FTU News: On 11th September, 2015, three Vietnam Universities has signed agreements with the Global Association for Finance Professionals, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) at UK – Vietnam Forum with the theme "Connecting Opportunities to Partnerships for Sustainability Education" that were convened in London.
The Vietnam-UK Forum under the theme “Connecting Opportunities to Partnerships for Sustainability Education” was organised on 11th September, 2015 in London by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), Vietnamese Embassy with the support from the UK Higher Education International Unit (IU) and the British Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The forum was held to celebrate the 5th anniversary of establishment of the Strategic Partnership between Vietnam and the UK.
The union representatives of Vietnam universities joined the forum
The Foreign Trade University, the Academy of Finance, the DaNang University of Economics signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the participation of Deputy Minister of Education and Training - Mr. Bui Van Ga and senior representatives from Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training and delegates from more than 80 universities in the UK and Vietnam.
The agreement between ACCA and the universities help graduated students to equip necessary skills when they work as well as provide an opportunity to experience at work environment.
Mrs. Helen Brand OBE, Chief Executive of ACCA , said: “These are landmark agreements for ACCA in Vietnam, where ACCA and the universities will jointly develop high-quality financial and accounting training programs. There is growing demand for professionally qualified accountants in Vietnam, and indeed the wider ASEAN economic region”.
Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Trong Co , Rector of Academy of Finance, said: "This collaboration not only supports students to have the opportunity to own the most prestigious profession diplomas but also improves their skills to meet the requirement of expertise worldwide. Thence, it opens the way for broader career and job opportunities not just in Vietnam but abroad as well. In this context, businesses are often looking for graduated students who are "ready to work". Today graduates are not just competing for jobs with counterparts from the university in their own country, but those from other countries especially within the wider ASEAN countries".
Dr. Dao Thi Thu Giang - Vice President of Foreign Trade University, said: “Through this training program, students will be fully equipped with knowledge and practical skills platform in all areas of finance accountant and audit to become a finance specialist operating in the global environment".
Assoc Professor.Dr.Vo Thi Thuy Anh - Vice President from the DaNang University of Economics, added: “This is a step forward to upgrade the professional qualifications of University of Economics”.
Signing ceremony between ACCA and Foreign Trade University
“Through these agreements, ACCA will help graduated students to equip the knowledge and specialized skills in areas such as business management, leadership skills, strategic management, risk management, law business, financial reporting, tax, audit, and above all is professionalism and ethics to be ready to contribute to the development of the business ”. Ms. Le Thi Hong Len, Head of Mekong, ACCA concluded.
Reportedly, ACCA is the largest International Association of Professional Accountants & Auditors and the fastest growing of the world in the industry of Accounting - Auditing with nearly 455,000 students and 178,000 members in 183 countries around the world. In Vietnam, ACCA Vietnam was established in 2002.
Source: dantri.com.vn (Vietnamese version)
The Opening Ceremony of Associate Training Bachelor Programs between FTU and three foreign universities28 Nov 2015
FTU News: On 28th September 2015, Foreign Trade University solemnly organized the Opening ceremony for 6th intake of the progression Bachelor in Finance between Foreign Trade University and Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College (Denmark) and 2nd intake of the progression Bachelor of Science in International Business and Bachelor of Science in Finance between Foreign Trade University and Minot State University (USA).
The Thesis Oral Defense of the Joint Master Program in Business Administration (5th intake) between FTU & Meiho university (Taiwan)07 Nov 2015
On 7th November 2015, Faculty of International Education, Foreign Trade University held the Thesis Oral Defense for 42 students in the 5th intake of the Joint Master Program in Business Administration.
Dr. Ho Thuy Ngoc - Dean of FoIE had the discussion with MU professor prior the defense.
EMBA5 is the class that has the largest number of students: 42 students from various career sectors and different age ranges. Started in June 2014, after finishing 10 modules in class and spending time on their theses, 42 EMBA5 students had successfully defended their papers. Regardless of the lack of time due to job and other social commitments, the EMBA5 students still tried their best to carry on the research and finish their theses followed the US format. Students are suggested to choose the thesis topic, which is familiar to their daily basis in order to make the thesis become more practical.The full preparation had helped 3 students achieve the excellent outcomes with the scores from 90/100 and above. The rest of the class also met the requirement of the committee and will continue to adjust their papers according to the suggestion from committee members.
