Introduction & Highlights
Build Global Impact and Leadership through Education and Knowledge
Global markets are expanding rapidly, opening new doors for multinational firms while making them more susceptible to competition in their own backyard. Fast-paced technological advances are making established products and services obsolete, changing the way business is conducted. The current rate of economic growth in China has outpaced existing models of economic thought and has created immense needs for education and knowledge.
The W. P. Carey School of Business is committed to providing advanced managerial education that will prepare students for leadership in this dynamic global business environment. Such a commitment is fully reflected in the strategic vision of the school. The need to excel in globalization is a critical to building Arizona State University as a New American University.
China is a dynamic and evolving global economic and political power that must be part of the plan for any business school with global aspirations. The W. P. Carey School of Business has a set of relationships that have evolved over the last decade that have already yielded significant results for the school, ASU and our partners in both the U.S. and China.
In November 1998, the business school collaborated with Motorola to establish a customized MBA program in Beijing, China, with a curriculum focusing on high-tech management. The program plays a pivotal role for Motorola to excel in management localization, market penetration and talent retention for its China operations. To date, the program has graduated more than 130 students who are among the global leaders of Motorola.
In 2003, the W. P. Carey School of Business launched an Executive MBA program in Shanghai. The EMBA in Shanghai is delivered in collaboration with Shanghai National Accounting Institute (SNAI) , which was founded by former Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji and is under the governance of China’s Ministry of Finance . The EMBA in Shanghai has attracted senior management of China’s largest firms and government officials in charge of policymaking and regulation. Most students and alumni hold the title of chairman, CEO, president or vice president of China’s largest firms located in Shanghai, the country’s financial capital.
In addition to the EMBA in Shanghai, the W. P. Carey School offers Executive Education Programs to Chinese firms and multinationals with operations in China. Our annual Executive Forum in Shanghai has also attracted the participation of global business leaders, high-ranking government officials and elite academics to share their thoughts on the emerging global issues facing China. Speakers at past forums have included Dr. Robert Mondell, Dr. Edward Prescott, Dr. Lawrence Klein, Han Zheng, Li Yong, Lou Jiwei, Hu Yanzhao, Howard Schultz and Roger Dow. Through the forums, we are able to offer an exclusive platform for exchange between leaders to cultivate and expand business opportunities, build global connectivity and explore common ventures of interest.