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3 DEAN S MESSAGE ABOUT NUS BUSINESS SCHOOL For more than 45 years, NUS Business School has offered rigorous, relevant and rewarding business education. The school remains distinctive among the world s leading business schools by offering the best of global knowledge with deep Asian insights, preparing students to lead Asian businesses to the forefront of the world economy and help global businesses succeed in Asia. Today, the school continues to attract a diversity of smart and talented students to its broad portfolio of academic programmes, including BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, MSc and PhD programmes. The school has a distinguished international faculty educated in renowned universities including Harvard, Wharton, MIT, Oxford and many others. Known for their research quality and great teaching, our faculty members are committed to providing students a top-rate business education. As part of the National University of Singapore, a top globally-ranked university, NUS Business School shares the university s global reputation for academic excellence in education, research and service. With NUS being a comprehensive university with disciplines in medicine, architecture, engineering, computing, law, social sciences, and more, we are in a unique position to leverage the breadth and depth of the university, including accessing a vast and highly diverse student body of over 33,000 students on campus and a global network of over 177,000 alumni. Located in Singapore, the heart of Asia, and as part of the National University of Singapore, NUS Business School is the ideal place for outstanding scholars to pursue their passion and create knowledge with impact. The University is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities globally, with the Business School ranked one of the top 50 worldwide for research output and among the best in Asia. The centre of gravity of the world economy is shifting eastwards. There are many business challenges requiring investigation and the impact of our research will be felt far and wide by business communities and academics. As a doctoral student, you will be working in an environment of intellectual intensity with over 130 faculty members who graduated from leading universities all over the world and who conduct cutting-edge research. The research support we provide for our PhD students is on a par with the best in the world and we have close connections with many internationallyrenowned researchers around the world. You will also be able to access the extensive resources of the National University of Singapore, as well as participate in the research networks both within and outside the University. As Dean, I encourage you to take up the challenge, dive into our research environment and come up with breakthrough insights that will excite the academic and business communities, and make a difference to the whole of Singapore, Asia, and beyond. Sincerely yours, Professor Bernard Yeung Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor NUS Business School 01 02

4 OUR PROGRAMME NUS Business School offers a rigorous Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme in selected areas of business administration. The programme is designed for local and international students who are keen on becoming management scholars and pursuing an academic career. We aim to develop scholars who are skilled researchers, excellent teachers, effective collaborators, and knowledgeable service providers who can address the professional needs of industry. In particular, our programme provides research training in a subject area through independent investigations, study and experiment, culminating in the preparation of a thesis. Students are also required to complete appropriate courses that will arm them with essential knowledge and methodological skills. PhD in Management We prepare our students to understand the world of business and organisations at a more fundamental level, generate ideas for the future, and impart this new body of knowledge. Our students are encouraged to reflect on the principles and tools that they were taught, and ask why something works the way it does. By methodical study and analysis, they address important research questions and generate new knowledge that ultimately benefits practicing managers. We also provide numerous opportunities for students to develop their communication skills, as knowledge dissemination is critical to knowledge development in business. Business research is eclectic and draws on a number of disciplines such as psychology, sociology, economics, political science, statistics, mathematics, and computer science. Hence, our programme offers a wide variety of courses within the business school and NUS to furnish a firm conceptual and methodology foundation for our PhD students. Gu Qian (China) PhD student Department of Strategy & Policy You are wrong if you think PhD life is just another word for dullness. The ride can be arduous, but it will certainly serve you well with sparkles of intellectual enlightenment. Embark on the PhD journey and you will be pleasantly surprised. OUR RESEARCH NUS Business School has a vibrant research culture, and backs this with solid funding support and a conducive research environment. Our faculty members publish regularly in leading journals and conference proceedings in their respective fields. They also hold editorial positions in leading journals. The school also has four research centres supporting specific research programmes in governance, institutions and organizations; social entrepreneurship and philanthropy; asset management and strategic leadership. The school comprises six academic departments each with its own areas of research interests and specializations: Accounting, Decision Sciences, Finance, Management & Organisation, Marketing, and Strategy & Policy. Department of Accounting The department was set up in November 2007 to oversee the NUS BBA (Accountancy) programme, a professional degree programme that is accredited by CPA (Australia) and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) of Singapore. Prior to this, it was part of the Department of Finance & Accounting. Currently, the department has 20 full-time faculty members who hold doctoral degrees from reputable universities across the world. Faculty have publications in leading journals such as the Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Research and Journal of Accounting & Economics. The department regularly invites reputable speakers to visit and present seminars here. Faculty members in our Department of Accounting focus their research on financial reporting and corporate governance. More specifically, they have published on the effects of analyst recommendations, earnings management, as well as on the impact of earnings forecasts and surprises on stock prices. Department of Decision Sciences This multi-disciplinary department has 19 full-time faculty members who hold PhDs from top business schools such as Cornell, INSEAD, MIT, Northwestern, University of California, Berkeley and others. Faculty members are up-to-date in both academic research and applied business consulting projects. They focus their research on logistics, operations management, supply chain management, statistics, applied probability and optimization. In particular, they employ various analytical techniques such as mathematical programming, simulation, and applied probability to study a variety of problems, including optimization, inventory control, and scheduling. Their research has been applied in such contexts as cargo handling, manufacturing process design, and hospital bed utilization. Faculty members are currently serving on editorial boards of major academic journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, etc. Their research has been published in highly distinguished journals including Management Science, Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Advances in Applied Probability, Annals of Applied Probability, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Management Information Systems, etc

