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!
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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.
Eight months at the NUS Business School have been action packed! I have met the most talented people, experienced the fast pace of global business and created memories of a lifetime.
One of the most defining experiences so far has been representing NUS Business School at the MBA World Summit 2016.
Service is everything at Taiwan’s Din Tai Fung restaurant group. For instance, employees at its branch in Xinyi, Taiwan, spent over an hour to help a customer from France recover his lost mobile phone from a taxi.
The service spirit CEO Warren Yang wants every Din Tai Fung employee to have is to “treat every customer as you would treat your family member, and genuinely show them your care and concern”, according to Associate Professor Brian Hwarng, Department of Decision Sciences.
This ranking was based on a survey of 1,000 business schools from 154 countries.
As an indication of the strong international reputation enjoyed by NUS Business School, we retained Eduniversal’s maximum rating of five Palmes for the eighth year running.
The Deans’ vote, whereby school directors and deans select which institutions they would recommend to their students, effectively puts NUS Business School in first place not only among Singapore schools, but also in Far East Asia.
We are the top destination for business students from all over the world!
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Sean (in white top, front row) with Thura Shwe Mann and the MBA group
“It’s a trip that is only possible due to the NUS MBA’s prestigious reputation around the world,” says Sean Bellamy who was part of a 14-member group from NUS Business School which visited Myanmar in September 2015 as part of the Myanmar Global Immersion Programme.
Sean, who is also the Class President of the 2015 MBA intake says that, despite having travelled to 27 countries prior to Myanmar, this immersion trip was one of the most rewarding he has been on, for its learning and networking opportunities.
Full-time MBA student Jose Antonio Borrero is finding that going on exchange programmes overseas brings major benefits. Last month, he took part in an entrepreneurship course at the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) and found the time spent there to be a precious experience.
The MBA programme offers some 17 courses under its short exchange programmes at universities worldwide, giving students the opportunity to broaden their outlook and develop awareness of different cultures and economic environments.
Participating schools include Tel Aviv University, Tsinghua University, and the Norwegian School of Economics. The duration of these courses ranges from one week to a month.
Jose Antonio Borrero (bottom left) with his classmates in Bangalore
Imagine an insurance company branching out to new business areas such as wellness, wealth, and retirement.
This is what the world’s second largest insurer MetLife is looking to achieve with its self-styled disruptive innovation centre called LumenLab.
A long-time partner and sponsor of the NUS Business School, MetLife unveiled the new 7,800 square feet facility on 16 July at The Metropolis, Buona Vista, which houses a working space and business incubator.
More than 1000 students from the Doctorate, Masters and Bachelor cohorts graduated from our Business School yesterday.
Some are already employed or have secured jobs before graduation, but many will be looking to join the workforce in Singapore.
Many of them might not be sure what to expect as they begin a new phase in their lives.
Fortunately, they have two influential business leaders, who were at the Commencement ceremony as guest speakers, to give advice to the graduates.
So Outside-In listened to the two – Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Keppel Corporation, and Chua Sock Koong, group CEO of Singtel – and present here the highlights from their speeches.
And what is the best part about these commencement speeches? The advice is relevant even for those who are not in gowns and mortarboards.
NUS today signed a partnership agreement with IBM to become the first University in Southeast Asia to offer Watson Cognitive Systems Education. This collaboration will extend cognitive systems activities at NUS Business School and NUS School of Computing through in integrative real-world learning experience based on IBM’s groundbreaking technology.
Watson technology mimics human decision making- scales and democratizes expertise. It processes information like a human by understanding language, generating hypotheses based on evidence and continual learning.
This landmark agreement will allow NUS Business School students to develop business innovations, nurturing a new generation of innovators to bring to life a generation where people and machines work together to resolve business challenges. Students will learn about Watson and its underlying technologies that are required to develop cognitive systems applications. They will then be grouped into project teams to develop prototype applications and a business plan for their industry of choice such as, banking, retail or telecommunications.
“As a leader in education and research in cognitive computing research, NUS aims to groom future-ready students who can harness this combination of science and technology to create innovative products and services,” said NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan. “It is crucial for our students to be able to work with the most cutting-edge systems and technologies, and hence we are truly excited about this partnership with IBM which will enable this through a multidisciplinary and systematic approach.”
Held at Marina Bay Sands, the event was hosted by Janet Ang IBM’s Managing Director for Singapore, and Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore Minister for Communications and Information was the Guest of Honour. Representing NUS were President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, Professor David Rosenblum from School of Computing and Business School’s very own Dean, Professor Bernard Yeung.