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How Luxury Can Executive Educations be ?

February 28, 2006 Leave a comment

The booming of business education in China has attracted the attentions from Western media and business schools.More and more business school come to China’s top business schools to cooperate both on course design and research projects.
From 2006, one interesting treand is those prestigous schools develop some expensive executive programes, mainly target at top executives in leading China companies, such as thoes of CEIBS and CKGSB (see References). Behind these expensive programme, what interesting us is can those participants really learn somthing beyond personal conncetion and what does these schools earn beyond the expensive tuition?

From the standing of business schools, what kind of values do we want to deliver during the program? A easy, vivid class discussion or serious debate on different critical issues, or just wait and see what can those participants may give back during the discussions? How do you composite our syllabus to attract and staisfy our customers’ demand? Do we really train the futuer leader or just make ourself a platform for personal connection without extra benefit toward those participants?

I think it worth us to take a close trend to see how these luxury programs can deliver and how those business schools respone afterward. That development and interaction between participants and schools will be very interesting topic to follow up.

References

CKGSB-Global CEO Program

CEIBS-Harvard Business School-IESE Business School Joint Global CEO Program for China

China’s B-School Boom

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Europe Institute of Technology, another X-Institute of Technology, again?

February 23, 2006 Leave a comment

Europe Institue of Technology is a new idea EU intends to set up for competing with MIT or the leading universities in USA for stopping the brain drain. Critics argue this idea will wrist the resource allocation and ignore current effort on research collaboration and alike.

The success of MIT and other prestigous American universities made counterparts in other countries like to imitate or learn to establish so called prestigous schools and universities in their own countries. Yet, this kind of ambition is understandable but may ignore iccidently some contextual considerations that may jaepodize the success of these X-Institute of Technology.

According to my personal experience and understanding, many follower or latecomer may forget following agenda while they expect themself to be the “MIT” someday.

1. Academic practices in the local context: such as systems in recruiting faculty and studnet, how do you evaluate and promote them, etc. Does these institutions help or prohibit the development of so called X-I. T.? If not, how much change do you need? how to do that? Can your local context afford that?
2. The participation from industry: is that norm or unusual for industry guys involve so called education busniess? if so, to what extent and by what kind of methods?

3. Whether it imply the city or nation, Can the stakeholders of the X-I. T. accept or endure the idea of recruiting or hiring the best around the world into that community?

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February 18, 2006 Leave a comment

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