NUS MBA team win Sydney’s Asia Pacific Challenge 2017

Participating in international business case competitions and leadership conferences is all part of the NUS MBA experience. In the recent Asia Pacific Challenge 2017 organised by the Australian Graduate School of Management in mid-December 2017, our NUS MBA team emerged as champions in what they described as a “whirlwind experience” that they will cherish always.

MBA class of 2019 students, Ms Ankita Verma, Mr Joel Stanislaus Koh and Ms Zhang Dan share their experience in Sydney. They were accompanied by Associate Professor Tan Soo Jiuan, who was their coach.

From left: MBA students Ankita Verma, A/P Tan Soo Jiuan, Zhang Dan and Joel Koh

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Forbes ranks the NUS MBA programme top in Singapore

In Forbes 2017’s The Best International MBAs: Two-Year Programs rankings, the NUS MBA programme not only emerged top in Singapore, but is also top seven outside the U.S.

Forbes bases this biennial ranking by measuring the return of investment of full-time MBA graduates five years after graduation. NUS MBA is one of two Asian MBA programmes highly ranked in this category.

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Business analytics alumni win big at the 2017 CIKM AnalytiCup

Our Master of Science, Business Analytics (MSBA) alumni have achieved outstanding results in the CIKM AnalytiCup 2017, having emerged the champions in the competitions.

Samarth Agarwal and Akshay Bhonde from AY2015/16 won first prize in the Lazada Product Title Quality Challenges from over 6,000 submissions, having developed a multi-layer modelling stacking framework to grade the clarity and conciseness of a product title.

From left: Akshay Bhonde and Samarth Agarwal

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NUS profs launch new book on Singaporean economic behaviours – Kiasunomics

Together with publisher World Scientific, Professor Sumit Agarwal, Visiting Professor of Finance at the NUS Business School, Associate Professor Ang Swee Hoon, Associate Professor of Marketing, NUS Business School and Associate Professor Sing Tien Foo, Deputy Head of Admin & Finance at the NUS Department of Real Estate; and Director of the Institute of Real Estate Studies came together on 19 December 2017 to launch their latest book – Kiasunomics: Stories of Singaporean Economic Behaviours.

Unveiling of Kiasunomics with World Scientific publisher Chua Hong Koon, Prof Sumit Agarwal, A/P Sing Tien Foo and A/P Ang Swee Hoon

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Ranked third in FT Asia-Pacific Business Schools Ranking

NUS Business School is proud to announce it has been ranked the number three business school in Asia-Pacific by the Financial Times. The high position in the newly released FT Asia-Pacific Business Schools Ranking also makes us the number one business school in Singapore.

This is the first time the FT has published a ranking specifically of Asia-Pacific business schools. According to FT, the rankings are based on “the quality and breadth of business schools’ postgraduate programmes”.

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NUS tops rankings in Asia again

Times Higher Education (THE) ranked NUS as the best university in Asia again! We were Numero Uno in 2016 and again this year. Not only that – at the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, Business and Economics were among the top 20 subject areas ranked for NUS at 16th! THe other three were Computer Science; Engineering and Technology; and Physical Sciences.

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EMBA alumni conquering Lop Nor desert in 10 days

Two Executive MBA (Chinese) alumni spent 10 days instead of the planned six days, navigating through the tough terrains of Xinjiang’s Lop Nor. With the original route of 3,500KM, it stretched to become over 5,000KM with multiple backtracking that resulted in almost twice the amount of time taken to complete the crossing of the desert. We speak to Zhang Runbin and Liu Wuli who recount their experience driving across this infamous “no man’s land”. Both had previously completed the Gobi Desert Challenge together and love the great outdoors.

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