Partnership with Beijing International MBA renewed

Vlerick Business School has renewed its MBA partnership agreement with China’s prestigious Peking University for a further five years. The co-organised Beijing International MBA (BiMBA) degree was first established in 2008. Since then Vlerick has been the accreditation partner of this programme, with the academic responsibility for both the 16 month full-time MBA as well as the two year part-time international English-language MBA.

Professor Dirk Buyens, who is responsible for the BiMBA programme says: “This unique programme brings together the strengths of the original high-quality Chinese MBA and a more global dimension. The concept is aimed at future Chinese global business leaders and young international business leaders in need of a comprehensive understanding of China, its business culture and its place as an economic powerhouse for the 21st century.

Recently a group of 24 Chinese full-time MBA students travelled to Belgium for a two-week study trip. Apart from a company visit to Katoen Natie and discovering historic cities such as Brussels and Antwerp, they attended joint classes on HR and Operations management with the full-time MBA group at the Brussels campus.

BiMBA students study trip
Building houses during the lecture of professor Robert Boute. #vlerickliveit #MBA

Building houses during the lecture of professor Robert Boute. #vlerickliveit #MBA

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Yolanda Habets, Programme Manager of the full-time MBA says: “Not only did our Chinese students get a flavour of life at Vlerick and studying in the heart of Europe, but it’s also a great way of stimulating cross-learning between students of very diverse nationalities. Of course they were also very eager to sample our five great Belgian delicacies: beer, chocolate, French fries, mussels and waffles (laughs).

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