Biz Alumni   02 October 2015
Never look back
Entrepreneurship is not about wealth, freedom or prestige. There is only one reason to become an entrepreneur: the passion to run one’s own business, according to Kelvin Teo (BAC Hons 2010), Director, Funding Societies. “You need to be 100 percent sure why you are venturing out. And you believe that…
Biz Alumni   08 September 2015
NUS Business School celebrates Golden Jubilee milestone at Homecoming event
Several hundred NUS Business School alumni, students, faculty and staff came together on Friday 4 September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first and most established provider of business education. Held at the School’s Mochtar Riady Building, six Masterclasses helmed by the School’s distinguished professors were organised exclusively…
Biz Alumni   27 August 2015
Farming start-up brings innovation to rural China
An innovative agricultural business formed by six NUS EMBA alumni in southwest China aims to change the face of Chinese farming and improve the lives of rural communities. The company, Vicfarm Manufacture Association (VMA), was founded by a group of businessmen who studied in the APEX-C MBA programme. Although they…
Biz Alumni   03 August 2015
Creating a start-up out of a plastic bag
Imagine having a plastic bag that weighs a mere 300 grams and serves an important source of drinkable water at disaster zones? A Singapore start-up called Wateroam has done exactly that, coming up with Fieldtrate Lite. The product uses a novel ceramic-based membrane that resembles a floor tile to filter…
Biz Alumni   29 July 2015
Scholarship ignites young CEO’s potential
For Business School alumnus Ivy Tse Wing Man (’11), receiving the Lee Kong Chian Global Merit Scholarship as an undergraduate opened up a world of opportunities and gave her the freedom to discover the passion that would shape her future career choice. The Scholarship – established from gifts from the…
Biz Alumni   10 March 2015
Mentorship Matchmaking
Mentorships are important for personal and professional development. Through these relationships, knowledge about career choices, best practices and insights into industries is exchanged to help advance future generations of leaders. The School’s Global Alumni Network Office (GANO) NUS MBA Mentorship programme brings together current MBA students and alumni to exchange knowledge, information, insights…
Biz Alumni   13 February 2015
Lessons in Love
Business education can be intense, but it’s not all work and no play. For three couples, it held the promise of a brighter future not only for their careers, but also their love lives. They now share their experiences as to how some of the most important lessons in life…
Biz Alumni   05 February 2015
Brewing a Silent Revolution
Sometimes it takes losing everything to grow and discover yourself. NUS BBA alumna Anthea Ong‘s story is one such take on triumphing over adversity. After her graduation in 1990, Anthea built a successful career, got married and even embarked on an entrepreneurial venture in education technology and consulting.  She made…
Biz Alumni   12 January 2015
Bizad Charity Run kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebrations
Our 50th anniversary celebrations got under way with an event to give back to the community. The Bizad Charity Run 2015 saw more than 1300 staff, students and alumni of the School come together to raise more than $140,000 to support financially-strapped undergraduates, as well as help Assumption Pathway School (APS) students who…
Biz Alumni   13 November 2014
BBA Couple Pays It Forward
For Mr Foo and Ms Tan, their romantic partnership began more than 20 years ago on campus when they were studying for their BBA. This year, as they celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary, they decided to commemorate their courtship days by making a gift to the NUS Campus Couples Bursary…