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 meet four Economic Sciences Nobel laureates

MBA Year 1 students Akira Muraoka and Yutaro Suhara had the opportunity to attend “Nobel Perspectives Live!” organised by UBS on 30 August. At the event, four Nobel laureates in economics – Roger Myerson, Peter Diamond, Michael Spence and Robert Merton – shared their views on a wide range of topics from automation to artificial intelligence, the future of the economy to education in a panel discussion.

MBA students Akira Muraoka (left) and Yutaro Suhara (right) together with three Nobel laureates Peter Diamond, Robert Merton, and Roger Myerson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Connecting for future opportunities

Organised by the Career Services Office, the annual Relazione career networking event aims to connect graduating undergraduates with international and local organisations for career opportunities. This year’s edition was held on 23 August and was attended by about 250 students. More than 45 companies were at the event including Apple, Lazada, Unilever and Singtel.

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Nurturing a new generation of leaders

The sixth edition of the Bizad Leadership Development Programme (BLDP) kicked off on 23 August with more than 20 undergraduate students meeting up with some 15 of their mentors, who are senior executives in their respective industries, at a dinner event.

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Leadership Dialogue Series with Mizuho Bank Singapore

The Leadership Dialogue Series is a platform for senior industry figures share their perspectives and experiences with students as part of their holistic learning experience. Kicking off the series for this semester was Mr Guan Yeow Kwang, CEO, Mizuho Bank (Singapore).

The pace of technological innovation is disrupting the financial industry, forcing them to embrace change. But the banks face challenges such as entrenched work cultures and a history of legacy processes.

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Biz School at Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day

Some 100 NUS Business School alumni and their families joined the Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day on 19 August at Utown. The event is NUS’ annual homecoming to welcome alumni, students, staff and their families to the NUS campus.

Family Day had programmes such as stage performances by alumni performers, a self-defence demonstration, sports activities, music workshops, drone and racing car simulators, an art exhibition and an outdoor movie screening of animated film Trolls.

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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.

For more information about NUS Business School alumni events, please visit http://bizalum.nus.edu/events

 

 

 

MBA alumni awarded inaugural fellowship for sustainable investing

Gustavo Bernal Torres, our recent MBA alumni (Class of 2016) has been awarded the first Rockefeller Foundation & Kellogg School of Management Sustainable Investing Fellowship.

Based on his team’s pitch during a 2015 Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, the idea named CampoColombia, which won second prize during the challenge, recognises up-and-coming sustainable finance practitioners.  Continue reading