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HEC Paris will open the third iteration of its executive MBA programme in Beijing in October, targeted towards managers working for Chinese state-owned enterprises. The announcement follows moves by other Western business schools, notably London’s Cass school of business at City University, to freeze programmes in China.
The Beijing degree is run in conjunction with Sasac, China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, which was created in April 2003 to supervise and administer state-owned assets. More than 150 enterprises are directly supervised by Sasac, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of China’s GDP.
The programme is taught in English, with Chinese interpretation as needed, and has a required study tour to France. Though designed for executives at state-owned enterprises, the programme is also open to managers from the private sector.
Bernard Ramanantsoa, dean of HEC Paris, describes the programme as a strategic addition to HEC’s international portfolio. This is the third EMBA programme offered by HEC which already runs its own degree in Paris and is a partner in the Trium programme, with NYU Stern in New York and LSE in London.