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Trinity Western University is the latest B.C. school to offer a foreign MBA program, which is set to launch next month in China’s fourth-largest city, Tianjin.

The program, called the Great Wall MBA, is a partnership with Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (TUFE) and follows an executive residency model. Students will take classes taught in English on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays every six weeks for two consecutive weekends. The MBA takes 18 months with six pre-course foundation classes in business English, accounting, finance and economics. A total of eight classes will be taught by Trinity Western staff with the remaining six to be taught by the partner university’s staff.

“Tianjin University of Finance and Economics is a strong university and we are proud to be connected to it,” says Trinity Western MBA director Murray MacTavish, adding that the university is ranked highly on the list of top finance and economics schools in China.

So far, MacTavish says that 24 to 27 students are enrolled for the first foreign MBA cohort, which will have a cap of 35 students. Most are Chinese executives and business people, though the program is open to anyone who can meet the requirements for an MBA and pass an English language proficiency test.

 

About Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (TUFE)

Tianjin University of Finance and Economics is an Ordinary National university in China. It founded in 1958, is one of the earliest universities offering finance, economics and business education in China. There are 117 professors, 226 assistant professors in the university. Forty majors are offered in the university, which can be classified into the following 7 categories: economics, management, science, law, humanities, pedagogics and engineering.It is one of the universities permitted by the Ministry of Education to offer MBA programs, and among the first batch of universities authorized by the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council as early as 1987 to conduct educational programs with foreign universities and confer academic degree of foreign countries. It is also one of the universities that offer the courses of Chinese Certified Public Accountants (CPA).

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