MBA And Tertiary Education Programs in China
With China becoming the 6th largest economy in 2004 and likely
to rank 4th in 2005, this is likely to fuel further anxieties
over the impact of China`s rising economic might for the world
economic leaders. But for company executives and aspiring young
entrepreneurs, it has become imperative to understand China so
as to explore the increasing business opportunities in China.
One of the usual route for this is to study and build social
networks at the leading Chinese universities. Latest available
figures show that there were about 85,000 foreign students
studying in China in 2002. Almost 500 Chinese universities,
mainly in Shanghai and Bejing, accept foreign students. The top
5 universities with the largest foreign students are Beijing
Language and Culture Center, Fudan, Peking, Tsinghua and
If you are planning to do a post-graduate MBA program while
working in China, there are many learning organizations to
The University of Maryland`s Smith School of Business offers a
degree, custom and certification programs at learning centers
within Beijing and Shanghai. Smith`s first executive MBA program
class started in Jan 2003 and graduated in spring 2004.
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee`s School of Business
Administration has recently launched an EMBA program in Beijing
in partnership with Motorola for staff of Motorola`s China
Together with the top-ranked Jiao Tong University in Shanghai,
the University of British Columbia is also offering an
International MBA in China. Besides having the same curriculam
as its Canadian MBA, professors from the University of British
Columbia teach all of the courses.
Another EMBA program is the Cass EMBA 2-year part-time
off-campus program by City University from Britian which has
been launched in collaboration with Bank of China and the
Shanghai University of Finance & Economics.
Britain`s Nottingham University is the first foreign university
to establish a physical campus in Ningbo in September 2004.
Nottingham Ningbo`s degree is comparable with its degree from
the British campus with all courses conducted in English.
The Chinese government is actively promoting more educational
tie-ups in China to develop university graduates who will be
better geared for the many multinational corporations operating
in China and spearhead economic growth. Currently, there are
about 700 such jointly managed educational programs in China.
With the many future and current leaders and managers in China
enrolling in the many tertiary education and post-graduate MBA
programs, it makes good career sense to take up these courses
and build a social network which will be useful for operating
within Chinese business community for the future.