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Top Asia Business Schools Join Forces To Recruit European High-Achievers

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Four of the world's most renowned business schools are joining forces for the first time to target top Europeans.


The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, HKUST Business School in Hong Kong, Indian School of Business (ISB), and Nanyang Business School in Singapore have traditionally competed for applicants from Europe.


But now, with demand to study in Asia growing, these business schools are collaborating for the first time to promote themselves.


They have formed a coalition for overseas recruiting and will attend business school fairs here this autumn as a group.


Dubbed "Top Asia Business Schools," the group will travel, present and speak together at QS MBA Fairs in London, Paris and Madrid.


Professor Rolf D, Cremer, Dean and Vice President of CEIBS said: "More business, and consequently more wealth, is moving from West to East each year. Some 139 of the Fortune Global 500 are now based in Asia, a 10 per cent increase from 2008 to 2009. Despite the global financial crisis, Asia is growing at an astonishing rate.


"Tomorrow's global business leaders clearly see this. They are beginning to appreciate the value of understanding Asian culture in kick-starting their careers, something they can only achieve by living and working in some of the region's most influential cities."


Each of the four business schools already boast World-class reputations and all rank among the top 30 in the World. All are located in the key centres of Asian excellence with potential for significant economic growth.


Despite only being founded in 1994, CEIBS was recognised as Asia's best business school for six consecutive years. With a student population that is 60 per cent Chinese, CEIBS offers a gateway to the largest network of graduates in China.


HKUST Business School is ranked as the ninth best in the world by the Financial Times.92 per cent of students come from outside Hong Kong (from more than 25 countries), which helps place HKUST among the top ten B-schools for International Students.


The Indian School of Business, is the youngest B-School to be ranked in the top 12 by the Financial Times. The best in global faculty from its associate schools Wharton, Kellogg and London Business School teach on a state-of-the-art 260-acre campus in Hyderabad, India.


Nanyang Business School in Singapore, ranked by FT the best in South East Asia, offers students to study in what many believe is the world's easiest city for business, and the most open economy for international trade.


Ajit Rangnekar, Dean of ISB added: "While we compete with each other for students, we have joined together because we share a real passion for excellence in business education and for Asia.


"To sustain this region's rapid growth, we need more global business leaders with a deep understanding of the region, its cultures and its potential.


"By presenting ourselves as a group, it is easier to showcase opportunities for European students at each of our schools.


"We want to encourage their applications to increase the numbers of globally-minded students in our annual admissions."


Those interested in studying at one of the four schools will be able to meet with school representatives to find out more about the benefits of studying for an MBA in Asia at the following events:


  • PARIS: October 9, 2010, Palais des Congres
  • LONDON: October 23, 2010, QEII Conference Centre
  • MADRID: October 26, 2010, Husa Princesa


To find more information about the business schools in the coalition, or to register for one of the fairs, visit http://www.topasiabschools.com/




Issued on behalf of Top Asia Business Schools (TABS) by Beattie Communications