Year Threes do well in regional Investment Analysis Paper competition

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From left: Terence, Jerome and Reuben Cheng at the Jakarta’s Governor office.

Congrats to our Year 3 BBA Hons students – Jerome Chan Ker Liang, Reuben Cheng Qian Wen and Terence Ng Zi Qian – on emerging 2nd Runners-Up for the Investment Analysis Paper competition.

The 15th Indonesia Capital Market Student Studies (15th ICMSS),  organised by the Faculty of Economics at Universitas Indonesia, is a by-invitation only event based on the submission of equity research reports from the top 24 teams across South-East Asia.

The students had to deliver a stock pitch report, a group presentation and a Q&A. At the assessment, judges praised the NUS team for their detailed analysis, clear presentation and concise snapshot of the airline industry, as well as the company they were analysing.

24 TeamsThe team said the bundle of seminars, workshops, site visits and interactions with industry leaders provided much knowledge and exposure: “We strongly advocate the experience to all NUS students.”

Students interested in participating in next year’s programme can log on to www.icmss-febui.com

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Year Fours win joint third place at Ivey Scotiabank International Case Competition

Congrats to our students Sean Ling Wei Tsi, Kristel Tey Hui Shi, Ng Wei Jian and Poon Jun Boon – all BBA Honours Year 4 – who placed 3rd at the case competition organized by Ivey Business School of the University of Western Ontario.  They were joint winners with Northeastern University.

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From left: Kristel, Jun Boon, Sean and Wei Jian with the three judges.

The NUS team, led by Assistant Professor Vishal Narayan of Marketing, faced 11 other teams, including teams from Hong Kong, the United States, Germany, Hungary and New Zealand.

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Bringing the Classroom Outside In

Classes where professors hold court and engage in one-way information flow is becoming passe. Today, progressive education engage in “experiential learning”.

RS4665_Dr Lau Geok Theng 01Assoc Prof Lau Geok Theng of Marketing says students should participate more actively in such programmes: “Employers are now looking at work experience in resumes, not just academic results. The internship or the new start-up that a student helps to pioneer will demonstrate the skills honed during these stints, and indicate how well he will perform in real-life challenging environments.”

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NUS Team wins Venture Capital Competition in Vancouver

Congrats to Albert Ho (BBA Hons Year 3) and Ng Kian Siang (BAC Year 3) whose team won at the Pacific Venture Capital Competition 2016.

 Kian Siang is in the middle while Albert is second from the right.

Kian Siang is in the middle while Albert is second from the right.

Organised by the University of British Columbia and currently in its fourth year, the competition challenges undergraduate students who are interested in venture capital and private equity through a series of presentations and video pitches. Some 45 teams from over 30 countries participated this year.

Of the experience, Albert said:  “We evaluated numerous start-ups in terms of their industry, business model, management team and exit outcomes, while valuing them through various methods: Comparable Companies analysis, Venture Capital Method, DCF and Berkus Method as well. While it has been a tough competition, the judges were pleased with our analysis and valuation results, noting how realistic they were.”

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Faculty Profile: Prof Vivien Lim

We are delighted to kick off our 2016 Faculty Profile series with Professor Vivien Lim.

Deer Park Lake View-HiroshimaProf Lim has been with Business School for over twenty years. She started as a Senior Tutor with the Department of Management & Organization. She became our first female full Professor in 2014. She is also Deputy Head of the department and Director of the Women in Leadership Program.

She is well-received by her students, and has received numerous teaching awards. As a three-time winner of the Annual Teaching Excellence Award, she has been placed on the University’s Teaching Honour Roll.

Prof Lim is a leading scholar in the areas of job insecurity, cyberloafing, information technology and work and workplace misbehaviour, and has received numerous research awards at both faculty and international levels. She was the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Psychology: An International Review.

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Carrying Deloitte’s flag on campus

Student ambassador programmes by organisations help develop students’ technical and soft skills. One such initiative is the Deloitte Student Ambassador Program.

Launched in 2014, the Program was introduced to recognise talented new staff. Its Student Ambassadors are those who have accepted priority offers to join the firm upon graduation and have excelled in their studies, co-curricular activities or their internships with the firm.

The 2015 edition of the Program saw Low Zhan Hao Pierre, BAC Year 3 and Ngui Jia Yi, BAC Year 2 joining Deloitte as the firm’s Student Ambassadors. Continue reading

Family feud drama in the Business School

Students in the family business course with Assoc Prof Marleen Dieleman (Strategy & Policy) got creative when asked to study an Asian family business feud and distil lessons from it.

The team was an international mix, including BBA student Keith Ong and exchange students Juan Dader (Universidad de Navarra), Lee Hyoseop (Korea University), Keith Ong (NUS) and Lina Sadovskaja (Stockholm University).

Picking India’s well-known Hiranandani family business, they came up with this wonderful and entertaining video clip that lays out the drama, its antecedents and the lessons family firms can learn from it.

The writer, Juan Dader, is an exchange student. 

Making numbers count

Many students will say it is a dry subject. And Dr Liu agrees it can be hard to engage the students, especially for those with a phobia of numbers.

Yet Dr Liu Qi Zhang of Decisions Sciences has managed to win an Outstanding Educator Award for his work with students. This award recognises dedicated and innovative teachers who set new benchmarks in teaching.

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What is decision science? Dr Liu says, simply, that it is the “science of making decisions”. Every day, managers have to make many decisions.  They are faced with a mountain of data. If they know which data to collate and analyse, they can use the insights gained to make optimal decisions for their companies.

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NUS Team wins Australian Undergraduate Business Case Competition

The NUS Team, comprising Eleanor Low, Eugenia Lee, Nigel Toe and Shaun Chong, wowed the judges with their thorough analyses and polished presentations to emerge champions at the end of a gruelling week of challenges.

The Australian Undergraduate Business Case Competition is a joint initiative by the Queensland University of Technology Business School, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia Business School and the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics.

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Poster Competition strikes a chord with students

Posters dotted the Business School foyer on the day of the Decision Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition. For the students, it was the culmination of several weeks of discussions to find solutions to a real-life business problem, based on theories learnt in the classroom over the past few years. It was also a chance to articulate to judges, and argue too, the rationale of their business proposals.

While judges were faculty members, members of the companies they were analysing also came by to watch the presentations and offer valuable practical feedback on the business plans presented.

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