5 Department of Finance Faculty members of our Department of Finance focus their research on investment management and corporate finance. Using economic theories as well as advanced statistical techniques, they have published in such areas as capital markets, banking, corporate governance and entrepreneurship. They have made important contributions in many areas, e.g., on factors that make capital markets efficient and effective. Support for research comes from subscriptions to a wide range of financial databases, an active group of PhD students, a regular seminar series and an annual finance conference. The department s research has been published in leading finance journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. In our efforts to reach out to the finance industry and the wider community in Singapore, the department had worked closely with NUS research centre, the Saw Centre for Quantitative Finance. The department works closely with two other research centres at NUS: NUS Risk Management Institute, and The Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments at NUS Business School. Department of Management & Organisation With 29 faculty members, the Department of Management and Organisation offers training in the broad areas of management, organisational behavior, human resource management and organisation theory. Faculty research interests are diverse, including specialized topics in the areas of leadership, biological foundations for organisational behavior, entrepreneurship and innovation, negotiation, careers and job search, organisational justice, proactive performance, organisational citizenship behavior, emotion and self-regulation, and institutional theory, business networks and organisational ecology. Among the faculty are internationally recognized and award-winning scholars whose research are published in the major journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organisation Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organisational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Science. Department of Marketing The Department of Marketing has 22 faculty with doctoral degrees from major universities such as University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UT Dallas, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago, London Business School and HKUST. The department is recognized as a leading training and research centre for marketing in Asia. Our faculty members have written articles in top-notch academic journals such as Management Science, Marketing Science, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of International Consumer Psychology, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research and International Journal of Research in Marketing. Faculty members in the department focus their research on consumer behavior, international marketing and marketing strategy. Drawing from an eclectic set of cognate disciplines, they have analyzed consumer affect and emotions, the processing of marketing information, branding, services marketing, pricing, and marketing channels. The department also manages a behavioral laboratory and a subject pool, which are well utilized by its faculty and graduate students. Department of Strategy & Policy Presently, the Department of Strategy & Policy has 27 faculty members: Apart from specialists in international business, management and strategic planning, faculty members also include economists and lawyers specialising in business law. Faculty members hold doctoral degrees from leading universities such as Cambridge University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of Illinois, University of London, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Western Ontario and Yale University. The department strongly emphasizes on research and publications, excellence in teaching, as well as experience in consultancy with private business and public organisations. Faculty members have published extensively in major international journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, American Economic Review, Journal of Management Information System, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory and Review of Economics and Statistics. Reflecting their diverse backgrounds, the research agenda of the department includes (1) international business, strategy and entrepreneurship, (2) economics, and (3) business law. Faculty adopt both a behavioral and an economic approach to analyzing such key areas as foreign market entry, cooperative strategies, strategic thinking and planning, global and regional business strategies, management of technology, strategy in high-tech industries, IT strategy, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, corporate law, commercial contracts and employment law. The department is particularly well recognized for its research into governance, institutions, innovation and entrepreneurship. NUS Business School Productivity ( ) The University of Texas Dallas ranking of Business Schools on Research Productivity places the NUS Business School 48th in the world. The same rankings suggest a positive trajectory for the school s research. These efforts have been reflected in an increasing number of publications in the top tier of academic publications. Number of Publications in 24 Premier Journals in NUS Business School Research Centres In addition, the school has established four research centres to support specific programmes of research and to help translate research into implications for industry: (i) The Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP) aims to advance social entrepreneurship and philanthropy research and education, as well as enhance the community development efforts of the university s students, alumni, staff and other stakeholders (ii) The Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) conducts research in the areas of asset pricing theories, portfolio management, regulation, incentive-compatible compensation structures, information technology and systems (iii) The Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organizations (CGIO) studies governance mechanisms and institutional development to improve organisational and economic performance (iv) The Centre for Strategic Leadership (CSL) pioneers research on the leadership values and competencies deemed critical in building visions and shaping strategies for Asia s growth. The combination of a rigorous PhD curriculum, world-class faculty and international environment is the distinct feature of the PhD programme in NUS Business School. Coming from a non-business background, the intense coursework on the first two years armed me with the necessary toolbox to do research. At the same time attending PhD seminars, mingling with fellow students, and interacting with top-notch visiting scholars improved my intellectual ability. During the last two years, focusing on supervised research while having the chance to attend international conferences and workshops prepares us to pursue business research as our career. PhD student Department of Marketing Hossein Eslami Dizeje (Iran) 05 06

6 OUR FACULTY The NUS Business School has over 130 faculty members with a wide range of research expertise that our PhD students can draw on. We list the research interests of our faculty by department. Department of Accounting LOH LYE CHYE ALFRED, Associate Professor and Head of Department, Research Interests: Accounting Differences in Asia Pacific Countries, Accounting Disclosures and Positive Accounting Research CHNG CHEE KIONG, Associate Professor and Deputy Head, Research Interests: Corporate Governance, Earnings Quality and Earnings Management, Executive Compensation, Financial Statement Disclosure Practices CHEN YU-SHEN VINCENT, Research Interests: Causes and Consequences of Managers Accounting Choices and Reporting Behavior, The Role of Accounting Information in Equity Valuation HO YEW KEE, Research Interests: Accounting and Valuation of Stock Options, Financial Accounting, Accounting Regulation, R&D and Valuation of Firms, Valuation of Companies KEUNG CHING TUNG, EDMUND, Research Interests: Capital Markets, Financial Analysts KWOK CHEE CHIU, WINSTON, Research Interests: Financial Reporting, Behavioral Accounting, International Accounting LI YAN, Research Interests: Valuation of Intangibles, Especially Pension Information, Financial Reporting: Effects of Regulations on Financial Reporting, and The Role of Corporate Governance in Reporting Practice ZHEN LI OLIVER, Research Interests: Taxation, Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting and China Research LUO SHU QING, Research Interests: Corporate Disclosoure Practices, Earnings Management, Analysts Earnings Forecasts and Portfolio Design, and the Interaction between Industrial