Local business schools get recruiters’ approval
Chinese business schools named “good” or “excellent” by job recruiters rose from less that 20% in 2006 to 34% last year, according to a study released by BusinessWeek in December 2007. Credit for the increase was given to new curriculum and case studies of mainland companies that are more relevant to Chinese students.
China MBAs ride high in the FT rankings
CEIBS, a China-European business school based in Shanghai, maintained its position at number 11 worldwide in the Financial Times 2008 MBA rankings, released in late January. The previous year, CEIBS jumped 10 positions, surprising many in the MBA world. Two other China business schools listed in this year’s top 50 – HKUST business school came in at 17 and Shanghai Jiaotong University at 41.
Ex-PLA troops to learn about management
Beijing’s Tsinghua University will offer former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) officers lectures in management to help them adapt better to civilian life. It is hoped that course, which offers 520 hour-long lectures, will attract 200 students.
Rutgers students give back, help children
Donations from Rutgers EMBA students helped 2007’s Charity Carnival in Shanghai raise a total US$54,000. Organizers said donations for the sixth annual event funded operations for six Chinese children suffering from congenital heart disease.
Webster to introduce five-stop MBA
In August, US-based Webster University will launch a global MBA program that will send students to Vienna, the Netherlands, London, Geneva and Shanghai. All classes will be taught in English. The 11-month program is aimed at younger students with less work experience to gain an international perspective.
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