The NUS MBA Students’ Council

EXPANDING YOUR CIRCLE

Experience your MBA outside of the classroom with our invigorating and active student life. From helming the leadership of the NUS MBA Students’ Council, organising the annual NUS Cerebration event or participating in case competitions – discover many opportunities to expand your network, discover your latent passions and build upon your strengths! The Students’ Council offers you immense opportunities to put your leadership and inter-personal skills to the test; be it in organising activities for the MBA community, fostering camaraderie or simply having fun participating in the activities!

STUDENT CLUBS AND DIRECTORATES

The NUS MBA Students’ Council is the main student leadership body that comprises of 3 Directorates and 12 Clubs that cater to the professional and... READ MORE
The NUS MBA Students’ Council is the main student leadership body that comprises of 3 Directorates and 12 Clubs that cater to the professional and social development, as well as general interest of the cohort; Consulting, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare, Language & Culture, Marketing, Social Impact, Social & Recreation, Sports, Technology and Women in Business Clubs. Each club is headed by the Club President and Vice President and together, they add value to the MBA experiential learning through various activities and programmes facilitated by the guidance and support of the Graduate Studies Office. In addition to the Clubs, the function of the Students’ Council is also supported by three Directorates, each headed by a Student Director who oversees the liaison and relationship management of three key stakeholders of the MBA programme. These are the Directorate for Academic Affairs who liaises with the Graduate Studies Office on academic and curriculum matters, Directorate for Career Development & Corporate Outreach who works closely with the School’s Career Services Office for career and professional development matters and finally, the Directorate for Alumni Relations, who promotes student-alumni engagement with the Global Alumni Network Office (GANO). Together, the NUS MBA Students’ Council aspires to serve the needs of the MBA cohort and to enrich the experience and learnings of the MBA journey with the NUS Business School.
 

STUDENT COUNCIL

Stanislav Borisov, President | Corinne Ablaza, Vice President
Our mission:
To enrich the NUS MBA experience by fostering a vibrant environment characterized by learning, collaboration and achievement. The NUS MBA Students’ Council is a student-run body that endeavours to bring about a holistic development in every NUS MBA graduate. The Council is headed by the President, the Vice-President and fellow club leaders, who together coin the agenda for student activities during the academic year. Activities encompass both professional and personal development through frequent invitational cocktails, networking nights, cultural events, social activities, workshops, industry visits, alumni and industry engagements. As the President and the Vice-President of the Council, we primarily involve ourselves in planning the overall events of the student cohort, working very closely with each of the Clubs and Directorates, in managing external student relations of the MBA cohort, acting as the primary liaison for the MBA Office and in ensuring continuous improvements in the Council and the cohort. With these activities and focus of the Council, we are confident on further sustaining a healthy NUS MBA environment characterized by Learning, Collaboration & Achievement. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any queries that you might have.

Council Organization Charts:
NUS MBA STUDENT COUNCIL 36th MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2018
NUS MBA STUDENT COUNCIL 35th MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2017
NUS MBA STUDENT COUNCIL 34th MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2016
NUS MBA STUDENT COUNCIL 33rd MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2015
NUS MBA STUDENT COUNCIL 32nd MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2014
Peter Yu, Director The Director for Academic Affairs works closely with the Graduate Studies Office and faculty members to maintain and improve the quality of the MBA academic programme. The main responsibilities include collecting feedback from MBA students related to the quality of the programme and curriculum, working with the Graduate Studies Office to improve the quality of the course modules, and helping to resolve any academic-related issues.
Carine Sho, Director | Yingying Xu, Associate Director Alumni Relations Team (ART) promotes engagement and interaction between students and the NUS MBA alumni community. Fundamentally, ART plays the role as the key liaison between the MBA cohort and the Global Alumni Network Office (GANO). ART actively facilitates and supports GANO in the initiatives to strengthen the relations amongst student and alumni through: NUS MBA Mentorship Programme, THE NUS MBA Alumni Association networking events, Profiling of industry specific alumni speakers and career advisors
Ken Nguyen Duy Tung, Director In line to foster stronger engagement and relations with the part-time student cohort, the Part-time Students Liaison is tasked to represent the part-time students and serve as the voice for the part-time cohort across all batches. In addition, he / she is responsible:
      1. To serve as the bridge with the Full-time MBA cohort, as well as the School and Graduate Studies Office
      2. To work with the Academic Affairs Directorate, in matters relating to curriculum and academic programme
      3. To work together with the Students’ Council in enriching and enhancing the MBA experience holistically in areas of professional and personal development for the part-time cohort

