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BBA Jaguars Emerge Winners at the 17th Inter University Cross Fire Debate Competition in Dubai

Divya Shishodia and Amartya Majumdar, BBA Students currently studying at the Dubai Campus, emerged winners at 17th Inter University Cross Fire Debate competition conducted by Skyline University College, Sharjah. The debate on "Will Artificial Intelligence surpass Human Intelligence?" was conducted on 28th February.

Topics: SP Jain Global Events, DUBAI

SP Jain Xpressions – Alumni Come Together at the Singapore Campus

On 22nd February, our Singapore campus saw another successful round of SP Jain Xpressions. The speaker for the session was EMBA alumnus Azhar Othman, Regional Managing Director at Enercon Asia Pte Ltd. He spoke on the topic "Mind your Future; Success Starts from the Present".

During the session, Azhar shared how he saved a company that was on the verge of closure and turned it around to a multi-million-dollar business spanning across Asia.

Topics: SP Jain Alumni, Singapore

How E-Commerce Logistics Is Changing Cities - Charles Brewer Speaks at the Singapore Campus

In a very engaging and interactive guest lecture at the Leadership Hall of SP Jain Singapore, the CEO of DHL e-commerce, Charles Brewer held a session with students on “How E-Commerce Logistics is changing cities” on the 22nd of February 2018. He discussed how cities of the future will work differently, and at the heart of their success will be the efficiency urban e-commerce. Initiating the session by talking about the current status of the e-commerce industry in different marketplaces, he gave the students a broader understanding of the power of the e-Commerce industry and its associated future potential growth.

Topics: Visiting Wisdom at SP Jain

Students & Staff Participate in the Annual Spring Reception 2018, Singapore

On 18th February 2018, Students and Staff from SP Jain’s Singapore campus were invited by the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) to join them in the Annual Spring Reception 2018.

The festive event was a great opportunity to expose students to the local Chinese culture, as well as the diversity within the Singapore society. Co-organised with the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC), over 800 guests were invited to the event, including political holders, foreign dignitaries, Chinese community leaders, and youth.

Topics: Global Learning at SP Jain, Singapore

BBA Jaguars visit TATA Power’s Hydro Plant, Lonavala

The BBA Mumbai students got an opportunity to visit Tata Power’s Hydro Plant at Valvan, Lonavala near Mumbai on 17th Feb 2018. The Jaguars were first taken through a session on TATA’s sustainability values and practices by Mr. Vivek Talwar (Chief Sustainability Officer) and other senior management members of the team. The objective of this industrial visit was to create an awareness amongst the new generation about sustainability, innovation, and environmental bio-diversity.  

Topics: Global Learning at SP Jain, Mumbai

BBA Students at Mumbai Organise Inizio – An Intercollegiate Culture Festival

Between 14th-16th February, BBA students at the Mumbai campus organised Inizio – a student driven intercollegiate cultural festival. Students worked tirelessly, spending multiple weeks on planning the events and themes, coordinating and inviting other colleges, managing the operations and creatives, and create an event that truly represented the BBA Jaguars.

Topics: inizio, Global Learning at SP Jain, BBA

India in Dubai - UG Students at Dubai Visit Consulate General of India

Undergraduate students of SP Jain Dubai were invited to the Consulate of India in Dubai on 16th February to share their insights and feedback about their experiences as Indian students in the UAE.

Students met with Sri Vipul, Consul General of India in Dubai. Indian diplomat Vipul, who has taken office in 2017, has previously worked as a joint secretary at the office of India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for the past three years. He had earlier served at India’s diplomatic missions in Cairo, Colombo, and Geneva. In his diplomatic career, he has worked in diverse departments including political and commercial relations, development, disarmament, international security and media.

Topics: Global Learning at SP Jain, Dubai

Supply Chain Challenges in Telecom Industry by Dr. Mirza at Singapore Campus

SP Jain Singapore students had the opportunity to attend an enlightening guest session by Dr. Kamish Mirza, Head of Supply Chain Management, Asia Pacific region for Ericsson Telecommunications Pte Ltd. on the 15th of February. The focus of the discussion mainly revolved around how innovation is affecting the supply chain. Talking about the basics of the supply chain, Dr. Mirza also explained Ericsson and its complexity in detail. Moreover, students got a brief understanding of the Internet of Things and supply chain opportunities and challenges.

Topics: Visiting Wisdom at SP Jain

BBA Jaguars Ace the Entrepreneurial Pitch at Seaside Startup Summit, Ras Al-Khaimah

In its first edition of the Seaside Startup Summit in Ras Al Khaimah, our 2nd year Undergraduate BBA students aced a competition by winning $4000 for their social entrepreneurial pitch held from 8th to 12th February 2018. Among 70 other teams at Startup Tech Weekend (25th – 27th January 2018) our students – Tanushree Kumar, Saras Sachdev, Riya Shukla and Sahaj Chopra (Team Ligaro) were among the top 5 teams. They pitched to 50 investors and 300 venture capitalists at a more private meeting in a largest outdoor startup event in the UAE.

Topics: Global Learning at SP Jain, Dubai

Understanding Supply Chain at Woolworths – Michael Livingstone Speaks at the Sydney Campus

Global Logistics and Supply Chain students at our Sydney campus had an opportunity to interact with Michael Livingstone, one of Woolworths’ Supply Chain & Logistics experts on 11th February 2018.

Supply Chain and Logistics at Woolworths is one of the one of the most complicated systems in Australia. As Australia’s top supermarket, it encounters all sorts of challenges.

Postgraduate Students at Singapore Participate in a Fintech Workshop

On 11th February 2018, Mr. Vikram Pandya (Director – Fintech Program) conducted a 4-hour workshop in Fintech and Blockchain for our MGB & Global MBA Students at the Singapore Campus.

