Management Development Programme for Future-ready Leaders: Empowering Leaders of Tomorrow

The complex and dynamic business environment of today requires leaders to continually update their skills in business strategy, management, leadership, and cultivate a different mindset that embraces innovation, disruption and rapid change.

Organisations need agile leaders with the vision and future-ready skills to understand the strategic, financial, operational and human implications of their business decisions.

Whether you are a mid-level manager looking to advance to the next level, or a senior manager who wish to further enhance your management and leadership skills, the Management Development Programme for Future-ready Leaders curated by Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University will equip you with the necessary skills to manage and lead effectively in the workplace of today and tomorrow.

This cutting-edge management and leadership programme comprises two pillars:  

Strategy & Business Pillar (5 days)

The Strategy and Business Pillar will sharpen your business acumen, strategic thinking, creative problem-solving, decision-making and teamwork through various case studies and learning activities, including a realistic business simulation. You will stay updated on digital disruption trends and learn to harness technology for greater efficiency, business innovation, and uncover new opportunities.

  • Leveraging Technology for Business Innovation
  • Accounting and Finance for Decision-making
  • Design and Systems Thinking for Creative Solutions
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Simulation: Strategy and decision-making in action 
Strategic Thinking

Leadership Pillar (4 days)

The Leadership Pillar will help to hone your skills in agility, change management,  employee engagement, communication and negotiation Develop a greater sense of self and team awareness, leverage on the team’s collective strengths and inspire your co-workers to support organisational change and shared vision.

  • Leading Self and Team
  • Agile Leadership and Change Management
  • Emotional Intelligence and Communication for Leaders
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
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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:

  1. Develop essential skills in critical thinking, business strategy, innovation, management and leadership to drive organisational transformation and sustainable growth.
  2. Learn to see the “big picture” from the general management perspective and develop a deeper understanding of the dynamics of the various key functions in order to make better decisions.
  3. Be armed with practical skills, toolkits, and frameworks for strategic planning. creative problem-solving and decision making.
  4. Understand the importance of integrating strategy and leadership in leading teams to achieve organisational success.
  5. Understand your own strengths as well as the diverse personalities and strengths of your team members to drive collaboration and build trust and commitment to reduce resistance.    
  6. Learn and network with high-performing peers from other industries in the cohort. Be part of the prestigious and extensive NTU alumni network for more networking and learning opportunities upon program completion. 
Middle to senior level managers from all industries who wish to enhance their management and leadership skills.

These include but not limited to:

  • Assistant / Deputy Director,
  • Head of department,
  • Manager,
  • Senior Specialist, etc.
ModulesKey Learning Outcomes
Accounting and Finance for Decision Making 
  • Understand and interpret key financial statements.
  • Perform financial analysis to assess the financial health of a company.
  • Evaluate capital budgeting and investment decisions.
  • Learn practical application of accounting and finance tools for business decisions through case study analysis.
Leveraging Technology for Business Innovation
  • Gain exposure to various emerging technologies and trends (e.g. AI, blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT)).
  • Understand how companies can develop innovative business models aligned with technological innovations.
  • Evaluate the feasibility and potential impact of tech-driven business innovations.
  • Discuss applications of new technologies and innovative business models through real case studies.
Design and Systems Thinking for Creative Solutions
  • Appreciate and apply the creative process of design thinking and the holistic analysis process of systems thinking. 
  • Gain insights on how both thinking approaches can be applied to solve real world challenges
  • Experience the process of design thinking and systems thinking through group activities and case study discussions  
Strategic Management
  • Introduction to strategic planning and strategy frameworks.
  • Develop a roadmap for integrating leadership and strategy.
  • Learn to implement the strategies mapped out at the leadership level and how strategic management help organizations achieve their goals.
Business Simulation: Strategy and decision-making in action
  • A hands-on experiential team activity for participants to gain good understanding of the global business operations of a simulated firm in an interactive and realistic environment.
  • Put your team’s business strategy, financial and market analysis, decision making, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills into practice. 
Leading Self and Team 
  • Discover yourself and leverage your strengths to improve your leadership style
  • Drive collaboration and team performance through collective intelligence and appreciation of individual members' strengths
  • Empower, motivate and align your team members around your shared goals and vision.  
Leading and Managing Change
  • Evaluate the various issues and problems associated with the implementation of change.
  • Apply essential change management models and organisation development concepts to real-life situations in the workplace.
  • Develop a mindset to reduce resistance and accept/embrace change.
  • Identify the critical attributes of leaders and their key roles during change. 
Communication for Leaders: Inspire and Influence
  • Communicate with executive presence to build credibility and influence
  • Engage, motivate and inspire to get buy-ins from your team, management, customers and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrate empathy and active listening in communication, especially in employee engagement
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Develop the negotiation skills essential for success in dealings with internal and external stakeholders.
  • The exercises are drawn from a variety of contexts, include bilateral and multilateral negotiations. Negotiations for the procurement of contracts and resolving conflicts or disagreements will also be covered.
  • Experiential learning through role-playing and simulation exercises.

