The Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) and China’s Beihang University (BUAA) have signed an agreement to offer executive education programs in China beginning in 2014.
Deszö Horváth, dean of the Schulich School of Business, Huai Jin Peng, president of Beihang University, and Wang Hui Wen, dean of Beihang University School of Economics & Management, signed an article of association to establish the Sino-Canadian Joint Center for Executive Education at the BUAA campus in Beijing, Nov. 6. The agreement will allow SEEC to offer open enrolment and custom education executive programs in China.
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“We are proud to partner with Beihang University to deliver world-class executive education programming in China,” said Horváth. “We know China and we know the Chinese corporate community. We have established a successful track record over the past decade providing relevant and real-world learning to Chinese executives from a wide range of organizations and companies.”
The agreement builds on SEEC’s experience in running custom executive training programs for numerous companies from China in Canada over the last decade. Together with the Asian Business Management program (ABMP) partner at York University, SEEC has been offering programs to top Chinese organizations, but, without a partner, it has been restrained from offering these programs in China.
Clients attending programs at SEEC in Toronto in recent years have included the Agriculture Bank of China, Bank of China, Bank of Shanghai, Beijing Television, China Aviation (COMAC), China Life Insurance, China Orient Asset Management Corporation, China Resources, CINDA Asset Management Corporation, EXIM Import-Export Bank of China, Great Wall Asset Management Corporation, the ICBC Bank and the Shanghai Organizational Development Department.
SEEC opened its first China office in Beijing in 2003 and established a second office in Shanghai in 2006.
Beihang University is one of China’s top-ranked universities, with 13 disciplines listed among the top 10 programs in the country. The School of Economics & Management is famous for its management science & engineering program which was ranked sixth nationally by China’s ministry of education in 2012. Beihang University is also among the top-100 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities published by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.