Year Fours win Copenhagen Business School Case Competition

Year Fours – Team Leader Ivan Ho (BBA Hons), Mabelyn Tan (BAC Hons), Goh Hui Han (BBA Hons) and Douglas Eu (Hons) – were champs at the CBS Case Competition organised by Copenhagen Business School. They were accompanied by Associate Prof Lau Geok Theng.  Click here to relive the joy as the camera captures the moment of their win.

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From left: Josefine Riber (Team Host), Ivan, Mabelyn Tan, Goh Hui Han and Douglas Eu with Prof Lau.

The team beat eleven other teams and finalists McGill University and the University of New South Wales to bring home the trophy. This is the fourth time NUS is bringing the trophy home. We are also the school that has won the most time in the competition’s history.

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Year Threes do well in regional Investment Analysis Paper competition

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From left: Terence, Jerome and Reuben Cheng at the Jakarta’s Governor office.

Congrats to our Year 3 BBA Hons students – Jerome Chan Ker Liang, Reuben Cheng Qian Wen and Terence Ng Zi Qian – on emerging 2nd Runners-Up for the Investment Analysis Paper competition.

The 15th Indonesia Capital Market Student Studies (15th ICMSS),  organised by the Faculty of Economics at Universitas Indonesia, is a by-invitation only event based on the submission of equity research reports from the top 24 teams across South-East Asia.

The students had to deliver a stock pitch report, a group presentation and a Q&A. At the assessment, judges praised the NUS team for their detailed analysis, clear presentation and concise snapshot of the airline industry, as well as the company they were analysing.

24 TeamsThe team said the bundle of seminars, workshops, site visits and interactions with industry leaders provided much knowledge and exposure: “We strongly advocate the experience to all NUS students.”

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Year Fours win joint third place at Ivey Scotiabank International Case Competition

Congrats to our students Sean Ling Wei Tsi, Kristel Tey Hui Shi, Ng Wei Jian and Poon Jun Boon – all BBA Honours Year 4 – who placed 3rd at the case competition organized by Ivey Business School of the University of Western Ontario.  They were joint winners with Northeastern University.


From left: Kristel, Jun Boon, Sean and Wei Jian with the three judges.

The NUS team, led by Assistant Professor Vishal Narayan of Marketing, faced 11 other teams, including teams from Hong Kong, the United States, Germany, Hungary and New Zealand.

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NUS Team wins Venture Capital Competition in Vancouver

Congrats to Albert Ho (BBA Hons Year 3) and Ng Kian Siang (BAC Year 3) whose team won at the Pacific Venture Capital Competition 2016.

 Kian Siang is in the middle while Albert is second from the right.

Kian Siang is in the middle while Albert is second from the right.

Organised by the University of British Columbia and currently in its fourth year, the competition challenges undergraduate students who are interested in venture capital and private equity through a series of presentations and video pitches. Some 45 teams from over 30 countries participated this year.

Of the experience, Albert said:  “We evaluated numerous start-ups in terms of their industry, business model, management team and exit outcomes, while valuing them through various methods: Comparable Companies analysis, Venture Capital Method, DCF and Berkus Method as well. While it has been a tough competition, the judges were pleased with our analysis and valuation results, noting how realistic they were.”


NUS Business School’s Joel Goh voted “Best Male Speaker” at John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition

From left: Joel, Phyllis, the team's student ambassador Octavio Haddad Nahas, Wei Han and Fabian

From left: Joel, Phyllis, the team’s student ambassador Octavio Haddad Nahas, Wei Han and Fabian

Congratulations to our students Joel Goh (BBA Hons Year 4), Fabian Kho (BBA Hons Year 4), Phyllis Ng (BAC Hons Year 4) and Tan Wei Han (BBA Hons Year 3) who won second place at the John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition (JMUCC).

In addition, Joel was voted Best Male Speaker.

Associate Professor Ashok Charan from the Department of Marketing was the team’s faculty adviser.

In its eighth year, the week-long JMUCC takes place in the heart of downtown Montreal, and challenges twenty-four international teams from renowned business schools.

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Business School Dinner Talk: Asia in the post QE G2 era

Some 30 distinguished policy makers, business leaders, as well as friends and faculty of the School got together to deliberate the current issues afflicting the regional economies due to the global economic instability; and generated many new perspectives on what could be done to ride out the challenges ahead.

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julie panel 1 Panellists at the talk: “Asia in the Post QE G2 Era: Policy Trends & Economic Outlook” provided invaluable insights into the situations faced by Japan, China and India while the Q&A, moderated by Prof Kim Sun Bae (Strategy & Policy), was a thought-provoking session that generated much participation.

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In his welcome remarks, Dean said, “… significant economies in Asia, like Japan and India, are making policy changes to strengthen their economies. In this context, NUS Business School would like to serve as a platform for meaningful discussion and development of important insights.”

Faculty Promotion

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Sandy Lim from the Department of Management & Organisation who has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure with effect from 1 July 2015.

sandy lim half body face leftAssoc Prof Lim specialises in research that examines interpersonal dynamics at the workplace, work-family issues as well as gender and cultural issues in organisations.

Her research work has been published in top business and psychology journals and presented at major international conferences such as the Academy of Management Meetings. She has received numerous international awards, including a prestigious research fellowship from the American Association of University Women.

She has held research, teaching and executive appointments in several private sector corporations, the Ministry of Defence, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Singapore.

Prof Frese wins international management award

Professor Michael Frese has been conferred the 2016 Emerald Africa Academy of Management Trailblazer Award. This award recognises scholars who have taken a leadership role in the promotion and advancement of scholarship and/or teaching on management in Africa.

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Prof Frese receiving his award from representatives of the academy

Prof Frese has distinguished himself not only in making a significant contribution to organisational phenomena in Africa, but also in the development and improvement of research and teaching of management in African organisations.

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Faculty Profile: Prof Vivien Lim

We are delighted to kick off our 2016 Faculty Profile series with Professor Vivien Lim.

Deer Park Lake View-HiroshimaProf Lim has been with Business School for over twenty years. She started as a Senior Tutor with the Department of Management & Organization. She became our first female full Professor in 2014. She is also Deputy Head of the department and Director of the Women in Leadership Program.

She is well-received by her students, and has received numerous teaching awards. As a three-time winner of the Annual Teaching Excellence Award, she has been placed on the University’s Teaching Honour Roll.

Prof Lim is a leading scholar in the areas of job insecurity, cyberloafing, information technology and work and workplace misbehaviour, and has received numerous research awards at both faculty and international levels. She was the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Psychology: An International Review.

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More than up to the Challenge

Congratulations to our undergraduates who won the CFA Institute Research Challenge Singapore Round 2016. They defeated teams from SMU, NTU, SIM University, SIM Global, SIT and Yale-NUS.

20160130_135306The team comprising, (from left to right) Toh Zhen Zhou, Yeo Sui Chuan, Sarah Long, Lim Wei Quan Jenson and Wang Wei Long Bryan, also clinched the Best Research Report Award.

Held annually since 2007, the competition is organised by CFA Institute, a global association of finance professionals. Our school has been dominating the Research Challenge Singapore Round. With this year’s title, we have won a record five times, two more than our nearest challenger, SMU.

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