Bulletin Spring‧Summer 1997

MBA T own Centre NEW LOOK, NEW FACILITIES T he Town Centre for the University's Master of Business Admiistration Programmes in TsimSha Tsui East was recently extended and completely renovated. The refurbished centre was officially opened on 21st February 1997 by the Financial Secretary Mr. Donald Y. K. Tsang, CUHK Council chairman Sir Quo- wei Lee, chairman of the Advisory Board of the Three-Year MBA Programme Dr. Cheng Yu-tung, chairman of the Advisory Board of the Two-Year MBA Programme Dr. Alice Lam, and CUHK vice-chancellor Prof. Arthur K. C. Li. The original town centre at East Ocean Centre was purchased in 1982. After the acquisition of premises adjacent to it last summer, the MBA Town Centre now boasts a total floor area of 7,400 sq.ft . Careful thought has gone into the renovations and furnishings of the place to create a comfortable and lively setting for part-time MBA students who come here after a day's regular work to attend evening classes. Apart from offices and a conference room, there are four large classrooms done up i n different colours — l i g h t grey, pastel orange, pastel green, and white. They all differ in size and layout, and have furniture that has been carefully chosen for comfort and that is easily manoeuvrable to cater to specific instruction needs. The entire centre is equipped with state-of-the-art audio- visual facilities and linked by a computer network to Interne t and the campus network. The purchase-cum-renovation project cost HK$26 million, and has been financed by the MBA Programmes and it s various endowment funds, the EMBA Programme, and the Faculty of Business Administration. The expansion has enabled a 50 per cent increase in the three-year part-time programme intake from 60 to 90. It has also made it possible to break up the class into two smaller groups of 45 each to enable better interaction between teachers and students. Chinese University Bulletin Spring . Summer 1997 20