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Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2019-2020, Singapore Management University Jan 2021

Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2019-2020, Singapore Management University

SMU Corporate Reports

We all knew that 2020 would be an extraordinary year for the Lee Kong Chian School of Business. It marks our 20th anniversary of our first entering cohort of undergraduates! What no one imagined was that this year would also be extraordinary because of the global pandemic. Despite it being a challenging year, it is safe to say that we have come through the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in reasonably good shape.


Digitalisation Of Smes In Singapore: An Institute Of Higher Learning-Enterprise Partnership Model, Benjamin Huan Zhou Lee, Gary Pan May 2020

Digitalisation Of Smes In Singapore: An Institute Of Higher Learning-Enterprise Partnership Model, Benjamin Huan Zhou Lee, Gary Pan

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

An SME had commissioned a team of five accounting students to develop a forecasting model using analytics. The student team was from the Accounting Analytics Capstone (SMU-X) course offered by the School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University (SMU), in January 2018. For this project, the student-consultants applied their knowledge of accounting data and analytics, combining it with a multidisciplinary approach to solve real-world complex financial analytical problems that have real-time consequences.


Apply Liberally: Towards A Model Of Liberal Management Education, Howard Thomas Feb 2020

Apply Liberally: Towards A Model Of Liberal Management Education, Howard Thomas

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Howard Thomas argues the case for integrating the liberal arts into management education so that the existing curricula emphasis on technological and analytical acumen is balanced with skills of critical thinking and ethical intelligence necessary for managerial judgment.


Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2018-2019, Singapore Management University Jan 2020

Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2018-2019, Singapore Management University

SMU Corporate Reports

It’s been my privilege and honour to serve as your Dean for the past five years. As I complete five years, it offers an opportunity to reflect on our collective accomplishments to becoming a leading business school in Asia. I am delighted to report that the Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) has continued its trajectory of growth and impact. Whether it is in our programmes, in our research, or in our engagement with industry, LKCSB shines brighter than ever.


Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2017-2018, Singapore Management University Jan 2019

Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2017-2018, Singapore Management University

SMU Corporate Reports

I am happy to report that our faculty and staff have eagerly stepped up for this challenge to become Asia's best business school ! Let me take the opportunity to highlight a few initiatives: Delivering innovative, transformative learning experiences; creating opportunities for research with impact; and cultivating and deepening our Asian partnerships.


Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2016-2017, Singapore Management University Jan 2018

Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2016-2017, Singapore Management University

SMU Corporate Reports

The Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) is the founding school of Singapore Management University (SMU), and is now in its 17th year. With nearly 4,000 students, the business school remains the largest school at SMU and also its flagship programme. It is the youngest business school to be featured in the Financial Times Global Top 50 for the quality of its teaching programmes. It is also the youngest to appear in the Global Top 50 for research productivity of its faculty in the University of Texas (UT) Dallas rankings. For a school founded in the new millennium ...


Speaking Out & Speaking Up: Xinjiao Perspectives, Eng Fong Pang, Arnoud De Meyer Jan 2017

Speaking Out & Speaking Up: Xinjiao Perspectives, Eng Fong Pang, Arnoud De Meyer

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Contents: A Singaporean in Xinjiang by Wong Ee Vin; Sex for Sale and Second Wives by Xue Jiarong; Singapore Families: Mixed Salad or New Rojak? by Darren Lim; Singaporean-Burmese, Burmese-Singaporean or Both? by In Jin Zaw; Foreign Workers: Seen but not Heard by Mohammad Muzhaffar & Rohith Misir; Wheel You Ride? by Khew Pei Xuan; Gaelic Kallang Roar by Kate Whyte; Gaming Virtual Reality, Seriously by Lin Junkang & Low Kai Loon; Cyber Vigilantes: Mobs or Cops? by Timothy Lim & Hermanth Kumar; Online Dating: Waiting for the Stars to Align by Alex Cherucheril & Muhammed Ismail; Tying the Knot, for Better or Worse? by Emilyn Phang & Hollie Dawson; The Poor in Singapore: Whose Fault ...


