Kellogg's Executive MBA (EMBA) Global Network is expanding.
Dean Sally Blount '92 announced the launch of a new EMBA program on Feb. 17 in Beijing with the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, one of the top academic institutions in China.
The Guanghua-Kellogg program will be fully integrated into Kellogg's Executive MBA Global Network, whose partnerships include Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong), Tel Aviv University (Israel), WHU (Germany) and York University (Canada), as well as Kellogg's programs in Chicago and Miami.
"We're thrilled to partner with the Guanghua School of Management to provide executive-level management education in China," said Dean Blount. "Through our unique global EMBA network, which will now include Guanghua, we offer students a distinctive learning experience, preparing them to lead in the complex global economy."
Dean Blount and Guanghua Dean Hongbin Cai announced the partnership at a press conference at the Park Hyatt Beijing. At an alumni event scheduled for later the same day in Beijing, keynote speakers were slated to include Hanscom Smith, Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Beijing, and Xiqing Gao, CEO of China Investment Corporation.
"This partnership is the culmination of a longstanding collaboration between Guanghua and Kellogg," said Guanghua Dean Hongbin Cai.
"The Guanghua-Kellogg EMBA joint degree stands for an education that is prestigious, relevant, and fundamentally international. Our new program pays tribute to Guanghua's mission of developing truly global modern business leaders."
Applications for the 22-month Guanghua-Kellogg program are being accepted now; the first cohort will commence in September 2014. This program is ideal for executives with 8-10 years of work experience who are seeking an elite global management education, including Chinese nationals and international executives either living and working in China or looking to better understand how to do business in China.
Key features of the Guanghua-Kellogg Executive MBA Program:
- Based on Peking University’s main campus in Beijing and at its new facility in Shanghai, the program will be offered primarily in week-long segments to reduce the amount of travel required for students and faculty.
- Students will also take classes at Kellogg’s Chicago-area campus with other students from around the global network, and will have the opportunity to take electives at Kellogg’s four other global partner schools.
- Taught by Guanghua and Kellogg faculty, curriculum will align with the following themes: megatrends and opportunities; analytical skills and decision-making; strategic leadership; globalization; understanding stakeholders.