Newsletter 2017

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Message From The Vice President

Dear colleagues, friends, partners and supporters,

Synergy is now 4 years old and this is a special edition. Two business units – the Centre for Professional Studies (CPS) and Financial Training Institute (FTI) – that had been nurtured under the Office of Business Development, have grown substantially in the last few years and they will be integrated under a broader entity which houses professional continuing education from 1 April 2017. The Business Families Institute (BFI) and International Trading Institute (ITI), will meanwhile continue to be under the academic leadership of the Office of Business Development, as they progress steadily and press on with impactful activities that benefit their stakeholders and the industries they serve.

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Vice-president

Business Families Institute

Business Families Institute

Collaborating for Knowledge and Growth: Singapore and Beyond

How BFI@SMU is evolving to remain relevant.

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Business Families Institute

Learning Beyond Our Shores - A Journey to Myanmar

Collaboration was a central theme of BFI@SMU’s latest learning journey to Myanmar.

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Centre for Professional Studies

Championing Data-driven HR

A new HR Analytics Certificate programme at CPS is helping HR practitioners embrace the use of data analytics to improve people decisions.

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Centre for Professional Studies

Ready for the Future

Synergy explores two programmes by CPS that deepen the knowledge and skills of HR practitioners and business leaders.

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Centre for Professional Studies

Financial Training Institute

Financial Training Institute

Preparing for Tomorrow

Together with fellow FTI coursemates, these SkillsFuture Study Award winners are building a workforce made up of competent and versatile finance professionals.

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Financial Training Institute

Raising Professional Excellence

Given the volatility of today’s financial markets, what does it take for professionals in the banking and financial services industry to stay on top of their game? Practitioners who facilitate specialist programmes for FTI share their thoughts.

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International Trading Institute

Broadening Perspectives

An array of eye-opening experiences awaited participants of the Industry Study Mission to Busan and Ulsan 2016

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China Desk

Building Upon A Solid Foundation

Thanks to the knowledge and skills gained in their courses, these ITI@SMU alumni have been equipped to succeed in their respective fields.

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China Desk

A Fruitful Encounter

Jonathan Heng, a Year 3 Maritime Economics Track (MET) student recounts his experience of meeting Minister Ong Ye Kung during an engagement session on 2 September 2016.

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China Desk

Charting A Course Forward

Shipping veteran Mr Teo Siong Seng on why he thinks there are better days ahead for the maritime industry.

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China Desk

Financing the Future

ITI@SMU’s new partnership with EFA Group promises to give students an in-depth understanding of the growing alternative financing sector.

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China Desk

Laying the Foundations for Change

The International Trading Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) trains and prepares mid-career individuals for a dynamic and high-growth sector.

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China Desk

 

Last updated on 26 Jan 2017 .