Making Sense Of Life @ / & Smu: A Partial Guide For The Clueless, Eng Fong Pang Jan 2017

Making Sense Of Life @ / & Smu: A Partial Guide For The Clueless, Eng Fong Pang

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This volume provides unexpectedly heartwarming and heartbreaking insights into the interior lives and thoughts of SMU business graduates. It is both a paean to and an indictment of Singapore’s education system and its excessively powerful formative impact on individual lives, family relationships, and Singapore society as a whole. The youthful contributors overwhelmingly accept life aspirations imposed by the expectations of family, society and self, which they themselves recognise are uniform and limiting. Their intensely personal reflections, unleavened by humour, lay bare the contradictory liberating and homogenising effects of an undergraduate business education (not peculiar to SMU or Singapore only ...


Smu Is First Asian University To Offer Master’S Degree Accredited By International Professional Hr Body Cipd, Singapore Management University Nov 2016

Smu Is First Asian University To Offer Master’S Degree Accredited By International Professional Hr Body Cipd, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

The Singapore Management University (SMU) has become the first university in Asia to offer a master’s degree accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). SMU joins prestigious universities such as the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Kings College London to deliver the CIPD’s premier level accredited qualifications. SMU’s Master of Human Capital Leadership (MHCL) has been designed in partnership with the CIPD, the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI), and the Wharton Centre for Human Resources (USA), resulting in a market-leading study programme that provides unparalleled professional qualifications, business acumen and ...


Smu Enhances Curriculum And Expands Offering To Prepare Undergraduates For The Digital Age, Singapore Management University Oct 2016

Smu Enhances Curriculum And Expands Offering To Prepare Undergraduates For The Digital Age, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

Demand for infocomm professionals in Singapore is outpacing supply with 30,000 new infocomm jobs expected by 2020. The Infocomm Media 2025 masterplan has identified salient trends that are significant for the next decade, these include Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things and Cybersecurity. The masterplan also highlighted future key infocomm job areas: Software Development, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, and Network Infrastructure. In response to these industry trends and demand, SMU has strengthened its undergraduate curriculum in three schools to contribute to the 'future-proofing' of Singapore. The School of Information Systems (SIS) has revised its undergraduate curriculum in response to changes ...


Designing An Accounting Analytics Course Using Experiential Learning Approach, Pan, Gary, Shankararaman, Venky, Poh Sun Seow, Gan Hup Tan Jul 2016

Designing An Accounting Analytics Course Using Experiential Learning Approach, Pan, Gary, Shankararaman, Venky, Poh Sun Seow, Gan Hup Tan

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

This paper describes an undergraduate accounting analytics course which was delivered based on an experiential learning approach. This accounting analytics course is timely as, with the proliferation of Big Data, several accounting professional bodies have highlighted the importance of developing analytical skills among accounting graduates. The experiential learning approach was adopted because there is a need to equip students with future work skills so as to tackle increasingly complex problems. The professors collaborate with external partners to design a course which combines theory with experiential learning through heavy use of projects involving real world problems. Students rated the course favourably ...


Growing The Impact Of Management Education And Scholarship, Laurent Batsch, Thomas Bieger, Arnoud De Meyer, Sriven Naidu, Arnaud Raynouard, Dorte Salskov-Iversen, Flavio Vasconcelos Jan 2016

Growing The Impact Of Management Education And Scholarship, Laurent Batsch, Thomas Bieger, Arnoud De Meyer, Sriven Naidu, Arnaud Raynouard, Dorte Salskov-Iversen, Flavio Vasconcelos

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Management is not only taught in business schools. For more than 100 years it has been taught by a special type of university that is 'more than a business school'. An international group of university leaders trace the emergence, role and future contributions of 'universities for business and management'.


Impact Of Technology On Learning And Scholarship, And The New Learning Paradigm, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer Jan 2016

Impact Of Technology On Learning And Scholarship, And The New Learning Paradigm, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Recently I took on the challenge of teaching a course to Undergraduate students at Singapore Management University. It had been more than 20 years since I had taught any Undergraduates, having spent most of my career at Graduate Business Schools. I did it partially because many of my younger colleagues had told me that teaching had changed tremendously. Deep down I may have felt that I was perhaps a little out of touch with what happened inside and, as I would soon discover, outside our classrooms. I was indeed intrigued by the experience. When I entered the classroom for my ...


