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Apr 16 2014

NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE

Nanchang, China (April 16, 2014) – On a beautiful, warm day in the southern Chinese city of Nanchang, 126 students came together from all over China to receive M.B.A. degrees at New York Institute of Technology’s 13th graduation ceremony, held today at Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (JUFE).

The new graduates, who pursued an NYIT M.B.A. to broaden their perspective and to increase their opportunities, gathered in a large lecture hall at JUFE’s Qingshanyuan Campus to be recognized by and receive encouragement from NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., and JUFE Vice President Wu Zhaoyun.

“Cultivating human capital is a force that will drive China’s future,” President Guiliano told the assembled graduates. “Business leaders in China will rely upon you to help gain a greater understanding of the global business world, and to be better leaders who can manage and nurture human capital as one of their most valuable assets,” he remarked.

Vice President Wu advised the graduates to remain humble in spite of the material success their education may bring them. “Don't care how much you get from society,” he told them. “Instead, care how much you have contributed to society.”

In addition to Vice President Wu, President Guiliano and the graduates were welcomed by JUFE officials including Associate Director of International Cooperation and Exchanges Gao Yangsong; Zhou Mei, dean of JUFE’s M.B.A. School and mistress of ceremonies; and Associate Dean Wu Liangping. Other attendees from NYIT included Executive Director for NYIT-China Monique Taylor, Ph.D.; Associate Dean for Global Programs Scott Liu, Ph.D.; and Tony Lei Tong (M.S. ’09), associate director of alumni and employer relations. Professor Liu also is an educator in the NYIT-JUFE M.B.A. program.

Graduates Liu Guiying, who studied at NYIT-JUFE’s program in Shanghai, and Yan Wu, who studied at  NYIT-JUFE’s program in Beijing, addressed the audience as representatives of their class. Ms. Liu spoke in Chinese, while Mr. Yan delivered their message in English. “I'd like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation to the leaders from both universities,” he said, adding, “Tomorrow we apply what we learned from this program to our work.”

President Guiliano reminded the graduates that, as scholars of business and among an elite few who have earned M.B.A. degrees in China, they are “well prepared to meet the demand for experts who can manage people, synthesize ideas, and grow business enterprises.”

Since 1997, NYIT has had an educational cooperation agreement with JUFE, a top university in its area of specialty. Student study groups meet in Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen for an intensive and rigorous degree program. NYIT was among the first universities to receive approval from the Ministry of Education to operate foreign degree programs in China.

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study. These include architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit, independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 13,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan in New York; in Nanjing, China; in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; in Vancouver, Canada; at other global partner universities; and online.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 95,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.


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