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BAI, Chong-En

Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor, Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

"With globalization and greater interlinking between countries, business as well as governments and nonprofit organizations are increasingly looking for leaders with a global perspective. To successfully manage and lead in an increasingly complex environment, many are finding that traditional “business education” in an MBA program is no longer enough.

To develop and enable the next generation of such business leaders, Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (Tsinghua SEM) established the International MBA Program in 1997. In 2013, the International MBA Program and the Chinese-taught Full-Time MBA Program were integrated into the Tsinghua Global MBA Program in Collaboration with MIT Sloan, reflecting a deeper China focus and a wider global reach. In close collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management, Tsinghua SEM’s leading faculty drives world-class business education. Program participants from across China and from around the world also deeply enrich classroom and extracurricular discussions. More than 11,000 Tsinghua MBA alumni – as well as the extensive alumni network of the broader Tsinghua University will help each student maintain global insights beyond graduation.

Perhaps most importantly, Tsinghua University’s prominence provides its students unparalleled access into China. As Tsinghua is one of the leading academic institutions as well as one of the centers of technology innovation and entrepreneurship of China, national and international dignitaries regularly seek audience at Tsinghua SEM. With the growing spotlight on China on the international stage, there is no better vehicle to understanding the global market.

These are challenging and yet exciting times for business leaders in China and around the world. If you too have ambitions to join them on the world stage, I warmly welcome all of you to join this program. We are confident that the Tsinghua Global MBA Program in Collaboration with MIT Sloan will not only provide you with a world-class business education, but also serve as “Your Gateway to the Best of China”.

David C. Schmittlein

John C Head III Dean
MIT Sloan School of Management

"the Tsinghua Global MBA Program in Collaboration with MIT Sloan began 19 years ago and the Program has graduated over 1,600 future managers educated to recognize vital areas of opportunity including sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship, which are needed to move the Chinese economy forward. The MIT China Management education Program has trained over 200 Chinese business faculty at MIT Sloan, influenced MBA curricula in China, and provided a model for business schools throughout the country. These collaborative efforts have been enormously successful, producing Global MBA graduates who have assumed positions in multinational companies or started their own businesses.

We are committed to on-going support of the program at Tsinghua SEM, ensuring that Global MBA students continue to gain the skills necessary to navigate and succeed in a complex global economy. Going forward, we look to a continued close collaboration between Tsinghua and MIT Sloan. We will continue our cooperation among students and faculty, and engage in some new activities. We will pursue new research opportunities together, and work together to convene thought leaders in China around economic and management topics of great importance. And, in collaboration, we will explore and experiment with new kinds of ways to have impact in China, on China-U.S. relationships, and on China’s continuing growth as a leader in the world."