior Lecturer of Strategic Managmenet in Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) and Programme Director, In Executive Development (ExD) at Singapore Management University (SMU), after he left the responsibility of Director of Executive Education in Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) at Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU). He also worked at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). 

Dr. YAN’s research areas include strategic management, corporate strategy, International Business, organisational change from an institutional perspective, FinTech and business model innovation (blockchain & crptocurrency, financial inclusion & social impact investment).

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