Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Hi, there!

I returned to the Philippines from the NUS MBA in 19__ (gosh! that was a long time ago!) and, believe me, I always reminisce those good ol' days whenever there's mention of Singapore or of NUS. This 'homesickness' is on the rise currently, especially as another NUS MBA Fair gets prepared here in Manila.

The 'life changes' are basically on 3 fronts:
1) The NUS MBA has made me quite 'culturally adept' and thus has given me the necessary social and people skills which I don't think I possessed prior to joining the Program. These came in handy when, on coming back to my own Faculty of Business in U.P., I got the assignment of being 'College Secretary' (which means the overall in-charge of students, teaching staff, building, etc.). Whew! How would I have been able to manage all that without the 'juggling skills' the NUS MBA had provided me with?
2) The NUS MBA definitely made me "integrative" in approach and mental processes. What I mean is I became inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary in thinking and in approach ever since I got back. For example, in an international student research congress that I've gotten involved with since I got back, my friends have always wondered how I could 'see' the themes/topics from the perspectives of the various disciplines. Well, I could only credit it to my NUS MBA training.
3) I definitely became a more communicative and more 'GLOBAL' person (i.e., a 'person for all persons/places') since I got back. I mean, you can throw in a person from the NUS MBA Program into anything anytime, and he/she can do it! Sounds big-time? Well, I'm serious.

So, join me in getting to know (if you haven't yet) and applying to the NUS MBA program...NOW!

For all those looking to a great MBA in Asia (with a global touch), see you at the NUS MBA Fair at the Manila Mandarin this October 20th... and see you at the National University of Singapore!!!

Warmest Greetings to All,


Aliza said...

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed & was very pleased taking part in the Oct. 20 MBA Fair at Mandarin Oriental Manila! (This was despite the unfortunate bombing incident at nearby Makati Glorietta the previous afternoon,
which we hope did not adversely affect our NUS guests.)

There was an average of 70-80 attendees at the MBA-related activities/talks, mostly made up of U.P., Ateneo & LaSalle grads. We shall follow up on their applications within the next few

Although the attendees for EMBA and UCLA-NUS were few, two nice Filipino alumni --Rosario and Francisco-- came for the UCLA-NUS orientation!

I'm sorry, though, that I didn't see my UPMBA students attending Prof. Andrew's talk, but part of the crowd of the morning as well as new attendees of the
afternoon session were around & ENJOYED TREMENDOUSLY his Lecture (I was one of them!) on 'Acquisition Strategy & Corporate Success' .

Meanwhile, good luck for the Tokyo, Japan MBA Fair this November! My classmate, Tetsuya Fujimoto, will receive the NUS people for the Tokyo Fair.

Kudos to our colleagues at NUS!
Viva NUS MBA Program!


Aliza said...


NUS MBA Programme Briefing
Makati Shangri-la Hotel,
Makati City, Metro Manila
25 October 2008

I’d like to thank everyone who came to our NUS MBA Programme Briefing Saturday, 25 October 2008, at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel!

We had a grand time showcasing the NUS MBA Programme along with the many other course offerings by the NUS Business School. I was happy to have met Mr Edwin Lim of the NUS MBA Programme Office as well as Richard Que (our Pinoy mainstay at the NUS MBA Programme Office and, since July this year, a student of the NUS MBA). I was also glad to see Chester Sing (from Ateneo; NUS MBA Class of 2006) who helped me tackle questions addressed to NUS MBA Alumni.

See you at the next NUS MBA Briefing on Nov. 29, 2008, 13.00 - 17.00, again at the Makati Shangri-la!

Aliza Racelis