On 7 February 2012, UniSIM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SPSS BI (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a leader in providing business analytics software solutions, to promote training and continuing education in Business Analytics. This is an extension of an earlier agreement signed five years ago, from which both parties have benefited greatly.
Some of the benefits include SPSS' sponsorship of the SPSS awards that are presented to the top three graduates of the Business Analytics Programme offered by UniSIM's School of Business, as well as the Analytics Education Forum held annually starting from 2010. This forum showcased the Business Analytics programme, which has led to industrial collaborations and job opportunities for students.
In the new MOU, SPSS will continue to sponsor the forum and provide internship opportunities to the Business Analytics students. In addition, both parties will also collaborate on certification programmes and case studies development.
(Left to right) Mr Gerald Tan, Managing Director, SPSS BI (Singapore) Pte Ltd,
and Professor Koh Hian Chye, Dean, School of Business, were signatories of the MOU.