Public Speaking Internal Club Contest – SPJ Toastmasters Club, Dubai

The S P Jain Toastmasters Club in Dubai hosted its first Public Speaking Internal Club Contest of the year on 10th Feb 2018.

The event was attended by passionate participants from EMBA and BBA. “It was wonderful to witness the Toastmasters Speech Contest and I think it went much further than the Judging Guide set by Toastmasters International,” noted a Senior Executive in the audience.

Dean Gary supported and cheered on the participants as ever, and congratulated the winners. The event concluded with everyone enjoying pizzas. “Toastmasters continues to grow from strength to strength and Parmita continues to lead from the front,” said Dr Gary.

Topics: EMBA, Toastmasters

Postgraduate Students Attend a Workshop with Amazon Web Services, Singapore

On 8th February, a team from Amazon Web Services (AWS) visited our Singapore Campus to speak with our MGB and GMBA students sharing the latest technology, industry trends, and job roles. The workshop brought SP Jain a step closer to building a stronger technology-led business curriculum.

Topics: Visiting Wisdom at SP Jain

SPJ Alumni Mixer – Postgraduate Students Interact with the Alumni at Singapore

A group of passionate alumni joined us at the Singapore Campus on 8th February, for the SP Jain Alumni Mixer. Sharing real insights into the changing career market and the potential in the industry they currently represent, the alumni shared their study and work experiences with our current MGB and Global MBA students. The discussions delved into various topics including Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain, and Technology.

Topics: SP Jain Alumni, Singapore

Commercial and Business Banking Landscape in the UAE – Visiting Wisdom, Dubai

As part of the Visiting Wisdom session at our Dubai Campus, Suresh Lalwani (Head of Expatriate Segment - Business Banking, RAKBANK) addressed the SP Jain students on 7th February. He spoke about the banking system in UAE with special reference to Lending and how banks are transforming with changing market conditions.

Topics: Visiting Wisdom at SP Jain, Dubai

Ms. Beatriz Atienza Addresses SP Jain Dubai on Supply Chain Process

Amidst the spirited gathering at one of the top B-schools in the world, SP Jain School of Global Management recently has had the honor to host an eccentric guest lecturer at our Dubai Campus - Ms. Beatriz Atienza. An event, which goes by the name 'Visiting Wisdom' saw the inspiring personality addressing the students about "Interpersonal Relations Management with the Supply Chain Process". Ms. Atienza took us through the challenges that her 12 years professional journey posed in front of her and how she overcame them. She gave us an insight of overall corporate work environment. Something which inspired me the most was when she told us about her tenure with vivid corporate giants, including Henkel, Ford Motor Co., Mazda Motor in different nations. Dominating a male-dominated gamut, she accepted the difficulties and broke all the regional and linguistic challenges.

Topics: Visiting Wisdom at SP Jain

Rashmee Raghu, MGB 2017 Alumnus, Speaks with Students at the Dubai Campus

On 6th February, our Dubai campus organized a guest lecture for the Postgraduate students by Rashmee Raghu (MGB Class of 2017). Rashmee is currently working as a Supply Chain Executive with WJ Towell & Co. LLC at Enhance UAE.

During her talk, Rashmee shared her personal experience while studying at SP Jain, giving an insight into what one should aim for without getting distracted. She reiterated the importance of learning in class, since the students at SP Jain get access to some of the best faculty members and peers.

Topics: SP Jain Alumni, Visiting Wisdom at SP Jain

Guest Session with Mr. Paresh Kotecha on Commodity Markets and Opportunities at Dubai

On 6th February 2018, the final year BEC students had a dynamic and experienced commodity specialist visit them as part of their International Financial Market class. Mr. Paresh Kotecha, Chairman and Managing Director of Richcomm Global Services, shared his wealth of experience bridging derivatives and physical grains and oil seeds complex globally with several multinational trading houses and as an independent global trader. Richcomm Global Services is a Dubai-based international commodity services enterprise, registered with the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and a shareholder of Timeless Asset Management. He is also the Managing Director of S&P Group Financial Services South Africa and an investment advisor to Almagest SICAV.

Topics: Visiting Wisdom at SP Jain, Dubai

Cycling Across the East Coast Parkway - Alumni Community comes together at Singapore

Why cycle alone, when you can do it together ?

On 3rd February 2018, The SP Jain Alumni Sports Committee organised a cycling event for the Alumni based in Singapore, where they came together with families at the East Coast Parkway. The aim of this get-together was to catch up with fellow Alumni and stay fit at the same time.

Topics: SP Jain Alumni

BBA Jaguars visit Ski Dubai

Only in Dubai can our jaguars experience snow and the desert!
On 2nd February 2018, the Undergraduate students at the Dubai Campus went to Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters of indoor ski area. Ski Dubai is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest shopping malls in the world.

Topics: Global Learning at SP Jain, Dubai

BEC Junior Senior Mixer: Getting to Know Each Other with Pizza

On 1st February 2018, the second and final year Bachelor of Economics students had a Junior-Senior Mixer at Russo’s New York Pizzeria. The two cohorts got to know each other, shared their experiences from their first year in Singapore, and exchanged life-hacks for living in Dubai. The Head Chef and staff at Russo’s Pizzas shared the story behind the eatery as each student began to create their version of the iconic Russo pizza.

After learning the history of the pizzeria and the basic New York-style pizza, students were given ingredients and equipment to make their pizzas with basic instructive guidelines from the Chef. Students went from creating basic Cheese Margarita to stuffed cheese crusts with pepperoni and all the works.

Topics: Global Learning at SP Jain, Dubai