Last semester marked Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean Sanjay Gupta’s first official trip to Indonesia to further the Broad College’s global network and embrace new opportunities for collaboration. Gupta and others from MSU visited Gadjah Mada University, which houses Indonesia’s top-ranked business program. And last month, a delegation from UGM ventured to MSU to formalize this new collaboration.
“The business school at Gadjah Mada University was the first accredited business school in Indonesia and today holds the top-ranked programs,” Gupta said. “As Indonesia continues to invest in higher education, I am thrilled that MSU and the Broad College are a top choice for collaboration.”
The visit focused on developing long-term partnerships on research, education and outreach programs across various colleges. The UGM delegation met with MSU’s Interim Provost Teresa Sullivan, held a higher education seminar, experienced a campus tour and attended a series of meetings with administrators.
Dean Gupta and representatives from Broad’s finance, marketing and accounting and information systems departments met with Eko Suwardi, UGM’s Faculty of Economics and Business dean, and Panut Mulyono, UGM’s rector/president, to explore ways to work together.
“The M.S. in Business Analytics program prides itself on the diversity of our student body, so we are looking forward to having students from Gadjah Mada University potentially join our program,” Gayle Nelson, assistant director of graduate programs in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, said.
The discussions between UGM and Broad revolved around four topics:
- Dual-degree programs at the graduate level
- Admission to Ph.D. programs
- Faculty exchange and research collaborations
- Study abroad opportunities
“We hope to achieve a greater diversity; diversity among students and faculty, but also diversity of thought leadership and expertise,” Gupta said. “I can’t wait to see what accomplishments UGM and MSU are able to achieve together.”