[Sponsored Article] Gearing up for Online MBA Courses The HKUST Business School is delighted to become an alliance partner with the Future of Management Education (FOME). This is an alliance of like-minded business schools who share a vision that online learning should have the same transformational impact as the very best face-to-face courses. The FOME Alliance strives to develop leading technology for online learning and explore new business education models. The HKUST Business School is honored to be a part of this prominent alliance alongside other leading international institutions, including Imperial College Business School (UK), ESMT Berlin (Germany), the University of Melbourne (Australia), and the Ivey Business School (Canada). The partnership will boost HKUST’s position in promoting online education. To meet the growing demand from business professionals in Asia and allow them receive a high standard of further education with flexibility, our School plans to develop a set of core courses in MBA, for part-time MBA first. Our new partnership with FOME also follows HKUST’s decision to work with the leading online education company called Insendi to deliver HKUST’s first-ever online MBA courses. New Fellowship Program with ICMA We are pleased to announce a new industry partnership between the Department of Finance and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) . The partnership has launched the new ICMA Young Fellowship Program open to all year 3 and 4 undergraduate Quantitative Finance (QFIN) students. The program provides professional exposure for students in the financial industry and helps them develop important skills, knowledge, and awareness related to practical issues in the market. The program also supports ICMA’s mission to raise its standards and promote inclusion in the industry. This year, the program will offer ten scholarships (each worth HK$25,000+), exclusively for HKUST students. Awardees will also gain additional knowledge on securities operations, fixed income markets, and qualify for ICMA certificates. In addition, they can gain access to the entire ICMA learning management system and participate in three online courses at ICMA, free-of-charge.