Organisation and Accounting Information LYNN STEPHEN GREGORY, Research Interests: Value-Relevance of Accounting, Queuing Theory Applications in Management Accounting, Audit Pricing, Corporate Governance MAK YUEN TEEN, Research Interests: Corporate Governance, Financial Accounting MIAO BIN, Research Interests: Capital Market Research in Accounting SANKARAGURUSWAMY, SRINIVASAN, Research Interests: Auditing, Financial Accounting, Market Microstructure SHI, CHARLES, Dean s Chair, Research Interests: Economic Consequences of Disclosure and Securities Regulations in Capital Markets, Empirical Capital Markets Research, Measurement and Valuation of Intangible Investments, Role of Accounting Information in Credit Risk Analysis and Debt Pricing SHIH, AIMEE, Research Interests: Financial Accounting and Capital Markets including the Role/Impact of Intermediaries in Financial Markets, Earnings Management and Firm Discretion in Financial Reporting, Corporate Governance and Voluntary Disclosure. SHIH SHENG-HUA MICHAEL, Research Interests: Compensation Systems, Mergers and Acquisitions, Income Tax, Financial Markets and Reporting, Planning and Control Systems WILKINS TREVOR A, Research Interests: Determinants of Accounting Policy Choice, International Accounting, Off Balance-Sheet Financing ZHANG WEINING, Research Interests: Corporate Disclosure, Executive Compensation and Bank Loan ZHU ZINAN, Research Interests: Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation, Corporate Disclosures, Financial Misstatements Department of Decision Sciences TEO CHUNG PIAW, Professor and Head of Department, Research Interests: Auction, Combinatorial Optimization, Social Choice, Supply Chain Management ANG SOO KENG JAMES, Research Interests: Optimal Sea Cargo Mix and Related Issues, Logistics and SCM, E-Business Applications CHEN GONGTAO LUCY, Research Interests: (Global) Supply Chain Management, Interface on Finance and Operations Management, Inventory Theory, Scheduling CHOU CHENG FENG MABEL, Research Interests: Scheduling Theory, Supply Chain Management CHOU FEE SENG, Research Interests: Applied Stochastic Processes, Operations Research / Management Science, Optimization CHU-CHUN-LIN SINGFAT, Research Interests: Brand Valuation, Time Series Analysis Using State Space Methods, Benchmarking the Relative Efficiency of Organisations using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), Certificate of Entitlement (COE), Statistical Pedagogy GOH KENG HOCK MARK, Research Interests: Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Quality and Healthcare, Service Operations HUM SIN HOON, Research Interests: JIT Schedules, Lotsizing Models, Supply Chain Models, Time-Based Modelling HWARNG H. BRIAN, Research Interests: Neural Networks, Time Series Analysis, Forecasting, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Statistical Process Control, System Dynamics, Simulation Modeling LIU QIZHANG, Research Interests: Planning and Scheduling, Discrete Optimization, Heuristics Algorithms QI MEI, Research Interests: Operations Management QUEK SER AIK, Research Interests: Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Forecasting SIM SOON SUAN MELVYN, Research Interests: Model Predictive Control, Risk Measures and Finance, Robust Optimization, Stochastic Optimization, Supply Chain Management SUM CHEE CHUONG, Research Interests: Operations and Supply Chain Management, Operations and Supply Chain Strategy, Service Operations and Quality, Global Operations Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) SUN JIE, Research Interests: High Performance Computation, Operations Research and Operations Management, Optimization Theory and Algorithms TAN KOK CHOON, Research Interests: Applications of Operations Research, Container Terminal Operations, Health Care Operations Research, Logistics, Supply Chain Optimization, Urban Operations Research TEO SIAN HIN THOMPSON, Research Interests: Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology, E-government, Information Systems Management and Planning, Internet and E-Business, Knowledge Management, Offshoring, Performance Impact of IT WANG TONG, Research Interests: Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, Service Operations, Revenue Management, Bayesian Learning and Value of Information WU YAOZHONG, Research Interests: Behavioral Operations Management ZHANG HANQIN, Research Interests: Algorithms in Stochastic Models, Stochastic Manufacturing Systems, Stochastic Models and Applied Probability, Stochastic Networks and Queues, Supply Chain Management Department of Finance SRINIVASAN, ANAND, Associate Professor and Head of Department, Research Interests: Banking, Default and Bankruptcy, Executive Stock Options FONG WAI MUN, Associate Professor and Deputy Head, Research Interests: Financial Econometrics, Empirical Finance BROWN CRAIG, Research Interests: Financial Intermediation, International Finance, Corporate Finance CHEN RENBAO, Research Interests: Actuarial Mathematics, Asia Insurance and Financial Market, International Risk Management, World Retirement and Healthcare Systems DENG YONGHENG, Research Interests: Real Estate Capital and Financial Markets, Mortgage and Mortgage-Backed Securities, Structured Finance, Securitization and Derivatives, Credit Risk Analysis, Empirical Asset Pricing, Survival Models with Unobserved Heterogeneity, Household Behavior, Housing Policy DUAN JIN-CHUAN, Research Interests: Financial Engineering and Risk Management, Financial Econometrics, Banking and Insurance DUONG XUAN TRUONG, Research Interests: Empirical Finance, Mutual Funds 07 08

7 GONCALVES-PINTO LUIS FILIPE, Research Interests: Asset Pricing, Portfolio Optimization, Liquidity, Risk Management, Mutual Funds ALLAUDEEN HAMEED, Research Interests: Asset Pricing, International Finance and Return-Based Trading Strategies HRNJIC EMIR, Research Interests: Empirical Corporate Finance HUANG, JIEKUN, Research Interests: Empirical Corporate Finance and Institutional Investors: Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Control and Governance, Securities Issuance, Liquidity Management, Institutional Trading, and Mutual Funds HUSZAR ZSUZSA, Research Interests: Short Selling: Pricing Efficiency: The Role of Short Selling in Asset Pricing in the US and in Asia, Corporate Diversification: The Role of Internal Capital Market in Raising External Funds and Financial Distress, Real Estate: Mortgage Pricing, Subprime Mortgage Market, Alternative Mortgage Products JAIN RAVI, Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Empirical Finance KANG WENJIN, Research Interests: Empirical Asset Pricing, Microstructure: Liquidity, Information Asymmetry, Limit Order Book LAM SWEE SUM, Research Interests: Equity Analysis and Valuation, Investment Management, Venture Capital & Initial Public Offerings, Private Equity and Hedge Funds, Policy Risk, Corporate Governance LEE HON SING, Research Interests: Credit Risk: Credit Risk, Structural Models, Copula Models in Finance, Financial Systems, Islamic Banking LI NAN, Research Interests: Asset Pricing, Financial Econometrics, Intangible Capital and Risk Management NAQVI HASSAN, Research Interests: Banking, Corporate Finance, International Finance QIAN MEIJUN, Research Interests: Emerging Markets, Governance, Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds QIAN WENLAN, Research Interests: Asset Pricing: Especially Microfoundations of Asset Markets and its Asset Pricing Implications, Real Estate Economics and Finance TAN SEOW KUAN, RUTH, Research Interests: Capital Expenditures; Bankruptcy, Government-Linked Companies; Mergers and Acquisitions, Predictability of Returns, Seasoned Equity Offerings; CEO Ownership YAMADA, TAKESHI, Research Interests: Empirical Research in Financial Markets, Funds Management, Corporate Behaviors with an Emphasis in Japanese Financial Markets YEO WEE YONG, Research Interests: Market Microstructure YEUNG BERNARD, Research Interests: Capital Market Functionality, Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Firm E, Institutions, Firm Behavior and Economics Performance, International Comparison of Stock Price Behavior, International Trade/Investment Policies and Firm ZHANG WEINA, Research Interests: Pricing and Risk Management of Fixed Income Securities, Optimal Asset Allocation and Portfolio Selection, Real Options Pricing, Investment in Emerging Markets WIWATTANAKANTANG YUPANA, Research Interests: Corporate Governance; Corporate Finance: Family Firms; Business Groups; Firm Behavior