Voices: Banking on Career Growth – Elaine Xian’s MBA Story

Looking for ways to power up your career growth? Want to grow your exposure to commercial banking in the emerging markets of Asia? This post is part of the NUS MBA Blog’s “Voices” series, where MBA candidates at NUS Business School share their personal stories.

Asia Finance MBA

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Equipped with experience of Greater China’s commercial banking landscape, Elaine Xian Huipin discerned that the growth of the Southeast Asian region could help propel her career. Just over a year later, the Vice President of the NUS MBA Student Council shares her MBA story, one that has taken her on study trips in Taiwan and Spain, to India for a Graduate Business Conference, and to Deloitte & Touche ERS, Singapore, on a risk management internship.

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Voices: An Eye on Southeast Asia – Masana Takahashi’s MBA Story

Thinking of an MBA in Southeast Asia that will expose you to the region’s growing markets? Looking for a base from which to experience Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and more? This post is part of the NUS MBA Blog’s “Voices” series, where MBA candidates at NUS Business School share their personal stories.

MBA in Singapore

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Masana Takahashi came to NUS with a background as a consultant, and Southeast Asia on his mind. In the course of less than 2 years, he’s consulted for a venture capital company, learnt about technology innovation from a serial entrepreneur, scuba-dived in Thailand and Bali, and interacted with people from a multitude of cultural backgrounds. Read on to find out why he says that the NUS MBA has been “a perfect fit for me.”

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Everybody enjoys! International Day for NUS MBA Intake 2012

NUS MBA의 커뮤니티는 한국을 비롯해 중국, 인도,일본,미국, 파키스탄, 프랑스, 콜롬비아, 에콰도르, 핀란드 등 전 세계에서 온 학생들로 이루어져 있습니다. 그런만큼 각자의 문화를 소개하고 즐기는 International Day 행사는 무척이나 흥미로운 이벤트이기도 합니다. 올해에도 역시 다양한 문화를 접해볼 수 있는 좋은 기회였는데요. 가장 먼저 많은 이들의 관심을 끌었던 것은 전통의상이었습니다. 가장 인기를 끈 중국의 Mingyu! 두 아이의 엄마라는 것이 믿기지 않을 만큼 날씬한 몸매가 잘 어울리는 차이나 드레스로 많은 이들의 눈길을 사로잡았습니다. 갑자기 우리의 귀요미 Takumi 군도 유타카를 입고와서 join!

전통의상이라면 일본의 기모노가 빠질 수 없겠죠? 마침 정통 기모노와 유타카를 하나씩 사이좋게 입고온 Kaoruko & Kie. 전통 일본미인들의 자태를 보여주었습니다. 물론 저도 함께 사진을 찍을 수 있는 영광을 얻었지요!^^

我在异国他乡的朋友

新加坡国立大学MBA学生与大家分享他的MBA经验和他在异国他乡的朋友。

在新加坡工作的四年,真正的好朋友只有一个,还被我变成了老婆大人。所以无论我想出去玩儿还是找食儿,只要老婆没兴趣,我也就没劲儿了。出于对多彩生活的渴望,果断辞去了不错的工作,重新把自己变成了学生。所以别人是来读书,我则是来寻找朋友,和以后生活、事业上可靠的伙伴。

开学两个月,成效显著!下面来八一八我的新朋友们。

Steve Jung,胡子很酷的韩国好男人。以前在钢铁公司工作,但是走温柔路线,为人和气,尤其尊重老婆。很浪漫的一个人,求婚的时候自己弹钢琴唱歌。话说男人要学的东西越来越多了……

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シンガポールへ留学する3つの理由 (3 Reasons to Study in Singapore)

こんにちは。2012 intake(2012夏入学~2013冬卒業予定)の高橋正名と申します。シンガポールってどうなの!?NUSってどうなの!?と考えている方に向けて、現地からリポートをお送りしたいと思います。

留学前、シンガポールに留学すると言うと「なぜシンガポールに?」と問われることもしばしば。そこで今回のトピックはそんな質問への回答、「シンガポールへ留学する3つの理由」です。

1. Diversity – 多様性

シンガポールは中華系70%超、マレー系10%超、インド系10%弱で構成される国です。さらに、世界各国からエクスパットがたくさん来ているため、各所で相当数の西洋の人々に出会います。看板も多くは英語・中国語で書かれ、英語で話すと言ってもアクセントは多種多様。とにかく混然一体としていて、「るつぼ」という表現がふさわしい都市です。

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