Nanyang MBA: A Career-Changing MBA

Charles Lu had three letters in mind as his role as a jet engine production leader at Rolls-Royce drew to a close in 2018: MBA. He joined the firm as an operations management trainee.  Having worked at the industrial technology company for more than two years, Lu, a Chinese national, realised that his work as an operations supervisor on the shop floor was not what he would like to do…

Nanyang MBA’s debut in the 2019 Rice Business Plan Competition.

Written By: Araj Mohandas Team Members Araj Mohandasan, Haridesh Sharma, Maneet Singh Ahuja, Suryansh Choudhury Team Coach: Prof. Nick Pisalyaput (Sasin School of Management, Bangkok) We are proud to be the first team to represent Nanyang at the Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) in Houston, Texas. With a prize pool of $2.5 Million, RBPC boasts to be the rickets graduate competition in the world. After our success as the champions…

Nanyang MBA participant partakes in MBA World Summit 2019

Article contributed by Marta Kucmierz, Class of 2019.  I was chosen to be a part of 6th MBA World Summit, organized by German company called QX Quarterly. This year MBA World Summit took place in Sydney and was co- hosed by the Australian Graduate School of Management at University of New South Wales- the continent’s top institution which actively contributes to its thriving economy. Previous summits took place in Hong Kong,…

Grand winner of Sasin Bangkok Business Challenge 2019!

Article contributed by Haridesh Sharma and Maneet Singh Ahuja, MBA Class of 2019.  “As an entrepreneur, there should not be any limit to your imagination and dream” said Prof. Vijay Sethi in the first class of Entrepreneurship course. After Prof informed everyone about Bangkok challenge, Suryansh and Maneet reached out to me asking whether I was interested in participating Bangkok Business Challenge. Although I joined another group for class, I could not…

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…

Impact Investing Panel

Article contributed by Yuching Chang and Cheryl Tam. On the evening of Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 24 students from the Nanyang MBA, Fellows MBA, and MSc Accountancy programs attended the impact investing panel discussion hosted by the Nanyang MBA Social Impact Business Club at the MBA Lounge. The event started off with a buffet dinner that was highlighted by the crowd favourite chocolate brownies. This was then followed by the panel discussion…

MBA Alumni on the Nanyang-Waseda and working at Microsoft Japan

“Work hard, play hard and be insatiably curious”: Class of 2018 Graduate, Leo Tan on the Nanyang-Waseda Double MBA and working at Microsoft Japan.  As an undergraduate studying applied chemistry, Leo Tan never imagined that he would eventually work at tech giant Microsoft as an operations deal manager. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree, he filled roles in sales and business development at two Japanese companies. His jobs allowed him to…

CHAMPIONS of the John Molson Case Competition 2019

Reflections on the John Molson Case Competition by (L to R) Liao Minghao, Victor Han, Daniela Pillhofer and Vishnu Prasad. Nanyang MBA, Class of 2019.  What motivated you to join this case competition? It started with Prof. Vijay Sethi’s sharing of the competition in class. We quickly realised that the opportunity to participate at the JM Case Competition would provide an occasion to test our skills in an intense environment,…

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…