RBS-MBS Global MBA
The first information session for the RBS-MBS Global MBA Program took place at Mingde Business Building in the evening of November 30, 2016. Sherry Fu, the China Center Director of The University of Manchester, along with Jiyao Xun, the Associate Director, were the guest speakers of the event. Professor Yu Zhou, the MBA Director at RBS, opened the event by giving students a brief overview of Manchester’s rich history. He greatly praised their long history of 192 years with 25 Nobel Prize winners (3 in Economics) and 6 global centers around the world.
Ms. Fu introduced Manchester as the largest campus-based university in the UK. Even President Xi Jinping visited UoM last October, one of the only 2 schools he stopped by. The Global MBA program is ranked by the Financial Times in 2016 as 35th globally, 14th in Europe, and 7th in the UK. Ms. Fu also introduced Manchester’s strong presence in China with over 3,000 alumni in Beijing alone. The China Center students have an average age of 34 and an average work experience of 11 years. They come from different backgrounds and renowned companies, such as Hua Wei, Volkswagen, Sony, IKEA, Omega, Siemens, BP, etc.
Next, Ms. Fu expressed excitement over the RBS-MBS partnership; the dual degree program is expected to commence in July of 2017 (2 years total; part-time). RBS MBA students can apply now through the MBA Program Center and complete a Manchester Admission Test (online); decisions are usually notified within 2 weeks. Accepted RBS MBA students will only have to pay half of the Global MBA tuition (please consult MBA Program Center for exact amount). The tuition will also cover some expenses of the global component of the program. Ms. Fu then welcomed Dr. Xun to explain the academic structure of the dual degree program.
Dr. Xun shared that the flexible program will have 36 days of face-to-face classes with 1 extra day for the induction ceremony. The rest of the program will be completed through an online lecture/study format. Student-formed study groups will allow everyone to meet up and work together despite the online format. The highlight of the program is that students can choose to study at any of their 6 centers for a week (7 including Manchester’s main campus itself): Washington, US; UK; Dubai; Singapore; Shanghai; Hong Kong; and Brazil. The information session concluded with a lively Q&A session. RBS thanked Ms. Fu and Dr. Xun for delivering a wonderful information session.
If you are interested in applying for the program or have questions regarding the program, please contact the RBS MBA Program Center at 62514665.
Article by MBA Program Center
Drafted by Jack Cai 2015 IMBA
Event hosted by Simon Wang 2016 IMBA
Pictures by Haotian Wang 2016 P5 MBA