There are few honours greater and more highly
respected by society than being charged with the command of the Navy’s most
advanced warship: the RSS Supreme. And this is an honour Colonel Jerica Goh
serves with pride, knowing she plays a direct role in safeguarding the
independence and freedom of Singapore - a calling discovered by chance after
her A Levels.
Born and bred in Singapore, NBS alumna Colonel
Jerica is a graduate of the Nanyang Fellows MBA Programme. This is a testament
to the effectiveness of the MBA courses of one of the best business schools in
The MBA Fellows Programme at NBS offered
the right skills she needed
When asked why she chose the Nanyang Fellows
Programme, Colonel Goh told us it was because of the relevant skills in
management and leadership the MBA courses offered. While not directly related
to the Navy, she explained how the course had given her the opportunity to get
a feel for the demand of real-world leadership in live consultancy projects
with real companies.
The school also collaborates closely with
the MIT Sloan School of Management and The Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania. Collaborating with these top universities allows for their
sharing of expertise and knowledge in their focus fields, thus enhancing the
quality of the MBA programmes provided.
Most important of all, the one-year programme
taught her that it was necessary to keep up with the latest developments happening
in the world. The courses she undertook trained her on how to respond
appropriately to such situations with a positive attitude, commitment and
integrity. In an interview with NBS, she said, “Not only did I learn about the workings of the world, the programme allowed me to do a lot of reflections. When working with people, it is important to stick to core values and be authentic.”
Highly-qualified teaching staff of
the MBA Fellows Programme
Colonel Goh also praised the exceptional
teaching staff that make up the faculty of business at NBS. Among her
favourites is Associate Professor Patricia Tan who brought her accounting
lectures to life with her enthusiasm and friendliness, as well as Professor
Hong Hai who did an amazing job of impressing upon her the values and wisdom of
East Asian culture which continue to remain relevant today.
Last but not least, is Professor Lim Chong
Yah, a fatherly figure who freely shared his fascinating experiences while in
the service of the National Wages Council and his insights into the nation’s
Far-reaching cultural diversity at
the MBA Fellows Programme
Together with a predominantly Singaporean student population, the MBA course is attended by students from Australia, Cambodia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, who bring with them an incredible variety of cultural backgrounds and experiences that challenge common perceptions and conventions.
For more information on the MBA
Fellowship Programme offered at NBS, request for a Nanyang
Fellows MBA Programme Brochure. Start an application today.
Source: Interview with Fellows MBA alumna, Col Jerica Goh