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.
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.
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
As part of Academic Year 16/17, the NUS Business School Flag Committee partnered Metta Welfare Association, a charity focused on caring for the intellectually disabled community. In the past seven months the Flag Committee organised multiple events, like the Chinese New Year Dinner, Grant-A-Wish Project, Batik Painting Session, Farm Hopping Experience, Hari Raya Celebration and Picnic Session at Marina Barrage with Metta.
Here, the Flag Committee shares their experience in organising these activities, as well as raising funds for the beneficiary.
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.
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.
The 9th Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum in Shanghai was held on 6 September 2017, hosted by NUS Business School and UOB. This year’s theme was “Fintech and Future Finance – From Disruptive to Collaborative”.
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.
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