Participants may choose to attend the full 9-day programme in one intake or stagger the two pillars across different intakes. Each pillar can also be taken as a stand-alone course.


Full Programme
Strategy & Business Pillar only
Leadership Pillar only

08 - 18 July 2024 (Apply here)
08 - 12 July 2024 (Apply here)
15 - 18 July 2024 (Apply here)

Next intake

11 - 21 Nov 2024

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

Training is conducted from 9am to 5pm daily 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 fee of Strategy and Business Pillar: S$5,300 (before GST)
Programme fee of Leadership Pillar: S$4,200 (before GST)

Fees payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding*:

Programme Fee in SGD
funding & GST
funding & 9% GST
Singapore Citizens (aged 21-39) / PR (aged ≥21)
70% Funding
$5,300 $1,733.10
Singapore Citizens (aged 40)
MCES1 - up to 90%
$5,300 $673.10
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
ETSS2​ - up to 90%
$5,300 $673.10
Participants without funding $5,300 $5,777.00


Programme Fee in SGD
funding & GST
funding & 9% GST
Singapore Citizens (aged 21-39) / PR (aged ≥21)
70% Funding
$4,200 $1,373.40
Singapore Citizens (aged ≥40)
MCES - up to 90%
$4,200 $533.40
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
ETSS​ - up to 90%
$4,200 $533.40
Participants without funding $4,200 $4,578.00

1. For more information about the  SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) scheme.
2. For more information about the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (ETSS) scheme.

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.

"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


"Coming from Europe, I wanted a holistic programme that offers solid international perspectives with a distinctive Asian flavour. The Management Development Programme at Nanyang Business School fulfilled my needs. The faculty are world-class, and the sessions are engaging, lively, and filled with practical real-world examples.”

Laura Caretti

Corporate Business Controller, Autogrill (Italy)


"I enrolled in the Management Development Programme with the intention to expand my business expertise and to strengthen my knowledge and skillset. Overall, the nine-day programme has greatly exceeded my expectations. I have thoroughly enjoyed interacting with a diverse group of professional executives.

The programme has challenged me to think more critically as I apply the classroom knowledge to my own family business. It has also provided me with a fresh outlook and key takeaways that will enable me to take my family business to new heights.”
Diana Joy
Manager, New Yung Yang Manufacturing Inc (Philippines)

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. 

Alvin Ng

Alvin Ng

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

Alvin Ng is the Chief Operating Officer for Smart Cities of Aboitiz Data Innovation (ADI). He plays a key role in continuing the advancement of ADI’s mission to drive the adoption of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence tools and solutions around smart cities.

Prior to this, as the Vice President of Digital Solutions, APAC, Johnson Controls, Alvin was 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.

Lum Kit Wye

Lum Kit-Wye

Associate Professor (Practice), Nanyang Business School, NTU
Associate Dean (Undergraduate Student Life)
Advocate and Solicitor, (LLB (Hons) NUS; LLM (NUS)

Associate Professor Lum Kit-Wye, Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, was in private practice at a local law firm before joining Nanyang Business School (NBS) where she has won several prestigious awards for her teaching excellence.

She is an experienced negotiation and dispute resolution trainer, teaching in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in NBS as well as conducting executive workshops for judiciaries, government agencies and private organisations in Singapore and the region.

She is a principal mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, an accredited mediator on the Panel of Mediators with the State Courts Centre for Dispute Resolution, a SIMI Certified Mediator and an IMI Certified Mediator. In 2015, she was given the Outstanding Volunteer Award in recognition of her contribution as a volunteer mediator at the Singapore State Courts.

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).

Lars Droste

Lars Droste

Partner Development Manager, Google Cloud

As the Partner Development Manager for Google Cloud, Lars oversees the APAC and Japan regions. In this role, he leads and manages Google Cloud Platform partnerships, drawing upon his extensive industry experience to help partners optimize the potential of Google Cloud offerings in the marketplace. Through his profound grasp of market dynamics and tech nuances, Lars empowers partners to enhance the delivery of Google Cloud solutions. This, in turn, aids clients in integrating data-driven insights from areas such as operations, finance, supply chain, management, big data, data warehousing, and application modernization into their daily operations.

Prior to his tenure at Google, Lars held a series of directorial roles over a decade at SAP, spanning both the UAE, APAC and Japan territories.

Beyond Google, Lars shares his expertise as a part-time lecturer at Nanyang Business School, educating students at the Masters and executive levels on emerging technologies, practical implications, and strategies for successful adaptation.