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.
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).
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.
Ivy Tse Wing Man (top row, centre) with Halogen Foundation Singapore staff
For Business School alumnus Ivy Tse Wing Man (’11), receiving the Lee Kong Chian Global Merit Scholarship as an undergraduate opened up a world of opportunities and gave her the freedom to discover the passion that would shape her future career choice.
The Scholarship – established from gifts from the Lee Foundation and awarded to individuals who demonstrate academic excellence, all-roundness and leadership qualities – gave Ivy the opportunity to throw herself into the many activities on offer at NUS outside the academic programmes.
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.
Brazil is synonymous with football. But with its rich culture and colourful life, the world’s fifth largest country offers so much more than just the beautiful game, according to BBA first year student Lester Phua.
While Brazil might be an unusual destination of an overseas internship for Business School students, Lester has taken the bold step to work at a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) there since late May this year.
And out of curiosity, Outside-In caught up with Lester to find out how he is coping in the land of samba.
In the words of St Augustine, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” This summer, I got the chance to read a new page through Bizad Abroad 2015.
Bizad Abroad is an annual student-led initiative by NUS Business Club, which aims to raise awareness of doing business in a foreign environment and increase cultural appreciation. This is the first time that Bizad Abroad has ventured outside of Asia, to a land that sits on two continents – Istanbul, Turkey. And I couldn’t pass up such an opportunity.
Istanbul was an eye-opener, a hidden gem and a feast for the eyes. Here are a few highlights of what I learned: