Learning Finance with MyFinanceLab and Big Data at MSM-MBA Program

Learning Finance with MyFinanceLab and Big Data at MSM-MBA Program

In recent years, MSM-MBA Program has applied MyFinanceLab as a studying platform for the course of Finance for Managers. Being an application software which enables a direct interaction between learners and a wide range of materials and assignments, MyFinanceLab helps MSM-MBA students  to deepen their understandings of what they have learned and then to apply into practice from solving small financial assignments to evaluating long-term investment projects.

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Finance course with MyFinanceLab at MSM-MBA Program

What’s new with studying Finance at MSM-MBA Program?

Speaking about this learning method, Prof. Piman Limpaphayom – MSM-MBA’s lecturer – from Portland State University (USA) mentioned: “Thanks to MyFinanceLab, the understanding level of learners is increased many times compared to the traditional learning way in which lecturers speaking and students listening and recording. Students at MSM-MBA Program are required to read the e-book before class, practice  simple assignments and then right away check the results given by this software. If they want to find a smarter solution, the software can support it.”

The advantage of using MyFinanceLab is that it allows many trials under many different contexts and as a result, learners can feel more confident with what they have learned from the course.

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Prof. Piman Limpaphayom with MSM-MBA Student – Mr. Ngo Van Hieu, SME Division, OCB

Then with MyFinanceLab, which supports theoretical contents and demonstration exercises, is it still necessary for a lecturer to teach in class?

For subjects such as Finance, the world is changing all the times and it requires a constant updating of practical issues. Class time is necessary when students can apply their self-accumulated knowledge from MyFinanceLab to better understand these practical issues. In a lecturing session by Prof. Piman, he discussed about the capibility of forcasting the 1997 South-East Asian currency crisis originated from Thailand from the yield curve data set from time to time. It is especially interesting that participants can understand the interest rate curve written in the book, in fact, could be drawn by FED (Federal Reserve System) for different countries over different periods. With Big data from many governments, with their ability to read and understand the meaning of the interest rate curves, learners themselves can test by searching governments’ sites or international organizations (IMF, World Bank), and use this information to predict and serve for the financial decisions of their own investments (short or long term investments) or their companies (interest rate forecasting)

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Finance course with MyFinanceLab at MSM-MBA Program

Learning Finance with the application of Big data and supporting softwares as MyFinanceLab in MSM-MBA Program is a great experience!

MSM-MBA Intakes 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 were lucky to have such experiences thanks to the development of technology and big data!

Source: MSM-MBA Program




MBA Vietnam

It is MSM great pleasure to invite all MSM-MBA members to joint the 2017 year-end party and the celebration of the New Year 2018. It is truly a special occasion of gathering friends, networking and having fun for our big family.

The related information of this event is detailed as below:

  • Organizer: MSM-ASA (MSM Alumni & Students Association) Vietnam
  • Date & Time: Saturday evening, January 20th, 2018
  • Venue: The MYST Dong Khoi Hotel, 6-8 Ho Huan Nghiep street, District 1 – HCMC
  • Dinner: Buffet
  • Dress code: Casual/Business casual


  • 5:00 – 6:30PM: Welcome guests & Networking by groups (HR & Admin, Finance & Accounting, Sales & Marketing, Production, Procurement & Logistics, Entrepreneurs)
  • 6:30 – 7:00PM: TALK with Alumni: Successful market expansion with digital marketing – A story about Oriflame by Ms. Quynh Tram – CEO of Oriflame Vietnam, Intake 1
  • 7:00 – 10:00PM: Buffet Gala Dinner & Entertainment activities.


Please RSVP before January 13th, 2018: by email:  or

Please share this information to all MSM friends as much as possible. The most important thing is we gather we network and we have fun.  Your presence will be a huge motivation for not only the organizers but also more about the ASA’s growth in the future.

We want to see everybody there!



Graduation Ceremony 2017

Graduation Ceremony 2017

MSM-MBA Graduation Ceremony


Dear Distinguished Guest,

On the occasion of ending the academic year 2015 – 2017 of Intake 18, we would like to invite you to the:

Graduation Ceremony for Intake 18

On Saturday, 18 November 2017, 9:00am to 12:00am

At Diamond Hall, Sofitel Saigon Plaza

17 Le Duan Boulevard, Dist. 1, HCMC

Your presence at the event would be of a great honor for our students and us.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Sincerely yours.

MSM-MBA Program.