THE National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School has put up a good showing in new league tables released by the Economist magazine and the Financial Times (FT) newspaper.

Its customised Executive Education (EE) programmes for organisations were rated the 16th best in the world by the FT.

This was the first time NUS has made it into the ranking of the top 85 schools.

Its courses were placed second in Asia after Shanghai JiaoTong University, which came 15th globally.

NUS' open enrolment EE programmes, which are available to all students who fulfil admission requirements, were ranked 64th but are among the top 20 globally for faculty and participant diversity.

EE programmes are short, non-degree management courses for senior managers.

The FT survey, which was published yesterday, gauged the quality of a programme's design, the teaching faculty and whether the course is value for money.

NUS also clinched two spots on The Economist's biennial Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) charts published last Friday.

Its double-degree programme with the University of California, Los Angeles maintained its fourth position, while the school's own Asia-Pacific EMBA programme climbed 14 spots to 29th.

The Economist's Executive MBA Rankings

1. IE Business School (Spain)

2. University of Oxford, Saïd Business School (Britain)

3. Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management (United States)

4. University of California, Los Angeles-NUS Business School (US/Singapore)

5. Northwestern-York University, Schulich School of Business (US/Canada)

6. Northwestern-WHU Beisheim (US/Germany)

7. Thunderbird School of Global Management (US)

8. European School of Management and Technology, Berlin (Germany)

9. University of Chicago, Booth School of Business (US)

10. Yale School of Management (US)

The Financial Times Customised Executive Education Programme Rankings

1. IESE Business School (Spain)

2. HEC Paris (France)

3. Duke Corporate Education (US/Britain/South Africa)

4. London Business School (Britain)

5. Mannheim Business School (Germany)

6. IMD Business School (Switzerland)

7. SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy)

8. Centre for Creative Leadership (US/Belgium/Singapore/Russia)

9. University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler Business School (US)

10. Cranfield School of Management (Britain)

16. NUS Business School (Singapore)