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GMAC Launches ‘Study in China’ Initiative in Partnership with 11 Business Schools

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The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has launched a “Study in China” initiative in partnership with 11 leading business schools in the country.

International students will be able to use the online portal www.studyinchinamba.com to find out more about studying and living in China and exploring opportunities to pursue higher education in business-related fields, GMAC said in a press release.

The English-language website, launched on June 22, connects prospective students with partner business schools and offers access to information to help find the perfect fit for their China education experience.

GMAC’s gateway guides international applicants from these Belt and Road regions in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe through the necessary steps to begin a new learning experience. It offers in-depth information and insider advice on the schools and programs available, including international program structure, syllabus overview, admission requirements, application times, campus facilities, scholarships and financial aid. Students can also opt-in to conveniently contact the schools for further detail via GMAC’s one-stop portal.

To offer a glimpse into the great opportunities available, GMAC is organizing a “Study in China” contest from June 22 to August 31. Participants will have to submit short essays about why they want to study in China to win a round-trip to China. Three selected winners will be awarded return economy flights and campus accommodation to visit preferred business schools and enjoy a first-hand experience of the school and campus life.

The new initiative partners with China’s most prestigious business schools located in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. The institutions include Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and China Europe International Business School.

The CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; School of Management, Fudan University; HKUST Business School, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Guanghua School of Management, Peking University figure in the list.

This “Study in China” initiative, according to Chowfla, intends to further raise the profile of business schools in China and showcase the value of business education to international candidates.

It also includes the Business School, Renmin University of China, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, BiMBA Business School of the National School of Development, Peking University, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and HKBU School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University.

“This will effectively connect international talent with the right opportunities to excel at China’s leading business schools and programs while offering students all around support during the study abroad period,” GMAC President and CEO Sangeet Chowfla said.

He emphasized GMAC’s observations over the past few years that China holds the potential “to become one of the most popular study destinations.”

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This “Study in China” initiative, according to Chowfla, intends to further raise the profile of business schools in China and showcase the value of business education to international candidates.

Professor Lu Xiongwen, Dean of the School of Management at Fudan University, in a message to prospective applicants, said, “I believe this learning journey will present you a broad picture of China’s economic trends at present and future, the uniqueness of Chinese business models as well as different features of the Chinese market and global market.

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“You will also enjoy the opportunity of learning about and appreciating China’s profound culture immersed in thousands of years of history,” he added.

Professor Kar Yan Tam, Dean of the HKUST Business School, said, “China will remain the world’s major growth engine in the years ahead, with reforms to allow its economy to unleash new potential and the Belt and Road initiative to bring a sustained momentum to the region.

“Students should not only receive the best international business education to develop a global perspective, but also look for opportunities to experience the vitality of China. Hong Kong is a dynamic and international city where students can enjoy access to a unique fusion of East and West. The city also stays at the forefront of business education and offers different enriching and diverse learning experiences to prepare students for a flourishing career in China and beyond,” he added.

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