MBA Year 1 students Akira Muraoka and Yutaro Suhara had the opportunity to attend “Nobel Perspectives Live!” organised by UBS on 30 August. At the event, four Nobel laureates in economics – Roger Myerson, Peter Diamond, Michael Spence and Robert Merton – shared their views on a wide range of topics from automation to artificial intelligence, the future of the economy to education in a panel discussion.
MBA students Akira Muraoka (left) and Yutaro Suhara (right) together with three Nobel laureates Peter Diamond, Robert Merton, and Roger Myerson
The sixth edition of the Bizad Leadership Development Programme (BLDP) kicked off on 23 August with more than 20 undergraduate students meeting up with some 15 of their mentors, who are senior executives in their respective industries, at a dinner event.
The Leadership Dialogue Series is a platform for senior industry figures share their perspectives and experiences with students as part of their holistic learning experience. Kicking off the series for this semester was Mr Guan Yeow Kwang, CEO, Mizuho Bank (Singapore).
The pace of technological innovation is disrupting the financial industry, forcing them to embrace change. But the banks face challenges such as entrenched work cultures and a history of legacy processes.
The 4th Influential Women in Banking & Investments Forum was held at Pan Pacific Singapore on 16 February.
Some 60 faculty, students, staff and industry experts attended the panel discussion organised by the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI). The theme of the event was “The Golden Touch: Gender Diversity and Firm Performance”.
The Eminent Business Alumni Awards recognise the School’s graduates who are not just business leaders, but also make a difference to society.
This year’s recipients were honoured by Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance at an award ceremony held at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel on 11 November 2016.
The Eminent Business Alumni Awards recipients with the Awards Committee and Lawrence Wong (centre, front row)
The current buzz about digital disruption is feeding an innovation frenzy as companies seek ways to reinvent their businesses to stay relevant.
But what is innovation and how should companies innovate?
NUS students worked together with top ASEAN social enterprises, to compete for prizes amounting to S$75,000 for the inaugural Crossing the Chasm Challenge held on 16 September 2016. The inaugural event focused on students working with industry mentors to help social enterprises helping to end poverty devise marketing plans and pitches for success.
Congratulations to Professor Michael Frese, Provost’s Chair and Head of Management and Organisation, for receiving the Distinguished Career Contributions Award by the Leipzig Congress of the German Psychological Society.
(L-R) Michael Frese, Professor Abele-Brehm, President of the German Psychological Society and Professor Brigitte Rockstroh, who was also honoured for her scientific work
Presented at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the German Psychological Society on Sept 18-22 in Leipzig, Germany, Michael was awarded the honour for his life-long contributions to the field of psychology. He has published over 150 peer reviewed journal articles, 150 book chapters and nearly 30 books and edited special issues till date. He is the most-cited management scholar in Germany and Asia-Pacific region, and among the 10 most-cited organizational behaviour and entrepreneurship researchers worldwide. He is ranked third in lifetime publications among German management professors and is the second most-cited economist in Germany (FAZ Ranking on Research 2015). As a cross-cultural organisational psychologist, Michael’s research interests span across innovation and innovation processes, the psychology of entrepreneurship and error management. He is particularly interested in enhancing the entrepreneurial mind-set of students and entrepreneurs in developing countries.
When Associate Professor Audrey Chia embarked on a study of how social entrepreneurship can make an impact in healthcare, little did she realise that her paper will start a global conversation.
Collaborating with Associate Professor Lim Yee Wei from the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, she co-authored a paper titled “Social Entrepreneurship: Improving Global Health” to underscore the growing role and effectiveness of social entrepreneurship in healthcare delivery. Drawing upon data and case studies of Asian social enterprises, the paper highlights how social enterprises such as Aravind Eye Care System and Kopernik, have risen to the task to meet basic health needs through frugal innovations.
Audrey taking a class at NUS Business School
A recent survey by BNP Paribas on Global Entrepreneurs revealed that the millennial generation – those born between 1980 and 1995 – are creating more companies in traditional sectors and the new economy. On average, they launch about 8 companies throughout their careers, compared to 3.5 by the older generation. This sudden and strong emergence of a new generation of entrepreneurs under 35 have been dubbed “The Millennipreneurs.”
One of our very own – NUS BBA (Honours) alumnus Jian Liang Low – is a true blue “Millennipreneur”. Since the age of 5, he has been pursuing his passion for entrepreneurship and in his quest, travelled the world breathing in different cultures and personalities. By the age of 19, he has interned in start-ups, founded a few of his own, worked in a venture capital firm, spoke at international conferences and won international competitions – his experiences span across USA, Israel, China and Asia. Perhaps this is why his latest venture Trabble, a personalised, chat-based Concierge service, caters to global travellers who are looking for quick and efficient travel services.
NUS BBA (Honours) alumnus Jian Liang Low, who is passionate about nurturing entrepreneurs