The most desirable company on earth had a hand in shaping our students’ learning journey recently when our undergraduates and graduates were given the chance to witness leading HR practices and hear directly from a senior executive at Google.
Undergrads from the Management and Organisation (MNO) class were taken on a field trip to Google’s Singapore office where they had opportunities to interact with its employees, popularly known as Googlers. Meanwhile, Google’s head of human resources for APAC, D N Prasad, spoke to NUS MBA students as part of their Managing Human Capital class. Both classes are taught by Visiting Associate Professor Darren Hanson, known by students for his experiential teaching methods.
It was no ordinary MBA class last Monday – students on our Managing Human Capital course got to meet and hear from the highest-ranking Australian diplomat in Singapore, High Commissioner Mr Philip Green.
NUS welcomed some 21,250 visitors at its Open Day held on March 15, one of the largest gatherings to date for this annual event. As in previous years, the School’s deanery, faculty members, staff and undergraduate team turned out in full force to lend their support to the event, and to showcase and share the NUS BBA experience.
If you thought undergrad life was all fun and play, think again. NUS Biz undergrads, (the ‘Bizaders’) are a bunch of seriously focused students who know to work hard and play harder on a typical School day.
“University life is really what we want it to be, and time management is really the key,” says Kenneth Lou, NUS BBA freshman. We followed Kenneth Lou to get a glimpse of a typical day for our Bizaders. Have a look:
Every year thousands of students take part in the prestigious CFA Institute Research Challenge, and compete with the best, through interaction with investment professionals and top accounting firms. As in previous years, a team of NUS BBA students recently won the regional round of the competition, and will represent Singapore in the Asia-Pacific round held in Bangkok on April 23-24. These 20-something-year-olds took on finance professionals, through intense hard work and financial acumen. Here are their thoughts:
More than 1,000 runners came together to raise S$130,000 in donations and participate in an event showcasing camaraderie, sportsmanship and generosity, at the fourth annual NUS Bizad Charity Run, held on January 11, 2014.
A major annual event to kick-off a new year, NUS Bizad Charity Run brought the School community together to raise funds for student bursaries and two external charities: Camp Vision, that serves and empowers underprivileged, at-risk youths in Singapore; and the Casa Raudha women’s shelter.
One of the big perks of studying in a big university is the number of overseas study trips during your undergraduate student life. I was recently a part of one such trip – the NUS Business STEER trip to Brazil. NUS STEER (Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment) is an initiative designed to familiarize students with the diverse socio-cultural-economic-political-business management environment of the emerging and fast-evolving regions. My goal for the trip was to have fun exploring Brazil, the power engine of Latin America, and learning as much as possible along the way.
Some 22 teams from 11 prestigious business schools competed in the second Noah’s Fortune Cup Business School Yacht Race held at Dianshanhu Haishang Sailing Club, Shanghai, on November 9-10, 2013. NUS Business School came in fourth position, after CEIBS, Fudan University and Xiamen University in first, second and third positions respectively.
Have you ever been inducted to any ‘Hall of Fame’? Imagine the thrill when it’s the hall of fame of one of the world’s most coveted standardised global online exams for college and university students.