Singapore Accounting Professors Receive International Honour For Innovative Teaching, Singapore Management University Sep 2015

Singapore Accounting Professors Receive International Honour For Innovative Teaching, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

Seow Poh Sun, Associate Professor of Accounting (Education) and Associate Dean (Teaching and Curriculum) and senior lecturer Wong Suay Peng of the School of Accountancy at Singapore Management University recently were honoured with the 2015 Innovation in Accounting Education Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA). The award, sponsored by the Ernst & Young Foundation, was given to Prof Seow and Ms Wong in recognition of their outstanding achievement in innovative teaching in the use of a mobile game app. Their work "Accounting Challenge: Mobile-Gaming App for Learning Accounting" is the first mobile-gaming app developed for teaching financial accounting. It aims ...


Gamification To Engage Students In Higher Education, Jayarani Tan, Nachamma Sockalingam Sep 2015

Gamification To Engage Students In Higher Education, Jayarani Tan, Nachamma Sockalingam

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

According to the 2014 Horizon report, gamification is a significant development in higher education. Gamification refers to the application of gaming mechanics in non-gaming contexts such as education to increase participants’ engagement. Given that gamification in higher education is still nascent, there is a lack of literature on this. This paper attempts to narrow this gap by documenting the use of gamification in the teaching of a foundational course called “Leadership and Team Building (LTB)”, from the LKC School of Business at Singapore Management University. The objective of introducing gamification was to engage students in learning beyond the classroom, in ...


Smu Bags Two Global Award Wins In Efmd Case Writing Competition, Singapore Management University Jun 2015

Smu Bags Two Global Award Wins In Efmd Case Writing Competition, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

Singapore Management University (SMU) has won first place in two categories of the 2014 EFMD Case Writing Competition, organised by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). It is one of the first and biggest wins ever by a Singaporean educational institution in this worldwide case writing competition. SMU winning cases are: Jungle Beer: An Entrepreneur's Journey and Gillette’s "Shave India Movement": Razor Sharp against the Stubble.


Smu Names Next Dean For School Of Accountancy: Professor Cheng Qiang Appointed To Head Soa, Singapore Management University Apr 2015

Smu Names Next Dean For School Of Accountancy: Professor Cheng Qiang Appointed To Head Soa, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

The Singapore Management University (SMU) has announced today that SMU Professor of Accounting Cheng Qiang has been selected as the next dean of the SMU School of Accountancy (SoA). Prof Cheng who is currently the Associate Dean for Research, will assume the role from July 1, 2015. Prof Cheng, 42, will be the youngest dean in the university’s history. After an extensive global search that included open meetings with SMU Deans, SoA faculty, staff and Advisory Board members, SMU Provost and Deputy President (Academic Affairs) Professor Rajendra K Srivastava is pleased to recommend Prof Cheng as the new dean ...


Daringly Different: The Making Of The Singapore Management University, Kevin Y. L. Tan Feb 2015

Daringly Different: The Making Of The Singapore Management University, Kevin Y. L. Tan

Oral History Collection

This is a book about the founding and early years of Asia’s first university in the 21st century - the Singapore Management University or SMU. It provides a background to tertiary education in Singapore to set the scene and offer the reader a glimpse of the landscape in which the remarkable changes leading to SMU’s establishment, and ramifications flowing therefrom, took place. So many of the key actors who were intimately connected to this grand story are still around and actively engaged in the life of SMU, and thus the book benefitted greatly from first-hand interviews with a number ...


Within & Without: Singapore In The World; The World In Singapore, Eng Fong Pang, Arnoud De Meyer Jan 2015

Within & Without: Singapore In The World; The World In Singapore, Eng Fong Pang, Arnoud De Meyer

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Contents: We, the Citizens of Singapore by Priscilla Chia, Trenton James Riggs; Birth of a Nation: Ways of Celebrating by Celine Alexandra Fogde, Diana Khanh Nguyen, Paul Antoine Victor, Shu Chong Chen, Teo Yi Heng; Building Cross-cultural Bridges by Vani Shriya, Timoteo Marra, Svenja Nicole Schulte, Seow Guan Wen, Niklas Miro Utrobicic; Faces and Facets of Singapore by Felix Brockerhoff, Elizabeth Fong Lin, Kevin Ng Boon Kiat, Racheal Wong Shu Yi, Tam Zhi Yang; Missing the Forest for the (Super) Trees by Nick Chiam Zhi Wen, Teo Yi Heng; Singapore: The Country Where You Cannot Chew Gum? by Felix Brockerhoff ...


