Broadening perspectives through Global Network Week

The Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) aims to drive innovation and creating value through exchange and engagement for faculty and students from 29 global business schools.

Each year, MBA students from these schools go on a week-long study course called Global Network Week, at a partner network school to learn from the faculty of the host university.

Taking part for the first time, NUS Business School will host some 30 participants from 16 schools globally from 16 to 20 October.

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MBA students wows with smart warehouse concept at logistics hackathon

The MBA students of Team Suptech took home the second runners-up accolade at the Supply Chain Asia Hackathon, one of the key events of the Supply Chain Week 2017 organised by Supply Chain Asia.

Held on 19 and 20 September, the theme of the Hackathon was “How can innovation drive logistics businesses in 2017 and beyond?” The finalists would have the opportunity to commercialise their solutions and even secure job opportunities.

Team Suptech. From left: Joel Koh (MBA Year 1); Robert Yap (BBA 1976), Chairman of Supply Chain Asia, and Executive Chairman of YCH Group; Anjan Raina; and Rahul Duggal (both MBA Year 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saving dollars and cents with business analytics

For 26-year-old Zhang Kaixiang, it was the cost savings impact he could make in an organisation that convinced him to embark on his own journey with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business Analytics Centre to pursue a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA).

After graduating from NUS in 2014, the Electrical Engineering graduate began working in Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he witnessed an experienced data scientist help the company save “millions of dollars” every year by using predictive and prescriptive analytics. Harnessing the use of the analytics and technology, the company was able to make business decisions to prevent huge losses in the American market. “I believe technology is the ultimate source of economic and society improvements,” he said.

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NUS Business School Golf Reunion Challenge 2017

The annual NUS Business School Golf Reunion Challenge was held on 15 August at the Orchid Country Club. The event was organised by the NUS Business School Mandarin Alumni, NUS Business School Alumni Association, MBA Alumni-NUS and supported by the School’s Global Alumni Network Office (GANO). Some 140 alumni got together and network over a game of golf and a dinner event.

For more information about NUS Business School alumni events, please visit http://bizalum.nus.edu/events

 

 

 

Opening more doors with a Masters degree

The Master of Science (Management) programme is designed to help graduates gain a competitive advantage in the job market by providing advanced knowledge and skills in key areas of management in a multicultural learning environment.

MSc (Management) alum Alexander Kho (class of 2017) shares his journey in pursuing a concurrent degree programme at NUS Business School.

Alexander (right) at an alumni networking event

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Making dream trips a reality for other travellers with new start-up Anywhr

The Master of Science (Management) programme is designed to help graduates gain a competitive advantage in the job market by providing advanced knowledge and skills in key areas of management in a multicultural learning environment.

MSc (Management) alum Zelia Leong (class of 2017) explains her decision to take her masters back in Singapore at NUS Business School.

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CEMS is a multicultural and rewarding experience

CEMS is a global alliance of leading business schools, multinational companies (MNCs), and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). This global pre-experience master’s programme emphasises on interpersonal and leadership skills where students get to spend one semester each in two CEMS partner universities.

Alumna Nikita Shirodkar, class of 2016, tells us why MSc and CEMS broaden her worldview, and even led her to her current job at Universum, Sweden.

Nikita (centre) at her graduation ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden

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To infinity and beyond at the Tengger Desert MBA challenge

The 6th Asia-Pacific Business School Desert Adventure was on April 29th to May 2nd this year. Held in Tengger Desert of Inner Mongolia of China, the challenge required all participants to finish 70km with a 5-kg backpack in the desert for three days. 81 business schools in the region attended the challenge this year and NUS Business School was one of 60 schools to successfully complete the challenge. The team, comprising a mix of MBA alumni, current full time and part time students plus an incoming AY2017/2018 student, reflects on their arduous journey – no shower, no proper food, limited water, no visible toilets and just lots and lots of sand.

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Adjunct profs bring industry insight to the classroom

At NUS Business School our faculty come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Some of them balance jobs in industry with teaching roles at the School as adjunct professors.

We asked two of our adjuncts, both of them NUS alumni – Anuprita Bhomick, (NUS MBA class of 2003) a Director at Hewlett Packard, and Maurice Tan (NUS BBA class of 1991) a Director at Microsoft – to tell us more about what they do.

Adjunct Prof Maurice Tan (second from right) and his class

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