NYU Shanghai - NYU Stern Networking Reception

May 13 2019

On the evening of April 13, NYU Shanghai and NYU Stern welcomed students admitted to the inaugural classes of the MS programs in Quantitative Finance (MSQF) and in Data Analytics & Business Computing (MSDABC) for a networking reception at NYU Shanghai. Nearly 70 guests attended the event, which both celebrated the students’ admission and provided an opportunity to connect with senior business leaders, NYU Shanghai and NYU Stern leadership, program faculty, and staff. 



Industry leaders, advisory committee and NYU Shanghai - NYU Stern leadership

From across China and in some cases, from overseas, MSQF and MSDABC admitted students arrived in Shanghai for the first official kickoff to their programs. Among the senior business leaders at the event were many members of the MSQF and MSDABC industry advisory boards, who exchanged their professional insights and career advice.



During the reception’s formal program, NYU Shanghai Provost Joanna Waley-Cohen and NYU Stern Vice Dean of Global and Executive Education Eitan Zemel remarked on the pioneering spirit of the students. NYU Shanghai Assistant Dean of Graduate and Advanced Education Eric Mao predicted the students would “set a standard of excellence for future students to aspire to” and that from this point forward, they would be “flag-bearers.”


Joanna Waley-Cohen, Provost, NYU Shanghai


Eitan Zemel, Vice Dean of Global and Executive Education, NYU Stern


Eric Mao, Assistant Dean of Graduate and Advanced Education, NYU Shanghai

Rohit Deo, Professor of Statistics, NYU Stern Director, NYU Stern – NYU Shanghai Programs

Acknowledging family and friends of students who also came, Director of NYU Stern - NYU Shanghai Programs Rohit Deo took a special moment to applaud their role in helping students to “achieve new heights.” MSQF and MSDABC directors, Professor Jeffrey Wurgler and Professor Jiawei Zhang, emphasized the academic rigor of the programs and the distinguished faculty who will be teaching in the programs. Finally, NYU Shanghai Chancellor Yu Lizhong and Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Lehman delivered greetings and inspirational messages via video.


Jiawei Zhang, Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, NYU Stern Academic Director, MS in Data Analytics & Business Computing


Jeffrey Wurgler, Nomura Professor of Finance, NYU Stern Academic Director, MS in Quantitative Finance

Congratulations to all MSQF and MSDABC admitted students, whose next milestone comes in June in New York City for orientation and the first day of classes. We look forward to seeing you again!