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INSEAD and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy launch Continuation Path Degree Programme

26 April 2011

INSEAD-LKY SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP: (Top pic, from left) Prof Jain and Prof Mahbubani signing the agreement on the degree programme. With them in the above photo is distinguished guest Mr Lee Hsien Yang, Governing Board Member of LKY School and Chairman of Fraser and Neave

Leading international business school, INSEAD and the Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) School of Public Policy, NUS announced on 25 April 2011 that the two schools will collaborate to provide their students with a continuation pathway from the INSEAD MBA to the LKY School MPA and vice versa.

This will enable students from INSEAD to branch out into public administration, and students from the LKY School into business administration. INSEAD students from both campuses - Fontainebleau, France and Singapore - will be eligible to participate in this collaboration.

Noting that it is becoming increasingly critical for global business leaders to incorporate public policy issues into their management approach, Dean of INSEAD Prof Dipak C Jain said: "Our partnership with LKY School will enable students to have an advantage when seeking prominent positions in economic and development institutions, government agencies, NGOs and private sector roles."

"The recent financial crisis has taught the world that we need greater cooperation and collaboration between the public and private sectors", said Dean of LKY School Prof Kishore Mahbubani. Believing that the invisible hand of the markets must work hand in hand with the visible hand of good governance, he felt it is imperative for future generations of leaders to receive training in public policy and business.

"The INSEAD-LKY School partnership provides a unique opportunity for participating students to begin their enrolment at either school and obtain two degrees, an MPA and MBA in two years," said Executive Vice-Dean of LKY School Mr Stavros Yiannouka.