Renewed collaboration with Beijing University

Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School is renewing its ongoing partnership agreement with China’s prestigious Beijing University for a period of five years. The signing took place in the presence of Prince Filip and Princess Mathilde during the recent royal trade mission to China. Since 2008, the two educational institutions have co-organised the Beijing International MBA (BiMBA). The collaboration is a win-win arrangement for the two parties and gives Vlerick an important entrée to the Chinese market.

Philippe Haspeslagh, Dean of Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School: Although a number of Asian business schools are growing rapidly in the areas of quality and reputation, they often have difficulty attracting top faculty from around the world. So, for many schools collaborating with an established institution in the West is a good option. The Beijing International MBA is a fine example of this. The marriage between Vlerick and the National School of Development at Beijing University unites the best of East and West. And the renewed partnership is a sign of sustained dedication to further deepening this relationship.

The Beijing International MBA (BiMBA) is conducted in English and includes a full-time as well as a part-time programme. The BiMBA targets future Chinese and international business leaders and combines Western management theories with the specific context of doing business in China. Although the classes are held in China, the students come to Belgium for the graduation ceremony. In turn, the Belgian MBA students travel to China for a two-week study trip.

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