New Dean To Helm Smu Lee Kong Chian School Of Business: Smu Appoints Professor Gerard George As New Business School Dean From 2015, Singapore Management University Sep 2014

New Dean To Helm Smu Lee Kong Chian School Of Business: Smu Appoints Professor Gerard George As New Business School Dean From 2015, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

The Singapore Management University (SMU) has appointed Professor Gerard George from the Imperial College London as Dean of the SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business from 1 January 2015 for a five-year term.

A Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Professor Gerard George is currently Deputy Dean of Imperial College Business School and the Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre. The Centre facilitates Imperial College London's strategic commitments in India for joint research initiatives and educational programmes in innovation and entrepreneurship. He also serves as the International Dean of BML Munjal University, an innovative new university mentored by Imperial ...


Smu In Partnership With Tax Academy Of Singapore Launches New Centre For Excellence In Taxation, Singapore Management University Aug 2014

Smu In Partnership With Tax Academy Of Singapore Launches New Centre For Excellence In Taxation, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

In collaboration with the Tax Academy of Singapore, and with the support of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, the Singapore Management University has launched the SMU-TA Centre for Excellence in Taxation (SMU-TA CET) today. The SMU-TA CET represents a major new initiative in research addressing international and regional tax issues and taxation policies. It is the first research centre of its kind in Singapore. The aim of the Centre is to produce highly robust research in international and regional tax issues for policy-development and engagement of the international tax community.


Implementing Liberal Management Education Through The Lens Of The Other, Thomas Estad, Stefano Harney, Howard Thomas May 2014

Implementing Liberal Management Education Through The Lens Of The Other, Thomas Estad, Stefano Harney, Howard Thomas

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The purpose of this paper is to explore the prerequisite conditions for implementing a liberal management education and for fostering ethical students using examples from the core curriculum at Singapore Management University (SMU). Beginning with a reading of the Carnegie Foundation's Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: liberal learning for the professions (2011), the paper examines the contribution and limits of the findings and recommendations before discussing the place of the liberal arts in the modern university and describing a case study of liberal management education in process at SMU. It concludes with a reading of the work of Emmanuel Levinas ...


Sutd And Smu Jointly Launch Inaugural Undergraduate Dual Degree Programme In Technology, Design And Management, Singapore Management University Feb 2014

Sutd And Smu Jointly Launch Inaugural Undergraduate Dual Degree Programme In Technology, Design And Management, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

This May, the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and the Singapore Management University (SMU) will admit the first batch of dual degree undergraduate students. Up to 45 top achievers will have the unprecedented opportunity to pursue an engineering degree from SUTD and a business management degree from SMU concurrently. The four-year programme, aimed at producing graduates who will be highly effective in an increasingly complex globalised world, will prepare students to be technology and management-grounded leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Students will spend time at both campuses, and will take SUTD and SMU courses from the first academic year ...


Singapore Management University Launches Financial It Academy @Smu To Train It Professionals In The Financial Services Industry, Singapore Management University Oct 2013

Singapore Management University Launches Financial It Academy @Smu To Train It Professionals In The Financial Services Industry, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

Singapore Management University (SMU) has launched the first-of-its-kind academy in Singapore to provide training programmes targeted at the financial services IT segment. The Financial IT Academy @SMU (FITA) will equip financial sector IT professionals with enhanced IT capabilities that are critical to the growth of banking and financial services in Singapore, and also with the essential knowledge of the business needs and processes of financial institutions so that business and IT initiatives can be more effectively integrated for competitive advantage.


Smu Launches Southeast Asia’S First Regional Institute Focused On Family Businesses, Singapore Management University Mar 2013

Smu Launches Southeast Asia’S First Regional Institute Focused On Family Businesses, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

The Singapore Management University (SMU) today launched Southeast Asia’s first regional institute set up specifically to serve the needs of business families in this part of the world. The Business Families Institute, or BFI@SMU, will be an educational, engagement and research platform to bring together business families in Asia. SMU will leverage on the vast experience of faculty who have worked closely with business families and thus understand their strengths and challenges, as well as the University’s strong expertise in business and management, to help them deal with business family-specific issues such as family ownership, business succession ...


