eWENR, March/April 1999: Asia-Pacific (Regional News)
The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business recently announced plans to open a branch campus in Singapore that will feature an Asian international executive MBA program. This would make it the first American business school to set up a permanent facility in Asia.
In 1994, UChicago established a European international executive MBA program in Barcelona, Spain, where it maintains a permanent campus.
The international executive MBA program in Singapore is scheduled to begin sometime around the middle of the year 2000. Only about 80 students will be admitted to the program annually.
The course of study is subdivided into 16 residential sessions, called modules, to be taught over a period of 19 months.
The program is specifically designed for seasoned corporate executives who possess at least 10 years of experience. Because the majority of students will be based outside of Singapore, they will rely heavily on distance-learning technology when not attending residential sessions.
Furthermore, the program includes international exchange with students from the Singapore campus taking four weeks of classes with colleagues enrolled in the European and U.S. programs. For at least part of that time, participants in the Asian program will study in Barcelona and Chicago, while students from the other two programs will travel to Singapore.