Wednesday, 26 October 2016
On 26 October 2016, Prime Minister John Key announced from Delhi the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Otago and the BSE Institute Ltd (BSE-I), Mumbai. The MoU was co-signed by Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne and Mr Ambarish Datta, Managing Director, BSE-I.
The MOU includes:
• 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
• other forms of co-operation that the two institutions may jointly arrange
So what does this mean for the Business School?
The first programmes that will be offered to BSE-I postgraduates will be from the Business School:
• Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcct)
• Master of Finance (MFinc)
• Master of International Business (MintBus)
The first students (initially about 5-10 students per programme) start their studies in Mumbai next year when Dunedin-based students start in late February/early March, and arrive in Dunedin for the start of Semester 2 in July.
“The collaboration with the Bombay Stock Exchange is a wonderful opportunity for the Otago Business School. It will create pathways for students from India to gain international experience by studying in Dunedin, and will offer an even greater diversity of perspectives and experiences in our classrooms and in the School community.
“The BSE-I relationship will create 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.
“I am grateful to PVC and Dean George Benwell and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) Helen Nicholson, for their enthusiastic support of the vision for this collaboration with BSE-I, and to Jason Cushen (Deputy Director of the International Office) and Lynda McIver (Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) for helping to make this a reality. I look forward to welcoming the first cohort of BSE-I students to Dunedin in mid-2017,” says Professor Elizabeth Rose – Associate Dean, International.