Congratulations to our NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) students who have been flying our flag high in several overseas hackathons.
In Las Vegas, Cheung Ho Yeung and Lee Cheryl, who are with the NUS College in Silicon Valley programme, together with NOC friends from the School of Computing, won one of the top five prizes of US$20,000 at Money20/20.
Prof Simon Poh (front row, first from right), with the team of 28 students he led into the SMU Tax Case Competition. Amanda Chua is seated next to Prof Ho.
Our Accounting students clinched the top four prizes at the Tax Associate Round at the SMU Tax Case Competition, and the Most Photogenic Group award.
Twenty-eight Accounting students from NUS, forming seven teams, took part. In total, 40 teams took part from local universities and polytechnics.
Our heartiest congratulations to Justin Liu, our third-year business and economics student. Together with teammate Denise Lim, they clinched gold at the Nacra 17 event at the Qingdao leg of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup. They are the first Singaporeans to win at a World Cup event in the sport.
In so doing, they have qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
From left: Shaun Lum, Tan Jing Jie, Choi Fong Wa, Rahul Mahtani and Ahamed Marzouq
Students Shaun Lum, Tan Jing Jie, Choi Fong Wa (all BBA year 3) and Ahamed Marzouq (BBA year 2) made the School proud by beating off 82 other teams from the UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore to reach the grand finals of the ASEAN-China Case Competition on 18 October 2015.
Organised by Yale-NUS Global China Connection, the inaugural ASEAN-China Competition challenges student teams to conceptualise an eco-city in the Liangjiang area of Chongqing that would be economically and socially viable.
Without any training in urban planning, the team surprised the competition by clinching the third prize of SG$1000. The judges were impressed by the team’s robust case and its well-structured presentation. The team also had a fifth member, FASS (Econs) year 4 student Rahul Mahtani.
Team JNAT Consulting became the first Business School team to win both the NUS-Shell Business Case Challenge and UOB-NUS Case Competition in the same year.
One reason for their win was that the students were able to act and think like real-life consultants, according to Associate Professor Tan Soo Jiuan of Marketing, who was a member of the judging panel for both competitions.
“We put ourselves in the shoes of a consulting team, and thought about what the client would want from us. From there, we came up with the strategy that our client would be happy with,” said Team JNAT member Jonathan Koh.
Case competitions can be challenging for student teams who do not have industry knowledge to understand case studies.
But for Team Robolution, which comprises year four students Tan Jie Ni, Nguyen Quang Minh and Perry Chia, their visit to the case company gave them first-hand knowledge that enabled them to win the Asia Pacific – Supply Chain Management Challenge (AP-SCMC).
Orientation seems to be a time of fun and games for Business School first-year undergraduate students.
But it is an important period that allows them to settle into university life before classes start, according to Belmen Woo, the outgoing Vice-President for Student Life, Management Committee, Bizad Club.
What does NUS Business School have in common with a Buddhist Monk?
The answer? An insatiable thirst for knowledge; the determination to walk the talk; the will to overcome all obstacles to attain their goal; and a shared journey trekking across the Gobi Desert. It was at Mo-Kia-Yen Gobi Desert 1,300 years ago that the Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller and translator, Xuangzang, was chased, abandoned, and almost killed as he traversed the desert to India in pursuit of original Buddhist scriptures.
Sushi on conveyor belts. Customised menu apps on iPads to place orders. Efficient and speedy customer service. And a healthy quality food experience. These are some of the reasons why Singapore-based fast-food chain Sakae Sushi stands out as one of the top brands in the Food & Beverage industry today. Since its first store opened in 1997, the trendy restaurant that serves Japanese food has grown its regional presence, with 35 outlets in Singapore as well as outlets in China and Malaysia.
Our outstanding BBA students have done the School proud yet again, by winning two international competitions.
Final year undergraduates Valerie Soh, Lewis Phey, Matthew Yeo, and Timothy Leow successfully defended their title as champions in the International Case Competition at Maastricht in the Netherlands. Organised by the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, the competition highlights strategic business challenges and requires competing teams to solve real problems within short time frames. Under the guidance of Dr Doreen Kum, our team emerged as the winner after an intensive week of case analysis and presentations.
ICC Maastricht Winners (L-R): Valerie Soh, Daniel Kremerov (team host), Matthew Reuben Yeo, Lewis Phey, Timothy Leow, Dr Doreen Kum