[photopress:Tsinghua_students_celebrating.jpg,full,alignright]Tsinghua University, School of Economics and Management and Insead have launched their dual Executive MBA. That is the form of degree taken in segments by people who already have considerable experience.
The modular, 18-month program is focused on helping Chinese company executives to understand the marketplace beyond the country’s borders and, at the same time, help multinationals from outside the region deal with practices specific to Chinese business.
The EMBA will take place on Tsinghua’s Beijing campus and Insead’s Singapore site. Participants will also travel to Insead’s Fontainebleau campus outside Paris for one module. At the end of the program participants will be awarded a dual degree and will be alumni of both schools.
Frank Brown, dean of Insead, said, ‘The new program with Tsinghua exemplifies Insead’s mission to develop transcultural leaders, fluent in all aspects of the global market place. It provides executives from east and west with a unique opportunity to learn, to share best practices and hone their international leadership skills.’ He does not speak like that normally. Just for press releases.
One third of the first 45 come from Europe, a third from China and the remainder from Asia and the Americas. (The illustration is of a group of Tsinghua students rejocing at getting their degrees. Research has shown that the caps and gowns are rented out on a daily basis and then dry-cleaned for the next graduating class. In major universities having this concession is a nice little earner.)
Source: Financial Times