Business Study Mission 2011 goes to Thailand and Cambodia
A group of thirteen (13) Nanyang MBA students visited Thailand and Cambodia for their Business Study Mission (BSM) from June 4 to 12, 2011. BSM is part of The NANYANG MBA curriculum where students put their MBA knowledge to practical use in an international setting. They visit a network of organizations and companies located in Asia. In the past, BSM went to various parts of the world; but, with Asia increasingly gaining influence in the global economy, the BSM has focused more on Asian destinations.
In preparation for the trip, the students are required to complete a series of seminars. During the BSM, students are also exposed to the culture of the host country or countries through visits to historical attractions and places of interest. This year’s BSM to Thailand, the group meet up with leading Thai firms such as CP Foods, among the world's largest agro firms, where students visited the chicken processing farm and feed mill; and Eastern Seaboard Industrial Park in Rayong, Thailand. The Cambodia leg included a visit to Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone.
Last year, the BSM went to South Korea where they met management staff of companies such as POSCO, the world’s third largest steel maker by market value and Asia’s most profitable steel maker, and Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilding company, among others.