and Performance Department of Management and Organisation ARVEY RICHARD D, Professor and Head of Department, Research Interests: Discrimination and Bias in Selection and Employment, Employment Testing, Job Analysis, Motivation and Job Satisfaction, Performance Appraisal, Selection and Placement of Employees, The Employment Interview, Work Redesign and Training and Development LIM KIM GEOK, VIVIEN, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department, Research Interests: Cyberloafing, Employee Misconduct and Discipline, Job Insecurity and Job Loss, Managing AIDS at the Workplace CHIA HO BENG, Research Interests: Organisation Citizenship Behavior, Personality, and Situations, Knowledge Sharing, Personality, and Situations, Conflict Management, Mediation and Negotiation, Goal Setting, Goal Orientation, and Motivation, Learning of Complex Tasks, Human Resource Management CHIA-CHAN AUDREY, Research Interests: International HRM: Special Focus on Globalisation of Business and Its Effects on Work and Family, Diversity in Organisations: Special Focus on Gender, Social and Ethical Issues in Management: Application of Various Perspectives, e.g., Culture, Decision-Making Judgement CHUNG CHI-NIEN, Research Interests: Family, Political Ties, and Business Groups, Organisation Theory, Networks and Organisations, Strategies and Structure of Firms in Emerging Economies FANG RUOLIAN, Research Interests: Social Networks, Workplace Interpersonal Aggression, Organisational Justice, Newcomer Socialization, Entrepreneurship FRESE MICHAEL, Research Interests: Basic and Applied Topics of Organisational Behavior, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Studies on Errors, Error Management and Error Management Culture, Training - the Concept of Error Training, Leadership Training and Psychological Training for Increasing Entrepreneurial Success and Personal Initiative, Cultural Factors in Organisation and Across Nations, as well as Psychological Success Factors in Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries (Africa, Latin America, and Asia) and in Europe ILIES REMUS, Research Interests: Emotions, Affect, Attitudes, Work-family Balance and Well-Being Affective and Attitudinal Spillover Across Life Domains, Dispositions, Personality and Behavioral Genetics, Motivation and Self-Regulation, Leadership and Group Processes KOH LOK KIANG WILLIAM, Research Interests: Human Resource Management, Leadership LEHMAN DAVID W, Research Interests: Decision Making, Risk-Taking, Rule Violations LIM GHEE SOON, Research Interests: Leadership in Organisations, Application of Psychological Theories in Market Research (e.g., Brand Personality), Applicant Behaviour and Interviewer Judgments at Employment Interviews LIM GEOK PENG, SANDY, Research Interests: Dynamic Relationship between Employee Interpersonal Interactions and Organisational/Employee Functioning, Employee and Organisational Outcomes Shaped by Organisational-Level Interventions in Different Cultures MCALLISTER DANIEL J, Research Interests: Relational Models of Interpersonal and Individual-Organisational Attachment, The Social Dynamics of Trust, Distrust, and Justice in Organisations, Interpersonal Helping and Organisational Citizenship, Leadership NARAYANAN JAYANTH, Research Interests: Understanding the Psychological Effects of Power and Status on People in Interactions, Social Consequences OU YI, AMY, Research Interests: Strategic Leadership and Organisational Culture PARK SANGCHAN, Research Interests: Emergence of New Industries and Practices, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Institutional Change and Organisational Adaptation SONG ZHAOLI, Research Interests: Job Search and Reemployment Process, Employee Development, Chinese Management, Event Sampling Methods SPITZMÜLLER MATTHIAS, Research Interests: Team Decision Making, Team Leadership, Prosocial Behavior/Organisational Citizenship Behavior TEO CHU YING, ALBERT, Research Interests: Entrepreneurship, Organisational Ecology, Social Networks WANG SHIH-CHIA, CYNTHIA, Research Interests: Ethical Decision-Making, Social Diversity, Power and Status WU PEI CHUAN, Research Interests: Comparative Human Resource Management, Culture, HRM and Commitment, Expatriation, International Human Resource Management, Mentoring, Strategic HRM and Firm Performance, Work-Family Balance Department of Marketing LEE YIH HWAI, Associate Professor and Head of Department, Research Interests: Advertising Effects, Incongruity Theories and Information Processing ANG SWEE HOON, Research Interests: Ad Creativity, Brand Personality, Cross-Cultural Consumer Behavior Issues CHENG PENG SIM, Research Interests: Cause Related Marketing, Consumers Attitudes towards Genetically Modified Foods and Labeling Issues, Database and Direct Marketing Management, Effects of Mood on Persuasion CHONG JUIN KUAN, Research Interests: Behavioral and Experimental Game Theory, Information Search and Choice Behavior, Product Variety Management CHU JUNHONG, Research Interests: Channel Management, Classical and Bayesian Modeling, Consumer and Firm Behavior, E-Business, High Tech Markets, Network Effects, Retail Competition, Social Interactions and Networking, Structural Modeling 09 10

8 HUNG WAI PING IRIS, Research Interests: Consumer Information Processing, Affect and Cognition, Subjective Experiences and Effect of Marketing Communications KRISHNAN TRICHY, Research Interests: Marketing Strategy, Mathematical Models of Choice, New Product Development, Research and Growth, Retailing LAU GEOK THENG, Research Interests: Business-to-Business Marketing, Purchasing Management, Supply Chain Management LEE KHAI SHEANG, Research Interests: Applications of Game Theory to Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Strategy, Marketing Strategy & Competitive Strategy LEONG SIEW MENG, Research Interests: Advanced Marketing Management, Behavioral Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Management, Principles of Marketing LI XIUPING, Research Interests: Consumer Judgment and Decision Making, Pricing and Loyalty Programme, Time Preference and Intertemporal Choice in Consumption LIM WEI SHI, Research Interests: Auctions on the Internet, Contract Design, Game-Theoretic Modelling, Rendezvous Search RAJIV SURENDRA, Research Interests: Analysis of Competitive Strategies, Analysis of Consumer Panel Data, Competitive Dynamics in High-Technology Markets, Retail Competition and Channel Management, Structural Econometric Modeling SHAMDASANI PREM, Research Interests: Asian Marketing Practices and Perspectives, Cross-Cultural Buying Behaviour, Environmental Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Retail Marketing Strategy TAMBYAH SIOK KUAN, Research Interests: Consumer Behavior, Consumption and Identity: (Ethnic, Cultural and Social Identities), Consumption of Place, Gender Issues in Consumer Behavior, Globalization and Consumption: (Migrants, Transnational, Travelers), Qualitative Research Methods TAN SOO JIUAN, Research Interests: Consumer Values and Lifestyles, Game-Theoretic Applications in Marketing, Global Product Management, International Market Entry Strategies, Marketing Strategies for SMEs and Entrepreneurial Firms, Parallel Importing UY DENNIS DANNY ONG, Research Interests: Judgment & Decision Making, Behavioral Decision Theory, Affect & Perception, Goal Theory, Unconscious Processes WIRTZ JOCHEN, Research Interests: Customer Feedback Systems, Customer Satisfaction Measurement and Modelling, Role of Affect in Satisfaction Models, Pricing of Services and Revenue Management, Service Guarantees, Services Marketing XIAO PING, Research Interests: Nonlinear Pricing, Product Bundling, Bayesian Methods, Empirical Industrial Organisation, Consumer Online Browsing Behavior, Empirical and Theoretical Analysis of Competitive Strategies YEUNG WING MAN, CATHERINE, Research Interests: Affect and Consumer Judgments, Consumer Decision Making, Consumer Information Processing ZHANG YAN, Research Interests: Consumer Judgment and Behavior Department of Strategy and Policy LIM CHIN, Professor and Head of Department, Research Interests: Economic Theory, Public Economics, Macro and International Economics CHANDRAN RAVI, Research Interests: Employment Law, General Business Law CHANG SEA-JIN, Research Interests: Corporate Strategy, Multinational Mangers, Corporative Strategy Analysis DELIOS ANDREW, Research Interests: Foreign Entry Mode and Location Strategies, International Strategy, Japanese Foreign Direct