Johnson at Cornell to Launch Dual Degree Program with Tsinghua University, PBC School of Finance, Beijing, China
The MBA Program will be the only program conducted in English and Mandarin currently offered in the market
Johnson at Cornell University continues to expand its presence globally in Asia, specifically in China, a country whose emergence as the fastest growing economy, is changing the world. This expansion reflects the school’s desire to enhance and broaden its international engagement and influence in the global arena. In addition to growing student recruitment efforts and alumni networking, Johnson is launching a the Dual Degree program in the spring of 2015 Tsinghua University, PBCSF
. This new venture comprises the launch of a dual degree MBA and FMBA offered to corporate and organizational leaders across China.
“The launch of the Dual Degree program is truly a historic moment in our respective schools’ histories. With China as the second largest economy in the world, it is an important point in time to collaborate and develop this important partnership and unique program, to benefit students and executives from both America and China,” said Johnson at Cornell Dean Soumitra Dutta.” The 21-month program will be the only part-time program, conducted bilingually in English and Mandarin, currently offered in the market. The 60-credit program is scheduled to commence in April 2015, and is designed as bilingual to reach both Mandarin- and English-speaking students all over the world. A program for seasoned executives and those with at least five years of work experience, the coursework will include a two-week study program on Cornell’s Ithaca and NYC Tech campuses, consisting of case competitions, a Wall Street trek and integration with Johnson MBA and Executive MBA, to provide an optimal learning environment and opportunities for intense collaboration.
“Innovation is so important to the next phase of economic development in China,” said Ya-Ru Chen, Academic Director of China Initiatives, Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management and Global Business. “Facing the growth pressure, China inevitably has to upgrade its focus and move up the value chain; for this reason, innovation is key.”
“We plan to carry forward the excellent tradition of the two schools, hand in hand, to create new opportunities and prepare our students for challenges in the business world of the 21st century,” said PBCSF’s Executive Associate Dean Liao Li. “We are honored to be part of this formidable partnership and foresee the tremendous possibilities for mutual growth.”
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