Top MBAs lead to top salary increases
Figures from the Financial Times 2007 MBA rankings, released January 29, showed that graduating from a top-ranked program corresponded with a massive salary rise. The average salary of a top-10 graduate jumped 127% from the time of enrollment to three years after graduation. The average salary for these graduates three years after graduation was US$148,609 a year. The top-ranked program was the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. It finished first for each of the last seven years.
Cheung Kong offers China module for visitors
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business will introduce a module on China for students from overseas business schools. The module will give visiting students exposure to China’s business environment. The module’s introduction was prompted by the response to a successful residency program for 40 executive MBA students from UCLA’s business school that Cheung Kong ran last July.
Peking University works with Global Sources
Peking University in Beijing has teamed up with Global Sources to offer courses on the export business to Chinese executives. The program will teach China’s exporters better relationship management skills. Global Sources is a China-focused trade information provider. The course will be offered by Peking University’s China Center for Economic Research, which is home to China’s oldest joint MBA program.
EM Lyon partners Zhejiang University
EM Lyon Business School has announced a partnership with Hangzhou’s Zhejiang University on several projects. This fall, the two institutions will start a think-tank where academics and the private sector will examine international entrepreneurship. EM Lyon will also start a European Entrepreneurship Institute in Zhejiang University’s school of management. Zhejiang will reciprocate with a research institute at EM Lyon. Next fall, they start a joint masters degree in international entreprenurship. EM Lyon has one of Europe’s top programs.