Annual Fung Scholars Leadership Conference held in Singapore, and NUS Business School, for first time

110 Fung Scholars and Fellows attended the second day of the conference held at NUS Business School.

110 Fung Scholars and Fellows attended the second day of the conference held at NUS Business School.

Held since 2008, this annual conference brings together Fung Scholars and Fellows from 27 universities in Hong Kong and China, Singapore, USA, UK, Switzerland, Canada and Bangladesh, to discuss the pressing issues of the day.

The theme for this year’s Conference, “Leadership in the Service Era”, is in response to the economic transition of many countries from a manufacturing to service-oriented economy, resulting in different skill sets needed. Participants had a chance to discuss with leading practitioners the theories and concepts of service leadership in practice.

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A case study comes alive

7-11 Henri & Marlene front of classStudents of Associate Professor (Strategy and Policy) Marleen Dieleman’s class got a chance to get up close with a CEO when Henri Honoris, CEO of PT Modern Internasional, the franchise owner of 7-Eleven Indonesia, was invited to speak in her class.

While introducing the 7-Eleven franchise to Indonesia in 2009, Honoris created a new business model – he added a café concept into what was originally just a regular convenience store. This move turned 7-Eleven into a popular hangout for youths and young adults in Jakarta. Today, there are over 190 stores in Jakarta.

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Relazione 2015: Connecting candidates and companies

Relazione Companies

Fifty-two companies. More than 200 students. Government agencies, statutory bodies, financial heavyweights, MNCs, Singapore companies, and even startups like FoodPanda, Lazada and Rocket Internet.

All were taking part in Relazione 2015, the career fair specially organized for the December 2015 and May 2016 graduates. The event was kicked off by Vice-Dean Prof Chng Chee Kiong.

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Paying it forward, with music

Liang Zhu Maestro He

It was a wonderful night of music and friendships at the Liang Zhu Charity Concert held on Sunday 4 October at the Singapore Conference Hall, which also raised substantial funds for students who are facing financial hardship.

It brought together talents from China and Singapore to make music together. Maestro He Zhanhao, one of China’s most acclaimed composers, led a 70-strong youth orchestra from the Singapore-based Chinese Music Academy. He personally conducted his popular “Liang Zhu” or “Butterfly Lovers” violin concerto, which is one of the most recognisable pieces of Chinese music worldwide.

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Learning about doing business in a frontier market


Sean (in white top, front row) with Thura Shwe Mann and the MBA group

Sean (in white top, front row) with Thura Shwe Mann and the MBA group

“It’s a trip that is only possible due to the NUS MBA’s prestigious reputation around the world,” says Sean Bellamy who was part of a 14-member group from NUS Business School which visited Myanmar in September 2015 as part of the Myanmar Global Immersion Programme.

Sean, who is also the Class President of the 2015 MBA intake says that, despite having travelled to 27 countries prior to Myanmar, this immersion trip was one of the most rewarding he has been on, for its learning and networking opportunities.

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BBA team wins case competition thanks to a vital factory visit

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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).

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NUS Business School celebrates Golden Jubilee milestone at Homecoming event


Several hundred NUS Business School alumni, students, faculty and staff came together on Friday 4 September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first and most established provider of business education.

Held at the School’s Mochtar Riady Building, six Masterclasses helmed by the School’s distinguished professors were organised exclusively for the Homecoming, to provide participants with insights into various global developments. Topics included the impact of high cost of car ownership, retirement planning, philanthropy, corporate governance, energy conservation with children and conducting business in China.

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BBA Orientation: Bonding and building rapport

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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.

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

MBA orientation camp 2015 second pic

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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