National University Hospital (NUH)
Programme: Master of Business Administration
What is this programme about?
Internationally accredited by AMBA and EQUIS, the Nottingham MBA is specially structured for today’s aspiring managers with the potential for senior positions and with the ability to take on the emerging knowledge-based economy. The MBA courses are taught by Nottingham faculty in short intensive blocks in Singapore.
Singapore MBA students may take up to two modules in either the UK or Malaysia without additional programme fees. Nottingham also regularly organises international business study tours for MBA students at an additional fee.
Why did you decide to pursue an MBA?
I have been working at the National University Hospital (NUH) department Operations and Admin for a few years. After a few years into the job, I felt it was timely to further my education and to develop myself professionally. When I initially registered for The University of Nottingham MBA at PSB Academy, it was to be self-funded. Subsequently, I found out that NUH offers education sponsorship. With the encouragement from my supervisor, I applied and was happy to receive the award.
How did the MBA help in your career?
I made attempts to relate all my coursework back to healthcare for the direct and immediate application. For my graduation thesis, I infused Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into the healthcare performance indicators for hospitals. Surprisingly, I was awarded the “Best Management Project” by The University of Nottingham! So, yes, there are definitely useful applications.
What are some of the important takeaways from the programme.
I love the interactive sessions with lecturers and classmates of this MBA programme. Friendships were forged, and the lessons I learnt from both lecturers and classmates were priceless.
The PSB Academy’s Overseas Community Involvement Programme (OCIP) to Cambodia is one highlight that I remember. We travelled to Siem Reap to conduct lessons for children from underprivileged areas. The trip was open to full-time students, and yet I was in a parttime course. Nevertheless, I made it to the OCIP trip
What is your favourite quote?
“Education is not preparation for life, but a part of life – a continuous part” by Henry Ford