Our Overseas Colleges students make their mark in international hackathons

Congratulations to our NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) students who have been flying our flag high in several overseas hackathons.

In Las Vegas, Cheung Ho Yeung and Lee Cheryl, who are with the NUS College in Silicon Valley programme, together with NOC friends from the School of Computing, won one of the top five prizes of US$20,000 at Money20/20.

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NUS teams do us proud in tax competition

1. 28 NUS Students with Simon

Prof Simon Poh (front row, first from right), with the team of 28 students he led into the SMU Tax Case Competition. Amanda Chua is seated next to Prof Ho.

Our Accounting students clinched the top four prizes at the Tax Associate Round at the SMU Tax Case Competition, and the Most Photogenic Group award.

Twenty-eight Accounting students from NUS, forming seven teams, took part. In total, 40 teams took part from local universities and polytechnics.

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Justin Liu strikes gold: at sea and at school

at seaOur heartiest congratulations to Justin Liu, our third-year business and economics student. Together with teammate Denise Lim, they clinched gold at the Nacra 17 event at the Qingdao leg of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup. They are the first Singaporeans to win at a World Cup event in the sport.

In so doing, they have qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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We are top destination for biz students in Far East Asia

Facebook-BannerThis ranking was based on a survey of 1,000 business schools from 154 countries.

As an indication of the strong international reputation enjoyed by NUS Business School, we retained Eduniversal’s maximum rating of five Palmes for the eighth year running.

The Deans’ vote, whereby school directors and deans select which institutions they would recommend to their students, effectively puts NUS Business School in first place not only among Singapore schools, but also in Far East Asia.

We are the top destination for business students from all over the world!

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Annual Fung Scholars Leadership Conference held in Singapore, and NUS Business School, for first time

110 Fung Scholars and Fellows attended the second day of the conference held at NUS Business School.

110 Fung Scholars and Fellows attended the second day of the conference held at NUS Business School.

Held since 2008, this annual conference brings together Fung Scholars and Fellows from 27 universities in Hong Kong and China, Singapore, USA, UK, Switzerland, Canada and Bangladesh, to discuss the pressing issues of the day.

The theme for this year’s Conference, “Leadership in the Service Era”, is in response to the economic transition of many countries from a manufacturing to service-oriented economy, resulting in different skill sets needed. Participants had a chance to discuss with leading practitioners the theories and concepts of service leadership in practice.

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A case study comes alive

7-11 Henri & Marlene front of classStudents of Associate Professor (Strategy and Policy) Marleen Dieleman’s class got a chance to get up close with a CEO when Henri Honoris, CEO of PT Modern Internasional, the franchise owner of 7-Eleven Indonesia, was invited to speak in her class.

While introducing the 7-Eleven franchise to Indonesia in 2009, Honoris created a new business model – he added a café concept into what was originally just a regular convenience store. This move turned 7-Eleven into a popular hangout for youths and young adults in Jakarta. Today, there are over 190 stores in Jakarta.

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CGIO partners with ASEAN CSR Network for key study on sustainability reporting

Associate Professor Lawrence Loh (sixth from the right, front row) with Mr Thomas Thomas, CEO of ASEAN CSR Network (fifth from the right, front row) with the student team.

Associate Professor Lawrence Loh (sixth from the right, front row) with Mr Thomas Thomas, CEO of ASEAN CSR Network (fifth from the right, front row) with the student team.

The Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) is joining forces with the ASEAN CSR Network to undertake a study on sustainability reporting in Singapore.

This research project is especially relevant given that Singapore Exchange (SGX) hopes to get companies to ‘comply or explain’ when it publishes its guidelines on sustainability reporting, likely by Financial Year 2017.

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Relazione 2015: Connecting candidates and companies

Relazione Companies

Fifty-two companies. More than 200 students. Government agencies, statutory bodies, financial heavyweights, MNCs, Singapore companies, and even startups like FoodPanda, Lazada and Rocket Internet.

All were taking part in Relazione 2015, the career fair specially organized for the December 2015 and May 2016 graduates. The event was kicked off by Vice-Dean Prof Chng Chee Kiong.

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Paying it forward, with music

Liang Zhu Maestro He

It was a wonderful night of music and friendships at the Liang Zhu Charity Concert held on Sunday 4 October at the Singapore Conference Hall, which also raised substantial funds for students who are facing financial hardship.

It brought together talents from China and Singapore to make music together. Maestro He Zhanhao, one of China’s most acclaimed composers, led a 70-strong youth orchestra from the Singapore-based Chinese Music Academy. He personally conducted his popular “Liang Zhu” or “Butterfly Lovers” violin concerto, which is one of the most recognisable pieces of Chinese music worldwide.

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Learning about doing business in a frontier market

 

Sean (in white top, front row) with Thura Shwe Mann and the MBA group

Sean (in white top, front row) with Thura Shwe Mann and the MBA group

“It’s a trip that is only possible due to the NUS MBA’s prestigious reputation around the world,” says Sean Bellamy who was part of a 14-member group from NUS Business School which visited Myanmar in September 2015 as part of the Myanmar Global Immersion Programme.

Sean, who is also the Class President of the 2015 MBA intake says that, despite having travelled to 27 countries prior to Myanmar, this immersion trip was one of the most rewarding he has been on, for its learning and networking opportunities.

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