Professional Master of Business Administration (International Trading) Programme

About this programme

A first of its kind in Asia, the Professional Master of Business Administration (“PMBA”) in International Trading by Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is designed for mid-career professionals with strong leadership potential.

The PMBA (International Trading) curriculum is designed in close consultation with industry leaders and with the support of Enterprise Singapore to ensure direct relevance to industry requirements and challenges.

  • 18-month programme taught on alternate weekends
    Comprising 14 core modules of Nanyang Professional MBA and an additional 6 specialisation modules focused on international trading.
  • Offers working professionals a holistic education
    Develop cross-cultural intelligence, knowledge of emerging technologies, awareness of sustainability and regulatory issues, and the ability to manage opportunities and risks in the dynamic global trading environment.
  • Week-long study trip with University of Geneva
    Includes in-class workshops to strengthen knowledge of laws and regulations surrounding international trade, ethical and environmental responsibilities along the value chain, principles of sustainable finance, and skills for effective cross-cultural interactions.

Key benefits for participants

  • Strategic insights
    Explore critical aspects of international trading through specialisation electives such as commodity markets, structured solutions and risk management, as well as an overseas study segment at the University of Geneva – a knowledge centre for commodity trading.
  • Leadership skills
    Develop critical leadership skills and examine the power of technology as a business tool, prepare yourself to take on leadership responsibilities and drive digital transformation in the workplace.
  • Application-based learning
    Experience application-based learning that combines lectures with case studies, study trips, hands-on industry projects and simulations to support you in developing and implementing ideas that challenge business conventions and create more value within your organisation.
  • Industry support and networks
    Benefit from collaborative support and industry feedback from Enterprise Singapore and NTU’s Centre of Excellence in International Trading (CEIT), which engages corporate partners spanning all segments of the trading ecosystem.
  • Minimal downtime
    Enjoy an accelerated 18-month schedule of weekend classes, held twice a month at an accessible location in downtown Singapore.

Who is this programme for?

  • Professionals in commodity trading companies
  • Private equities professionals
  • Bank analysts
  • Risk management and sustainability specialists
  • Middle managers of commodity companies
  • Second-generation business owners of commodity companies


Trading and trade-related companies are welcome to send their employees for this programme. Admission requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience
  • Competitive GMAT*, GRE** or Executive Assessment (EA) scores (Candidates with 5 years of work experience or more can opt to use EA scores)
  • TOEFL* > 100 or IELTS** > 6.5, if English was not the medium of instruction used at the undergraduate level.

How to apply

Register your interest with NTU's Nanyang Business School

For more details on the programme and admissions process, visit the website or reach out to the Nanyang PMBA admissions team.

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