A day in the work shoes of a Unilever brand manager

At NUS Business School, learning takes place inside and outside of the classroom. A group of year one BBA marketing undergraduates went for a behind-the-scenes tour at Unilever. The students caught a glimpse of how classroom theories are being implemented in businesses. They also get to hear from their Bizad senior, Minh Nguyen, on his personal experiences from what’s it like working in such FMCG organisations. 

BBA year 1 marketing students getting a treat at Unilever’s famed free flow Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

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Valley of dreams: A lady on a mission

The NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) is a development programme that gives students opportunities to work and study in leading entrepreneurial and academic hubs for 12-month stints.

Skydiving in Hollister California

For BBA Year 3 Rafikah Halim, attending the NOC programme in Silicon Valley, California, is an opportunity to further her dream of starting her own technology company.

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Applying theories outside of the classroom – a NUS MBA collaboration with Japan Airlines

As part of the NUS MBA experience, the Management Practicum module incorporates real opportunities that allows students to directly apply concepts and theories acquired in the classroom to real-life business situation. 

A recent collaboration with Japan Airlines (JAL) and MBA students (class of 2018), Cheryl, David, Jia Wen and Rui Xian, had a successful partnership where the JAL Singapore Station expressed their heartfelt thanks upon the presentation of the MBA team’s research findings.

JAL Singapore staff (front row from right: Akira Mitsumasu, Jonathan Wan, Rick Nguyen), (back row start from 2nd from the right: Rei Hinata, Nobuhiko Masuko, Serina Koh, Kojiro Yamashita), the NUS MBA students and Prof Thompson Teo

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NUS Business School launches NUS Business Talks in China

NUS Business School kick starts a series of engagement activities in China. Starting with Shanghai, the first edition of the NUS Business Talks (新思沙龙) invited like-minded business leaders interested in sharing thought leadership and best practices within various business industries in China.

Tapping on the expertise of our EMBA (Chinese) alumni, the Shanghai office organised the inaugural session on 17 February.

Attendees of the inaugural NUS Business Talks in Shanghai

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A generous gift to support education – the Mr & Mrs Wu Jieh Yee Memorial Scholarship

Last Friday, 17 February, the Undergraduate Scholarship and Bursary Awards
Appreciation Dinner, was held at the NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House. Ms Ngiam Siew Wei, whose mother, Madam Po Kin, established the Mr & Mrs Wu Jieh Yee Memorial Scholarship, shared about her grandparents’ and parents’ continuous commitment to support Education.

Student recipients at the Undergraduate Scholarship and Bursary Awards Appreciation Dinner 2017

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The journey to senior management for women

The 4th Influential Women in Banking & Investments Forum was held at Pan Pacific Singapore on 16 February.

Some 60 faculty, students, staff and industry experts attended the panel discussion organised by the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI). The theme of the event was “The Golden Touch: Gender Diversity and Firm Performance”.

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Learning the Google way

At NUS Business School, learning takes place inside and outside of the classroom.

As part of their year one BBA programme in marketing, students take part in a range of company visits to get hands on experience.

Here student Devin Nathaneal recalls a recent visit to the new Google HQ.

Walking into the Google headquarters in Singapore, it’s immediately obvious this is not like any other company.

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Nothing trivial about quizzes

Organised by the NUS Business School, in-conjunction with The Tata Group, the 10th edition of the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz Singapore saw a total of 164 participants (82 teams) participating.

Two teams (Ryan and Dylan, and Tianming and Yu See) from NUS Business School, who made it into the highly competitive top final eight-team stage, share their exciting experience. The preliminary round saw 20 questions across various topics addressed to all participants. This was followed by a short wild card round amongst teams ranked 7 to 14 based on the scores. Out of which 2 teams joined the 6 top scoring teams to make an eight-team stage final where they were further tested with five rounds of live, rapid-fire quizzing.

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A PhD in Love

In an extremely popular Christmas-time movie opening, Hugh Grant says, “Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends… If you look for it, I’ve a sneaky feeling you’d find that love actually, is, all around.”

This definitely rings through for Noriko and Jingxiang, Peisha and Yuehua, and Isabel and Miaolei – where our PhD programmes have helped played cupid with these couples. They share about their passion for academic excellence and of course, each other!

 

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The fellowship of research

The President’s Graduate Fellowship (PGF) is awarded to candidates who show exceptional promise or accomplishment in research. According to two PhD recipients, it has allowed them to focus on their research without having to bear a financial burden.  They told Outside-In what a huge difference it has made.

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