Asia’s first EMBA + MPA Programmes Launch
City University of Hong Kong and Tsinghua University are going beyond boundaries to launch Asia’s first EMBA+MPA programmes. The aim is to develop leaders who excel in both business administration and public administration.
In January 2016, the two universities, together with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) signed an agreement in Geneva, Switzerland to advance Public Private Partnerships (PPP) within China’s Belt-and-Road initiative. After that, City University of Hong Kong and Tsinghua University established PPP research centres in Hong Kong and Beijing.
The EMBA+MPA programmes cover business administration and public administration courses offered by City University of Hong Kong and Tsinghua University. The programmes also feature a PPP module with a visit to the UNECE in Geneva and an overseas capstone project to a Belt-and-Road country.
The programmes are 2-year part-time, with Mandarin as the language medium. Prospective learning partners are expected to take classes in both Beijing and Hong Kong on a monthly basis. The first cohort will begin in February 2019. The programmes are accepting applications now.
"The EMBA+MPA programmes take advantage of both business administration and public administration and provide the perfect answer to giving back to society while making profit in business."
Professor Way Kuo
The President of City University of Hong Kong
"The programmes are truly beyond boundaries – covering leading edge knowledge in both business administration and public administration, leveraging the strong alumni network of both CityU and Tsinghua University, and enabling new leadership across public and private sectors."
Professor Houmin Yan
The Dean of College of Business of City University of Hong Kong
"The programmes represent a synergy between the best of business administration and public administration from the two universities. In the light of the Beltand- Road initiative, we will be able to offer tremendous learning opportunities to nurture a group of high-end professionals versatile in both areas."
Professor Xiaojuan Jiang
The Dean of School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University
"We will envisage these Asiafirst programmes, offered by CityU and Tsinghua University, are going to breed a new group of elites who possess entrepreneurship and a sustainable vision to the world."
Professor Yongheng Yang
The Associate Dean of School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University