The University of Chicago’s business school officially opened its new Hong Kong campus on Monday after enrolling 86 students for its first Executive MBA course in the city.
Of the first batch of students who joined the 21-month program of the Booth School of Business, 16 percent are US citizens, followed by mainland China with 11 percent and Hong Kong with 10 percent. Other places of origin include Russia, Japan, Korea and Vietnam, according to a government statement.
Most of the students are from investment banks, energy companies or the investment management sector, Apple Daily said.
The Booth School decided to relocate its Executive MBA program from Singapore to Hong Kong last year, as part of its Asian strategy to deepen its global engagement and influence.
The program’s managing director Richard Johnson said students will learn from a distinguished world-renowned faculty that has produced nearly 90 Nobel Laureates.
Students are now taking the course at an interim campus at Cyberport. The campus is spread over an area of 35,000 square feet, with the business school spending about US$6 million to renovate the facilities.
The school is expected to move to a permanent campus in 2018. The new campus will be at the site of the former Victoria Road Detention Centre in Mount Davis.
Chicago business school opens HK$1.17 million EMBA program in HK
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