From the Dean

From the Dean

Professor Houmin Yan

I am delighted to introduce this first edition of CITY BUSINESS Magazine!

Since its establishment back in 1990 the College of Business has been engaged in delivering programmes, executive education, and research projects to students and clients worldwide. In this connected age City Business reflects our identity as a business college at the heart of the universal city, open for business to ideas and innovation from all over the world. We welcome you to City Business Magazine which aims to keep you in touch with all the latest happenings in our College.

This publication comes at an auspicious time. After a year of poring over designs and floor plans, the College has finally moved into a new home on six floors of the Academic 3 building. There are stunning views over to Lion Rock in one direction and down to the harbour in the other. Interposed between Mainland and Pacific Rim, we offer a state-of-the-art learning platform to our students in this world class setting.

At the same time we have been restructuring the BBA and MBA programmes, and we are making an impact – the College is now a world top-50 research school. We continue to produce relevant and notable research, and open new centres, the latest being the China Business and Economic Development Research Centre. With a 30 year record of serving the professional community worldwide we are truly in business.

We are also getting more globally connected: Over the last year we have signed international collaborations with the National Taiwan University, and we have a dual degree programme with Columbia University launching in September.

With all this activity, in a College of some 200 faculty, 6000 students, and countless alumni, it is sometimes difficult to get a sense of the people who make it happen. As we begin to tell the College story we place the accent firmly on people, with YOU stage centre.

In the spirit of exchange, we reach out to you all – our students, faculty, staff, alumni, sponsors and partners worldwide – and seek to convey something of the excitement of working at this dynamic college.

I hope you enjoy the read.

Houmin Yan