Investment, Survival and Performance of Foreign Subsidiaries FU QIANG, Research Interests: Primary Fields, Game Theory, Industrial Organisation Secondary Fields: Law and Economics, Public Economics, Microeconometrics, Experimental Economics HSIEH KAI-YU, Research Interests: Competitive Market Structures, Interfirm Rivalry Behavior, Network Analysis HUAN JULIE, Research Interests: Corporate Law, Securities Law, Banking Law JAIN AMIT, Research Interests: Organisational Learning and Forgetting, Change and Inertia in Organisations, Technological Change and Innovation, Firm Boundaries KIM YOUNG-CHOON, Research Interests: Industry Evolution, Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Social Networks LAN LUH LUH, Research Interests: Corporate Law and Finance, International Business Transactions and Law, Marketing Law LEONG SUSANNA, Research Interests: Cyberspace Laws, Intellectual Property Laws LOH LAWRENCE, Research Interests: Strategic Planning and Management, Information Technology Strategy, Technology & Innovation Policy LU WENZHEN, JANE, Research Interests: Intersection between Organisation Theory and International Strategy such as Location Choice and Entry Mode Choice of Foreign Direction Investments and Ownership Strategy; Partnering Strategy of International Joint Ventures Internationalization of Chinese Firms and Business Groups in China s Transition Economy LU XIAOHUI, Research Interests: Comparative Research on Emergence, Management and Outcomes of Entrepreneurial Networks, New ICT s Impact on Network Structure and Dynamics, Development of Firm Capabilities in Emerging Economies, Corporate Entrepreneurship MAHMOOD ISHTIAQ, Research Interest: Business Group, Innovation, Diversification, Transitional Economies PANGARKAR NITIN, Research Interests: Competition in High-Technology Industries, Internationalization Strategies of Firms from Newly Industralizing Economies PNG IVAN, Research Interests: Economics of Intellectual Property, Pricing and Privacy SAMILA SAMPSA PATRIKKI, Research Interests: Social Structure and Economic Activity, Specifically Community and Social Networks SINGH KULWANT, Research Interests: Corporate and Technology Strategy, Inter-Firm Cooperation and Competition, Strategies and Competitiveness of Singapore-based Firms, Business Strategy in the Asia Pacific TANDON VIVEK, Research Interests: Technology Strategy, Technological Innovation, Labor Markets, Inventor Behavior, Search, Technological Paradigms TAUSSIG MARKUS, Research Interests: Emerging Economies, Vietnam, China, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Institutions, Corporate Governance TER KAH LENG, Research Interests: Commercial Contracts, CyberLaw/Ecommerce Law, Business Negligence TOH MUN HENG, Research Interests: R&D, FDI, Productivity: International Investment Strategy & Growth, Trade Liberalization: Regional Trading Agreement & Economic Growth, Household Economics, Input-Output Analysis and Economic Planning, International Trade and Investment and Financial Reforms, Macroeconomic Modeling/Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Manpower/Education Planning and Population Studies, Productivity Measurement and Analysis in Asia Pacific Economies WONG POH KAM, Research Interests: Economics and Management of Technological Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship, National Science and Technology Policy of East Asia Countries, East Asian Industrial Development Strategies YAYAVARAM SAI, Research Interests: Technology Search, NK Models, Complex Network, Firm Scope, Organisational Effects of Information Technology YEUNG BERNARD, Research Interests: Institutions, Firm Behavior and Economics Performance, International Studies of Capital Market Functionality, Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Firm Enterprises ZEITZ PETER JACOB, Research Interests: Economic History, Chinese Economy, Empirical Industrial Organisation, Technology Transfer Khoo Hwee Sing (Singapore) PhD student Department of Management & Organisation The NUS Business School PhD programme offers a strong, supportive circle of faculty members who encourage and work closely with students. Students are provided with excellent research facilities and substantial funding for conference presentations to pursue their research interests and present their work. I highly recommend the PhD programme at NUS Business School to potential researchers interested in cultivating an academic career in the best environment

9 PROFILE OF PhD STUDENTS ADMITTED (2007 TO 2011 INTAKES) Our student placement record has been strong, with many graduates holding faculty appointments in leading institutions. PhD GRADUATES FROM 2008 TO 2011 HIGHEST EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION Zhang Huiping Finance 2011 School of Finance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China OUR STUDENTS AND GRADUATES Our first PhD students joined in The composition of our graduate research students is diverse in terms of educational qualifications, academic background, nationality, age and gender. With increased emphasis on graduate research work in the school, the number and diversity of students are likely to increase further. Doctor (1%) Master (55%) Bachelor (44%) GENDER Male (60%) Female (40%) AGE GROUP (1%) (1%) (13%) (38%) (47%) UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC BACKGROUND Arts (21%) Management Psychology German Law (1%) Civil Law & Commercial Law Engineering (14%) Economics (14%) Business (23%) Business Management Business Administration Information Technology Commerce Management Science Accountancy/Accounting Science (27%) Mathematics Physics Statistics Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Computational Science Finance Statistics Electronic Information Science & Technology Quantitive Finance NATIONALITY Middle East Iran (1.18%) Europe Germany(2.35%) Americas United States (1.17%) Asia Bangladesh (2.35%) China (62.35%) Columbia (1.18%) India (8.24%) Korea, South (2.35%) Singapore (12.94%) Singapore PR (1.18%) Sri Lanka (1.18%) Vietnam (1.18%) Japan (2.35%) Zhao Xiuxi Management & Organisation 2011 Research Associate, Centre for Creative Leadership, Singapore Wang Pengji Strategy & Policy 2011 Lecturer, James Cook University, Singapore Tong Yew Kwan Management & Organisation 2011 Adjunct Faculty, University of Nevada, Las Vegas-Singapore Campus Tao Hua Decision Sciences 2010 Financial Risk Consultant, Fiserv, Singapore Ruan Yi Strategy & Policy 2010 Geoffrey Bryan Ang Chua Research Fellow, Division of Engineering and Technology Management, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore Decision Sciences 2010 Operations Management, Nanyang Business School Yuan Lin Strategy & Policy 2010 University of Macau Zhu Hongjin Strategy & Policy 2010 DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada Wu Zhonghua Strategy & Policy 2010 Principal Researcher, Aon Corporation, Singapore Zhuang Wenyue Strategy & Policy 2010 Senior Executive, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Office of Organisational Development Pang Tze Lin, Kelvin Management & Organisation 2009 Lecturer, National University of Singapore Li Yan Finance 2009 Korea University Business School Zhang Su Decision Sciences 2009 Nankai University Business School Shen Jianfeng Finance 2009 Hu Zhehua Management & Organisation 2009 Li Gang Annapoornima M. Subramaniam Strategy & Policy (formerly known as Business Policy) Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Banking and Finance, Australian School of Business, The University of New South Wales Faculty of Management and Administration, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau 2008 Samsung Economic Research Institute (Beijing) Decision Sciences 2008 NUS Faculty of Engineering (ISE) Zhao Hongyu Marketing 2008 Consulting, Specialist, Gallup, Singapore Wu Jie Strategy & Policy (formerly known as Business Policy) 2008 University of Macau Strategy & Policy Zheng Weiting 2008 Hong Kong Polytechnic University (formerly known as Business Policy) Shirish Chandra Srivastava Decision Sciences 2008 HEC School of Management, Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), Paris (France) Zhou Yunxia Finance & Accounting 2008 University of Queensland Sankalp Chaturvedi Management & Organisation 2008 Tanaka Business School, Imperial College, London (UK) 13 14

