A proposed new accreditation system for MBA programs will help Chinese business schools to keep up with their international counterparts
We have written a number of articles around the challenges facing rapidly expanding economies, particularly India, and China is no exception. With a fast moving economy comes many challenges for businesses, not least where to find the best talent to fill important management and leadership positions.
There are currently over 200 business schools in mainland China now offering MBA programs, however, recent criticism over the quality of some of these programs and the perceived lack of consistency across the range of programs has forced authorities to act. The catchily named China National MBA Education Supervisory Committee has announced a new accreditation system aimed at brining Chinese business schools in to line and creating a set of minimum standards to achieve a consistently high level of management education. Nine business schools are already involved in helping to shape these new standards with further roll-out expected throughout 2013.
This is a really positive step by the Chinese education authorities and will only serve to help businesses fill the growing demand for high quality managers and business leaders.
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