Learning to make a difference

A small delegation of 10 undergraduate students from an accounting theory class recently went on an expedition to Pekanbaru, Indonesia to learn more about the environmental and social impact of haze in the region.

Aimed at integrating theory with practice, the trip took a macro-view on environmental accountability and corporate social responsibility. Led by Professor Oliver Li, the students got a chance to blend classroom knowledge with real, business context and learn more about the environmental issue by visiting real business operations in plantations and potential ‘hotspots’.

indonesia haze NUS 1The student team visited Musim Mas Group’s Sorek estate in Pekanbaru.

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NUS Business School delivers strong performance in global Financial Times Executive MBA rankings

We are delighted about the recent strong performance of our executive MBA programmes in the latest Financial Times rankings.

Our Asia-Pacific Executive (APEX) MBA  programme ranks 17th globally, moving up eight spots in the latest Financial Times (FT) Executive MBA rankings. The School’s double-degree Executive MBA programme with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA-NUS EMBA) ranks sixth globally, maintaining its position in the top 10.

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Capturing the beauty of life

An NUS Business School alumnus and donor, a former politician, a public servant, businessman, poet, photographer, artist, travel enthusiast, lyricist and a writer – Mr Peh Chin Hua is truly a man of many pursuits. His artistic and philanthropic passions converged beautifully at the recent launch of his new book, Wonders of Glaciers – Capturing the Beauty of a Moment.

Published by Shing Lee, the book documents Mr Peh’s travels to the frozen landscapes in Antarctica, The Arctic, Greenland and Iceland. Through his stunning photographs, readers are taken on an exquisite, visual journey into the frozen wonders of the world. His travels to these snowy landscapes have also inspired him to write poems which were turned into lyrics of songs played during the event.

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Adjunct Professor Virginia Cha invited to the World Economic Forum

We are proud to announce that Adjunct Professor Virginia Cha has been invited to become a member of the Network of the Global Future Council on Platforms and Systems, an invitation-only knowledge network that serves as a forward-looking brain trust to the World Economic Forum (WEF), for the 2016-2018 term.

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This is the second time Professor Cha will be serving on one of WEF’s councils; she served on the Global Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship from 2012-2014.

The World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Future Councils is the world’s foremost interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting innovative thinking on the future. The network convenes thought leaders from academia, government, business and civil society to challenge conventional thinking and develop new insights and perspectives on the key global systems.

With her prolific background in entrepreneurship and tech innovation in Asia, Professor Cha has been invited to the prestigious WEF Global Future Council as one Asia’s foremost experts, along with other leading academics from Stanford University, CEIBS etc. as well as practitioners and leaders from global organisations. Members of the council will collectively identify key initiatives to effect positive change and foster a healthy exchange of ideas.

 

NUS and Tanoto Foundation came together to strengthen regional social sector

 NUS students worked together with top ASEAN social enterprises, to compete for prizes amounting to S$75,000 for the inaugural Crossing the Chasm Challenge held on 16 September 2016.  The inaugural event focused on students working with industry mentors to help social enterprises helping to end poverty devise marketing plans and pitches for success.

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Minister Ong Ye Kung pays a visit

The School recently welcomed Mr Ong Ye Kung, Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) & Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, on 13 September, 2016 for a dialogue with faculty members and students, as well as a tour of the School’s facilities.

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Professor Michael Frese honoured for lifelong contribution to the field of psychology

Congratulations to Professor Michael Frese, Provost’s Chair and Head of Management and Organisation, for receiving the Distinguished Career Contributions Award by the Leipzig Congress of the German Psychological Society.

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(L-R) Michael Frese, Professor Abele-Brehm, President of the German Psychological Society and Professor Brigitte Rockstroh, who was also honoured for her scientific work

Presented at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the German Psychological Society on Sept 18-22 in Leipzig, Germany, Michael was awarded the honour for his life-long contributions to the field of psychology. He has published over 150 peer reviewed journal articles, 150 book chapters and nearly 30 books and edited special issues till date. He is the most-cited management scholar in Germany and Asia-Pacific region, and among the 10 most-cited organizational behaviour and entrepreneurship researchers worldwide. He is ranked third in lifetime publications among German management professors and is the second most-cited economist in Germany (FAZ Ranking on Research 2015). As a cross-cultural organisational psychologist, Michael’s research interests span across innovation and innovation processes, the psychology of entrepreneurship and error management. He is particularly interested in enhancing the entrepreneurial mind-set of students and entrepreneurs in developing countries.
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MSBA students win ANZ-NUS Financial Services Innovation Challenge

Congratulations our Masters in Business Analytics students Lyu Peijin, Xu Yuwen, Wang Yi, Wang Ji, Sylvia Liaw, Anna Ang and Chen Xiang (Team Finnovation) for winning the ANZ-NUS Financial Services Innovation Challenge.

Team Finnovation (left to right): Lyu Peijin, Xu Yuwen, Wang Yi, Wang Ji, Sylvia Liaw, Anna Ang, Chen Xiang

Team Finnovation (left to right): Lyu Peijin, Xu Yuwen, Wang Yi, Wang Ji, Sylvia Liaw, Anna Ang, Chen Xiang

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Undergrads clinch national championship in UOB-NUS Case Competition

Congratulations to our undergraduates who emerged champions in the national category of this year’s United Overseas Bank-National University of Singapore (UOB-NUS) Case Competition after impressing an independent panel of experts in several grueling rounds.

Organised by NUS Business School’s undergraduates at the NUS Case Consulting Group, the annual event held from 22 August to 2 September 2016 comprised of National and International categories that run in parallel, with a total of 213 teams participate from around the world.

Team Tako, consisting of NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students Chuk Kam Ying Jimmy, Zhang Liting, Li Qing and Khoo Jing Quan finished ahead of some 600 participants from universities across Singapore.

Team Tako (L-R): Chuk Kam Ying Jimmy, Li Qing, Zhang Liting and Khoo Jing Quan

Team Tako (2nd L-R): Chuk Kam Ying Jimmy, Zhang Liting, Li Qing and Khoo Jing Quan

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When research makes a global impact

When Associate Professor Audrey Chia embarked on a study of how social entrepreneurship can make an impact in healthcare, little did she realise that her paper will start a global conversation.

Collaborating with Associate Professor Lim Yee Wei from the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, she co-authored a paper titled “Social Entrepreneurship: Improving Global Health” to underscore the growing role and effectiveness of social entrepreneurship in healthcare delivery.  Drawing upon data and case studies of Asian social enterprises, the paper highlights how social enterprises such as Aravind Eye Care System and Kopernik, have risen to the task to meet basic health needs through frugal innovations.

Assoc Prof Audrey Chia taking a class at NUS Business School

Audrey taking a class at NUS Business School

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