Shaping the future in Fintech

Faculty and staff from NUS Business School and School of Computing spent an exciting week at the Singapore Fintech Festival, one of the largest such gatherings in the world.

Held at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre from 13-17 November, the festival brought together start-ups, tech companies, investors, big name financial institutions, educators and government agencies.

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Sharing industry expertise at the Weekly Industrial Analytics Seminars

On 21 September 2017, the NUS Business Analytics Centre (BAC) concluded its first series of Weekly Industrial Analytics Seminars, where industry leaders are invited to share their roles, responsibilities and daily challenges.

Accenture Team at the Weekly Industrial Analytics Seminars

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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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Global Network Week: A visit to Tiger Beer

On the second day of the Global Network Week, the MBA students, led by Associate Professor Nitin Pangarkar, Department of Strategy & Policy, visited Asia Pacific Breweries, the maker of home-grown Tiger Beer, to find out more about the company.

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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.

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