PMBA PIONEER COHORT SERIES: (4) EXPERIENCE BY LWIN LWIN AUNG

Q: Tell us a little more about yourself. A: I came from Myanmar to Singapore 14 years ago. I was originally planning to do my ACCA, a professional accounting qualification before doing an MBA but I changed my mind and went ahead to do a CPA instead. I was thinking of doing an MBA immediately after the CPA, but my parents advised me to gain more practical work experience before…

PMBA PIONEER COHORT SERIES: (3) EXPERIENCE BY ABDUL AZIZ

Q: Tell us more about yourself. A: I’m a business manager for technology in APAC and Singapore. Basically, my role encompasses managing the headcount in APAC region – Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and specific regions in India – and see if we can share resources in order to lower business cost. I also deal with the location strategy for these regions as well. Personal-wise, I’m pretty much a family guy.…

PMBA PIONEER COHORT SERIES: (2) EXPERIENCE BY JERLYN KOH

Q: Tell us more about yourself. A: I’m actually a pharmacist by training. I used to dispense in a hospital, but I felt that clinical work might not be suitable for me hence I moved to the business side of the industry. I had the depth of industrial knowledge, but I realised that I didn’t have the breadth. For example, when it comes to finance and accounting, I see a…

PMBA Pioneer Cohort Series: (1) Experience by Daniel Tay

 Q: Tell us a little more about what you do. A: I work at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, otherwise known as A*STAR – I’ve been here for 9 years, of which,  I spent the first four years doing a PhD which was an A*STAR and NUS joint programme. Post PhD, I worked in a research scientist role for two years before moving on to an industry and…

SG punches above its weight as a destination for Postgrad studies

In considering where to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme, international students should give serious thought to the cosmopolitan city state of Singapore. Nicknamed “Singapore Inc”, the country rivals Hong Kong, Shanghai and London as a global business centre. It also boasts world-class education, a multicultural environment, innovative research and scholarship opportunities. Focused on business, investment and entrepreneurship, Singapore has three institutions (Nanyang Business School, NUS Business School…

PMBA Year End Party 2017

Written by Wong Woei Luen, PMBA Candidate, class of 2019 Photo Credit: Gan Pee Wei Keat, PMBA Candidate, Class of 2019 MBA students are “jack of all trades”                     —- (1) “All work and no play makes Jack a dull Boy”.    —-(2) (a) Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked. (b) Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1)…

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…

The Nanyang PMBA experience from a participant’s perspective

Article contributed by Aung Lwin Lwin, PMBA class of 2019 I have been considering an MBA from NTU since 3 years ago.   I reckon  that an MBA will not only be a step but a leap in the pursuit of my career goals – enhancing my business knowledge in adding to stakeholders’ value   as a finance professional, and equipping  myself with the essential skills and knowledge to fulfill my ultimate…

Tips to ace the Nanyang MBA admissions

Nanyang Business School (NBS), the business school of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is widely regarded as Singapore’s premier business school and is consistently ranked amongst the world’s best. Since 2004, NBS has been ranked #1 in Singapore by The Economist Full-Time MBA rankings. In the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2018, the flagship programme came in 22nd worldwide. The 12-month transformational programme allows participants to gain deep, practical…

The inaugural Professional MBA orientation

Article written by Ravi S. Adhikarla, PMBA Class of 2019.  The Nanyang Business School (NBS) at NTU Singapore recently commenced its inaugural Professional MBA programme, with 44 students forming its first cohort. This programme went from conception to reality over the last 2 years, and is designed to – among other things – enable high-calibre individuals fast-track their careers, while balancing work and family commitments. I am proud to be…