Writer Mark Tutton quotes Patrick Moreton, managing director of Washington University’s Olin Business School’s executive MBA program at Fudan University in Shanghai: “We know China is likely to be one of the most significant centers of economic growth in the next 50 years. For that reason, knowing how to do business here, being connected to the business community and knowing how to solve its problems are very good skills to have.”
However, Tutton points out that China has its own skilled labor force, and Western workers can only expect to get jobs in Western companies with a presence in China. Even then, there’s no guarantee of finding work.
This is where an MBA’s advanced business training might prove beneficial to landing a job in China; having an opportunity to network with program alums working in China couldn’t hurt, either.
BNet reportsCherie Scricca, director of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business global executive MBA program in Shanghai, said, “Relationships are critical in business normally, but I think in China the building of relationships is not just nice, but necessary. Having those personal relationships yourself is critical to success.”
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