Beyond The Classroom

The UCLA – NUS Executive MBA programme’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 India Philips Electronics
Asia Pacific Brewery Port of Los Angeles
Biocon Pharmaceutical PSA Singapore
Disney Sasken Communication Technologies
Flextronics Shanghai General Motors
Eu Yan Sang Marina Bay Sands
GKN Shanghai Singapore Airlines
Hewlett-Packard Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
Infosys Singapore Parliament
Samsung Singapore The Getty Museum
Mattel Titan Industries
Narayana Hrudayalaya Group of Hospitals TVS Motor
Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Li & Fung Shanghai

A sample list of recent prominent guest speakers includes:
AirAsia Dato’ Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer
Banyan Tree Michael Lee, Vice President of Marketing Systems & Services
Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Greater China Liu Jian, Business Development Manager
Bridges Business Consultancy Robin Speculand, Founder and CEO
Citigroup Global Wealth Management Venu Krishnamurthy, Managing Director
CLSA Manop Sangiambut, Deputy Head of China Research
Deloitte Koey Soo Earn, Partner and Head of M&A Transaction Services
Deloitte China Paul Siu, Regional Leader
Economist Corporate Network Justin Wood, Chief Economist, South and South?east Asia
Embassy of United States, Singapore David I. Adelman, Ambassador
Grow Momentum India Shyam Cholayil, CEO
Herman Miller Steve Cox, Regional President, Asia
Hewitt Associates Ian Till, Head of South East Asia
Marina Bay Sands Sandra Wong, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
McKinsey Gordon Orr, Managing Director
Nortel India Ravi Chauhan, Managing Director
Olam Krishnan Ravikumar, Chief Financial Officer
Omega Healthcare Gopi Natarajan, Founder and CEO
Peppers and Rogers, Asia Bob Fleming, Managing Director
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Joseph Chan, Managing Partner
Sequoia Capital India Mohit Bhatnagar, Operating Partner
Shanghai Exchange Dr. Vincent Wang, Research Analyst
Singapore-Shanghai Business Association Huang Wooi Teik, President
Spencer’s Retail Jitu Mehta, President and CEO
Thought Perfect Pratap Nambiar, CEO
Up Your Service! Ron Kaufman, Founder
Venture Republic Martin Roll, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Vocanic Ian Mckee, CEO
Wipro Ltd. Tapan Bhat, Vice President
Zhong Lun Law Liu Feng Liang, Partner
The East-West class mix provides the diversity of perspectives, opinions and most importantly the global network. Also, the schedule and subjects are optimal for the busy global executive who's looking to gain new knowledge and navigate in an increasingly complex world.
Singaporean, Class of 2016
Vice President, Landside Concessions
Changi Airport Group