The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and the
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) have today partnered to
offer fast-rising executives - who want to differentiate themselves from
their peers, achieve their full potential as business leaders and
generate value for their organisations - the IMD-CKGSB Dual Executive
The Dual Executive MBA recognises that China is an important engine of
the global economy; and that individuals who know how to take advantage
of the age of China will be best placed to lead their company in a
rapidly evolving international business environment. It seeks to enable
tomorrow's leading executives to access the opportunities in China and
lead the way in securing their organisation's growth and success.
Professor Dominique Turpin, IMD President, said:
"In China, IMD found that CKGSB is an ideal counterpart. Both are
private institutes - they are not part of larger universities, whether
private or state-owned. Both are focused on the world of business, and
are experts at executive education. Furthermore, both pride themselves
on high quality and work with high-level executives from the leading
Dr Xiang Bing, CKGSB's Founding Dean, said:
"Finding the right alliance is crucial. It's vital to have a partner
with the same values, the same commitment and a similar reputation. We
are therefore very pleased to be working together and look forward to a
successful collaboration. Executive education is in oth our DNAs and we
strongly believe that participants will benefit from this opportunity."
The IMD-CKGSB Dual Executive MBA will have one intake a year and will be
completed over 20 months. It is structured in two stages: the
'Foundation Stage', from February through August, and the 'Mastery
Stage', from September through the following September. The Foundation
Stage begins with distance work, followed by three residential weeks in
Switzerland, and then three residential weeks in China. The Mastery
Stage is composed of five week-long modules over 12 months, with
coursework and written assignments carried out on a remote basis.
Professor Phil Rosenzweig, IMD's Program Co-Director, said:
"Although the language of instruction and coursework is English, we
are seeking to ground the program in a perspective that is neither
explicitly nor even implicitly Western, as much as both East and West.
Before we address business topics, we want first to locate commerce and
management within a social and historical context."
Neil Selby, CKGSB Director of Executive Education, said:
"We will begin by forging an understanding of comparative historical,
philosophical and social systems. Topics such as power and authority,
commerce and exchange and innovation and creativity will be grounded in
an East and West context. In addition, the extent of written work, with
an emphasis on value at the sponsoring companies, is a distinctive
element of the IMD-CKGSB Dual Executive MBA."
NOTES TO EDITORS
IMD is a top-ranked business school. We are the experts in developing
global leaders through high-impact executive education. Why IMD? We are
100% focused on real-world executive development; we offer Swiss
excellence with a global perspective; and we have a flexible, customized
and effective approach.
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Established in Beijing in November 2002 with generous support from the
Li Ka Shing Foundation, CKGSB is a private, non-profit, independent
educational institution and the only business school in China with
faculty governance. The school offers innovative MBA, Finance MBA,
Executive MBA and Executive Education programs. In addition to its main
campus in the center of Beijing, it has campuses in Shanghai and
Shenzhen and offices in Hong Kong, London and New York.
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