London Business School signs key China deal
Dubai, October 17, 2013
London Business School, which has presence in London, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai, has signed a landmark MoU with China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) to deliver its education programmes to its employees.
SAFE is an administrative agency tasked with drafting rules and regulations governing foreign exchange market activities, and managing the state foreign exchange reserves in China.
The agreement is designed primarily to offer SAFE employees access to London Business School’s Masters in Finance (MiF) programme, which is ranked number one in the world, said a senior official.
Other relevant programmes such as the School’s number one ranked full-time MBA programme are also included as part of the agreement.
Wendy Alexander, the associate dean, Degree Programmes and Career Services, said: “To have a financial institution of such critical importance to the global economy as SAFE sponsoring its highly talented employees through our programmes is a fantastic endorsement for London Business School."
"We believe that our blend of rigorous curricula, outstanding and diverse peer groups, and central London learning environment equips our graduates with the skills to become effective future global leaders. We look forward to growing our relationship with SAFE and playing a role in the development of its workforce," she added.
A number of the portfolio managers at SAFE’s Reserve Management Department are already alumni of London Business School’s Masters in Finance Programme.
Yuhong Zhong, the deputy executive director (Human Resources) at Investment Center (Reserve Management Department) of SAFE, said: “It is not surprising to know that London Business School’s Masters in Finance has been rated number one in the world by Financial Times for the third consecutive year.
“Partnering with this global leading business school in all aspects will strengthen our people strategy to continue investing in staff training and development. We are confident that this partnership will also help enhance our global competitiveness,” she added.-TradeArabia News Service