How to maintain a work life balance

In partnership with      It is important to have a balance between your job and the other areas of your life so you can be productive, healthy and happy both at work and outside of it. To achieve this balance, plan your day around the most important projects, take regular breaks and make use of your annual work leave to successfully strike a balance between your job and the…

How to negotiate the salary you want.

In partnership with Michael Page.      Many people don’t realise that the salary they’re offered along with a new role isn’t necessarily the final offer, but a starting point to negotiating the salary you want. The idea of asking for a higher figure is daunting, but it’s an expected part of the hiring process. However, to negotiate your new salary from a position of strength, preparation is crucial. You…

Could Facebook stop you getting hired?

In partnership with Michael Page.     The web now plays a huge role in the recruitment process for both employers and for candidates. With the increasing prevalence of online CV searches, digital portfolios and online job boards, the recruitment process has firmly shifted into the online domain. While the internet offers increased visibility and ease of application, it can also come with some risks for unsuspecting job seekers. Most…

A morning well spent at the NBS CEO Breakfast Series

Article contributed by: Maria Clara, MBA Class of 2018.  On 19th of September 2017, MBA participants, faculty and alumni met again for the NBS CEO Breakfast Series. The event was held at The Fullerton Hotel and the topic of the morning was Women in Leadership. The panel of speakers was integrated by Diana The, Chief Counsel at AON Hewitt APAC for the Middle East & Africa; Elaine Yeo, Managing Director…

Deborah’s journey in the MSc Acc programme

  I am currently a Master of Accountancy (MSc Accountancy) student at the Nanyang Business School (NBS). This is my second time receiving professional and academic training from NBS, having previously done my undergraduate studies here, where I majored in Business Administration. I am originally from Vietnam, and Ho Chi Minh city is my dear hometown. After I graduated from NBS in 2014, I pursued my first job at IBM…

MSc Acc: Academic Rigour, Flexibility and the Opportunities

It is a lot easier these days to gain valuable business perspectives, be sought after by the Big Four accounting firms, and yet be afforded flexible schedules with the MSc Accountancy programme offered by Nanyang Business School (NBS). Pursuing an MBA programme in Accountancy provides its students with a solid foundation in business and financial skills needed across all industries. There is access to valuable internship opportunities while still in…

A Palauan native’s MSc Accountancy journey here in NBS

Nanyang Business School (NBS) will soon have its first Masters’ graduate from the Republic of Palau, an island located in the Western Pacific ocean, and host to about 20,000 inhabitants. Ms Danielle Jean-Marie Willis is currently pursuing her graduate studies in the MSc Accountancy programme, and is due for graduation in six months. We chatted with Danielle about her academic journey – her far-flung beginnings and beyond: Hi Danielle, tell…

More than numbers: a PhD in Accountancy with NBS

By Tina Sim What accounts for the allure of the Nanyang Business School (NBS) PhD accountancy programme? Xu Tu who graduated this year has already been offered a position as Assistant Professor with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He came to NBS via a circuitous route. He had started doing his PhD programme at Georgia State University, but after two years, due to unexpected faculty movement, he could not…

HOW TO MARKET YOURSELF WITH YOUR PERSONAL VALUE PROPOSITION (PVP)

Your PVP is an essential part of your job search toolbox. It helps you shape and define your personal brand, and allows you to articulate the value you bring to your target employer. And because your PVP is a “living” document, it needs to be updated and given regular attention throughout your professional life. What makes a great PVP? A robust PVP expresses the following attributes of your unique profile…

NBS leads with data analytics module in its MSc Acc programme

By Tina Sim Recognising the growing importance of big data, Nanyang Business School’s (NBS) Master of Science in Accountancy (MSc Acc) programme will incorporate Data Analytics as part of its curriculum. NBS will be among the first in Singapore to introduce this module in a graduate programme in Accountancy. The MSc Accountancy programme leverages on the School’s long tradition and track record of more than 50 years in training executives…