Farming start-up brings innovation to rural China

An innovative agricultural business formed by six NUS EMBA alumni in southwest China aims to change the face of Chinese farming and improve the lives of rural communities.

The company, Vicfarm Manufacture Association (VMA), was founded by a group of businessmen who studied in the APEX-C MBA programme.

Although they are from a variety of backgrounds ranging from real estate to IT, they feel they have a common dream they can realise.

They believe they can create jobs for farmers in rural areas, so that these places would no longer just be populated by the elderly and the very young, as farmers are forced to seek jobs in cities.

 

 

NUS MBA kicks off with Orientation; students from as far afield as Peru taking part

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Some 181 students, both full-time and part-time, representing some 20 nationalities make up this year’s MBA intake – a rich diversity of nationalities and backgrounds.

Adding to this global mix are Azerbaijani Anar Rahbarli and Peruvian Joao Nunez, making it the first time that countries of Azerbaijan and Peru are represented in the MBA programme.

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Partnering MetLife to transform the insurance industry

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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.

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Taking on the Gobi Desert

Singaporean Kelvin Wong is the first-ever Asia Pacific Executive MBA (English) representative to fly our national colours across the finishing line at the Gobi Desert Challenge.

He is also the first Singaporean among the participating EMBA schools to complete the 112 km race across the desert.

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NUS Business School takes on the Gobi Desert Challenge

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.

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Mentorship Matchmaking

Mentorships are important for personal and professional development. Through these relationships, knowledge about career choices, best practices and insights into industries is exchanged to help advance future generations of leaders.

The School’s Global Alumni Network Office (GANO) NUS MBA Mentorship programme brings together current MBA students and alumni to exchange knowledge, information, insights and experiences. By playing a direct role in guiding and shaping the next generation of leaders, our NUS MBA alumni contribute to the School in one of the most meaningful ways.

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“Huat Ah!” NUS Business School celebrates Lunar New Year

Some180 staff and faculty members came together on 3 March to usher in the Lunar New Year with a Lo Hei Lunch and Lion Dance, following the School’s first Town Hall meeting of the year.

Photos by Zinkie Aw

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East meets West: NUS Business School partners with Chicago Booth

NUS Business School is joining forces with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business to develop human capital for Asia’s dynamic economies and corporations through a series of executive education programmes. To be named the Asia Executive Series, it kicks off in November 2015 with the intensive one-week ‘Emerging Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) for Asia’ programme.

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Lessons in Love

Business education can be intense, but it’s not all work and no play. For three couples, it held the promise of a brighter future not only for their careers, but also their love lives. They now share their experiences as to how some of the most important lessons in life take place outside of the classroom.

Lesson # 1: Trust Your Instincts and Invest Your Time Wisely

If William Tan had not changed his mind and made the switch to the Faculty of Business Administration in 1989, he may not have met his soulmate.

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William and Jane’s first Christmas together

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