The Fuqua School of Business has finalized two key partnerships for its revamped Cross-Continent MBA program, but several critical components of the five-site global network have yet to be totally sorted out,
Fuqua is launching the program-which will be composed of courses in St. Petersburg, London, Shanghai, Dubai and New Delhi.
Fuqua Dean Blair Sheppard said that after two rounds of applications, Fuqua has processed 82 prospective students’ materials for the Cross-Continent MBA, and 123 more have applications in process,
The Chronicle reported that overseas interest in the program has been greatest in India and China, followed by the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Western Europe, respectively, he said.
Fuqua received several thousand inquiries about the program, but due to the nature of executive education admissions only about 20% of those interested were invited by the program to apply. Because, Sheppard said, students usually apply to just one executive education program, nearly 100% is expected.
Fuqua has solidified partnerships in China, India and Russia, but details of the sites in the UAE and England are still being finalized.