The annual crisis simulation exercise at the Wee Kim Wee School (NTU)brought together students from the various schools of Nanyang Technological University : Nanyang Business School, Communications, as well as law students from NUS plus some policy, TV and print/social media journalists from Wee Kim Wee School of Communications – it involved more than 100 students. A group of Nanyang MBA part time students joined this competition representing the Nanyang MBA.
Participating teams were given various crisis scenarios to discuss within their respective teams- with role playing of management roles, e.g. CEOs, SVPs, CFOs. The competing teams then hosted a “crisis press conference” where they faced the “journalists” and replied to their queries on real time . The teams were ranked according to a select set of criteria in how best they managed the crisis and how they handled the media.
Our team of part time MBAs was the eventual winner – Aakash Bajoria, Student ExCo VP (Part-Time) , Piter Lim , and Sunny Jain. Who says MBAs’ can’t handle crisis at all?