[photopress:MBA_Missouri_state.jpg,full,alignright]A group of business executives from China has enrolled in a master’s of business administration program tailored just for them at Missouri State University.
About 30 executives — many from provincial government positions in China — have begun taking classes in Springfield for a year-long EMBA program where the E stands for ‘executive.’.
Associate Dean and program director Jerry Udell said, ‘They’re coming over here to get the culture.
‘There are MBA programs in China, and in many instances, they don’t work well because a Chinese MBA is different from an American MBA. A lot of companies and agencies want their folks to have an American MBA.’ Note that in his use of the word ‘culture’ he is referring to business culture, nothing else.
The students, men and women in their 20s to 40s, will meet three times a week per class, and one class will be offered every four weeks. In all, they will take seven core classes, two elective classes and two additional classes either within MSU’s College of Business Administration or in other graduate programs at MSU, such as political science or agri-business, depending on the executives’ roles back home.
Source: Springfield Business Journal