High-flying executives from around the world with global strategic responsibilities have been studying in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Forty managers and executives were attending a residential session of the Global Executive MBA programme of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Gordon Redding of the University of Hong Kong led the third classroom session of the MBA programme with a presentation on 'Doing Business in Hong Kong'. During the 19-month programme, students meet five times, in Asia, Europe, Latin America and at the Duke campus in Durham, North Carolina. Programme director Richard Staelin said the residential sessions featured lectures, cases, simulations, problem-solving exercises, company visits and guest speakers from business and government to enhance understanding of different economies. Other parts of the course are taught over the Internet. Fuqua dean Rex Adams said: 'It is teaching a new, truly global curriculum to students, without requiring them to always convene at a single location.'