Johnson at Cornell University to Launch Dual Degree Program with Tsinghua University, PBC School of Finance, Beijing, China

The MBA Program will be the only program conducted bilingually in English and Mandarin currently offered in the market

Tsinghua University, PBC School of Finance, Beijing, China

Tsinghua University and its PBC School of Finance welcomed a delegation of faculty and associate deans from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University today as part of an announcement of a new exciting partnership. The new venture includes the launch of a dual degree MBA and Finance MBA offered in both English and Mandarin to corporate and organizational leaders across China and beyond. The part-time, 21-month-long program is scheduled to commence April, 2015, and offer 60 credits and is designed as bilingual for the purpose of recruiting both Mandarin and English-speaking students all over the world.

“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 expected number of enrolled students is approximately 65 with an average age of 30 to 35 and an average of five to eight years work experience. Coursework will include two, two-week study trips consisting of case competitions, a Wall Street trek, and integration with Johnson MBA and Executive MBA students on the Cornell Campus in Ithaca, NY, and the Cornell Tech Campus in New York City 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.”

About Johnson at Cornell University

Johnson at Cornell University is a leader in innovative business education for the connected world and a collaborative Ivy League business school. Consistently ranked as one of the top business schools in the world, Johnson is distinguished by its cutting-edge, rigorous teaching, welcoming community, real-world business immersions, small class sizes, strong job placement, loyal alumni, international flavor (an international enrollment of 33 percent), and demonstrated leadership in recruiting women and minorities. The school is housed in Sage Hall on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York, and supports 59 full-time tenure track faculty members. There are about 650 Master of Business Administration (MBA) students in the full-time Two-Year and One-Year MBA programs, and 375 executive MBA students. Johnson recently launched a one-year MBA program at Cornell NYC Tech, in New York City, aimed at preparing students from varied backgrounds, including computer science, engineering, medicine, business, and the arts, to work collaboratively and to ultimately succeed in the digital economy. Johnson counts over 11,000 alumni and publishes the academic journal Administrative Science Quarterly.

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About Tsinghua University, PBCSF

Most national and international university rankings place Tsinghua among the best universities in mainland China. As of 2014, Tsinghua University has 19 colleges and 55 departments, 41 research institutes, 35 research centers, and 167 laboratories, including 15 national key laboratories. The predecessor of the PBC School of Finance was the Graduate School of the People’s Bank of China, which was established in 1981 by the People’s Bank of China. The Graduate School distinguished itself from other institutions by producing graduates who either play major roles in economic-policy making or who take leading positions in the Chinese banking and financial industry today. Approved by the Ministry of Education, the PBC School of Finance was founded on March 29th, 2012. The establishment of the school is built on the collaboration between the People’s Bank of China and Tsinghua University. The PBC School of Finance is committed to building itself into a world-class financial institute, cultivating professional talents for financial sectors, and providing policy advice for the government.

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