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
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.
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
Someone wise and unknown once said, “A mentor is someone whose hindsight, can become your foresight”. The NUS MBA Mentorship Programme is a flexible professional development programme bringing together current MBA students and alumni in an exchange of knowledge, information, insights and experience.
Mentors and mentees meeting for the first time in the 2017 kick off event
Meeting at least three times during a six to seven months mentoring cycle, it helps facilitate the development of relationships between NUS MBA students and its alumni community. This year saw more than 50 mentors including 12 new mentors coming on board.
As part of the NUS MBA experience, the Management Practicum module incorporates real opportunities that allows students to directly apply concepts and theories acquired in the classroom to real-life business situation.
A recent collaboration with Japan Airlines (JAL) and MBA students (class of 2018), Cheryl, David, Jia Wen and Rui Xian, had a successful partnership where the JAL Singapore Station expressed their heartfelt thanks upon the presentation of the MBA team’s research findings.
JAL Singapore staff (front row from right: Akira Mitsumasu, Jonathan Wan, Rick Nguyen), (back row start from 2nd from the right: Rei Hinata, Nobuhiko Masuko, Serina Koh, Kojiro Yamashita), the NUS MBA students and Prof Thompson Teo
Energy was high and the air abuzz with the sound of merriment as Business School alumni gathered at the Faber Peak Ballroom on 10 February 2017 for the Alumni Appreciation and Lo-Hei Dinner . This is one special occasion in the year that the NUS Business School Global Alumni Network Office (GANO) looks forward to, when the School come together to show gratitude to the alumni for giving the most precious thing– their time and talent, as well as, celebrate the journey together over the past year.
Students Share is a new series of contributed articles and answers shared by students who are currently enrolled in our programmes. The goal is to give prospective students and readers first-hand understanding of the programme and learn about real experiences directly from a current student.
The following answers are shared by Nadya Yanyan Huang, a concurrent double masters’ student. In June 2013, she was conferred with three degrees: Bachelor of Sciences (Honours) in Communications and New Media from NUS FASS, MSc in Management and CEMS Master’s in International Management from NUS Business School. Thank you, Nadya for sharing your thoughts!
Students from the ESADE Block Seminar (August 2012) in Mont Sant Benet forming the word “CEMS”. Credit: Olga Barshai
Students Share is a new series of contributed articles and answers shared by students who are currently enrolled in our programmes. The goal is to give prospective students and readers first-hand understanding of the programme and learn about experiences directly from a current student.
The following answers are shared by Alvin Tan who joined MSc in Management/CEMS MIM programme in January 2014. He went to HKUST and Rotterdam School of Management for his CEMS terms abroad. Thank you, Alvin for sharing your thoughts!
- Please share a little about yourself
I have been working in Sembcorp Marine since 2013. During that time, my role as a graduate Engineer allowed me to be involved in planning, leading and directing ship-repair projects across a wide range of vessels, ranging from container ships to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers.
I wanted to accelerate my career progress and develop the management expertise, global mind-set and winning strategies to compete across domains and borders. A general management programme was hence the next important step. I was drawn to NUS-CEMS double degree programme due to its focus on international management and strategy. I got a company sponsorship and hence applied for this programme.
2. Why did you choose this programme?
I was looking for an advanced management programme that emphasizes understanding and practicing responsible global leadership, decision-making and citizenship, which are increasingly important in today’s globalized, complex business environment.Through this programme, I have the opportunity to not only develop advanced management and leadership competencies, but also benefit from its international exposure and learning experience. This 18-month programme goes beyond offering general management education, incorporating international management as an integral discipline. Continue reading
The school welcomes our new friends to the 7th Master in Public Administration & Management Programme (MPAM) 2016/17.
Vice Dean Prof Susanna Leong welcomed the students.
With the fast expanding Chinese economy and its rapid integration with the rest of the world, there is a great and increasing need for public administration education among government officials and state-owned enterprise (SOE) executives from China and other emerging economies. The MPAM programme is a collaboration between the Business School and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy to address this need
Prof Wu Yaozhong, Director of MPAM briefly introduced the history, subjects and research of the School.
It is a one-year programme and all classes are taught in Mandarin. The new class consists of 61 participants from both mainland China and Taiwan. Most of them are management or mid-career professionals from non-private sectors, including government institutions, hospital, media and education.
We wish our new friends an abundant and memorable year in Singapore!
Interested in joining our MPAM programme? Click here.
In space-constrained Singapore where the ratio of cars to citizens is roughly 1 to 10, finding parking lots can be a time-consuming exercise for motorists who have to spend time searching for available spaces or queuing outside car park entrances.
But Neil Mehta (MBA 2015) believes his SurePark parking platform can solve the problem. SurePark involves palm-sized sensors that are placed on the ground of every lot detect the presence of vehicles. These sensors feed data into the software platform to generate reports on the availability of the car park spaces.
Neil Mehta (middle) with his engineers and car sensors
Users can then access the information via the SurePark app, which also serves as a navigational guide to lead the motorist to the exact vacant slot. The app is also able to suggest alternative parking spaces in nearby car parks when the destination’s car park is full.