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Leading up to Connexions, a NUS MBA flagship event organised by Career Services Office, MBA students are invited to participate in elevator pitch challenges specific to Consulting, Banking and Finance, Tech and General industries.

Each session, a panel of judges consisting three to four industry partners will assess up to 30 students who are pursuing careers in that particular industry. Students have one minute to impress the judges and the top three winners of each category will present at Connexions.

Mr Ajay Sunder, Vice President for Digital Transformation, APAC from Frost & Sullivan, who was part of this session’s judging panel, shares his thoughts on the recent Consulting elevator pitch event. This session saw Stephanie Kopas, Zhou Jiazhen Vera and Fang Yu emerge as winners.

Mr Ajay Sunder (third from right) with the winners of the Consulting elevator pitch challenge

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Taking home first prize at the inaugural NUS-SP Case Competition National segment

The inaugural NUS-SP Group Case Competition concluded 8 September, with NUS Business School undergraduates clinching the champion trophy for the National segment, and Queen’s University coming in first for the International segment.

BBA Year 2 James Nicholas shares his team’s experience after presenting to the top honchos of title sponsor SP (Singapore Power) Group in the finals.

Champions Team Quantum Strategy of the National segment of the NUS-SP Case Competition, together with the panel of judges from NUS Business School and Singapore Power Group

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Learning about digital transformation with SAP

Digital disruption is happening across businesses, industries and countries. Speaking to about 200 The NUS BBA students, Ms Zarina Lam Stanford, Head of Marketing Asia Pacific and Japan SAP gave a talk on how the digitisation is transforming the business world at NUS Business School. Stephanie Lam, final year Accountancy and Marketing student, recounts the interactive session held on 6 September 2017.

From right: emcee and final year student Stephanie Lam; speaker Zarina Lam Stanford; A/P Ang Swee Hoon; and members of SAP marketing team

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Congratulations to our Team Singapore SEA Games athletes

Team Singapore athletes brought home a remarkable 188 medals at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After two weeks of intense competition, the Games came to a close on 30 August. Contributing to this impressive feat were NUS students and alumni who did the nation and University proud with their fighting spirit and sportsmanship. A special shout out to our NUS Business School students who were part of this contingent.

Men’s Water Polo Team

BBA Yr 2 Ooi Yee Jia (front row; 3rd from right) and BBA Yr 3 Ang An Jun (front row; 1st from right) from Team Singapore Men’s Water Polo team

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Pursuing a PhD in Finance

After completing his undergraduate studies in 2008 and working in the Finance industry for four years, PhD Year 5 Matt Zhang decided to pursue a PhD in Finance, in 2012. His key interest was to study the financial crisis more deeply. Here, he shares his journey as a Finance PhD student over the past five years.

Visiting the Grand Canyon at the sidelines of the Financial Management Association Conference

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A song on field service projects

BBA students Chloe Chng Hui Shan, Foo Hui Yun, Pang Ye Fun and Tan Xin Yi worked on a field service project (FSP) entitled “A New Corporate Governance Framework for Trusts in Singapore” with the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) earlier this year. Their work was incorporated into the Singapore Governance and Transparency Index 2017, and even made it in the local news!

From left to right: Pang Ye Fun, Chloe Chng, Tan Xin Yi and Felicia Foo

Here, they share their thoughts on completing their FSP that featured a strong Real Estate component.

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MBA alumni awarded inaugural fellowship for sustainable investing

Gustavo Bernal Torres, our recent MBA alumni (Class of 2016) has been awarded the first Rockefeller Foundation & Kellogg School of Management Sustainable Investing Fellowship.

Based on his team’s pitch during a 2015 Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, the idea named CampoColombia, which won second prize during the challenge, recognises up-and-coming sustainable finance practitioners.  Continue reading

New awards launched to encourage sustainability reporting

On Monday, 10 July, the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO), together with Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS), launched two new awards and gave investors and public companies an important platform to provide feedback on existing scorecards.

Mr David Gerald (left) and A/P Lawrence Loh addressing the concerns of attendees at the briefing session

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