10 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND REQUIREMENTS Programme Structure A doctorate is awarded for original contribution to a particular field of study. The contribution could be in the theoretical or methodological domain but should significantly add to an existing body of knowledge. The PhD programme at NUS Business School is structured to meet these demands and prepare students for a successful career. The programme consists of a preparatory class, a summer paper, an extensive coursework component followed by a qualifying examination, proposal defense and dissertation. The courses and seminars help students acquire the requisite skills and fundamental knowledge, and develop the intellectual independence necessary to be an effective researcher. Good language skills and strong analytical skills are essential in research-based professions. Students are expected to develop and sharpen these attributes by the end of the programme. They are also expected to complete the degree requirements in four to five years. Requirement Departmental Affiliation Thesis Committee To facilitate systematic approach to research with guidance Preparatory Class To Meet the Requirement Student attached to the department. Advisor and two committee members needed [Year 1] Student needs to attend a preparatory class for three weeks prior to the start of the semester PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS Remarks Needs to constitute a committee before completing coursework 4 modules taught: Statistical Analysis for Behavioral Research, Optimization, SAS and Data Analysis and Econometrics Departmental Affiliation & Committees Our PhD students take their courses and conduct their research according to the requirements and research orientation of the departments to which they are affiliated. Prospective students must indicate their preferred department of affiliation in line with their research interests at the time of entry. PhD students should try to identify and be attached to a thesis supervisor during the first year of the program. Students need to constitute a PhD thesis committee of one supervisor and two committee members within two years. PhD Year 1 & Year 2 Qualifying Examination After finishing their coursework, the students appear for a qualifying examination, usually at the end of the second year. A qualifying examination is a comprehensive test of the student s knowledge of the field and is made up of question paper(s) set by the department. Passing the qualifying examination is the signal for the student to embark on their dissertation. Coursework For acquiring fundamental and essential knowledge in several domains Research & Assistantship Work To build up the research skills beyond classroom learning approved courses. (4-6) core courses and the rest approved electives. Typically takes two years [Year 1 & 2] 1. Six notional hours per week for students drawing the scholarship 2. Satisfy departmental research requirements 3. Additional research assistantships available depending on student competencies [Year 1 to Year 4] 1. Electives can be from other faculties/ departments 2. Minimum 3 and maximum 4 courses per semester Department will attach student to mentor until advisor is chosen Preparatory Class Our PhD students undertake four modules three weeks prior to the start of the programme to better prepare them for their coursework: Statistical Analysis for Behavioral Research, Optimization, SAS and Data Analysis and Econometrics. Classes of a 90-minute duration are conducted daily on weekdays. Coursework PhD students take a total of doctoral level courses. Some of these courses are core courses conducted by the department. The remaining courses are electives conducted in other departments or faculties. For instance, students frequently take their electives in statistics, economics, sociology, psychology, computer science, and industrial engineering. PhD Year 3 Proposal Defense After clearing the qualifying examination, the doctoral student begins to put together a proposal for the thesis. The proposal is an original idea for investigation put forth by the candidate, after an extensive study of the topic. The student is expected to detail the research question and also provide an outline of the study design. The proposal needs to be defended before the thesis committee and other examiners. Summer Paper Qualifying Examination To ensure that the student is ready to embark on independent research Thesis Proposal To help the candidate refine the research ideas Teaching Development All first year students (starting from the AY06/07 cohort) will be required to submit a first draft of their summer paper at the end of their study in Year 1 Following coursework completion. Pass departmental requirements of written and/or oral examination [Year 2] Written proposal and oral examination. Typically during the 3rd year of the programme [Year 3] Students may be required to assume teaching duties as part of their training after proposal defence Student will also be required to present the summer paper to the department Prerequisite to proceed to candidacy and proposal stage Pre-requisite for finishing dissertation Departments can choose to appoint Summer Paper All first-year students must submit a first draft of their summer paper under the guidance of their mentors at the end of Year 1. PhD Year 4 The Dissertation The doctoral candidate begins the final leg of the dissertation following the successful proposal defense. The dissertation is finally evaluated by internal and external examiners. Following this examination, there is an oral defense of the thesis before final submission. The PhD is awarded when the candidate meets all the requirements of the programme and the dissertation is certified for passing by the examiners. Doctoral Dissertation An original piece of research that makes a significant theoretical contribution to a body of knowledge. Written dissertation evaluated by internal and external examiners, followed by oral defence before the committee. The final step in obtaining the PhD degree [Year 4] Time frame from proposal to dissertation defence varies between one to two years * These requirements may change from time to time

11 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum Qualifications * An outstanding bachelor s degree (in a relevant discipline) * Ability to pursue research in the candidate s proposed field of advanced study Transcripts Applicants who obtained their degrees from NUS may submit certified copies of the official transcripts of academic records. Applicants who obtained their degrees from universities other than NUS should submit original official transcripts. Please use the transcript request form in the application packet for this purpose. All documents must be in English or accompanied by certified copies of the English translated version. DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING DESIRED PROFILE OF PhD STUDENTS Candidates with the following attributes are invited to apply for admission into the PhD programme in Accounting: (1) Intellectual curiosity (2) GMAT score above 680 (3) Proficiency in spoken and written English (minimum TOEFL: 660) (4) Excellent presentation skills (5) Excellent grades in undergraduate studies (6) Experience in computer programming would be a plus Tests (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS)* Vinit Kumar Mishra (India) PhD student Department of Decision Sciences PhD programme at NUS Business School has taught me the value of academic rigor as well as reality check through industry attachments. Juggling between these two worlds is challenging but at the same time broadens my perspective about research. All applicants should submit either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) OR Graduate Records Examination (GRE) scores. The tests must have been taken within 5 years before the proposed date of admission. GATE results from India and similar tests are generally NOT accepted for admission to NUS Business School. Original scores must be forwarded by GMAC or ETS to our school. Our institution code for GMAT and GRE is 7219 and 0677 respectively. Applicants who obtained their degrees from universities where English was not the medium of communication and instruction MUST submit certified Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score sheets or request Educational Testing Services (ETS) to send original TOEFL scores to NUS (our institution code is 9082). TSE and TWE scores are required as part of TOEFL. IELTS is also acceptable. Applicants submit either TOEFL or IELTS. For more information