【Partner School】LUISS Business School-MBA International Week
The international week will be held at Luiss Business School campus in Rome, from September 14th to 18th, 2020. During this week, students will have a possibility to meet the Yoox team, visit Yoox premises in Bologna, attend sessions and work on the business case “Yoox – The Future of Responsible Luxury Fashion” with MBA students coming from different international business schools. All participants will receive a transcript of records for a total of 3 ECTS.
The event is open only to the MBA post-experience students (MBA full-time, MBA part-time, Executive MBA, Online MBA), admitted age range is 25-45 years old.
For more information on the event and registration you can download the MBA international week presentation from the following link :https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mgt7oleyirtBNpFmBo2vnYBuyNOHOCz0/view
and see the previous editions :https://businessschool.luiss.it/mba-international-week/previous-editions/
Video of the last year edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=DjZIFPrZmCI&feature=emb_logo
【GHRM MBA】Senior Consultant at Wistron Shared the Concept of Project Management
Jacky Kuo, a NSYSU alumnus, was invited back to NSYSU by College of Management, hoping to share some of his experiences in Project Management. Jacky Kuo used to be the head of BU at Acer. Currently, he works as a corporate venture capitalist and senior consultant at Wistron.
In the first half of the speech, Jacky presented the Tablet PC project to explain the project management process. Jacky pointed out that at each stage of the product development process, there are several milestones to be reached which are important key performance indicators to tell whether a project is performing the process well or poorly. When dealing with a relatively larger project, Jacky suggested that the tool of work breakdown structure may be useful to dissect a large goal into several small sectors that are easier to manage. Mastering the tool could control the project and predict the upcoming situations.
Jacky also reminded that when everyone conducting project management, it is necessary to determine the dependency relationship between project activities. Be sure to reduce the dependency and the risk between activities as much as possible. Besides, the Gantt Chart can be used to create a visual view of the entire project. Once project managers have a clear picture of the whole project, then they can optimize the critical path and improve overall efficiency.
In the second half of the speech, Jacky dived into the definition and importance of project management and analyzed the differences in responsibilities between the project manager and the program manager. Jacky thought that the responsibility of a project manager is not only to integrate resources but also to understand the industrial environment and market. If project managers could understand the market, then they would add more value to the company.
At the end of the speech, Jacky also advised students who would work on consulting projects this semester. Jacky suggested that students should not look for information with open access, instead, they should listen to customers' needs carefully. By doing so, they would have a better chance to succeed in helping the client.
【GHRM MBA】LinkedIn Introduction and Rock Your Profile!
LinkedIn’s Taiwan Sales Manager Alex Chao who has extensive work experience was invited to NSYSU by GHRM MBA, College of Management. In additional to speeching how students could have a better utilization of LinkedIn to enhance their competitiveness when finding a job, Alex also shared his precious life path for students.
In order to help students realize the difference between LinkedIn and others social media, Alex used an easy-understand example -“Donuts”: When you use Facebook and Instagram, your clicking on the “like” button on the picture of donut just means that you like it, whereas on LinkedIn, you show more than 675 million LinkedIn users globally that you want to franchise a donuts store, you are skillful at selling donuts or you have more than 3 years’ experience in managing a donuts factory. You may attract interested companies to get in contact with you and you might receive a job offer as a result.
Alex gave students a further explanation on LinkedIn: Comparing to some job searches and resume, LinkedIn’s main page is more vivid, and is more likely to impress HR managers. You can update LinkedIn instantly and it is easier and more approachable for HR to view. This can also boost the efficiency for users to find jobs. He further offered advice to fresh graduates on how to make the profile pages look more professional:
1. Education background: Provide detailed education information, school clubs you have joined and honors and awards you have received. 2. Profile picture: A solo photo, do not put a full-body shot, instead put one that is taken from the top of the shoulder to the top of your head with a nature smile. Do not use filters. The background color should be neutral. If you are not going to apply for work in art field, do not create a romantic atmosphere 3. Experience: Besides mentioning internship or part time job experience in winter and summer vacation, provide a substantial elaboration on what you have achieved through those experiences is more important. 4.Volunteer experience: Many hiring managers actually consider volunteer experience equally as valuable as paid work experience. 5.Skills: Do not list everything on list, instead you should check if the skill you are going to mention is precisely enough to the eligibility of the position you are going to apply.
Alex then told students job market is rapidly shifting. It is always unpredictable to estimate when the next crisis will approach. Therefore, it’s important to build and maintain a good network as well as make good impression on others. Especially, some senior positions are often introduced by referrers. When you are using LinkedIn, you can proactively follow corporates you are interested in, corporate directors and influencers. And do not underestimate what you are doing at this stage, as the efforts you’re putting into now might pay off in ways you never imagined.
