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.
Eminent alumni such as Mr Peter Seah (BBA Hons 1968), Chairman of DBS Group Holdings, Mr Hsieh Fu Hua (BBA Hons 1974), UOB Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the School’s Management Advisory Board and Ms Janet Ang (BBA Hons 1982), Vice President of IBM Asia Pacific joined in the celebrations.
“The School’s goal today is the same as it was some 50 years ago: to groom successful business leaders who are well-rounded and adaptable men and women from different walks of life,” said Mr Seah in his speech. He was part of the pioneer batch of BBA students that graduated in 1968.
Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, NUS President paid tribute to the Business School for its success in cultivating business leaders over the decades. “The Business School itself has been very forward thinking in curriculum redesign and at the same time, very mindful to inculcate in our students the core values of excellence, integrity, innovation, teamwork and a caring heart,” he said.
“As we celebrate 50 years of developing business leaders and contributing to Asia’s economic growth, we look forward to leading from Asia in the coming decades with deep business insights and creating valuable networks for the business community. We will continue to spearhead the development of future-ready talent for this region,” said Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor, NUS Business School.