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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
170 eager young minds joined formed the 2017 intake of The NUS MBA on August 1st. This year’s students represent a diversity of experiences, industries and cultures – coming from 22 countries with work experience in more than 20 industries.