Internship is the first step of a career journey

Students who are in the BBA (Accountancy) programme are required to complete a mandatory minimum eight weeks of accounting or finance related internship.

This compulsory internship ensures that students are exposed to the accounting industry, enabling them to have a head start in their careers when they graduate. The students gain the experience of coping with a corporate environment that is different from the classroom.

NUS represent! Fellow accounting students from NUS Business School interning at Deloitte

For BAC Year 2 Amanda Tan, her first internship – working in audit at Deloitte – gave her the opportunity to take the initial step of her career.

Outside-In spoke to her on what it was like for her during her internship (5 Dec 2016 – 27 Jan 2017).

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Business alumni giving back by mentoring students

Someone wise and unknown once said, “A mentor is someone whose hindsight, can become your foresight”. The NUS MBA Mentorship Programme is a flexible professional development programme bringing together current MBA students and alumni in an exchange of knowledge, information, insights and experience.

Mentors and mentees meeting for the first time in the 2017 kick off event

Meeting at least three times during a six to seven months mentoring cycle, it helps facilitate the development of relationships between NUS MBA students and its alumni community. This year saw more than 50 mentors including 12 new mentors coming on board.

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Gaining new perspectives during overseas exchange

Student Exchange Programme (SEP) is designed to add an international flavour to the academic experience for BBA and MBA students. Each year some 400 students would travel to some 120 universities, spending a semester abroad taking modules in their second or third year.

Students gain valuable international exposure when studying and living in a foreign country, enriching their academic life and enhancing their personal development.

At the Grand Canyon where behind Marzouq was a few thousand feet drop!

For BBA Year 3 Ahamed Marzouq, SEP gave him the opportunity to experience a completely different learning environment, pick up life skills as well as develop an awareness and appreciation of other cultures. Outside-In spoke to him on what it was like for him studying in the US. Continue reading

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 Wu Po Kin, Jean, 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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