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Aalto Executive MBA to be launched in China

Aalto EE's first EMBA program in Asia began already in 1995.

Aalto University Executive Education’s (Aalto EE) flagship program, the Aalto Executive MBA, will be launched in China this year. The Chinese program will begin in Shanghai, but there are plans to organize programs in other Chinese cities in the near future. For Aalto EE, this represents a natural, further strengthening of its presence in the Asian market. The first EMBA program to be arranged in Asia began in South Korea in 1995 and Asia Pacific operations have been run from Singapore since 2000.

'China is a major, fast-growing market characterized by fierce competition. That is why, when entering the Chinese market, it is important to find the right partners who understand its operating logic and share our level of ambition,' says Dr. Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director for Aalto EE and Professor of Practice at Aalto University.

Aalto EE's new Chinese EMBA program will begin in Shanghai this year. Photo: Otso Alasko / Aalto EE.

Local partners include Koguan School of Law, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; the ST. DIAGO Overseas Learning Consultancy Center and the Shanghai ESUN Training Center. This year’s QS World University Rankings ranked Shanghai Jiao Tong University 62nd globally while Aalto University was ranked 137th.

The modules will be implemented by Aalto EE and Aalto University faculty together with a local university partner.

'The Financial Times ranks the Aalto EMBA as one of the world's top 100 Executive MBA programs. The cooperation just agreed, will strengthen our impact in Asia, and the partnership will provide a strong basis for the implementation and development of executive education in the Chinese market,' says Dr. Riina Gröhn, Executive Director of Aalto EE’s Asia Pacific operations.

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd

Aalto University Executive Education offers high-quality leadership development services (Aalto EE), professional development services for experts and managers (Aalto PRO), and creative solutions covering the whole life-cycle of entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT). Aalto University brings to our offering a multidisciplinary approach, together with innovative learning methods; this provides a unique combination of practical expertise with latest research.

Aalto University Executive Education’s strengths lie in its global operating model and diverse offering. In addition to Finland and Singapore, we offer education programs in the Baltic countries, South Korea, Indonesia, Iran, China, Poland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Russia and Vietnam. Aalto University Executive Education holds three respected accreditations: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS certificates. This places it in the top 0.5 per cent of the world’s institutions.

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