Hong Kong University of Science and Technology looks set to become the fourth Asian member of Cems, the organisation that brings together corporations and international business schools to run Masters in Management programmes.
Cems selects just one top business school from the countries its represents to be part of the network. The other Asian participants are Keio University in Japan, National University of Singapore and Tsinghua in Beijing, China. Cems has 27 member business school, mostly in Europe.
Steve DeKrey, senior associate dean and director of masters programmes at HKUST, says the school will launch its one-year Masters in Management programme in 2013. “There is no question: the market is huge for this.” Cems students have to speak several languages and are required to study at other business schools in the network in order to graduate.
HKUST is also launching a further part-time MBA with Peking University HSBC Business School, in Shenzhen, Southern China, the hi-tech centre just an hour and a half’s drive from Hong Kong. PHBS was founded in 2004 as the Shenzhen offshoot of Peking University, and changed its name to Peking University HSBC Business School in 2008.