Shaping the future in Fintech

Faculty and staff from NUS Business School and School of Computing spent an exciting week at the Singapore Fintech Festival, one of the largest such gatherings in the world.

Held at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre from 13-17 November, the festival brought together start-ups, tech companies, investors, big name financial institutions, educators and government agencies.

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A proposal to upgrade healthcare porters

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.

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Broaden critical thinking skills through class presentations

From baking edible cups made from cookies to giving hair washes, our students are turning it on with their final presentations for the semester. They presented results from their research and surveys, propose store and digital strategies and give their recommendations on how to market products better.

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Awarded for excellence in adult education

Professor Christopher Chia has been appointed Adult Education Fellow (AEF) by SkillsFuture Singapore, its highest award for professionals who set the benchmark for quality and excellence in adult education.

Professor Chia was among five individuals that made up the first ever recipients of the AEF award which was presented at a ceremony officiated by Senior Minister of State for Education and Communications and Information, Dr Janil Puthucheary at the Institute for Adult Learning.

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Leadership Dialogue Series with Professor Robert C. Merton

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.

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Sharing industry expertise at the Weekly Industrial Analytics Seminars

On 21 September 2017, the NUS Business Analytics Centre (BAC) concluded its first series of Weekly Industrial Analytics Seminars, where industry leaders are invited to share their roles, responsibilities and daily challenges.

Accenture Team at the Weekly Industrial Analytics Seminars

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Unconventional mentoring methods at The Way To Success programme

Final year Lu Chang shares some key learnings at the recent The Way To Success (TWTS) programme, where he got a chance to get up close and personal with Speaker of Parliament Mr Tan Chuan Jin. Organised by CEO Global, this programme provides cross-cultural student leadership development where students are exposed to values that will lead to success, employment, and a broader range of positive and lasting influence in their community and profession.

Final year Lu Chang (fifth from right) together with Mr Tan Chuan Jin (fifth from left)

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