The School hosted top students from King Abdulaziz University (KAU) and executives from Saudi Arabia for a six-week Qiyadat-NUS Leadership programme. Conducted in collaboration with the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) from 5-22 August, the programme was graced by a visit from Sheikh Ibrahim bin Mohammed Afandi, the Chairman of Manarat Al-Oloom Research Limited.
Sheng Siong is a brand synonymous with supermarkets in Singapore. What started out as a single shophouse unit has evolved into a chain of 33 stores and is the third largest chain of supermarkets in the city state. 30 years after it was first founded, Sheng Siong is now a listed company with a market cap of over $960 million. The secret recipe for the supermarket giant’s success was recently revealed to the School’s undergraduate students in a sharing session for the Strategic Management class with co-founder and CEO, Mr Lim Hock Chee.
NUS Bachelor of Accountancy students Zhang Zhenjie Justin and Chia Guo Cong have been awarded the Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation Medal and Prize at a ceremony held at the firm’s Singapore office.
Low Yan Lin, our fourth year undergraduate, beat 59 other contestants to win the second runners-up in the individual category for the Maybank GO Ahead Challenge, held in Kuala Lumpur from 10 to 17 August.
New academic year brings new appointments and promotions. Congratulations to the following professors for their appointments and promotions!
Professor Sumit Agarwal has been appointed as the Low Tuck Kwong Professor, with effect from 7 July, for a term of five years. Donated by Dato’ Low Tuck Kwong, Founder and Chairman of PT Bayan Resources, the endowed professorship was established to appoint a leading academic who has demonstrated excellence and has been internationally recognised in the fields of finance, accounting or business strategy. In addition to excelling in finance, Professor Sumit also has a strong interest in sustainability and how it applies to urban planning. He has attained international visibility due to his comprehensive research output, as well as his interesting, rigorous and relevant scholarship.
Some 182 candidates, representing 23 nationalities make up our new MBA intake for 2014, and with such a rich diversity of nationalities and backgrounds, the Orientation became a rare opportunity for the students to bond and network with their peers. The cohort met for the first time on July 29 during the six-day NUS MBA Orientation programme.
During the week, students got a sneak-peak into the academic, social and professional rigour of our MBA programme, including curriculum details, resources, job opportunities, networking, as well as a quick Singapore tour.
Here’s a snapshot of the top 7 highlights of this year’s NUS MBA Orientation:
Hearty congratulations to six of our faculty and staff members that have been honoured for their dedicated service and contributions to Singapore.
Deputy Dean and Associate Professor Hum Sin Hoon was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) for his outstanding service and contributions to Singapore’s education sector. Prof Hum has served the NUS community for over three decades, since he first joined us as a Senior Tutor in 1982. He has since held various roles, including Head of Decision Sciences Department as well as the Dean of the School.
The following five School members have been awarded the Long Service Medal for Civil Servants. The medal is awarded to those who have completed at least 25 years of service.
- Wong Poh Kam, Professor, Department of Strategy & Policy
- Tan Soo Jiuan, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing
- Ter Kah Leng nee Khew, Associate Professor, Department of Strategy & Policy
- Mr Abdul Rahim s/o K M Hussein, Operations Associate, Dean’s Office
- Mr Asnan Bin Mat, Operations Associate, Dean’s Office