The following are reflections by Maria Patricia Villar, an expected graduate of NUS MBA.
Finals are over. From here on, I may no longer see the face of graded homework and group projects. There may be less of the formal networking events to prepare small talk topics for. GPA will no longer dictate my “future”, and the sting from the mistakes I made in the Accounting mid-terms will feel less painful. Hooray for that! …Or maybe not. Because instead of these, what I must now face is the more cruel reality of work and projects on which my family’s living will be based upon, more crucial conversations on which depend millions of dollars in sales or losses, and mistakes that may lead to getting fired. Clearly, MBA is merely a means to an end. Looking back with fresh eyes, let me share some reflections on the benefits I gained from taking my MBA in NUS, and hence the reasons why one should consider taking it as well:
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.
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 MBA World Summit 2014: (R-L) Aalok Lalvani, Akshay Bajpee, Geemyung Moon, Vishal Bhatia, Ankit Talwar
Why did an overseas Singaporean pick a MBA in Singapore as her best option? This post is part of the NUS MBA Blog’s “Voices” series, where MBA candidates at NUS Business School share their personal stories.
For Marie Ann Cheong Hui Fen, who worked with a multinational construction firm in the UK for 5 years, it was the relatively-small cohort size, impressive teaching staff, and the potential to contribute in the short- and long-run that motivated her decision. Read on for more about Marie’s experience flying the flag high for the NUS MBA on an international stage.
Student blogger Naity Cyriac gives us the inside scoop on a nine-day NUS study trip to Hong Kong and Macau.
The NUS study trip to Hong Kong and Macau was not just a “study trip”. It was a memorable experience that left us with a feeling similar to the one after an extremely satisfying twelve course meal with all the nutritious elements: travel, food (Lots of it!), cultural immersion, newfound friendships and of course the enriching company visits and networking sessions involving meaningful discussions with the management, other company representatives, HKUST MBA students and the wonderful NUS alumni. It gave us the opportunity to learn and explore beyond our classrooms, an opportunity that we’re glad we didn’t miss.
Carissa Caparas blogs about her experience on a NUS MBA study trip to Japan.
When I applied for a slot in the Japan Study Trip 2012, I wrote a list of my top ten reasons for going on the trip. Now, some weeks after the group has gotten back to our usual grind of classes and internships, I look back to how the trip had seen to most of the items in that list. (Of course, I couldn’t get that chance encounter with Takuya Kimura. And if you are not getting what I’m talking about—no worries—Jdrama fans are in the minority in the b-school population.)