PKU-SMU Graduate Collaborative Programme off to a resounding start
The Peking University (PKU)-Singapore Management University (SMU) Graduate Collaborative Programme welcomed its first cohort of 28 students on 7 September 2013 at a ceremony held at the Wuxi Campus of PKU's School of Software and Microelectronics.
The event was graced by Professor Steven Miller, Dean of SMU’s School of Information Systems, and Mr Bai Zhiqiang, Secretary General of PKU. Other dignitaries present included Associate Professors Chu Chao-Hsien, Michelle Cheong and Enoch Chng from SMU, Professor Wu Zhonghai, Associate Dean of PKU’s School of Software and Microelectronics, and Professor Wang Ping, Director of PKU’s School of Software and Microelectronics at Wuxi.
The Programme offers students in China the opportunity to obtain a double Master's degree comprising of PKU's Master of Engineering and SMU's Master of IT in Business. The postgraduate students, who were selected after a joint admission exercise conducted by SMU and PKU, will be able to choose between two tracks: Financial Services and Analytics from the Master of IT in Business programme. The Programme, lasting 3 to 4 years, includes a 12-month residency in Singapore, with the students attending courses at SMU. The Programme will be taught by the faculty from both PKU and SMU.
In his speech, Professor Miller said the Programme aims to equip the students with knowledge and skills in Finance Services Technology & Operations and Business Analytics, which are currently in high demand in China and around the world. He added that this encouraging start augurs well for the future of the Programme, and looked forward to working closely with PKU on deepening the collaborative relationship. In his address, Secretary General Bai Zhiqiang reaffirmed the collaborative effort between the two universities, and encouraged the students to put in their best efforts in their pursuit of academic excellence.
Last updated on 09 Oct 2013 .