The EMBA program is considered as the most suitable Master program for working people in terms of time, program arrangement and tuition fee. Especially after each cohort, students can enrich their social networking, which could support them further in their business and lives.
The graduation ceremony of the program is expected to be held in 12 March 2016
Below is some photos taken during the Oral Defense:
The EMBA5 students was defending their papers
Dr Ho Thuy Ngoc - Dean of Faculty of International Education announced the results of EMBA5 students's thesis
FTU News: On November 16th, 2015, on the occasion of 40 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and New Zealand, the delegation from NZ government led by The Right Honorable James Bolger - Former Prime Minister of New Zealand had paid a visit to Foreign Trade University and congratulated its 55th anniversary.
The delegation from New Zealand Government includes: The Right Honorable James Bolger - Former Prime Minister of NZ, Prof Lester Khoo - Director, International Relations and Development, AUT University, Ms. Jane Tran - Vietnam Trusted Advisor, AUT University and senior staffs from Auckland University of Technology (NZ).
The delegation from NZ government led by The Right Honorable James Bolger - Former Prime Minister of New Zealand had paid a visit to Foreign Trade University and congratulated its 55th anniversary.
From FTU, there were: Assoc. Prof. Dr Bui Anh Tuan - The President of FTU, Dr Dao Thi Thu Giang - The Vice President, Assoc. Prof. Dr Vu Hoang Nam - Head of Department of International Affairs and Dr Ho Thuy Ngoc - Dean of Faculty of International Education
From right to left: Dr Dao Thi Thu Giang - Vice President of Foreign Trade University
Assoc. Prof. Dr Bui Anh Tuan - The President of Foreign Trade University
Assoc. Prof. Dr Vu Hoang Nam - Head of Department of International Affairs
Dr Ho Thuy Ngoc - Dean of Faculty of International Education
Dr Nguyen Binh Minh - Vice Dean of Faculty of International Education
During the meeting, the Right Honorable James Bolger highly appreciated the cooperation between two countries: Vietnam - New Zealand, especially in the education area. The close relationship between two countries had set the solid foundation for the Universities to develop further the international cooperation that enable students to enjoy the diverse environment and be engaged in the globalization trend.
The Right Honorable James Bolger congratulated FTU's 55th anniversary and highly appreciated the cooperation between two countries: Vietnam - New Zealand after 40 years of diplomatic relations
On the occasion of FTU's 55th anniversary, Auckland Technology University (New Zealand) and Foreign Trade University had signed the MoU on Developing Network of International Volunteers for teaching English in Northern Vietnam. This project is aimed to support Vietnamese pupils and students to practise and improve their English skills through direct communication with Native Speakers from AUT.
Auckland Technology University (New Zealand) and Foreign Trade University had signed the MoU on Developing Network of International Volunteers for teaching English in Northern Vietnam
After the Signing Ceremony, the NZ delegation had a workshop with FTU students. During the workshop, students had chance to raise the questions regarding to living style and studying environment in New Zealand. Besides, it is also the great opportunities for students to seek information related to scholarship offers from high-ranking NZ universities. Together with the enthusiastic consultant from partner universities, hopefully FTU students will find it helpful to choose the appropriate path way for themselves in the future.
On December 09th, 2015, the Foreign Trade University gave a warm reception for the visiting of a delegation from the Ministry of Education and Sports Laos with the aim of exchanging experience in the field of testing and quality verification at FTU and institutions of higher education in Vietnam.
The participants of Ministry of Education and Sports Laos include: Mr. Saykhong Saynasine - Vice President of National University of Laos, Mr. Panya Chanthavong - Deputy Director of the Educational Standard and Quality Assurance Centre (ESQAC) of Laos; Ms. Pongming Sisavath - Deputy Director General of the Office of the Party Central Committee of Laos; Mr. Khamphone Sibounheuang - Minisry of Education and Sport Deputy Director of General Cabinet Office of Laos and a number of officials who work at the National University of Laos.
From FTU, there were: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Anh Tuan - President of FTU, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Hong - Vice President of FTU, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Thoan - Director of the Center for Information and Testing, Master Dao Thi Thu Ha - Deputy Director of Department of International Cooperation, Master Vo Sy Manh - Director of the Center for Quality Assurance and staffs.
