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CityU and Tsinghua University launch Asia’s first EMBA + MPA Programs

The College of Business has recently joined hands with the School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University to launch Asia’s first EMBA + MPA programs. A kick-off ceremony was held at CityU on 31 August, key personnel of the two universities together with over 100 distinguished guests witnessed the establishment of the new programs and participated in the New Economy Forum.

The new programs provide unique learning experience and interdisciplinary knowledge across business management and public administration. They aim to tie in with the rising need of senior executives with not only business acumen, but also expertise knowledge in global public affairs. Highlighting the leading-edge knowledge and practices on the Belt-and-Road initiatives and public-private partnership, the programs offer extensive networking experience with business leaders and government officials in the Greater China region and the Belt-and-Road countries. Also, students will have a chance to visit the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

Upon completion of studying requirements of the two-year programs, students can be conferred both Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree from CityU and 
Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Tsinghua University.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Professor Way Kuo, President of CityU, said it is a pleasure to launch Asia’s first EMBA + MPA programs with Tsinghua University. This strategic partnership offers a new and unique exchange platform for business management and public administration.

Professor Houmin Yan, Dean of the College, highlighted that the programs have integrated the essence of the current curriculums of the two top-notch universities, and are supported by the extensive teaching and alumni network of both CityU and Tsinghua University.

Professor Yang Yongheng, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University said the unique EMBA + MPA programs aim to nurture thoughtful leaders with global vision and innovation, who can eventually make valuable contribution to the sustainable development of society.

Also attending the event were Dr Shusong Ba, Chief China Economic of HKEX and Dr James Wang, Visiting Associate Professor at Research Centre on One-Belt-One-Road at CityU. Dr Ba and Dr Wang delivered speeches on new economy and case studies on Belt-and-Road countries, respectively.

To learn more about the EMBA+MPA Programs, please visit website.