Getting more social

The School recently announced a new social committee to foster a better social environment in the School. Sixteen members of the School community from all departments and units have come together to create an exciting, social environment with a goal of helping our staff and faculty members build good relationships, enjoy their work better, keep them happy and improve the School’s culture.

Biz Social Committee: Chair Verity Thoi (Sitting, first left) with 10 of the 16 committee members

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“It was intense, but we gave it our best”: Andrew Tay

What’s better than winning a national competition? Winning a regional one! Our undergrad students came in first runners-up at the regional finals of Proctor & Gamble’s ASEAN Business Challenge 2014, after winning the national finals in April.

Team Singapore, comprising of our undergrads Andrew Tay and Lionel Tan, with students from NUS, NTU and SMU, beat teams from the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam to clinch the first runners-up slot. Team Indonesia won the competition, and Team Vietnam came in second runners-up.

Andrew Tay (3rd from left) & Lionel Tan (2nd from right) with the team & P&G members
Andrew Tay (3rd from left) and Lionel Tan (2nd from right) with the team and P&G members

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Networking on the Green

For 20 alumni from the Eastern China Alumni Network (ECAN) Golf Club and their families, the first get-together for 2014 was naturally another opportunity for the golf enthusiasts to brush up on their technique for the game. They met at the Shanghai Golf Training Center to learn from professional coaches, and swap golfing tips with each other.

Chen Wei, head of ECAN and APEX-C 2012 alumnus, aptly summed up the session, “Playing golf is about having fun with like-minded people. With strong support from our alumni, this club is a perfect place for sowing the seeds of friendship.”

Here are some pictures from the gathering:

golf1Strong turn out from the Eastern China alumni chapter.

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A Friendly Visit

The week of January 14 was filled with company visits, networking sessions, an entrepreneurship conference and a heritage tour, for some 23 students from Peking University (PKU), who were visiting the School.

The students also had an opportunity to meet the Senior Minister of State, Josephine Teo.

Assistant Professor Amy Yi Ou and Director of Graduate Studies and alumnus of PKU, Chua Nan-Sze made presentations to the group about the School’s graduate programmes.

Peking

The visit was jointly organised by NUS BBA exchange student to PKU, Eric Lin, who also leads the BizAsia Division of the NUS Entrepreneurship Society (NES), and the Business China Youth Chapter.

 

 

 

We Came, We Saw, We Conquered: UNC Kenan-Flagler

If you’ve been following our previous posts about Cerebration 2013, you know that the grand finale of Cerebration 2013 was a culmination of many months of hard work and fierce competition among some 650 teams. Three incredibly smart MBA teams battled for the coveted grand prize in the finals of Cerebration 2013, held on 14 November 2013.

The finalists were tasked to propose innovative, implementable and scalable solutions to real business challenges faced by case sponsors – ideas that have the potential to impact the future of society in areas such as personal mobility in mega-cities, personal technology and food security in emerging economies.

Cerebration

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Reflections of an NUS MBA Globetrotter

It’s been just over two months since I came to Yale from NUS to complete the NUS Masters Double-degree programme with Yale School of Management, but it sure feels like a life time when I think about the experiences and memories I’ve gained.

I’ve been fortunate to travel from China to Singapore, and then to the United States, in pursuit of knowledge and meaningful experiences. I chose NUS MBA because of the diversity of students, global experiences that are part of the NUS MBA programme, Singapore’s strategic location and the dynamic format of the MBA programme.

 

Yale MAM

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“Things I Didn’t Learn at Business School”

Richard Howard, the President & CEO of Daimler Financial Services Asia Pacific and Africa, recently visited the School to share leadership lessons to create a winning culture across different cultural environments, as a part of Leadership Dialogue Series.

Daimler Financial Services (DFS) is a global  financial service provider of a comprehensive range of automobile-related financial services. Richard, originally from England and a father of four, has worked with Daimler for over 18 years and has led global teams. He got his MBA from Aston University, UK, and has a BA (Honours) in Business Studies from the University of Central England, UK.

Given his breadth and depth of experience, his insights were valuable to all of us. In particular,  his words of wisdom about what he did not learn in a business school, were inspiring. We couldn’t resist sharing it with you; so here are the excerpts of his talk: Continue reading