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Kellogg School Dean Dipak C. Jain (seated front, left) with Guanghua School of Management Dean Li Yining (seated front, right) and members of the Guanghua faculty at a recent signing ceremony announcing a partnership between the two schools.

Kellogg School inks partnership with top China B-school

Move extends Kellogg global footprint and thought leadership

By Kari Richardson

3/14/2003 - The Kellogg School of Management and China’s top-ranked Guanghua School of Management (GSM) at Peking University announced on March 29 that they will collaborate on several initiatives designed to enhance the MBA education curricula of both schools.

The three-year partnership, signed by Kellogg School Dean Dipak C. Jain and Li Yining, dean of the Guanghua School of Management, outlines a plan to establish MBA student and faculty exchange programs at the two campuses. The Guanghua School will host Kellogg students in Beijing for one week and organize seminars on key business dynamics in China as part of the Kellogg Global Initiatives in Management program. Kellogg will make similar arrangements to host visiting GSM students and faculty.

Said Dean Jain: “We are very pleased with this important new partnership that further enhances the Kellogg School global brand by sharing our thought leadership with peers at one of the best business schools in China. This agreement is one more indication of how Kellogg continues to extend its footprint worldwide through selective partnerships.”

The agreement also calls for the two schools to create joint executive development programs. These programs will offer both open enrollment courses and custom curricula. In addition, the Kellogg School will assist GSM with faculty recruitment.

“Asia, and in particular China, will continue to present opportunities for business leaders,” said Dean Jain. “Through innovative partnerships such as this with the Guanghua School of Management, Kellogg remains positioned to play a leading role in shaping the future of management education globally.”

With a total enrollment of more than 3,000 students, GSM is one of China’s top business schools. It offers undergraduate, MBA, MS and PhD degree programs. Some 70 full-time faculty members teach classes in six academic departments and staff seven research institutes, including the Research Center for Financial Mathematics and Engineering and the Institute of International Business Management. GSM faculty have played key roles in formulating Chinese business policy and reform, such as those involving dual-track price proposals and the corporatization of state sectors.

The school, formerly called Peking University Business School, changed its named to the Guanghua School of Management in 1993 when university officials combined the Department of Economic Management in the School of Economics and the Center of Management Science.

Kellogg and GSM have entered into a three-year partnership, the terms of which can be extended with both parties’ agreement.