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

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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Image maker with impact

Recently walter1named by Female Magazine as one of Singapore’s rising star photographers, you’d be surprised to find out Walter Tan (BBA Year 2) only “officially” launched his photography career last April.

What started out as a hobby since secondary school, Walter now counts Nathan Hartono, Jamie Pang, Elaine Jasmine, Mongabong as some of his collaborators. He’s also worked with brands such as Fossil, L’Oréal, Coen Anders, Sketchers, Garnier, just to name a few. He humbly credits his stardom to “being lucky and meeting the right people at the right time”. Continue reading

NUS team wins ASEAN stocks prize

The CIMB ASEAN Stock Challenge 2016 saw our undergraduates – Team Fujok, emerge as overall 2nd Runner Up in the regional Grand Finale held at the Singapore Exchange on 9 January 2017.

From left: Gideon Wong, Sagar Shah, Devin Nathanael and Ryan Phua (Life Sciences)

From left: Gideon Wong, Sagar Shah, Devin Nathanael and Ryan Phua (Life Sciences)

Led by team captain Devin Nathanael (BBA Year 1), Team Fujok consists of Gideon Wong (BAC Year 1), Sagar Nilesh Shah (BBA Year 1) and Ryan Timothy Phua (Life Sciences Year 2), they beat some 300 teams at the Singapore Finals last October to become National Champions. They further clinched honours for having the Best Strategy Paper Award at the national level which qualified them for a spot at the regional Grand Finale against teams from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.

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More than Business at a Business Camp

It is not every day that you see fresh new faces, dancing in groups around campus, practising for what it seems is the next hottest reality TV dance competition – especially not at a business school.  But it is these kinds of sightings like this that make the NUS Business School experience ever-so-interesting:  the students in question were practising for a cheer-fight competition as a part of NUS Business Camp 2013.

 

First stay of NUS Business Camp 2013

First stay of NUS Business Camp 2013

The NUS Students’ Business Club (more commonly known as the Bizad Club) is the core student leadership body representing all undergraduates pursuing the Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor in Business Administration in Accountancy (BAC)degrees in NUS Business School. The Bizad club organises many academic and social events throughout the year, and one of the first events that kick-starts a new year for the freshmen is the NUS Business Camp.This camp, solely run and managed by students, is unlike the usual camps involving outdoor cooking or sleeping in tents – it is much more geared towards encouraging the new incoming undergraduate students to forge friendships within the School community that will ease their transition into university life through a wider range of activies.  This year’s Business Camp, which took place from 10-13 June, featured four days and three nights of non-stop fun during which freshmen got to know what NUS Business School life will really be about, before the school starts. There were sessions such as mass dance segments, presentation on orientation projects, cheer-fight competitions  and a day outing at Sentosa; in addition to the countless socials and dinners

Day 3 of NUS Business Camp

Day 3 of NUS Business Camp

“When I attended the camp last year, it helped me tremendously to make new friends and I really learned a lot from the seniors. So here I am as a camp senior, to give back to the camp and the school,” said a second-year BBA student, Wei Jian who we managed to talk during the camp. And the freshmen seem to agree with Jian. “This camp has been an incredible experience for me and if this is any indication for things to come; I’m indeed looking forward to my time here. I’m impressed with the calibre of seniors who manage this all by themselves,” observed Lou Kok Juin Kenneth, an incoming first year BBA student.

All in all, the camp provided a good ground for some serious mingling among students to make them feel at home.

Congratulations and a warm welcome to all our incoming undergraduate students!

If you want to get a glimpse of the energy of students at this camp, click here

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