Evaluating The Blending Of An E-Learning Module Into A Knowledge Management Course: A Case Study From The Singapore Management University (Smu), Thomas Menkhoff, Tze Yian Thang, Yue Kee Wong Jan 2011

Evaluating The Blending Of An E-Learning Module Into A Knowledge Management Course: A Case Study From The Singapore Management University (Smu), Thomas Menkhoff, Tze Yian Thang, Yue Kee Wong

Thomas MENKHOFF

In 2005, the authors of this essay led the development and launch of SMU’s (Singapore Management University) first e-learning package on ‘Knowledge Management’. The package is aimed at supporting SMU’s mission to be committed to an interactive, participative and technologically-enabled learning experience. Since its inception in 2000, SMU’s educational and administrative practices are modelled after American institutions, in particular the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. To support SMU’s unique pedagogy, wireless technology for mobile computing is a central feature at SMU. Against this background, the paper features a self-critical and reflective case study of ...


Learning Outcomes For A Business Information Systems Undergraduate Program, Joelle Elmaleh, Steven Miller, Paul S. Goodman Aug 2008

Learning Outcomes For A Business Information Systems Undergraduate Program, Joelle Elmaleh, Steven Miller, Paul S. Goodman

Research Collection School Of Computing and Information Systems

We present a learning outcomes framework for an Information Systems (IS) undergraduate program. This framework includes a supporting software application that goes beyond any other attempt reported to date to integrate learning outcomes into program-wide and course-wide curriculum development, ongoing curriculum redesign, and student learning support. The Learning Outcomes Management System (LOMS) described here is a first-of-a-kind information system created as part of implementing a program-wide learning outcomes framework in a university setting. Our learning outcomes framework is distinct in that 1) it is based on a three-level hierarchically structured definition of learning outcomes that consistently apply to both the ...


Evaluating The Blending Of An E-Learning Module Into A Knowledge Management Course: A Case Study From The Singapore Management University (Smu), Thomas Menkhoff, Tze Yian Thang, Yue Kee Wong Sep 2007

Evaluating The Blending Of An E-Learning Module Into A Knowledge Management Course: A Case Study From The Singapore Management University (Smu), Thomas Menkhoff, Tze Yian Thang, Yue Kee Wong

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

In 2005, the authors of this essay led the development and launch of SMU’s (Singapore Management University) first e-learning package on ‘Knowledge Management’. The package is aimed at supporting SMU’s mission to be committed to an interactive, participative and technologically-enabled learning experience. Since its inception in 2000, SMU’s educational and administrative practices are modelled after American institutions, in particular the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. To support SMU’s unique pedagogy, wireless technology for mobile computing is a central feature at SMU. Against this background, the paper features a self-critical and reflective case study of ...


The Impact Of Peer-Helper Program On Peer Helpers: Some Preliminary Findings, Yip Wei, Gilbert Tan, Timothy Hsi Jun 2007

The Impact Of Peer-Helper Program On Peer Helpers: Some Preliminary Findings, Yip Wei, Gilbert Tan, Timothy Hsi

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The Singapore Management University (SMU) initiated a peer helping program in January 2004 for the purpose of having the helpers act as a “bridge” between the University counseling service and the student community. Over the years, the peer helping program has broadened to include wellness education in addition to providing peer counseling, mentoring and mediation services for the student community. Although most of the students who volunteered for the program have demonstrated strong intrinsic desires to assist and to help others, the writers of this paper are of the opinion that the benefits of peer helping extends to both the ...


Using Community Service Projects To Teach Leadership And Team-Building: Theoretical Foundations, Students' Reactions And Practical Considerations, Gilbert Tan Dec 2005

Using Community Service Projects To Teach Leadership And Team-Building: Theoretical Foundations, Students' Reactions And Practical Considerations, Gilbert Tan

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This paper discusses the theoretical foundations of utilizing Community Service Project (CSP) or service-learning to teach Leadership and Team-Building. It examines the students’ reactions to this innovative method of instruction. This is done through conducting a content analysis of students’ learning journals, in which students reflect on their CSP learning experiences. Two themes emerged from the data: (a) variety of learning experiences, and (b) impact of CSP experience. The data suggested that students derived a variety of learning experiences from the CSP. In addition, there were attitudinal and learning impacts associated with the CSP experiences. The paper also outlines some ...