Top business schools part of MBA tour
By Xu Jitao (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-11-15 06:13
With an increasing interest in international business schools among Chinese,
the 2005 World MBA Tour is making a stop in China offering applicants the chance
to meet with more than 100 top international business schools.
"The next three years will be a vital period for China since it has joined
the World Trade Organization," said Nunzio Quacquarelli, CEO of Quacauarelli
Symonds Ltd (QS). "MBA graduates will have more opportunities in the future."
As the organizer of the 2005 World MBA Tour, QS launches the one-day tour in
Shanghai today. Over 100 top business schools around the world, including
Insead, IMD or Wharton, are part of the event.
Besides the first-hand information offered at the event, MBA applicants can
submit their applications to the admission officers from these schools.
Matt Symonds, head of the World MBA Tour, considered 2005 as a promising year
for MBA programmes and schools.
"There are two reasons behind the increasing numbers of Chinese applicants
for many international business schools these years," he said. "Chinese
graduates from business schools in North America and Europe have been earning a
relatively high level of salary in recent years, and domestic demand for MBA
graduates is still increasing."
Some renowned businesses also showed their interest in the MBA market in
Newly listed on Economist Intelligence Unit ranking as the top MBA school in
Asia, the University of Hong Kong has made outstanding achievements in
co-operation with Fudan University.
The tour will next make a stop in Beijing, and another campaign will be
launched on Thursday.
(China Daily 11/15/2005 page2)