Since 2016 a MoU between the University of Otago and the prestigious BSE Institute Ltd in India has been offering exciting opportunities for the Otago Business School.
The collaboration with BSE Institute Ltd offers joint teaching of selected business programmes. BSE Institute is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bombay Stock Exchange, and is located in Mumbai, India.
The MoU encourages student mobility between India and New Zealand, and fosters stronger links for research between the two academic communities.
- Collaborative research and publication.
- Visits between institutions by academic staff and research students.
- Co-operative delivery of postgraduate programmes
- Sharing of data and academic materials.
- Confidential sharing of research data.
Initially, the collaboration focused on postgraduate programmes offered by the Otago Business School: Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcct), Master of Finance (MFinc) and Master of International Business (MintBus).
University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne believes the relationship between BSE Institute and Otago will be a fruitful and highly important one.
CEO and Managing Director of the BSE Institute Ltd, Mr Ambarish Datta, who has co-signed the MOU with Professor Hayne, said that students from New Zealand have opportunities to visit India and learn about the Indian financial markets via the BSE Institute’s India Immersion Program, which focuses on the Indian economy and culture.
Mr Datta says New Zealand’s education is world-class, student-centric, and focused on supporting students to problem-solve, process information, work with others, create, and innovate.
“Education in New Zealand has undergone a transformation in the past two decades, including the areas of governance, curriculum, assessment, qualifications, and teaching and learning. As a result, a range of new ideas and methods has been adopted, based on evidence and research.
“The University of Otago is one of the key universities leading this change. This aligns very well with our own ethos of continuous change and evolution to address the dynamic needs of the corporate world that our students enter. Hence, we are very confident that this collaboration will result in creating truly global professionals with the skills and competencies to address the rapidly changing corporate environment,” says Mr Datta.
Otago Business School Associate Dean International, Associate Professor Sebastian Filep, is excited about the opportunities the relationship opens up.
“The collaboration with the Bombay Stock Exchange is a wonderful opportunity for the Otago Business School. It creates pathways for students from India to gain international experience by studying in Dunedin, and offers an even greater diversity of perspectives and experiences in our classrooms and in the School community.
“The BSE-I relationship creates research opportunities and possible exposure to the Indian business market for current Business School students. India is a vibrant and important market – relationships such as this will serve to create valuable linkages between Dunedin and India."