A proposal to upgrade healthcare porters

Students from MNO4314 Consulting to Management module had the opportunity to work with consulting giants McKinsey to identify and recommend industry verticals to be “future-ready”.

Guided by their lecturer Dr Andreas Rasharo, the students were tasked to identify industry verticals in Singapore that has not been earmarked by the Ministry of Trade and Industry for its Industry Transformation Maps initiative and make their recommendations.

To enhance the students’ learning experience, the teams would then present their proposals to a panel of McKinsey experts for grading.

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Awarded for excellence in adult education

Professor Christopher Chia has been appointed Adult Education Fellow (AEF) by SkillsFuture Singapore, its highest award for professionals who set the benchmark for quality and excellence in adult education.

Professor Chia was among five individuals that made up the first ever recipients of the AEF award which was presented at a ceremony officiated by Senior Minister of State for Education and Communications and Information, Dr Janil Puthucheary at the Institute for Adult Learning.

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Leadership Dialogue Series with Professor Robert C. Merton

The Leadership Dialogue Series (LDS) is a platform for senior industry figures share their perspectives and experiences with students as part of their holistic learning experience. For this edition, we invited Nobel laureate Professor Robert C. Merton, a Distinguished Professor of Finance at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University.

At this session, he discussed topics on the impact technology and financial innovation have on the economy. According to him, while a well-functioning financial system is essential to achieve sustainable economic growth and development, innovation is key to foster growth and improvements in the financial system.

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Leadership Dialogue Series with Nikhil Srinivasan of Oxford University

In a recent Leadership Dialogue Series (LDS) talk, Mr Nikhil Srinivasan, the former Group Chief Investment Officer of Generali and Allianz, two of Europe’s top insurers, and currently the Visiting Fellow at Oxford University Centre of Corporate Reputation, shared his thoughts on the mistakes he had made and the lessons he has learnt from his journey of building his career.

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Global Network Week: Sharing ideas and perspectives

On the final day of Global Network Week, Dean Professor Bernard Yeung, in his closing speech, said the Week helps students and schools better understand the world, share ideas and perspectives, and develop innovative solutions to social and business challenges.

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Global Network Week: Discovering Singapore Airlines

On the third day of Global Network Week, we welcomed Nicholas Ionides, Divisional Vice President Public Affairs of Singapore Airlines who spoke about the company, introducing its history, organisational structure and corporate strategy.

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MBA students meet four Economic Sciences Nobel laureates

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nurturing a new generation of leaders

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.

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Leadership Dialogue Series with Mizuho Bank Singapore

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.

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