Beyond The Classroom

The UCLA – NUS Executive MBA program’s curriculum is carefully designed to align and integrate with each specific location and provide a valuable experiential component that adds to the richness of the classroom learning and shows participants firsthand how the concepts and strategies they learn are applied in practice within the local context.

This is accomplished through a variety of means, including visiting regional companies, hosting local speakers, holding discussions with company representatives to supplement case discussions, and simply by experiencing the different regions outside of classroom time.

A sample list of recent company site visits includes:
Accenture IndiaPhilips Electronics
Asia Pacific BreweryPort of Los Angeles
Biocon PharmaceuticalPSA Singapore
DisneySasken Communication Technologies
FlextronicsShanghai General Motors
Eu Yan SangMarina Bay Sands
GKN ShanghaiSingapore Airlines
Hewlett-PackardSingapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
InfosysSingapore Parliament
Samsung SingaporeThe Getty Museum
MattelTitan Industries
Narayana Hrudayalaya Group of HospitalsTVS Motor
Mahindra Reva Electric VehiclesLi & Fung Shanghai

A sample list of recent prominent guest speakers includes:
AirAsiaDato’ Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer
Banyan TreeMichael Lee, Vice President of Marketing Systems & Services
Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Greater ChinaLiu Jian, Business Development Manager
Bridges Business ConsultancyRobin Speculand, Founder and CEO
Citigroup Global Wealth ManagementVenu Krishnamurthy, Managing Director
CLSAManop Sangiambut, Deputy Head of China Research
DeloitteKoey Soo Earn, Partner and Head of M&A Transaction Services
Deloitte ChinaPaul Siu, Regional Leader
Economist Corporate NetworkJustin Wood, Chief Economist, South and South?east Asia
Embassy of United States, SingaporeDavid I. Adelman, Ambassador
Grow Momentum IndiaShyam Cholayil, CEO
Herman MillerSteve Cox, Regional President, Asia
Hewitt AssociatesIan Till, Head of South East Asia
Marina Bay SandsSandra Wong, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
McKinseyGordon Orr, Managing Director
Nortel IndiaRavi Chauhan, Managing Director
OlamKrishnan Ravikumar, Chief Financial Officer
Omega HealthcareGopi Natarajan, Founder and CEO
Peppers and Rogers, AsiaBob Fleming, Managing Director
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLPJoseph Chan, Managing Partner
Sequoia Capital IndiaMohit Bhatnagar, Operating Partner
Shanghai ExchangeDr. Vincent Wang, Research Analyst
Singapore-Shanghai Business AssociationHuang Wooi Teik, President
Spencer’s RetailJitu Mehta, President and CEO
Thought PerfectPratap Nambiar, CEO
Up Your Service!Ron Kaufman, Founder
Venture RepublicMartin Roll, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
VocanicIan Mckee, CEO
Wipro Ltd.Tapan Bhat, Vice President
Zhong Lun LawLiu Feng Liang, Partner
In this UCLA – NUS EMBA program, I gained tremendous knowledge of many facets of business. I have learned a great deal not only from dedicated faculties, but also from talented and diverse cohorts who came from different cultures and professional background. I particularly value the unique experience of working in management practicum project which challenged me to formulate a business strategy to solve a real business problem. This project requires me to view the problem the way the company does, and figure out a unique solution to it
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