Get That Wow Factor with Asia’s Top Executive Education Programmes

Business leaders and management thinkers worldwide would want to up their stand in such a competitive market, and what better way to improve one’s knowledge and connections but with further education. “Developing good, innovative business strategies requires management capability, frameworks, domain knowledge and high levels of external awareness, diverse perspectives, as well as trends and ideas from other industries. Executive education will certainly enhance the ability of executives to come up with forward-looking strategies in often untested area. I believe knowledge gained can only increase the probability of success,” said Mr. Jai Arya, Head of Executive Education and Advisor to the Dean (Corporate Outreach) at National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School.


Whether you want to be promoted (or going to be), discover new information, or your employer wants you to go for the opportunity, this is a great way for self-reflection and improvement to show your boss that you’ve got more than the company expects.

Asia thrives in excellent executive education programmes that build impact on executives that wish to improve their business strategies, apply better employee relationships, and manage their organisations well.



The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) has been providing executive education programmes that are aligned with our mission to develop professional, entrepreneurial, and socially responsible Asian business and development leaders. They offer Open Enrolment Programmes (uses a range of learning methodologies that help build skills and knowledge efficiently and effectively) and Custom Programmes (offer customised training programmes to companies of any industry and size).1 

The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) also offers unique executive courses that you can choose from and indulge in, such as Governance Courses that enable participants to have a critical understanding of the political, economic, and social dynamics in governance; Leadership and Management Courses that provide windows for interaction with emerging leaders in the public sector; Environment Governance and Climate Change Courses that develop its participants in thinking analytically and pragmatically about how the government, through its policies and laws, play their role in protecting citizens from damages brought by natural calamities and climate change; Policy Courses that focuse on transforming leaders in the formulation, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of policy outcomes; Project Development and Management Courses that hope to integrate approaches and techniques in project planning and management aimed at developing and designing projects; and Local Economic Development Courses that utilise the LED Framework, concepts, and approaches towards building a socio-economic power base.2



For 36 years, National University of Singapore has been annually offering Stanford – NUS Executive Programme in International Management, taking its participants in a unique opportunity to immerse in the cultures of two of the world’s most respected institutions: Stanford Graduate School of Business and NUS Business School. This two-week highly intensive program aims to bring out your expertise with current insights and knowledge of global and Asian business, and structure your knowledge in business management, strategy and leadership.3

NUS also offers various executive programmes in the fields of Accounting and Finance (e.g. CAMRI Graduate Certificate in Applied Portfolio Management), General Management (e.g. Indian School of Business (ISB) – NUS General Management Programme for Asia), Innovation and Transformation (e.g. Mergers and Acquisitions, Leading Transformational Change), Leadership (e.g. Emerging Leaders Programme, Leadership Development Programme) and Strategy (e.g. Managing Cross-Border Trade and Value Chains in Southeast Asia).4

“We also have long-running joint collaborations on the NUS-Chicago Booth Emerging CFOs for Asia programme, again distinguished by global knowledge and Asian perspectives,” Mr. Arya said.

The London School of Business and Finance (LSBF)’s designed their executive education programmes for business leaders and professionals who wish to adopt the latest skill requirements in the business world. LSBF offers Face-to-Face Programmes that are developed to give participants a strong foundation of the subject area, participants can take away the insights gleaned from the programme and apply to their daily work for peak performance, and are divided in 10 series that each presents the necessary knowledge to make your career grow: Service Excellence, HR & Performance Management, Accounting & Finance, Communication, Security & Intelligence, Banking & Finance, Personal Effectiveness Master, Management & Leadership, Logistics & Supply Chain, and Business Process & Innovation.5

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