News Details | 09-Oct-2013

NTU, Cornell launch Asia’s first advanced management programme for senior hospitality leaders

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Cornell University launched today Asia’s first hospitality management programme for senior professionals in the industry.
The Cornell-Nanyang Advanced Management Programme (AMP) in Hospitality Management will help senior industry executives, with more than seven years of managerial experience, advance their knowledge of hospitality management in a multinational setting. Combining industry best practices with cutting-edge hospitality management theory, participants can further sharpen their decision making abilities and strategic thinking.
Conducted by world-class faculty from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration and NTU’s Nanyang Business School, the programme will give participants advanced and leading-edge insights into critical business and management issues facing Asia’s booming hospitality sector.
Associate Professor Nilanjan Sen, Associate Dean of Nanyang Executive Education at Nanyang Business School, said, “As Asia’s hospitality industry grows rapidly, demand for senior hospitality leaders with exceptional skills in developing and managing change is on the rise.
“The Cornell-Nanyang AMP will leverage upon participants’ industry experience and equip them for higher responsibilities, putting them at the forefront of innovation amid Asia’s ever-changing business landscape.”
Thomas Kline, Executive Director of the Office of Executive Education, Cornell School of Hotel Administration, said, “This programme represents an opportunity to gain knowledge, upgrade skills, and get re-inspired. The managers in the programme will have the distinct advantage of making their already successful careers even better. This joint effort between Nanyang Business School and Cornell will leverage the best qualities of both schools and deliver exceptional value for participants and their companies.”
The four-week programme will be presented in two locations: Cornell’s Ithaca campus in New York, US, and NTU’s Yunnan campus in Singapore. The first intake will be admitted in March 2014 and applications are now open.
Mr Patrick Imbardelli, president and chief executive of Pan Pacific Hotels Group said, “The world is changing and along with it, the challenges in hospitality. As leaders we owe it to the industry, our colleagues and customers to keep ourselves connected and on top of issues that affect how we negotiate and spearhead change and innovation in our industry.
“The Cornell-Nanyang AMP will plug you into the key aspects of our industry that are critical for leadership, equipping you with the skills, knowledge and network to raise your game.”
The programme is offered through the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management (CNI), a long-standing partnership that was set up in 2004 to develop leaders, managers and entrepreneurs for the hospitality and tourism industry in Asia.
Housed at NTU's Nanyang Business School, the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management combines the education and research strengths of two top universities in the world – Cornell, an American Ivy League university, and Singapore’s NTU, Asia's fastest-rising university among the world's Top 50. The Institute draws on the expertise at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA), the world's premier business school for hospitality and service industries, and the Nanyang Business School, whose flagship Nanyang MBA has been placed 32nd in the Financial Times Global MBA rankings and fourth in Asia by The Economist.
Participants who opt to extend their study towards an Executive Master of Business Administration will be awarded academic credits for the degree programme.

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About Nanyang Technological University

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It has a new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).

A fast-growing university with an international outlook, NTU is putting its global stamp on Five Peaks of Excellence: Sustainable Earth, Future Healthcare, New Media, New Silk Road, and Innovation Asia.

Besides the main Yunnan Garden campus, NTU also has a satellite campus in Singapore’s science and tech hub, one-north, and a third campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.
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About Nanyang Business School

Consistently ranked among the world’s premier business schools, we nurture leaders for business and public service, advancing global management knowledge and practice. Our curriculum melds rigorous academic theory with real-world business practice, while our faculty leads global thought and research in several fields of business and finance. As a college of Nanyang Technological University, a research-intensive university, we draw on the strengths of the fastest-rising university in the world’s top 50 to provide enriching opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Our 35,000 alumni hold positions of responsibility in business, government and public service in 45 countries. At NBS, we believe that responsible leadership in business and government is crucial to securing a sustainable future for our world. Through teaching and research, we are grooming a new generation of leaders with the knowledge, skills and passion of pursuing lasting success that seeks not only economic profit but also the interests of the community and environment.

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About Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Founded in 1922, Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration was the first collegiate program in hospitality management. Today it is regarded as the world leader in its field. The school's highly talented and motivated students learn from 60 full-time faculty members - all experts in their chosen disciplines, and all dedicated to teaching, research and service. Learning takes place in state-of-the-art classrooms, in the on campus Statler hotel, and in varied industry settings around the world. The result: a supremely accomplished alumni group - corporate executives and entrepreneurs who advance the industry and share their wisdom and experience with our students and faculty.

About Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management

The Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management is an alliance between Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and the NTU’s Nanyang Business School. This brings together the world's leading hotel management school and one of Asia's elite business schools. The mission of the Cornell-Nanyang Institute is three-fold. It aims to: (1) Develop Asian leaders, managers and entrepreneurs in the hospitality and tourism industry, (2) Build a world-class institution for the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge to the hospitality and tourism industry in Asia, and (3) Deliver high-quality hospitality education and research. With Cornell's expertise in international hospitality and NBS' Asian business perspective, the Cornell-Nanyang Institute will introduce global best practices and knowledge customized for Asia's needs. The institute is thus poised to become Asia's premiere source of hospitality education and research.

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