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May 28, 2009

EMBA-Global Asia Welcomes Inaugural Class

"We welcome the exceptional members of the first EMBA-Global Asia class, who join us in pioneering a new model of management education that is worldwide in both location and perspective," says Dean Glenn Hubbard.

Topics: Leadership

EMBA-Global Asia, the executive MBA program offered jointly by Columbia Business School, London Business School and the HKU Business School, began on May 21 in Hong Kong with an inaugural class of 33 students from Asia, Europe and North America.

“We welcome the exceptional members of the first EMBA-Global Asia class, who join us in pioneering a new model of management education that is worldwide in both location and perspective,” says Dean Glenn Hubbard of Columbia Business School. “By drawing outstanding faculty members and curricula from three of the world’s leading business schools, we are able to offer an unparalleled learning experience for these future global business leaders.”

The 20-month EMBA Global-Asia program features a curriculum that provides core business knowledge and leadership training together with electives that can be chosen from any of those offered by the partner schools. It is the only executive MBA program jointly located in New York, London and Hong Kong.

The program’s first session, or module, features three courses — Executive Leadership, Financial Accounting and Leading and Managing Change — taught by faculty members from London Business School and Columbia Business School. Subsequent modules, which will take place in Hong Kong in June and London and New York in July, will include courses taught by faculty members from all three schools.

Upon completing the program, students will receive a joint MBA degree awarded by London Business School, the University of Hong Kong and Columbia University.