Does an MBA still matter?

 	Featuring BBA, MBA students & professors. 

“Yes,” says Chua Nan Sze, Director of Graduate Studies at NUS Business School, who was featured in The Business Times article “Educating the CEO”.

“Building social and professional bonds can help in their personal and career growth, potentially spinning off collaborations, creating new opportunities and facilitating mutual benefits,” she said, of MBA graduates.

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Victoria’s marketing secrets

FullSizeRenderAt Victoria’s Secret stores, staff would stand in a line to help customers gauge sizes before buying clothing as gifts. This service is for those who are uncertain about sizes.

This is an example of how much Victoria’s Secret values its customers, as we found out in our visit to the company’s ION Orchard flagship store in Singapore. Associate Professor Ang Swee Hoon led six students (all BBA Year One) from her Principles of Marketing on this visit.

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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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NUS Business School’s 50th Anniversary celebrations culminate in Leadership Forum and Gala Dinner

311_20151028_NUSBusinessSch_LdrshipForum_ZAIn a speech at NUS Business School’s Gala Dinner to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam spoke about the need for Singapore to create an innovative economy and society.

Mr Shanmugaratnam, who is also Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, spoke about how creativity and innovation can help Singapore earn its place in a constantly changing world.

Some 500 industry leaders, alumni and faculty came together on 28 October as NUS Business School celebrated the finale of its Golden Jubilee at the Leadership Forum & Gala Dinner.

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A visit to Unilever Singapore

unilever gp imageAssociate Professor Ang Swee Hoon led 19 students from her Principles of Marketing class to Unilever’s regional office in Singapore. Business School alumni, Minh Nguyen, Sherlyn Loh, Kwek Li Jun, and Queenie Ou, showed them around.

We found out first-hand that it is never a regular office day at Unilever Singapore.

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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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The surprise team of the competition

From left: Shaun Lum, Tan Jing Jie, Choi Fong Wa, Rahul Mahtani and Ahamed Marzouq

From left: Shaun Lum, Tan Jing Jie, Choi Fong Wa, Rahul Mahtani and Ahamed Marzouq

Students Shaun Lum, Tan Jing Jie, Choi Fong Wa (all BBA year 3) and Ahamed Marzouq (BBA year 2) made the School proud by beating off 82 other teams from the UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore to reach the grand finals of the ASEAN-China Case Competition on 18 October 2015.

Organised by Yale-NUS Global China Connection, the inaugural ASEAN-China Competition challenges student teams to conceptualise an eco-city in the Liangjiang area of Chongqing that would be economically and socially viable.

Without any training in urban planning, the team surprised the competition by clinching the third prize of SG$1000. The judges were impressed by the team’s robust case and its well-structured presentation. The team also had a fifth member, FASS (Econs) year 4 student Rahul Mahtani.