on GMAT test dates/centers, please refer to the GMAT website at For information on GRE & TOEFL, please refer to the ETS website * Waiver granted for exceptional cases Academic Referees Recommendations from two academic referees should be submitted by using the referee report forms. Interviews Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed either in Singapore or overseas by our faculty members. The interviewers will assess their conceptual and analytical abilities, and English language proficiency through written essays and conversation. DEPARTMENT OF DECISION SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE We consider students with very strong academic records and are highly ranked among their cohorts. Their bachelor s/master s degrees should be from technical fields such as mathematics, statistics and engineering. Good GRE and GMAT are useful indicators but not mandatory. Shortlisted candidates should have a reasonably good command of the English language as indicated by their TOEFL scores and ad-hoc interview performance. Applicants to the PhD programme in finance need a solid grounding in quantitative methods in mathematics and/or statistics. Background in finance and/or economics would be additionally useful, but not necessary. Both undergraduate and Masters students will be considered. Research experience (either arising from a thesis at the undergraduate or master s degree programme) will be a strong plus. Applicants who have successfully obtained admission in the past have had undergraduate or graduate degrees in diverse disciplines such as engineering, mathematics, statistics, financial engineering, real estate as well as business. GRE/GMAT and TOEFL (when necessary) scores are secondary indicators of ability, and there is no minimum requirement for these scores. Evaluation of the research statement written by the applicant will form an important part of the admission process. Applicants are expected to have spent significant effort in preparing this statement, both in terms of content as well as writing. A candidate s proficiency and depth of understanding of his or her research statement will be tested during a phone interview (for shortlisted candidates)

12 DESIRED PROFILE OF PhD STUDENTS DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT & ORGANISATION DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING Management & Organisation department looks for students that meet the following criteria (1) A master s or bachelor s degree from top schools (e.g., NUS, NTU, SMU, top 10 business schools in China, IIT from India and so on) (2) Strong GMAT or GRE scores (e.g., top 10 percent) (3) Proficiency in spoken and written English (minimum TOEFL: 660) (4) A solid statement of research that shows potential for serious research (5) Strong recommendation letters (6) Good command of written and spoken English (7) International publications are a plus In general, given the importance of good presentation skills to succeed in the job market, it would be ideal if the candidate has good oral communication skills (in English). Applicants need to have 90+ percentile on GMAT/GRE (95+ percentile in Quant/Analytical Reason and 85+ percentile in Verbal) and 90+ percentile in TSE (Test of Spoken English). Our programme provides training in two subfields of marketing marketing modeling and consumer behavior. An ideal Marketing Modeling candidate must have a strong math background. If the candidate is aspiring to be an analytical modeler, it would be good if he/she also has graduate-level economics background. If the candidate is aspiring to specialize in empirical/econometric modeling, it would be good if he/she has a solid statistics background. If the candidate is aiming to be an econometric modeler, it would be good if he/she has prior exposure to programming in C/MATLAB. Profile II Graduate studies in Economics from a very good university/institute. Concern in this case would be lack of prior exposure to Marketing. The candidate will be advised to do background readings in Marketing before they arrive at NUS. Profile III MBA from a very good university/institute. Concern in this case would be lack of prior exposure to Economics. The candidate will be advised to do background readings in undergraduate Micro-Economics before they arrive at NUS. An ideal Marketing Consumer Behavior candidate must have a strong grounding in cognitive and social psychology. Candidates with a Communications degree are also encouraged to consider this research track. Undergraduate and graduate level exposure to information processing, experimental design and behavioral decision-making modules would be good. Statistical knowledge is essential with basic command in the popular social science statistical packages like SAS, SPSS or STATA. Ideal Strategy & Policy student profile: (1) Strong GMAT and TOEFL scores (2) Rigorous academic training reflected on transcripts (3) Mature students (who have a minimum of two years of work experience or two years of graduate work, master s degree) More specific criteria are listed below: Undergraduate Background: He/she has an undergraduate bachelor s degree in Engineering/Math/Statistics from a reputable university with good exposure to calculus, differential equation and linear algebra. DEPARTMENT OF STRATEGY & POLICY Graduate-level Background: At the graduate-level, the following background would be good. Profile I Graduate studies in Statistics/Math/Applied Math/Engineering from a very good university/institute. If the candidate lacks prior exposure to Economics and Marketing, he/she will be advised to do background readings in undergraduate Micro-Economics and Marketing before he/she arrives at NUS

13 FINANCIAL SUPPORT NUS Research Scholarship The NUS Research Scholarship ( Scholarship ) is awarded by NUS to outstanding graduates for research leading to a higher degree at the University. The scholarship consists of a monthly stipend plus a full tuition fee subsidy. Eligibility Applicants must be university graduates with at least a Class II Honours degree or equivalent and, at the time of award of the Scholarship, must have been offered admission as a candidate for a full-time higher degree by research at NUS. Award Details (For Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and International Students) i. Research Scholars will be given a monthly stipend, and a full tuition fee subsidy. ii. For Research Scholars in a PhD programme, monthly stipends for Singapore citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and International Students are S$2,500, S$2,200 and S$2,000* respectively. For student intake prior to AY 2010, the monthly stipend for Singapore citizen is S$2,300. Research Scholars in a PhD programme may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to S$500 per month upon passing the PhD qualifying examination, which is normally held 12 to 18 months after registration of candidature. The additional stipend is renewable each semester subject to good performance and duration of the additional stipend varies among the different faculties and schools. iii. Students who pass their qualifying examination after the coursework receive an additional S$500 per month for at least one year. Award Period The Scholarship is tenable for an initial 1 year and, subject to the Research Scholar's satisfactory progress, renewable annually up to a maximum of years for master s candidates and 3-4 years for PhD candidates, as determines by the University. Application Procedure Applicants will have to indicate their interest in the Scholarship via the NUS Graduate Research Programme Application System at common/newlogin.aspx Notification of Award Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications sometime in May (for August intake). Terms and Conditions Successful applicants are required to sign a letter of undertaking agreeing to observe the terms and conditions for the award of the Scholarship. A copy of the current terms and conditions can be assessed at registrar/info/gd/nus-research-scholarship-terms- Conditions.pdf * The terms for the NUS Research Scholarship are being reviewed. Revised terms of the scholarship will be implemented from the January 2013 intake onwards. Lee Kong Chian Graduate Scholarships The Lee Kong Chian Graduate Scholarships ( Scholarships ) were established from donations received from the Lee Foundation and are the University s most prestigious scholarship awards for graduate students. The selection of candidates will take place twice a year, in time for the start of the academic year in August and January. Up to 5 new Scholarships will be given each year. Not all Scholarships will be awarded unless there are candidates of sufficient merit. Eligibility The Scholarships are open to students of all nationalities who gain admission to any PhD programme at the University. In keeping with the donor's wishes, the Scholarships will be awarded to well-rounded individuals showing exceptional promise who have an appropriate balance of intellect and character. