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U.S., European Business Schools’ Expansion to China Continues with New IE Collaboration

acuerdo_escuela_china_800x450Late last month, IE Business School signed a collaboration agreement with Chinese business school Antai College of Economics and Management to offer dual degrees to students from the two institutions, IE announced recently. Antai College, a leading business school in China and part of Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University, hold accreditation from each EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Antai College Dean Lin Zhou joined IE Dean Santiago Íñiguez de Onzoño for a signing ceremony at IE’s campus in Madrid on March 26th.

As part of the new agreement, students in IE Business School’s International MBA program can take a dual degree program with the Antai College of Economics and Management and vice versa. A dual-degree program is also available students in IE’s Master in Management and Antai’s Master in International Business program. In either instance, students will be able to complete both degree titles in two years, instead of the three years it would take to complete the degrees separately.

“We have been working with Antai for years now organizing student exchange programs, said IE General Director of International Relations María Eugenia Marín, adding that the two school have also partnered to provide custom executive education programs to businesses worldwide.  These new dual degrees will extend our portfolio and enrich the vision that students of both institutions have of the European and Asian business worlds.”

In forging these expanding relationships with a Chinese school, IE is following a trend has become quite pronounced within graduate management education. Also last month, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business launched a new Asia Initiative at Darden, to include opening a new office in Shanghai and partnering with Antai College of Economics and Management on an upcoming investing summit.

In February, Spain’s IESE Business School partnered with the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) to launch a new joint program targeting senior business leaders whose work crosses international borders. And last fall, CIEBS partnered with the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University to launch a new dual Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) and MBA degree program and the NYU Stern School of Business Volatility Institute opened an extension at NYU Shanghai.

Learn more about IE Business School’s new dual-degrth program with Antai College of Economics and Management.