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June 23, 2008

EMBA-Global Program Launches in Asia

Glenn Hubbard
Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics
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At Columbia Business School, I believe our most crucial role is to teach the next generation of business leaders how to apply their business knowledge in a way that will transform this newly globalized world for the better.

Asia especially has exploded with economic growth and opportunity in recent years, in turn creating a great need for leadership skills in business.

In light of this and the ever-growing importance of Asia in the world economy, I am pleased to announce the launch of EMBA-Global Asia, a new addition to Columbia Business School and London Business School’s highly successful, top-ranked EMBA-Global program.

CBS and LBS are extending our fruitful partnership to include the University of Hong Kong’s Business School in order to create the first and only program to offer business education and networking opportunities in the world’s three leading financial centers: New York, London and Hong Kong, as well as in the hub of China’s most dynamic city, Shanghai. The first EMBA-Global Asia class will matriculate in May 2009. Students who complete the 20 months of intensive work will receive a joint MBA degree awarded by the University of Hong Kong, Columbia University and London Business School.

The greatest companies in the world became more productive by having managers and entrepreneurs who knew how to integrate groundbreaking ideas with sound business principles and the best available technology. With this program, Columbia Business School will continue its long tradition of teaching these ideas to the world’s future business leaders.