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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: