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Guanghua School of Management and Kellogg School of Management Launch the Guanghua-Kellogg Executive MBA Program

Guanghua Joins Kellogg’s Premier Global Executive MBA Network

Beijing, China/Evanston, Ill. (February 17, 2014)—The Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, one of the top academic institutions in China, and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University today launched the Guanghua-Kellogg Executive MBA Program, a two-year joint degree program beginning in fall 2014.

Based in Beijing, the program will bring together the best of Guanghua with the best of Kellogg, educating executives on the nuances of the Chinese business environment and equipping them with the tools to excel as global business leaders.

The Guanghua-Kellogg program will be fully integrated into Kellogg’s premier Executive MBA Global Network, an unparalleled global partnership including 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. 

“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.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Guanghua School of Management to provide executive-level management education in China,” said Kellogg Dean Sally 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.”

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.
  • Classes will include guest speakers and company visits, giving students direct access to business leaders in China.

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Jeff Brennan
Kellogg School of Management
(847) 491-2112

Tina Tian
Guanghua School of Management