Bryan Wang, President | Mengying Li, Vice President Our Mission: To build the NUS brand in the consulting world, by enabling our MBA students to build key skills to excel in the consulting recruitment process.
Our Goals:
      1. To provide MBA students with experiential learning and networking activities in the consulting world.
      2. To organise events and activities to help NUS participants prepare effectively for the case interviews.
      3. To partner with the Graduate Studies Office in creating more opportunities for the MBA cohort and in turn, helping to build the NUS MBA brand.

Sam Sugavanam, President | Snigdha Nahar, Vice President Mission:
      1. To create a platform for the MBA students to build awareness and deepen the understanding of the energy sector.
      2. To create the awareness on the importance of clean energy for a sustainable future.
      3. To foster connections between NUS and the wider community in the energy sector.

Celeste Zeng, President | Nami Nishimura, Vice President The NUS MBA Entrepreneurship Club aims to:
      1. To provide a platform for the MBA cohort who are keen in the areas of entrepreneurship, to engage in discussions and initiatives.
      2. To facilitate the advancement of entrepreneurial skills and mind-set, with a specific focus on Singapore.
      3. To support and to foster entrepreneurial initiatives and start-ups amongst the MBA cohort.
      4. To promote engagement and strengthen relations with the entrepreneurial organisations of NUS such as NUS Enterprise and NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, and to spur interest in entrepreneurship at NUS among the MBA cohort.

Colin Low, President | Rachita Gupta, Vice President Our Mission:
      1. To further the interests of the MBA student and alumni body in the world of finance through workshops, networking events and career talks.
      2. To promote interactions with industry professionals in various areas of finance such as venture capital, investment research, investment banking, private equity, treasury, sales and trading, among others.
We welcome and encourage all MBAs to join the talks and events organised by the NUS MBA Finance Club.
Carlton Wu, President | Owen Chong, Vice President MISSION: To help NUS produce business leaders with an impact in the healthcare industry by promoting a breadth of experiences for MBA students to explore opportunities in healthcare. We envision the Healthcare Club as a platform to Educate, Engage and Empower our cohort in healthcare-related opportunities.
Matthew Bassett, President | Xiaowen Qin, Vice President One of the unique qualities of The NUS MBA programme is that the cohort comprises of individuals from a diverse melting pot of cultures and nationalities. This may prove challenging to understanding the various social customs and cultures of each nationality. Enter the NUS MBA Language & Culture Club.
Our Mission:
      1. To provide a platform for all to understand and familiarise with Singapore’s culture and social norms.
      2. To promote integration and cohesiveness amongst the MBA cohort through the understanding of each other’s culture and social customs through various events and workshops such as International Day, Culture Appreciation, basic language courses among others.
      3. To celebrate the diversity of the MBA community by organising festival events such as Diwali, Lunar New Year / Spring Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival etc.

