The world population now stands at 7 billion… … and rising. Just some of the many challenges this crowded planet faces today. These complex challenges can only be met if governments, businesses and NGOs learn to work more closely with each other than ever. Such partnerships will give rise to opportunities and new ways of problem-solving. Take basic resources for example. Businesses and its societies need natural resources that are now in short supply. So businesses worldwide are trying to work with local communities, governments, and advocacy groups to create sustainable infrastructure. But making partnerships work across the public, private and people sectors isn’t easy. With the Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration, SMU is spearheading development of mid-career professionals with the skills and insights needed to make the best of emerging opportunities as these partnerships become the norm in Asia. Students learn to navigate the intricacies of interaction across sectors through networking and working towards common objectives. Delving into multidisciplinary areas such as the programme applies to a wide range of social and environmental issues. This programme will appeal to organisations from all sectors interested in creating emerging leaders. “Social intrapreneurs” with the zeal and zest to execute broad, high impact change within that organisation and beyond. The curriculum is carefully designed and taught by practitioners and faculty from SMU and renowned universities from all over the world. What we need now are thought leaders who can bridge business, government and civil society to address the challenges Asia faces.