[photopress:Jinan_church_copy.jpg,full,alignright]Shandong University in Jinan is partnering with the University of Cincinnati to establish a UC taught Executive Master of Business Arts program.
Vice Provost of UC International Affairs, Mitch Levanthal said, ‘I was hired by UC president, Nancy Zimpher because UC had no international strategy. UC signed many agreements with many different countries to explore new ideas and options but nothing really ever happened, and this is very common among universities. I wanted to come in and actually make this plan work.’
The center is already open at Shandong and UC’s center is scheduled to open late this year. Both centers offer a range of urban research efforts from health related issues, crime prevention, pollution and land use.
Mitch Levanthal said, ‘We wanted to make a center where we can offer a broad perspective of research, which is the center of the UC|21 academic plan.’
The Executive MBA program will begin September 2007. It will be the first EMBA degree program offered in China by UC.
EMBA is an executive MBA program where a students can earn an executive masters of business administration degree in a series of courses which allow work as well as learning. In that it is different to the MBA and more suited to an executive with management experience.
Mitch Levanthal said, ‘Shandong is a lot like the University of Cincinnati in a sense that it’s in a city where people do not do as much traveling to because there are bigger cities throughout the country.
‘Many people overlook Jinan as a whole and never get to experience what it has to offer, a lot like the city of Cincinnati compared to other cities in the United States such as Los Angeles and New York City.’
The splendid illustration was taken in 1937 and is German Church in Jinan, then located on the campus of Shandong University.
Source: News Record