The EMBA program contributes to China’s economic development with entrepreneurs, professional managers and business leaders. Target students include management professionals from enterprises, government agencies, non-government institutes and other social organizations. Candidates for the program are required to possess good educational backgrounds and extensive management experiences. The program aims to prepare students with global visions, innovative abilities, entrepreneurship and social responsibilities.
Located in the Yangtze River Delta, one of China’s most economically developed regions with a high proportion of private economy, the EMBA program commits itself to building a platform of exchanges, communications and improvements for entrepreneurs and senior managers of the region. Featuring regional economy development, private sector businesses and global competiveness enhancement, the program combines a variety of teaching methods (including case studies, theme lectures, off-campus learning and overseas study tour) in order to prepare students with multiple perspectives and the ability to operate in a global context.
More than one thousand students have graduated from the program since its launch in 2002. Of these graduates, seventy percent are from private business and seventy percent hold senior managerial positions (e.g. Chairs, Presidents of Board and General Managers) before enrollment. Most students come from companies of more than one billion RMB of registered capital. The program has received AMBA accreditation as well as wide social recognitions. In 2010, it is voted by managers and entrepreneurs in Zhejiang Province as the most valuable EMBA program.
Good alumni networks make an important indicator for the quality and success of EMBA programs. So far, the program has alumni clubs in major Zhejiang cities (such as Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Ningbo, Jinhua and Shaoxing) as well as other provinces (such as, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Shandong). Alumni clubs have organized a variety of interest groups and societies. The societies of golf, business investment, real estate, tennis, car-tours, photography and women entrepreneurs arrange activities on regular basis. The EMBA program thus creates a platform for entrepreneurs and managers to take up life-long learning and expand their business networks.