Students from MNO4314 Consulting to Management module had the opportunity to work with consulting giants McKinsey to identify and recommend industry verticals to be “future-ready”.
Guided by their lecturer Dr Andreas Rasharo, the students were tasked to identify industry verticals in Singapore that has not been earmarked by the Ministry of Trade and Industry for its Industry Transformation Maps initiative and make their recommendations.
To enhance the students’ learning experience, the teams would then present their proposals to a panel of McKinsey experts for grading.
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. For this edition, we invited Nobel laureate Professor Robert C. Merton, a Distinguished Professor of Finance at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University.
At this session, he discussed topics on the impact technology and financial innovation have on the economy. According to him, while a well-functioning financial system is essential to achieve sustainable economic growth and development, innovation is key to foster growth and improvements in the financial system.
Congratulations to our accounting students for making the school proud at the SMU Tax Case Challenge.
Teams Taxus and iPhone Tax clinched the first runners-up and second runners-up spots respectively in the Tax Case Challenge category, while Team Group Relief became first runners-up in the Tax Associate category. Other teams also grabbed various consolation prizes.
On the third day of Global Network Week, we welcomed Nicholas Ionides, Divisional Vice President Public Affairs of Singapore Airlines who spoke about the company, introducing its history, organisational structure and corporate strategy.
On the second day of the Global Network Week, the MBA students, led by Associate Professor Nitin Pangarkar, Department of Strategy & Policy, visited Asia Pacific Breweries, the maker of home-grown Tiger Beer, to find out more about the company.
Congratulations to Calvin Wee (BBA Year 2), and his team mates Low Mei Jun (Real Estate Year 2) and Tong Youxin (Real Estate Year 2) on winning the Wisma Atria Case Competition.
From left: Calvin Wee (BBA Year 2); Low Mei Jun (Real Estate Year 2) and Tong Youxin (Real Estate Year 2)
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.
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 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)