CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 23, 2002
International MBA program to be offered in Hong Kong
The Henry B. Tippie School of Management at The University of Iowa is broadening
its scope beyond Iowa, offering an 18-month International Executive MBA (EMBA)
Program in Hong Kong. Classes for this pilot program begin April 27.
The international program is similar to the EMBA programs currently administered
by the Tippie School of Management in Iowa. Senior faculty members teach the
integrated program to a class of 25 to 30 business professionals. Students
typically have from five to 15 years experience, and work in a variety of
fields including human resources, accounting, engineering, media and manufacturing.
Students commit to an 18-month program, which includes 15 courses that are
offered in sequence. In addition to the class time with their instructors,
students in the six-week courses are responsible for numerous group projects
and Internet-based assignments.
William Albrecht, director of the Institute for International Business in
the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, is coordinating the International
Executive MBA Program. The university has partnered with NetBig, a Chinese
educational firm, which is recruiting students and handling on-site logistics
in Hong Kong.
"Our faculty benefit from this program by gaining international teaching
experience, interacting with Chinese educators and business leaders, and exploring
new research opportunities, Albrecht said. "The UI has a good reputation
in Hong Kong and China, but its business programs are not as well known. With
this program, business leaders in China and around the world are learning
more about the value of a Tippie MBA."
For more information on the International MBA in Hong Kong, contact William
Albrecht at (319) 335-3125 or see the program website at: http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/mba/international/