Leading the charge in continuous learning, from China to Singapore

Recently, Mr Yu Minhong, Founder and Chairman of New Oriental Education & Technology Group, a private educational services provider in China, led his team of senior executives to Singapore on a learning journey. Through a custom executive programme, the week long knowledge exchange addressed the current marketplace realities, trends affecting competitive advantage as well as effective management practices.

Outside-in speaks to Mr Yu in between his classes as he shares the importance of continuous learning and training, even when you become a boss.

 

Dean Bernard Yeung chatting with Mr Yu Minhong before class

 

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Attending NUS Business School is more than just about starting a business

To BAC Year 4 Freddie Teo, with a specialisation in Finance, NUS Business School has been a rewarding and holistic programme that inspires students to always strive for excellence. Outside-in speaks to him to find out how his past four years have been truly one of a kind.

Freddie (left) with his Consulting Practicum team at J.P. Morgan presenting their proposal on the implications of FinTech within the Transaction Banking landscape

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Into the dynamic banking world with Citibank

Alum Liao Shuangwei (class of 2014) sheds some light on the world of banking as a student transitioning into the corporate world.

Shuangwei (left) at her Commencement ceremony

Upon graduation, I joined Citibank as a Management Associate. This position gave me the privilege to explore a new role every 6 months. Over the past 2 years, I have completed stints with Compliance, Collections (Credit Operations), FX Corporate Sales (Global Markets) and Investment Products (Wealth Management). Since the beginning of  2017, I’ve been managing sales as a Citigold Relationship Manager. The exposure from each different role has been nothing short of fulfilling.

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Growing to embrace Uni life beyond her passion for numbers

Critical, passionate and a team player is how Ling Xin Yi describes herself. For the Year 4 BAC Student, whose goal is to pursue a career in Financial Planning and Analysis, these are traits that she’s developed and honed at NUS Business School.

XinYi’s (right) first day on the Student Exchange Programme, all the way at the other end of the world, in the very very cold Montreal, Canada

As a person who’s always been interested in numbers and how they affect business decisions, the decision to pursue an accountancy degree with a specialisation in Finance was a natural one.

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Choosing his own Business adventure

The vibrancy of campus life and the opportunities it affords was one of the reasons Sean Ling was drawn to NUS Business School. For the recent graduate, his University life involved more than studying and included a wide assortment of activities and orientation programmes available to get the complete, holistic, university experience.

Behind-the-scenes with the international ambassadors of the UOB-NUS International Case Competition 2016

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What it means to be truly entrepreneurial

BBA Year 4 Albert Ho, specialising in both in Operations and Finance while also being part of the University Scholars Programme (USP), tells us what his key takeaways are, over the past 4 years, from NUS Business School.

Albert serving his internship stint at Dymon Asia Capital, focusing on venture capital technology investments

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Adjunct profs bring industry insight to the classroom

At NUS Business School our faculty come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Some of them balance jobs in industry with teaching roles at the School as adjunct professors.

We asked two of our adjuncts, both of them NUS alumni – Anuprita Bhomick, (NUS MBA class of 2003) a Director at Hewlett Packard, and Maurice Tan (NUS BBA class of 1991) a Director at Microsoft – to tell us more about what they do.

Adjunct Prof Maurice Tan (second from right) and his class

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Learning to be a “great marketer” in the Facebook office

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.

BBA Year 1 Wayne Tan, who is also currently reading the U-town College program in Tembusu, recently visited the Facebook office where students learnt what it meant to be “great marketers”. 

In front of the popular Merlion mural at the Facebook office

Visiting the Facebook office is one example of what NUS Business School means by having a “rigorous” curriculum. To further enhance our learning, our professors facilitate such corporate visits as part of our out-of-classroom learning. This helps to bridge concepts and real world applications, allowing us to see the use of what we learn, and how it can actually be applied in the working world. Concepts are always substantiated with examples to demonstrate its applicability.

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Reuniting with a benefactor through the Peh Chin Hua Bursary

Being awarded a bursary can drastically improve a student’s financial situation, allowing them to concentrate on pursuing their academic interests and school activities with minimal worry. Outside-in speaks to a recent Peh Chin Hua Bursary award recipient, BBA Year 3 Chong Kia Wei, where he reunites with the same benefactor 17 years later.

Chong Kia Wei, recipient of the Peh Chin Hua Bursary this year, together with donor Mr Peh Chin Hua (right)

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