BBA team first to achieve a ‘double’ in case competitions

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Team JNAT Consulting became the first Business School team to win both the NUS-Shell Business Case Challenge and UOB-NUS Case Competition in the same year.

One reason for their win was that the students were able to act and think like real-life consultants, according to Associate Professor Tan Soo Jiuan of Marketing, who was a member of the judging panel for both competitions.

“We put ourselves in the shoes of a consulting team, and thought about what the client would want from us. From there, we came up with the strategy that our client would be happy with,” said Team JNAT member Jonathan Koh.

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BBA team wins case competition thanks to a vital factory visit

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Case competitions can be challenging for student teams who do not have industry knowledge to understand case studies.

But for Team Robolution, which comprises year four students Tan Jie Ni, Nguyen Quang Minh and Perry Chia, their visit to the case company gave them first-hand knowledge that enabled them to win the Asia Pacific – Supply Chain Management Challenge (AP-SCMC).

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NUS Business School celebrates Golden Jubilee milestone at Homecoming event

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Several hundred NUS Business School alumni, students, faculty and staff came together on Friday 4 September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first and most established provider of business education.

Held at the School’s Mochtar Riady Building, six Masterclasses helmed by the School’s distinguished professors were organised exclusively for the Homecoming, to provide participants with insights into various global developments. Topics included the impact of high cost of car ownership, retirement planning, philanthropy, corporate governance, energy conservation with children and conducting business in China.

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BBA Orientation: Bonding and building rapport

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Orientation seems to be a time of fun and games for Business School first-year undergraduate students.

But it is an important period that allows them to settle into university life before classes start, according to Belmen Woo, the outgoing Vice-President for Student Life, Management Committee, Bizad Club.

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Partnering MetLife to transform the insurance industry

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Imagine an insurance company branching out to new business areas such as wellness, wealth, and retirement.

This is what the world’s second largest insurer MetLife is looking to achieve with its self-styled disruptive innovation centre called LumenLab.

A long-time partner and sponsor of the NUS Business School, MetLife unveiled the new 7,800 square feet facility on 16 July at The Metropolis, Buona Vista, which houses a working space and business incubator.

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Commencement 2015: Advice from Singapore’s business leaders

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More than 1000 students from the Doctorate, Masters and Bachelor cohorts graduated from our Business School yesterday.

Some are already employed or have secured jobs before graduation, but many will be looking to join the workforce in Singapore.

Many of them might not be sure what to expect as they begin a new phase in their lives.

Fortunately, they have two influential business leaders, who were at the Commencement ceremony as guest speakers, to give advice to the graduates.

So Outside-In listened to the two – Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Keppel Corporation, and Chua Sock Koong, group CEO of Singtel – and present here the highlights from their speeches.

And what is the best part about these commencement speeches? The advice is relevant even for those who are not in gowns and mortarboards.

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Taking on the Gobi Desert

Singaporean Kelvin Wong is the first-ever Asia Pacific Executive MBA (English) representative to fly our national colours across the finishing line at the Gobi Desert Challenge.

He is also the first Singaporean among the participating EMBA schools to complete the 112 km race across the desert.

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SAP and NUS Partner to Help Transform Enterprises in a Digital Economy

SAP and NUS signed an agreement today to help enterprises and students become better positioned in today’s digital economy. Both the entities will take part in joint activities to support the further understanding of information processes and their applications to transform enterprises. This new agreement builds on existing collaborations initiated several years ago, on Enterprise Resource Planning technologies and applications.

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A Fair Win

Money cannot buy fairness but it appears that fairness can determine where the money goes.

In their paper ‘Distributional and Peer-induced Fairness in Supply Chain Contract Design’, Professor Teck-Hua Ho, Associate Professor Xuanming Su from the Wharton School and Associate Professor Yaozhong Wu, became the first to introduce the concept of peer-induced fairness in the design of business-to-business wholesale pricing contracts. They successfully demonstrated that when making business transactions, supply chain members care about not only their individual profit but also fairness in profit comparisons with one another. So a profit-seeking supplier should strategically incorporate the retailer’s fairness preferences in making contract offers.

Professor Teck-Hua Ho (left) and Professor Wu Yaozhong

Professor Teck-Hua Ho (left) and Professor Wu Yaozhong

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