Businesses today operate in an international environment—global markets, suppliers, alliances, and partnerships. The basic principles of management are universal, but they are often interpreted and applied differently in other parts of the world.

This program focuses on the strategic challenges faced by businesses operating in a Pan-Asian or global context. It combines the fundamentals of general management theory and practice from the United States with an Asian-Pacific perspective. The program is held in Singapore.

Lodging not included in program tuition. The program location will be the Four Seasons in Singapore.

Program Overview

In the Stanford–NUS Executive Program in International Management, held annually in Singapore, participants explore general management concepts in all major functional areas while learning the latest insights on management strategy.

In two weeks of highly intensive sessions, participants will augment their expertise with current insights and knowledge of global and Asian business. Taught by full-time faculty from both NUS Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, participants will gain a thorough grounding on the recent developments in business management, strategy and leadership from both sides of the Pacific Rim.

Faculty Directors
Other Faculty
Dr Glen R. Carroll

Laurence W. Lane Professor of Organizations; Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Sociology (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences; Codirector of the Stanford- National University of Singapore Executive Program in International Management

Professor Prem Shamdasani
Prem Shamdasani

Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Executive Education, NUS Business School

Seungjin Whang

Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at Stanford Graduate School of Business, is an expert in supply chain management and the economics of information systems.

Stanford Graduate School of Business Faculty

Paul E. Holden Professor of Organizational Behavior; Codirector of the Executive Leadership Development: Analysis to Action Program

Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Professor of Organizational Behavior; Professor of Sociology (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences; Faculty Director, Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies; Susan Ford Dorsey Faculty Fellow for 2014-2015

National University of Singapore Faculty
Audrey Chia

Associate Professor of Management and Organization

Ho Yew Kee

Professor and Head, Department of Accounting

Chang Sea-Jin

Provost's Chair in Business Policy

Jochen Wirtz

Professor, Department of Marketing

An overview: Stanford-NUS Executive Program in International Management
Learn more about this unique program from the faculty directors and past participants.
Key Takeaways
  • Fundamental concepts and fresh insights on management strategy
  • Tools to improve analytical and behavioral skills
  • Understanding the differences in culture and management practices from both western and eastern perspectives
  • Development of a strong network of peers from different industries and countries

Highlighted Sessions

Leadership and change
  • Cultural intelligence and global leadership
  • Managing global teams
  • Strategy and execution
Strategy, social responsibility and the business environment
  • Regulatory challenges
  • Strategic negotiations
  • Organizational design and behaviour
Organizational architecture and culture
  • Organizational identity and authenticity
  • Strategic marketing and services
Value-based market strategies
  • New product market and brand extension
  • Market entry and channel strategy
  • Service design and operations
  • Brand management
Building a global brand
  • Decommoditizing through branding
  • Internal brand alignment
  • Operations and supply chain integration
Constructing a productive team
  • Supply chain management and strategy
  • Finance and valuation
Cash flow, valuation and investment decisions
  • Earnings quality management
  • International project analysis and valuation in Asia

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for general managers and other functional managers with 10 - 15 years of experience. It is designed for individuals from organizations that conduct business in the Pacific Rim. The program is appropriate for organizations of any size and in any industry.
If you walk in with an open mind, you will walk out with fresh business knowledge, analytical skills, and a great network of new friends.
– Dominik von Wantoch-Rekowski
Managing Director
Atmos MedizinTechnik Asia (Malaysia)
Excellent programme that allows you to step back, relearn, and apply to your work and life. Amazed and impressed by the quality of lectures, and above all – the knowledge and experience of faculty members. This was a wholesome, satisfying experience. Thank you NUS and Stanford professors!
– Mridul Sharma
Sales Director, Marketing
Salesforce (Singapore)
Great networking experience with top people from different industries and institutions. A comprehensive, focused programme for top managers who have no time for an MBA.
– Wolfram Kalt
President Director
PT South Pacific Viscose (Indonesia)
This programme is intensive, focused, and well-organised. It is highly recommended for senior executives who need inspiration and fresh perspectives in managing their business.
– Lim Cho Peng
Marketing Chief Operating Officer
IPG Financial Services (Singapore)


Fiona Taft
Associate Director of Programs
Phone: +1.650.736.8497