New Scholarships

Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself.

Robin Cook

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The case for pursuing an MBA at NUS Business School has become stronger for prospective candidates. The school is providing more than S$1 million worth of scholarships and awards to deserving applicants for its August 2014 intake. In some instances, the school pays up to 100 per cent of the tuition fees. And every year, the top 20 to 30 per cent of full-time NUS MBA students are eligible for various scholarships.

We recently launched new scholarships for Singaporeans, women (including Singaporeans), ASEAN nationals, and citizens of countries in Latin America, Africa and Central Asia.

We also invite you to enter the Brightest Minds Scholarship Contest for an opportunity to win a S$25,000 NUS MBA scholarship.

For more information about the NUS MBA Programme, visit our website: http://mba.nus.edu

Learning by doing

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them,” Aristotle said.

It is in that spirit that the NUS MBA programme launched the Management Practicum, a mandatory module for its MBA students. It is an extensive project that allows students to work with companies on their business challenges. Students get to use their management skills and apply concepts and theories acquired in the NUS MBA programme to real-life business dilemmas. Masana Takahashi, an NUS MBA student from the Class of 2014, advised Integrated International School, for his Management Practicum project. Here, he shares his thoughts on his experience.

Describe your management practicum experience in brief

  1. Management practicum involves hard work and teamwork, team discussions late into the night, number crunching, and running about for field research. The experience was tough, but there are lessons to be had from it.
  2. The more you devote your time and energy to the project, the more you will learn from it. The opposite is also true.
  3. If the client uses your ideas, they become a real strategy. If not, it is a good opportunity to learn about what worked and what didn’t from the project. In both instances, students will gain confidence and pride, as well as valuable lessons.
  4. Knowledge of yourself and your team members is crucial to the project’s success. A person cannot know everything there is to know, and is unable to do everything alone. All projects need teamwork. Think about how you can contribute. Continue reading

Tips for interviews on Skype

The interview, whether in person or online, is the first personal impression you will make. All your test scores, letters and application essays have been successful in scoring an interview, now it is up to you to impress.

The interview panel

The NUS MBA interview panel will consist of either a faculty member and a staff member of the Graduate Studies Office (GSO), or two members from the GSO. The interview is about 20-minutes long and will be conducted during office hours. The interviewers will be given the candidates’ resumes, essays and referee reports ahead of the interviews.

How to do well in the interview?

With many potential student candidates located around the world, the Skype interview is becoming increasingly popular with NUS interviewers. Though similar in purpose to a face-to-face interview, doing so on Skype has subtleties that one needs to know before undertaking it. Continue reading

5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Part-time MBA

5 tips for those of you considering a part-time MBA

For the benefit of those contemplating a part-time MBA, we’ve rounded up 5 Tips for “Making the Most of Your Part-Time MBA”.  Read on for the insights shared by part-time NUS MBA candidates Luke Goh,  Celena Yew, and Nipun Deora .

Communicate your plans early

Tell supervising managers about your plans so that arrangements can be made, advises NUS part-time student Luke Goh. This helps to avoid misunderstandings about your commitment to your work, and allows you sufficient time to negotiate your work arrangements if you need to plan your schedules and working hours around class. Continue reading