The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School customised executive education (EE) programmes was placed on the world’s 12th spot by the Financial Times (FT).
NUS is the only South-east Asian university to make it in the ranking, moving up four spots from 16th place last year.
Executive education refers to non-degree programmes, either customized for corporate customers or as open-enrolment for working managers.
In the open-enrolment category, NUS Business School moved to 53rd spot this year, from 64th spot in 2015.
The 18th FT's executive education rankings covers the best 85 customised programmes and the best 75 open programmes worldwide. Rankings are based on such criteria as participants' and clients' satisfaction, the diversity of participants and faculty, as well as the schools' international teaching and students.
Spain's Iese Business School retained top place in the customised programmes ranking, and took second place in the open-enrolment programmes. The school also topped the 2016 FT combined ranking of the leading 50 schools for executive education. Swiss school IMD was second overall. HEC Paris took third spot.
Over the past 35 years, the NUS Business School's executive education programmes have attracted over 38,000 participants from around the world. NUS said it is first to provide open-enrolment Mandarin executive education programmes outside mainland China and Taiwan.