Yamini Sharma, President | Issaree Rojanasukam, Vice President A community can do remarkable things. 2 can have an opinion, 5 might take a stance, 50 may trigger trends and a 100 can drive a revolution. At the NUS MBA Marketing Club, we recognize the power of ‘us’, and are motivated towards creating a potent platform for like minds to connect, share and communicate their thoughts and ideas. Our approach is energetic, hands-on and fearless. You will often find our MBA peers ready to question, challenge the obvious and passionately voicing their point of view. As such, we encourage our MBA peers to roll up their sleeves and follow a simple 3-step philosophy. To be curious; To be critical; To be creative Curiosity helps us explore new opportunities, Criticality ensures our approach is evaluated against the odds, and Creativity fuses our ideas into unique solutions. Our Marketing hang-over terms this as the ‘3Cs’ that define all our activities, actions and alliances. Through our verticals of Knowledge, Externals and Inclusiveness, we look to empower our MBA cohort with the tools and cross-functional skills to become responsible marketers in this global economic environment. Be it consumer products, business to business or even the media, we strongly believe that here at the NUS MBA Marketing Club, there is room for all beliefs, voices and talents to be unleashed.
Jayanta Dasgupta, President | Kamini Singh, Vice President Our Mission: The NUS MBA Social Impact Club aims to be the primary avenue for the MBA cohort to make a difference in society. Rooted in its core values of Awareness, Sustainability, Education, and Empowerment, the club strives to create events and initiatives that advocate these ideals, in line with the skills and capabilities of aspiring future business leaders.
Our Goals:
        1. To provide opportunities for the MBA cohort to make a difference through various volunteer activities / programmes and organisations to make a lasting impact on society.
        2. To encourage the MBA cohort to practice its business skills and interests in a way that ignites positive change by developing projects and activities that promote links between business and social development.

Naman Mehrotra, President | Alvin Salim, Vice President Our Mission: To organise activities and events that focus on 3 key aspects:
          1. Fun: Fun is the key essence of all activities and events planned by the NUS MBA Sports Club.
          2. Foster Relationships: To build strong bonds and relationships internally within our NUS MBA community, and externally with the MBAs from other Business Schools and corporate partners, through our sports events.
          3. Healthy and Active Lifestyle: To promote a healthy and active lifestyle through the range of fun and exciting activities planned.

Marcus Donovan, President | Colin McCormick, Vice President Our Mission: To ensure that the MBA cohort has an equally wholesome experience outside of the classrooms, and ensuring that not only do the MBAs study hard, but play hard as well.
Our Goals:
            1. To foster life-long friendships.
            2. To create opportunities for social networking activities to strengthen bonds amongst the MBA cohort.

Douglas Hyukjin Ahn, President | Napat Ratanakul, Vice President   Our Mission: To provide a forum for the MBAs to learn about major technology trends, share their knowledge and help each other in building a career in technology. The scope is broad and encompasses various industries (e.g. IT, infrastructure, technology in finance, environment) and functions (e.g. digital marketing, business development, strategy). The club aims to achieve this mission through a variety of activities and programmes such as:
            1. Brown Bag lunches with industry experts to develop an understanding of the available roles and opportunities for MBAs in the technology sector.
            2. Industry and expert speaker series, promoting how the application of the right technology to business ensures value creation to the client in today’s world.
            3. Networking events with MBAs in similar clubs from other business schools in Singapore.
            4. Technology-related competitions such as hackathons.
            5. Workshops to develop new skills related to the technology sector.
            6. Establishing a one-stop knowledge centre to address issues such as internship experiences, job search, alumni contacts and information related to technology in the business school.

Shikha Malhotra, President | Jessa Therese Hontiveros, Vice President Founded in 2012, the NUS MBA Women in Business Club is dedicated to build an inclusive community that supports and enables women to reach their full potential in their career and professional development. By leveraging on the prowess and dexterity of female leaders in the industry and corporate world, the club is committed to providing meaningful avenues and opportunities for impactful learning and professional networking amongst the MBA cohort and the business leaders of the fairer sex.
In many ways the NUS MBA was a journey of self-discovery and one after which I have come out stronger and ready to restart my career in earnest.
RITA
Indonesia, Class of 2017
2015 Intake, Full-time