She said, he said…a Q&A about that week in L.A.

DSC_0545Carissa Caparas blogs about her classmates’ experiences during the 2012 NUS Study Trip to LA.

One afternoon, in between classes and group discussions, I managed to sit down with Ria and KK – she’s the charming ex-co and he’s the easy-going president of the Student Activities Club. Together, their enthusiasm and outgoing personalities embody the epitome of student activities. What better way to showcase this than through participating in the recent NUS study trip.

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Study Trip to South Korea

nus mba study trip south koreaPart time MBA student Kat Neo blogs about her visit to South Korea (17-24 September 2011) for an NUS MBA Study Trip.

I had the opportunity to visit Korea last month (17-24 September) for the NUS MBA Study Trip. Before the trip, I was aware of Korea’s strong position in the market today, particularly in electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals and shipbuilding. In my current job, I had the opportunities to meet international companies and promote local technologies to industry. By taking part in this NUS MBA study trip, I was expecting to gain a better understanding of the business culture of Asian countries. The list of companies we visited span across a few industry which includes finance, metal, e-commerce, electronics, entertainment, healthcare and oil & petroleum.

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NUS MBA Social Impact Club Visit to the Philippines

Yeo Siew Mui, President of the NUS MBA Social Impact Club, reports on the club’s learning from five visits to different organizations in the Philippines with a clear social vision.

With support from the NUS Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthrophy, six of us from the NUS MBA and two of the MBA exchange students planned a visit to the Philippines from 4th May – 9th May 2010. During the trip, we visited five organisations in Manila and explored social issues in Philippines. We saw how different actors – Unilever, United Laboratories, Gawad Kalinga, World Bank and Asian Development Bank worked individually but yet are collectively striving towards eradicating poverty in Philippines.

The trip opened our eyes on Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) activities and how companies formulate their CSR plans. One of the key takeaways we had was how collaborative the companies were. Unilever shared with us on how they are working with other companies to collect back plastic sachets and used packaging from consumers regardless of which company the product packaging was from. We also learnt about an NGO which was formed by companies to coordinate and work together on CSR Projects in Philippines.

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Summer Exchange Program – Germany

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NUS part-time MBA student Andrew Cho shares his experience on a summer MBA exchange programme at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany.

Germany has always been one of my favourite countries and a place I’ve always wanted to visit. Needless to say, when I found out about the opportunity to go for a summer exchange at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, Germany; I jumped at the chance to experience German life. The programme entitled “The Changing Environment for International Business in Europe”, centered around introducing students to the business environment in Europe and included visits to German companies and the European Central Bank.

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The Pilgrimage to Omaha – Enlightened and Humbled

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NUS MBA students Kashif Aslam, Kirti Chopra and Kuruvilla Alexander attended the Berkshire-Hathaway AGM in Omaha.

On the 21st of April in the midst of our final exams, we got a pleasant surprise in the form of an email about the chance to meet the “Sage of Omaha” or more popularly known as Mr. Warren Buffet. The annual pilgrimage to Omaha was happening and the NUS MBA would send its share of disciples.

The reason was Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual General Meeting and the place was Omaha, USA. The event attracts some of the most ardent investors and authorities in the field of finance, all willing to fly from all over the world to hear the Oracle speak.

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