NSD Launches Management Innovation Program
On August 29, the NSD unveiled its Management Innovation Program and hosted a symposium to gather ideas for the sound development of the program. NSD deans and professors were joined by about 20 MBA, EMBA, and DPS alumni as well as CHO100 members and company representatives.
In his opening speech, Prof. Yao Yang thanked NSD alumni for their unwavering support that makes the new program possible. He expected the program to develop into a bridge for communication and bonding. He said that the alumni and current MBA students share a common foundation, on which the alumni guide the students and the students inject new vitality into the alumni’s enterprises. The new program will facilitate closer connections, he said. Prof. Yao is PKU Bo Ya Distinguished Professor, Dean of both NSD and BiMBA, and Executive Dean of PKU Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development.
An introduction of the program was made by Ma Jingjing, NSD Associate Professor of Management and Deputy Dean of BiMBA. The MBA students of the NSD have well-rounded qualities and many are strong at creativity and data modelling, analysis and treatment. Every year there are students who commendably throw themselves into entrepreneurial undertakings but tend to lack the opportunities to identify real problems. On the other hand, companies hanker after problem-solving talents. The new program is tasked with linking up the two parties and empowering them to use their respective strengths, she said.
Mr. Liu Erhai, founder and executive partner of Joy Capital as well as BiMBA specially-appointed Management Practice Professor, shared his thoughts on the importance of management innovation from an investor’s perspective and expressed his confidence in the promising future of the new program. Mr. Dai Xiaoning, chairman of Beijing Beetech and NSD EMBA alumnus, said that as his company is confronted with many specific and urgent operational challenges, he hopes to join the new program and tap its collective wisdom to find solutions that differ from those offered by consultancies. Ms. Han Yan, chairwoman of Beijing Topline’s international business, expects the program to give rise to win-win partnerships that nourish the growth of both individuals and enterprises.