NUS MBA shines at the Inaugural MBA World Summit

Our MBA students represent NUS Business School in conferences and summits around the world. The following is a guest post from Ankit Talwar, one of select group of 60 students chosen from over 2500 MBAs across the world for the first MBA World Summit 2014.

Inspiring leadership

It was almost a year ago that a handful of NUS MBA students (proud to say, the only ones from the top five business schools in Singapore!) were invited for a special session to kick-start the planning for the very first ‘MBA World Summit’. This summit is an international forum for high-impact exchanges between a select group of top-tier MBA students from business schools worldwide. In it’s very first year of 2014, only 60 MBAs inspiring leadership were chosen from over 2500 MBA applicants from top schools globally – and we were among them!

The NUS team for the 2014 summit: Ankit Talwar, Vishal Vinod Bhatia, Akshay Bajpaee, Aalok Lalvani and Geemyung Moon

The NUS Team for MBA World Summit 2014: (R-L) Aalok Lalvani, Akshay Bajpee, Geemyung Moon, Vishal Bhatia, Ankit Talwar

Networking at the summit

So, in March, the five of us made our way to this very exclusive leadership and networking summit in Hong Kong. To be the chosen one was overwhelming. The summit spread over three days where MBA students from various prestigious schools such as NUS, Stanford, Harvard, HEC, Columbia, Haas, LBS, INSEAD and many more got together to network, share interesting ideas, have fun and learn from the extremely diverse group. Engaging with MBAs from all walks of life (engineers, rock stars, scientists, social entrepreneurs, consultants etc.), this three-day session was among the most unique experiences of my life. We networked and networked over lunches, fancy dinners, in conference rooms and even on private yachts. In the end, all these forums helped us forge strong bonds of friendship and continuity.

It’s been just over a month now and we are all already meeting up our new friends for concerts and planning summer holidays. Not to forget, we’ll also be meeting again for the next summit.

Network of MBAs

I truly believe this is the beginning of long-standing relationship and a promising network of MBAs on a global scale of which NUS MBA will definitely be an integral part. It has been a great honour and pleasure to represent NUS at the world summit and we certainly hope to raise the profile of our School at the summit in coming years!