The Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) aims to drive innovation and creating value through exchange and engagement for faculty and students from 29 global business schools.
Each year, MBA students from these schools go on a week-long study course called Global Network Week, at a partner network school to learn from the faculty of the host university.
Taking part for the first time, NUS Business School will host some 30 participants from 16 schools globally from 16 to 20 October.
The NUS Business School Mandarin Alumni Association celebrated their 25th anniversary on 30 September 2017. As part of this festive occasion, a newly established endowed NUS Business School Mandarin Alumni Endowment Fund was announced.
MBA Year 1 students Akira Muraoka and Yutaro Suhara had the opportunity to attend “Nobel Perspectives Live!” organised by UBS on 30 August. At the event, four Nobel laureates in economics – Roger Myerson, Peter Diamond, Michael Spence and Robert Merton – shared their views on a wide range of topics from automation to artificial intelligence, the future of the economy to education in a panel discussion.
MBA students Akira Muraoka (left) and Yutaro Suhara (right) together with three Nobel laureates Peter Diamond, Robert Merton, and Roger Myerson
Held on 30 August, the NUS Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSA) Youth Connexxion aims to provide students an opportunity to connect with alumni to learn more insights about the industries and careers. The event was attended by more than 90 students, professionals and staff.
The Leadership Dialogue Series (LDS) is a platform for senior industry figures share their perspectives and experiences with students as part of their holistic learning experience. In the second LDS, we invited Mr Laurence Lien, Co-Founder and CEO of the Asia Philanthropy Circle to talk about why having a civil society matters. He is also an MBA alumnus of the School.
The MBA students of Team Suptech took home the second runners-up accolade at the Supply Chain Asia Hackathon, one of the key events of the Supply Chain Week 2017 organised by Supply Chain Asia.
Held on 19 and 20 September, the theme of the Hackathon was “How can innovation drive logistics businesses in 2017 and beyond?” The finalists would have the opportunity to commercialise their solutions and even secure job opportunities.
Team Suptech. From left: Joel Koh (MBA Year 1); Robert Yap (BBA 1976), Chairman of Supply Chain Asia, and Executive Chairman of YCH Group; Anjan Raina; and Rahul Duggal (both MBA Year 1)
For 26-year-old Zhang Kaixiang, it was the cost savings impact he could make in an organisation that convinced him to embark on his own journey with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business Analytics Centre to pursue a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA).
After graduating from NUS in 2014, the Electrical Engineering graduate began working in Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he witnessed an experienced data scientist help the company save “millions of dollars” every year by using predictive and prescriptive analytics. Harnessing the use of the analytics and technology, the company was able to make business decisions to prevent huge losses in the American market. “I believe technology is the ultimate source of economic and society improvements,” he said.
On 19 September, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ripped through Mexico City, devastating the area.
Sadly a number of students from Tecnológico de Monterrey, the home university of EGADE Business School, one of our partner business schools in the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), were among the casualties.
GNAM is about more than just academic collaboration, we are a community that supports one another.
In this moment of crisis for our friends in Mexico, we have the opportunity to stand together and help. At NUS Business School we express our support for our GNAM friends at EGADE and at the Tecnológico de Monterrey and stand in solidarity with them.
If you wish to help, you can make a donation directly to the Mexican Red Cross, through the Cruz Roja Mexicana Amazon wishlist, or through another charity helping those in the area.
At NUS, Double Degree Programmes (DDPs) allow students to graduate with two different degrees in two disciplines. The programme enable students to develop deep expertise in more than one core discipline, addressing the trend of students gaining knowledge in multiple fields beyond their domain expertise.
Recent BBA graduate Eugenia Lee looks back on her time in NUS Business School and shares her experiences in the DDP – Marketing and Communications and New Media (CNM).
Eugenia (centre) with her teammates at a case competition in Australia
With the great leadership of this year’s Bizad Club Rag and Flag committee, NUS Business School undergraduates made a historic and record breaking win by sweeping all major awards at this year’s NUS Rag & Flag.
The students brought home the event’s top two most coveted distinctions:
– Flag Shield
– Rag Gold Award
And three key accolades:
– Highest Amount Raised Award for Flag
– Best Float For Rag
– Best Costumes For Rag