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EMBA Celebrates Gobi Challenge

The Executive Master of Business Administration (Chinese) (EMBA (Chinese)) hosted a dinner to celebrate the successful completion of the 13th School of Business - Xuanzang Road Gobi Challenge (玄奘之路第十三屆商學院戈壁挑戰賽), an annual desert footrace that gathered more than 2,000 students from 64 business schools.

Earlier in May this year, led by Professor Way Kuo, President of City University of Hong Kong and Professor Yan Houmin, Dean of the College of Business, 33 staff and learning partners from the EMBA programme completed a four-day endurance journey of a full course of 112km in the uninhabited Gobi Desert on the border between Gansu Province and Xinjiang.

Professor Kuo opened the celebration dinner saying he was proud of the participants for their perseverance and teamwork, while Professor Yan shared some special moments about the event. He recalled there was a dusk storm during the race. Despite the adverse weather condition, every CityU runner was in high spirits to complete the race.

Prof Wenyu Dou, Associate Dean (Postgraduate Programmes) and Director of the EMBA (Chinese) programme, encouraged students to bring along their family to the future Gobi Challenge, to form a bigger CityU team together.

In the dinner, participants had an enjoyable reunion and sharing their experience in the race. It also marked the kick-off for the 14th School of Business - Xuanzang Road Gobi Challenge. Students will start preparation for the next year’s challenge to continue this tradition of the EMBA (Chinese) Programme.

For more information about the Gobi Challenge, please visit website.

To learn more about the EMBA programme, please click here.