CELEBRATING AN ENDURING PARTNERSHIP: INSEAD AND TSINGHUA SEM INKS NEW AGREEMENT FOR THE TIEMBA PROGRAMME FOLLOWING A DECADE OF EXCELLENCE
Fontainebleau (France), Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, 15 June, 2016 – INSEAD, the business school for the world, and Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management (Tsinghua SEM), widely regarded as one of the most prestigious business schools in China, jointly announced an extension of their partnership for another six years, at the same time celebrating a decade of success of the Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA (TIEMBA) Programme.
Marking the momentous occasion, Professor Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD and Professor Qian Yingyi, Dean of Tsinghua SEM, signed the new agreement at the picturesque grounds of the historic Tsinghua University. The ceremony was joined by faculty, staff, students and alumni from both schools.
From right: Professor Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, and Professor Qian Yingyi, Dean of Tsinghua SEM, firmly sealed the partnership between the two schools at a ceremony on 14 June 2016
“We are very proud of our partnership with Tsinghua SEM. We started out with the initial goal to offer participants the best of both institutions: where participants explore business in the most dynamic regions of the world across four campuses,” said Professor Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD. He added, “TIEMBA’s recent strong performance on globally-recognised rankings highlights the achievements of our faculty and alumni as well as the success of our partnership. With the renewal of the agreement, we demonstrate our strong commitment to the TIEMBA programme and our dedication in offering participants an immersive and innovative learning journey.”
Professor Qian Yingyi, Dean of Tsinghua SEM said, “The benefits gained from INSEAD and Tsinghua SEM’s partnership are exceptional. With prominent faculty and research staff who are world experts in modern management and entrepreneurial studies, participants are exposed to diverse insights and viewpoints. Learning from various classrooms across the world, our programme provides an extraordinary business education experience. After graduation, the participants will be alumnus of both Tsinghua and INSEAD, which provides them instant access to a global professional network for a lifetime of learning and success.”
Ten years ago on 8 June 2007, 45 participants from 17 different nationalities were the pioneer batch of participants for the joint Executive MBA (EMBA) programme targeted at transcultural leaders. Since then, the 18-months dual degree programme has graduated more than 300 participants, armed with credentials from two of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions.
The TIEMBA programme has recently been ranked at number one in the Financial Times (FT) Executive MBA rankings. In 2012, the TIEMBA programme made a stunning debut in the FT rankings, being placed fourth with its very first cohort. Three years later, it has achieved first place with outstanding performance across several indicators. In particular, TIEMBA alumni have the second highest salary on average (US$324,000), and were ranked second for career progression and fourth for work experience. Close to 30 percent of alumni hold the job titles of President, Managing Director or CEO, three years after graduation.
The TIEMBA programme is designed for leaders in or doing business with the Asia-Pacific region and offers a combination of both schools' strengths. The collaboration reflects both schools' commitment to diversity, not only in terms of culture, but also in terms of international experience and management skills. Graduates from the programme will become members of two of the most powerful alumni networks in the world.
Detailed information about programme can be found at http://tsinghua.insead.edu/.
About INSEAD, The Business School for the World
As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD offers participants a truly global educational experience. With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Middle East (Abu Dhabi), and alliances with top institutions, INSEAD's business education and research spans around the globe. Our 148 renowned faculty members from 40 countries inspire more than 1,300 students in our degree and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 9,500 executives participate in INSEAD's executive education programmes each year.
In 2016, all three of INSEAD’s MBA programmes are ranked #1 by the Financial Times in their categories: MBA, Executive MBA and Single School Executive MBA
More information about INSEAD can be found at www.insead.edu.
About Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management (Tsinghua SEM)
Tsinghua University's rich history is intertwined with that of China, with thousands of its graduates playing significant roles in shaping the country.
The Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management (Tsinghua SEM) is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious business schools in China. Founded in 1984 to champion the modern management of the Chinese economy, Tsinghua SEM is well positioned to help the Chinese economy move ahead in the international arena. As the Chinese economy has become more integrated into the world economy, Tsinghua SEM's research and teaching has also broadened its reach to international business management.
Tsinghua SEM's Founding Dean, Professor Zhu Rongji, went on to become China's fifth premier. He envisioned the school as a place for China's business elite to integrate the world's best business practices for application in the Chinese economy. Tsinghua SEM remains consistent with this global mindset today, and the TIEMBA programme provides a perfect example.
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