At the meeting, the two universities had come together to discuss, exchange and share the contents of experience in organizing quality assurance and testing activities as well as the FTU's expreience when hosted the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) 2014.
On behalf of the Ministry of Education and Sports Laos, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saykhong Saynasin had expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to the valuable experience of the Foreign Trade University.
Here are some photos of the meeting:
The President of Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton visited FTU06 Jan 2016
FTU News: On January 06th, 2016, Assoc. Prof. Dr Bui Anh Tuan - the President of Foreign Trade University and the Faculty of Business Administration of FTU welcomed and worked with Dr. Anil Puri - Dean of Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, California State University Fullerton (CSUF).
CSUF delegation also got the presence of Mr. Christopher Swarat - Director of the International Business Center cum Associate Director of Bachelor in International Business Administration Program and Ms. Nhan Ho, Program Manager at California State University, Fullerton.
During the meeting, the representatives of both universities had discussed about the International Business Administration Programme, recommended appropriate changes and updated as the require of the two universities. On the other hand, the presidents of both universities also had consulted to continue opening up new content of cooperation in the coming period such as: student and scientific research exchanges, developing the Master joint training program between the two universities.
Workshop of Student Transfer to University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)12 Jan 2016
FTU News: On January 12th, 2016, the Faculty of Business Administration of Foreign Trade University organised a successful workshop: "Information about Student Transfer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)" with the presence of Ms. Dinh Thi Ngoc Lien who in charge of international training programs and many students of Advanced and High Quality Program of International Business Administration of FTU.
According to the transition program, after finish the second or third year at FTU, students follow the Advanced and High Quality Program of FTU will be allowed to attend FHNW University under the program: "3 + 1 or 2 + 2" to obtain a bachelor's degree at this prestigious university.
The University of Applied Sciences Northwestern (FHNW) is currently in top 6 leading universities in Switzerland according to the estimate of the recruitment firms (Economiesuisse 2012). By far, there were 3 students of the Advanced and High Quality Program of FTU transfered to study abroad at FHNW University follow the program: "3 + 1 or 2 + 2".
In the first part of the workshop, Ms. Ngoc Lien shared specific information about FHNW Univesity in particular and the country of Switzerland in general. Coming to this learning environment, students will not only have the opportunity to study and exchange in the multinational learning environment, but also get a chance to improve business skills and explore new places in Europe with low cost. The FHNW Univesity always creates conditions for international students to exchange and study through workshops, group exercises.
The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW ranks amongst Switzerland's leading and most innovative universities of applied sciences. FHNW has many majors such as Applied Psychology, Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Art and Design, Life Sciences, Music, Teacher Education, Social Work, Engineering and Business which is located at 3 campuses (Olten, Basel and Brugg). In addtion, FHNW has good quality of teaching and more chances of success when applying for companies, large corporations, so it is no surprise that FHNW is one of the top choices for FTU students to study abroad. We can say that tuition fees and the cost of living are the most concerned factors when studying abroad. According to Ms. Ngoc Lien, tuition in the final year at FHNW is approximately CHF 14,400 includes tuition, registration fees, library fees...
Following the contents of the preamble, in the second part of the workshop, Ms. Ngoc Lien had presented an overview of the study, subjects, semester, credit,... that students can enroll when forwarding. FTU students will study with the Swiss students and exchange students from various universities in the world. In the last year studying in Switzerland, students will learn in-depth about the subjects of finance, marketing and administration. In addition, students also have the opportunity to contact with businesses, corporations to grasp the practical experience and apply to all projects.
The last part of the seminar was a direct exchange program, the representatives from the FHNW University were very enthusiastic and answered all questions of FTU students. Most of the students were interested in working part-time. Ms. Ngoc Lien said that students are allowed to work 12 hours per week and 20 hours during the holidays. Especially in the last part of the seminar, Ms. Ngoc Lien also shared her difficulties and experiences when studied abroad and worked in Switzerland. This was such valuable experiences for the students.
The Master of International Business program in training cooperation with La Trobe University, Australia26 Feb 2016
On February 26th 2016, the High Level Delegation from La Trobe University (LTU) with the presence of: Prof. Amalia Di Iorio - Vice President, Dr. John Bevacqua - Program Director cum International Academic Advisor had visited and worked with the Foreign Trade University (FTU).
