[photopress:Mancester_1.jpg,full,alignright]Manchester Business School has an unusual approach to business education as far as China is concerned. In 1986 it formed Manchester Business School’s China Business Centre. Its stated puropose was for the study of the role of foreign business in China’s industrial development and the promotion of mutual understanding between European and Chinese businesses. Note carefully that was back some twenty years ago and shows considerable forward thinking.
The Centre has moved on since then but still concentrates on the needs of both Chinese and European firms in dealing with their counterparts by providing advanced management development, research and consultancy. It is committed to providing management consultancy to both Western and Chinese companies.
All of which is a bit unusual but this is Manchester which is a most amazing city in the center north of England. First of all it is an university city. Indeed, it has more students than any other city in Europe. (It is also a very lively city with great restaurants, a swinging night life and magnificent music venues.)
[photopress:Mancester2_1.jpg,full,alignright]The Business School is not just about MBAs although that is very much its core business. It China Business Centre concentrates on organising short-term management development programmes for managers from Europe, North America, Asia and other parts of the world.
So in Manchester it can deliver courses and lectures in Mandarin and, of course, in Enlish. The Mandarin fluency is not so surprising when you learn Manchester has the second largest China Town in the UK with many Chinese restaurants and shops. It also has its own hotel with modern comfortable en-suite accommodation.
The International Exchange program takes place during the Autumn term of the MBA stage and is one of the largest of its kind. There are over 50 partner schools on offer including CEIBS, Shanghai; Fudan University, Shanghai and Tsinghua University, Beijing.
Source: Manchester Business School
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