The Phnom Penh Post recently published an article highlighting GBSN member school, the National University of Management (NUM)’s progress towards internationalizing and strengthening its graduate and undergraduate programs. NUM has made great headway towards internationalizing its programs through a series of local and global partnerships that are outlined below.
In partnership with Mahidol University, a leading university in Thailand, NUM plans to launch a dual master’s degree program in business and industrial engineering in November 2017. Students enrolled in the weekend-based executive program will receive both a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Mahidol University and an MBA from NUM.
NUM recently hosted the 7th National Business Model Competition 2017 in partnership with CIESF and Waseda University, Japan. NUM also partners with the international consulting firm McKinsey & Company to promote entrepreneurship among universities in the region via the Mekong Challenge competition, according to Stephen Paterson, NUM senior advisor.
Recently the European Union has given NUM two grants to support research and social innovation. In partnership with the University of Nantes in France, the research program, Dockside, focuses on improving the quality of education and research at Cambodian universities through the promotion of multidisciplinary research in Environment and Maritime fields. This is also in addition to the establishment of a PhD program.
With the intention of promoting social innovation through the creation of social innovation support unites within the university campus, NUM is partnering with Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland on a three-year Southeast Asian Social Innovation Network (SEASIN) project.The NUM iBBA Program, a full-degree program in International Business, continues to develop student exchange opportunities in both Europe and Asia. Kerry Slattery, program director, says the program has sent two students to LCC University in Lithuania, two students to ICN Business School in France and one student to both Spain and Portugal through the IMPAKT Scholarship program. Thirteen undergraduate students travelled to Singapore for a study tour this month. The students had the opportunity to visit the Google and Microsoft offices, as well as the Nanyang and INSEAD Business School campuses.
According to NUM Rector, Dr. Hor Peng, this year in Hong Kong, NUM participated in the 14th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot which involved 128 university teams from around the world.
NUM is also now a full member of the Global Business School Network (GBSN) based in Washington D.C., which connects NUM to more than 70 leading business school on six continents.
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Nicole Zefran is the Communications & Administrative Officer at the Global Business School Network.