From the ‘early days’ of e-Government, the Hong Kong Baptist University has made the study of e-Government an integral part of its forward-thinking Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. Using a blend of traditional ‘live’ and online methods of instruction, HKBU minimizes the disruption that its MPA program causes students while simultaneously providing them with current and relevant knowledge that they may directly apply to their work environments.  HKBU is therefore an attractive proposition for individuals seeking to sharpen their skills and stay abreast of relevant changes occurring in the world. As a visiting scholar trained at New York University’s Polytechnic University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, coupled with several decades of IT experience in the NYC financial services community, I am proud of my long-term association with this wonderful program and have witnessed the personal growth that each students achieves during their studies as well as the overall rising level of sophistication of its student body. In their e-Government course, students are exposed to a multinational perspective of e-Government and examine both Asian & Western e-Government projects in group efforts that provide them with the knowledge needed to make a positive contribution to themselves and themselves.

Dr. James W. Gabberty, MBA, MS

Visiting Scholar, Pace University, New York