Although Kenneth Chow Cheong-ming has accumulated more than 30 years of solid professional experience in the logistics and supply chain sector in Hong Kong and several other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, he said he thoroughly enjoyed the full immersion in the advanced academic study offered through the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management programme. 'Because I enrolled in the programme when I was 46, I knew exactly what I wanted from a master's degree programme and was very focused in my study,' said Chow, who is director of North Asia global logistics for Nortel Networks, a multinational telecommunication specialist. The postgraduate programme helped students build a solid grounding in subjects that led to the knowledge and development of intellectual capability required for the understanding and critical analysis of supply chain management problems. 'I liked the teaching approach unique to PolyU that emphasises the technicality and practicality of the subjects. 'A main benefit of this approach is that students are inspired to quickly grasp the theories taught in class and apply them at their workplaces,' Chow (pictured) said. Interaction with classmates who were willing to share their own business experiences proved to be mutually beneficial. 'The programme equipped me with updated techniques in long-term systematic supply chain business planning,' he said. 'I was impressed with the wealth of research resources built by the professors over the years. These rich resources will help inspire students to identify and develop many possible practical applications for what they have learned in the programme.'