[photopress:MBA_Rolf_D_Cremer.jpg,full,alignright]Rolf D Cremer, seen in our illustration, is dean of the China Europe International Business School. He has a splendid article in the Financial Times on the growth of the MBA and EMBA in China. For the full story click on Source.
He writes that before the mid-1980s, there was virtually no management education in China capable of preparing managers for a new, market-oriented, and increasingly international business environment.
There were no business schools in the western sense, and the MBA was practically unknown.
Meanwhile, the foreign MBA providers in China did have faculty, and brought them into the country.
During this initial stage, the emphasis was almost exclusively on teaching, and foreign providers using western teaching methods. Their market-orientated course enjoyed a competitive edge over rival programmes offered by domestic institutions.
China’s MBA business has changed fundamentally during the past five years.
The number of domestic universities approved by the Ministry of Education to offer advanced business education programmes has quickly increased.
Today more than 100 universities have been approved for MBA degrees. They offer around 250 MBA and EMBA program, roughly 40 of which operate in co-operation with, or as host to, a foreign provider.
During this growth, China’s management schools have become much more competitive. The financial and administrative ability of the leading universities in recruiting internationally qualified faculty has increased.
He then gives a lists of what needs to be done for them to continue to follow their success curve. A most excellent review.
Source: Financial Times