NUS’ inaugural batch of SQP Chartered Accountants fly our flag high while BAC (2013) Valedictorian Sebastian Widodo wins “Top QP Candidate” award

Congratulations to BAC students Han Xiaoming (Year 4 Hons), Jin Wan Xin, Phoon Tzin Wai and Joseph Soh Shi Yang (all Year 3 Hons) who received the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) Scholarship at the recent ISCA Awards.

ISCA Awards 2016 group

From left: Xiaoming; Joseph; Wan Xin; Assoc Prof Chng; Adjunct Assoc Prof Uantchern Loh, who is also the CEO of Singapore Accountancy Commission; Sebastian and Tzin Wai.

The ISCA Scholarship is awarded to students who have outstanding academic results and performed well in their various CCAs. The ISCA is the national accountancy board of Singapore.

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Year Fours win Copenhagen Business School Case Competition

Year Fours – Team Leader Ivan Ho (BBA Hons), Mabelyn Tan (BAC Hons), Goh Hui Han (BBA Hons) and Douglas Eu (Hons) – were champs at the CBS Case Competition organised by Copenhagen Business School. They were accompanied by Associate Prof Lau Geok Theng.  Click here to relive the joy as the camera captures the moment of their win.

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From left: Josefine Riber (Team Host), Ivan, Mabelyn Tan, Goh Hui Han and Douglas Eu with Prof Lau.

The team beat eleven other teams and finalists McGill University and the University of New South Wales to bring home the trophy. This is the fourth time NUS is bringing the trophy home. We are also the school that has won the most time in the competition’s history.

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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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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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Inspiring ideas and encouraging collaboration

general shot at phd research day 2016The fifth Annual PhD Research Day gives our students from different levels and disciplines an opportunity to interact and exchange ideas for their research.

“It is a great opportunity for the students to showcase their research to the entire business school community. By exposing the students to a wider audience, they improve their work through feedback from diverse perspectives. Furthermore, the event inspires them to embark on fresh research ideas and encourage collaboration across departments,” said Sumit Agarwal, Vice-Dean (PhD and Research) and Low Tuck Kwong Professor.

At the heart of the event is the poster competition held in the MRB atrium where students (second year and above) get to present a visual summary of their research topic in a poster, including the methodology and key findings. Judged by a committee of six faculty members, the posters are assessed based on factors such as originality of the research and the ability to connect to a wider audience.

There are also morning sessions where nominated first-year students present their research works in various seminar rooms.

This year’s winners are:

Pei Sha n HuXiaoliDepartment of Accounting: 1st prize: Pei Sha & Hu Xiaoli; 2nd prize: Ma Jiameng; 3rd Price: Guan Xinjiao

Lyu GuodongDepartment of Decision Sciences: 1st prize: Lyu Guodong; 2nd prize: Tang Qinshen; 3rd Price: Chen Zhi

Department of Finance: 1st prize: Zhang Jian; 2nd prize: Zou Qiqi; 3rd Price: Zhang Changhao

Yang ZheshuaiDepartment of Marketing: 1st prize: Yang Zheshuai; 2nd prize: Xu Xiaoyan; 3rd Price: Jia Miaolei

Sherry AwDepartment of Management & Organisation: 1st prize: Sherry Aw; 2nd prize: Liu Yukun; 3rd Price: Gabriel Henry Jacob

Xiao FenglongDepartment of Strategy & Policy: 1st prize: Xiao Fenglong; 2nd prize: Tan Hongbin; 3rd Price: Hu Tianyou and Siddharth Natarajan

More than up to the Challenge

Congratulations to our undergraduates who won the CFA Institute Research Challenge Singapore Round 2016. They defeated teams from SMU, NTU, SIM University, SIM Global, SIT and Yale-NUS.

20160130_135306The team comprising, (from left to right) Toh Zhen Zhou, Yeo Sui Chuan, Sarah Long, Lim Wei Quan Jenson and Wang Wei Long Bryan, also clinched the Best Research Report Award.

Held annually since 2007, the competition is organised by CFA Institute, a global association of finance professionals. Our school has been dominating the Research Challenge Singapore Round. With this year’s title, we have won a record five times, two more than our nearest challenger, SMU.

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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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