Connecting with the best at the MBA World Summit 2016

Eight months at the NUS Business School have been action packed! I have met the most talented people, experienced the fast pace of global business and created memories of a lifetime.

One of the most defining experiences so far has been representing NUS Business School at the MBA World Summit 2016.

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Alumni Quek Siu Rui and Chan Yiwen make it to the “Forbes 30 Under 30” list

It was an illustrious list, a coming-of-age list: We congratulate Alumni Quek Siu Rui (BBA 2012) and Chan Yiwen (BBA 2014) on being included in the “Forbes 30 under 30” Asia list. The list highlights 300 of the top young leaders, entrepreneurs and influential figures from 10 different sectors in Asia. Well done!

We spoke to Siu Rui who was nominated under the “Consumer Tech” category.

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From left: The Carousell trio: Marcus, Lucas and Siu Rui.

Siu Rui was nominated for his app Carousell which he co-founded with classmates Lucas Ngoo and Marcus Tan. Carousell is a community marketplace that lets users buy and sell everything from fashion, beauty products, furniture, art, books, branded goods, cars, bikes, antiques to houses.

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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.

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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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Faculty Promotion

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Sandy Lim from the Department of Management & Organisation who has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure with effect from 1 July 2015.

sandy lim half body face leftAssoc Prof Lim specialises in research that examines interpersonal dynamics at the workplace, work-family issues as well as gender and cultural issues in organisations.

Her research work has been published in top business and psychology journals and presented at major international conferences such as the Academy of Management Meetings. She has received numerous international awards, including a prestigious research fellowship from the American Association of University Women.

She has held research, teaching and executive appointments in several private sector corporations, the Ministry of Defence, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Singapore.

Prof Frese wins international management award

Professor Michael Frese has been conferred the 2016 Emerald Africa Academy of Management Trailblazer Award. This award recognises scholars who have taken a leadership role in the promotion and advancement of scholarship and/or teaching on management in Africa.

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Prof Frese receiving his award from representatives of the academy

Prof Frese has distinguished himself not only in making a significant contribution to organisational phenomena in Africa, but also in the development and improvement of research and teaching of management in African organisations.

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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