Lastly, Alex suggested that when the students are looking for jobs, only if they choose what they are passionate for as their job, they can enjoy their work thoroughly. We also need to improve ourselves all the time so we are able to face the instability of the world. At the end of speech, Alex provided his LinkedIn account for students to follow. If students have any questions, they can contact him directly via LinkedIn.
【CM】College of Management Sets up Infrared Thermal Sensors to Minimize Risk of Contact and Improve Measurement Efficiency
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) has comprehensively controlled access to all buildings through a single entrance and exit and set up a temperature measurement station at all buildings since March 3. The College of Management now has two entrances, the entrance at the old College of Management building and the new College of Management building. From 8am to 7pm, epidemic prevention staff will be at the entrance to measure the body temperature of people entering the building. During the past two weeks, personnel had been using a forehead thermometer to take measurements.
But since March 16, an infrared thermal sensor has been set up at the old College of Management building, which is close to the library side, to improve measurement efficiency and reduce the risk of contact between the disease prevention staff and the individual being measured. Beginning the same week, all faculty and students who enter the College of Management for the first time on that day should enter through the entrance at the old College of Management building, and the entrance and the exit of the new College of Management building are reserved for those who have been taken their temperature for the day.
Dean San-Yih Hwang, College of Management, NSYSU was the first to try the thermal sensor and said that the sensor could accurately pick up the temperature from a person that is 40 cm away from the sensor, which could significantly minimize the risk of close contact between the measuring staff and the individual being measured. In addition, the measurement accuracy is also comparatively less affected by the external environment. The infrared thermal sensor is also connected to a computer screen so that the individual being measured can also see the reading of their own body temperature. If the measurement exceeds 37.5 degrees C, an alarm will be generated, so that the staff on duty can quickly report the case to the Physical and Health Division, Office of Student Affairs for handling the case.
【CM】Serving as AVM Talent Center, National Sun Yat-sen University Sets up iSVMS University Branch Center
National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) Integrated Strategic Value Management Research (iSVMS) University Branch Center was established on March 16, 2020. It was jointly unveiled by Dean San-Yih Hwang, College of Management, NSYSU, Associate Professor of the Department of Business Management Chen Ni-yun who is the Director of the NSYSU iSVMS University Branch Center, Chair Professor Anne Wu of College of Commerce, National Chengchi University (NCCU), and Chen Bang-yu, CEO of iSVMS Research Center during the opening ceremony.
The iSVMS Research Center was founded by Professor Anne Wu three years ago. Since its inception, it has collaborated with a number of universities across Taiwan to set up branch centers to promote Activity Value Management (AVM) and cultivate AVM talents. After the unveiling ceremony, two seminars for teaching and business were also hosted.
Professor Anne Wu’s lecture comprised more than 30 years of academic accomplishments and her publication on the AVM system. In addition to having a huge impact in the field of management accounting, AVM has also been introduced by many companies as a tool for business decision management, clarification of costs, and profit creation. In his speech, Dean San-yih Hwang said that the College of Management, NSYSU has been actively developing the capacity of commercial big data analysis in recent years, and he strongly felt that the content of the data must be sufficient enough in order to make more valuable analyses. After learning about AVM, he believed that AVM could be applied in both research and teaching, benefiting one and the other. As a result, the opportunity to set up a university branch center presented itself. In the future, under the leadership of Director Chen Ni-yun, we will help incorporate AVM into teaching and cultivate outstanding students.
Chair Professor Anne Wu, an outstanding alumnus of NSYSU, also shared that she has always wanted to give back to NSYSU what she had gained while she was at the school, and said that she would selflessly share her AVM knowledge with faculty and students at NSYSU, assist in the planning AVM theory and practice case courses, and help faculty improve their teaching innovation ability, and cultivate successors of AVM. CEO Chen Bang-yu also said that the iSVMS Research Center had been working with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the Ministry of Labor to develop relevant certification mechanisms to promote academia-industry collaboration.
During the teaching briefing, Professor Wu shared with the faculty of the College of Management on how to use the cloud system of the AVM education version for teaching AVM classes. During the business sharing meeting in the afternoon, Chang Shen-min, General Manager of Proluck, Chen Mei-chi, Chairman of Chenbro Micom, Mr. Wu Shangcai, Chairman Wu Shang-Tsai of Dinkle Group, were invited to share their experience of successfully introducing AVM with the EMBA owners in the audience. As the future town of significant importance for iSVMS in southern Taiwan, the College of Management, NSYSU will aim to train students to become indispensable professionals for business operation.