Assoc. Prof. Dr Bui Anh Tuan - President of Foreign Trade University and the Faculty of International Education formally welcomed the delegation. During the meeting, La Trobe University have proposed a new model for training Master of International Business program to help students save both time and costs.
Assoc. Prof. Dr Bui Anh Tuan - President of Foreign Trade University was working with Dr. Amalia Di Iorio - Vice President of La Trobe University (Australia)
Students will be accessed to modern knowledge with 12 core disciplines of International Business with a structural study of 8 courses at Foreign Trade University and 4 courses at La Trobe University, Australia. While studying in Vietnam, the students will have the opportunity to study and work with lecturers of Foreign Trade University and La Trobe University. In addition, students who come to study at La Trobe University also have the chances to live and study in an international environment, with students from different cultures in order to accumulate knowledge and their work experience.
After 1 year, the students will have a master's degree of International Business, not only has international value but also is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), Vietnam. Moreover, the program has flexible enrollment condition which is suitable with graduate and final-year students of all disciplines and types of training. The Master of International Business program in training cooperation between FTU and La Trobe University is one of the course which attracts attention of many students thanks to the prestige and quality of the training program. After graduation, all students of the program have a better chance on getting a great job, some currently hold important positions in the ministries and departments, enterprises or international organizations.
The High Level Delegation from La Trobe University (LTU) took souvenir photo with the Faculty of International Education of FTU
The signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement between FTU and Rang Dong light source & vacuum flask joint stock company03 Mar 2016
The Graduation ceremony for 5th intake and the Opening ceremony for 9th intake of Master of Business Administration19 Mar 2016
FTU News: On March 19th 2016, Foreign Trade University solemnly organized the Closing ceremony for 5th intake and the Opening ceremony for 9th intake of the Master of Business Administration between Foreign Trade University and Meiho University, Taiwan.
Attending the ceremony, there were: Dr Tung-Yi Lee – Counselor Science & Technology, TECO; Dr Ping-Cheng Yang – Chairman, Board of Directors of Meiho University; Prof. Dr Ching-Chuan Chen – President of Meiho University; Mr Yung-Kuei Wen – Member of Board of Directors of Meiho University; Dr Yeh Ron Chuen - Dean of International and Cross-Strait Office, Meiho University.
From right to left: Dr Tung-Yi Lee - Counselor Science & Technology, TECO
Dr Ping-Cheng Yang - Chairman of Board of the Directors, Meiho University
Mr Yung-Kuei Wen – Member of Board of Directors of Meiho University
Dr Yeh Ron Chuen - Dean of International and Cross-Strait Office, Meiho University
From Foreign Trade University, there were: Assoc, Prof. Dr Bui Anh Tuan – President of Foreign Trade University; Assoc. Prof. Dr Dao Thi Thu Giang – Vice President of Foreign Trade University; Assoc. Prof. Dr Ho Thuy Ngoc – Dean of Faculty of International Education; Faculty of International Education (the Faculty directly responsible for managing the joint training program), the lecturers of the program, the parents and all the students.
From left to right: Assoc, Prof. Dr Bui Anh Tuan – President of Foreign Trade University
Assoc. Prof. Dr Dao Thi Thu Giang – Vice President of Foreign Trade University
EMBA5 – with the largest number of students in comparision with other intakes, the class has 42 students who are various career sectors and different age ranges. Starting in June 2014, after 20 months with 10 modules, there are 39/42 students graduating today. The EMBA program is considered as the most suitable master program for working people in terms of time, program arrangement and tuition fee. Especially, students can enrich their social networking, which could support them further in their business and lives upon their graduation.
The success that students achieve after finishing this program is the best testament to the quality of training and management that we always aim to. Following the success of this program, Faculty of International Education continues recruiting 9th intake. The belief of students in the quality and prestige training builds up the reputation for the program. Today, we warmly welcome 30 freshmen and wish them success in their studies!
Below is some pictures of the ceremony:
Dr Tung-Yi Lee - Counselor of Science & Technology, TECO congratulated graduating students and freshmen
Dr Ping-Cheng Yang - Chairman of Board of the Directors, Meiho University highly appriated the effection of EMBA program
Assoc. Prof. Dr Bui Anh Tuan - President of Foreign Trade University congratulated graduating students