Chinese University has a wealth of experience in business education. The university's MBA was the first in Hong Kong and it has built up an extensive network of alumni in Hong Kong and across the mainland. The Executive MBA programme it offers was also the first in Hong Kong when introduced in 1993, and the programme is consistent with the university's mission - to 'bring the world to China and China to the world'. 'In teaching our classes we aim to split the learning between practical and theoretical methods,' says Andrew Chan, director of the EMBA programme at Chinese University. 'We then give our students enough training in the relevant fields to put all this into real practice. They are able to come up with their own views and angles on how to approach problems and issues concerning their business.' The programme is taught in English, Cantonese and Putonghua on a part-time basis over two years, and about 50 students are admitted each year. Students are expected to be holding a senior management position, with at least seven years of post-qualification business or relevant work experience, including at least five years in a managerial position. 'Most of our students have around 12 years of work experience,' Chan says. The university is the world leader in mainland business research, with more than 70 of its professors publishing work in peer-reviewed business journals around the world.