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and a commitment to service. Award Amount i. A monthly stipend of S$3,300 ii. Tuition, examination fees and other approved fees at NUS; iii. An annual book allowance of S$500; iv. A one-off air travel allowance of 2 return tickets of up to S$4,000 (only for overseas students subject to a maximum of S$2,000 per ticket); and v. A one-off laptop allowance of S$1,500. Award Period The award is tenable for 1 year in the first instance; but subject to the scholar s satisfactory progress, it may be renewed annually. The maximum period of award is 4 years. Bond No bond is required. Application Procedure Incoming PhD candidates will have to indicate their interest in the Scholarship via the NUS Graduate Research Programme Application System at common/newlogin.aspx Apart from the other supporting documents required for PhD admission, candidates interested in the Scholarship must also submit a personal essay and a record of co-curricular activities or community service. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview either in Singapore or their home country. Application deadline: 15 November Notification of Award Successful candidates will be informed of the outcome of their applications sometime in May (for August intake). Terms and Conditions Successful applicants will be required to sign a letter of undertaking agreeing to observe the terms and conditions for the award of the Scholarship. A copy of the current terms and conditions can be accessed at registrar/info/gd/lkc-graduate-scholarships-terms-and- Conditions.pdf President s Graduate Fellowship The President's Graduate Fellowship (PGF) is awarded to candidates who show exceptional promise or accomplishment in research. A number of PhD research students are selected each semester by the University for the award. Eligibility The PGF is open to full-time candidates of all nationalities. Incoming PhD students and current NUS Research Scholars (with the exception of SMA and NGS students) who have passed the PhD Qualifying Examination (QE) are eligible to be considered for the award. Award Amount i. A monthly stipend throughout the period of award as follows: International Student S$3,000* Singapore Permanent Resident S$3,200 Singapore Citizen S$3,300 ii. Tuition fees at the University; iii. A one-off air travel allowance for 1 one-way ticket of up to S$750 (only for newly registered overseas student s trip from home country to Singapore to commence study); and iv. A one-off settling allowance of S$1,000 (only for overseas students) * The terms for the President s Graduate Fellowship (PGF) are being reviewed. Revised terms of the scholarship will be implemented from the January 2013 intake onwards. Award Period The award is tenable for an initial 1 year and, subject to the awardee s satisfactory progress, renewable annually up to a maximum of 4 years. For candidates who were transferred from a NUS Research Scholarship to a PGF, the total period of their tenure on both schemes must not exceed 4 years. Application Procedure Incoming PhD students will have to indicate their interest in the PGF via the NUS Graduate Research Programme Application System at common/newlogin.aspx. Current NUS Research Scholars who have passed the PhD QE and wish to be considered for the award will have to apply to their respective departments. Notification of Award Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications sometime in May (for August intake). Terms and Conditions Successful applicants are required to sign a letter of undertaking agreeing to observe the terms and conditions for the award of the PGF. A copy of the current terms and conditions can be accessed at registrar/info/gd/president-graduate-fellowships-terms- Conditions.pdf The Dean s Scholarship The Dean s Scholarship of S$7,500 is a prestigious scholarship awarded annually for exceptional PhD students, and it is renewable every year. The selection of candidates will take place in August, in time for the start of the academic year. Eligibility The Scholarship is open to students of all nationalities who gain admission to PhD programme in NUS Business School. This will be effective from August 2012 intake. Application Procedure All incoming PhD candidates will automatically be eligible to apply for the Dean s Scholarship. Selection Criteria Apart from the supporting documents required to be produced for the PhD admission process, candidates interested in the Scholarship must in addition submit a personal essay describing their vision on enrolling in the PhD programme and why they think they would achieve that vision. Notification of Award Successful candidates will be informed of the outcome of their applications sometime in June (for August intake). Other Opportunities There are several awards and schemes for students to augment their monthly income. The availability of these opportunities depends on the individual student s initiative and capabilities. Graduate Student Researchers In NUS Business School, many opportunities are available for graduate research students to work as part-time research assistants to faculty members anywhere in the university for a maximum of ten hours per week. The remuneration rate is S$15 per hour at the moment. Teaching Opportunities Students who have defended their thesis proposal may be appointed as part-time tutors by their respective departments. The remuneration ranges from S$30 to S$60 per teaching hour for research scholars. For students not receiving research scholarships, the remuneration can be either within the same range per teaching hour as research scholars or S$1,200 per month. The scheme is meant to develop the pedagogical skills of our students. Many such opportunities are generally available at the Business School but the actual offer is subject to internal tutoring requirements. Part-Time Employment After a student has defended his/her thesis proposal, the thesis committee and the programme office may allow the student to take up part-time employment outside the campus while finishing the dissertation. The decision is at the discretion of the committee and the programme office, and depends on the student s record. Disclaimer The above information is subject to change at any time. For the most updated information, please refer to the graduate division of the relevant faculty or school at

14 23 IDEAL ACCOMMODATIONS The NUS University Town (UTown) located across the NUS Kent Ridge campus is where some 2,400 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students and 1,000 researchers will work, live and learn in close proximity. Graduate Residence The Graduate Residence, equipped with seminar rooms and student lounges can house up to 1,700 residents, with units for single and married graduate students. Resident advisors will be living alongside the graduate residents. The design of the complex emphasizes open common areas, and the architecture fosters a sense of community and cross-disciplinary discussion. For more details on accommodation, please refer to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE PHD PROGRAMME PLEASE CONTACT: Lu Rui Chang (China) Programme Director (PhD Programme) PhD student Department of Finance In the Finance department here, publishing has been the focus since day one. RA work is generally focused on projects that are driven by the students rather than busy work in the service of the advisor s research interests. This makes my PhD studies an interesting journey of exploration rather than a stressful series of dull working days. Another worthy point to note is how supportive the faculty members and staff are towards the students, with a real desire to help us succeed. NUS Business School National University of Singapore BIZ 2 Building, Basement B Business Link Singapore Tel: (65) / Fax: (65) Or visit the website

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