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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A Change of Cause: An Impact Investing MBA Story

This week, we share an MBA story about impact investing. Monica Ochoa Rodriguez  entered the NUS MBA programme with a background in finance and an interest in social entrepreneurship, and no clear idea of how she would combine her expertise and passions. She shares how her studies paved the way for a self-sourced internship in impact investing, and gave her a whole new appreciation for this emerging field.

Social Business MBA

After working for some time as a fixed income trader and wealth management relationship manager, Monica found herself increasingly fascinated by alternative assets. When she came to NUS, taking courses in this field was a natural choice. “Goal number one for my MBA,” she says, “was to find out what I really enjoy, what makes me really happy.”
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Which MBA to Choose? Simplify Your Decision-Making With this Tip

How do you decide which MBA programme is right for you? In the second in a series aimed at helping those considering an MBA, the NUS MBA Blog has a radical idea to inspire your MBA research and decision-making process.

Evaluating MBA Options

WHICH MBA PROGRAMME IS RIGHT FOR ME?

You’ve done all your groundwork, crunching numbers, combing through countless MBA websites and prospectuses, talking to trusted advisers, and collecting as much information as you can about the different MBA programmes out there. You’ve scrutinised the ins and outs of your personal preferences. Still the biggest question remains unanswered: How do you know if the MBA programme you’re considering is right for you? Continue reading

Spotlight: The MBA in Healthcare Management

How does an MBA in Healthcare Management benefit a health administrator? Lim Hong Yee, a pharmacist by training, has been in the healthcare industry for 13 years. In this post, she shares her MBA story, and even how she got her company to sponsor her MBA with a scholarship.

Why Healthcare MBA

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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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