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PHBS and Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College,CUNY, Launch a Joint MBA-MSF Degree Program

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Peking University HSBC Business School and Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, the City University of New York (CUNY) have signed an agreement on November 3 to partner in an MBA-MSF degree program. Participating students will complete the first year of their MBA at PHBS and then will study for the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) at Zicklin.


   Cen Wei, director of the MBA program, hosts the ceremony.

Hai Wen, PHBS dean and vice chairman of Peking University School Council, delivers a speech.

The signing ceremony began with remarks by PHBS Dean Hai Wen who said, “It’s a good start for our long march, and I hope this joint program can become a star program for both schools.” He went on to comment that business schools should also foster intra-regional partnerships and have global vision to better cope with challenges in this period of world economic transition. “As the financial sector is crucial for the world’s economy, our joint program can better prepare business leaders with frontiers of financial knowledge to keep up with the ever-changing market.” 

Mitchel Wallerstein, president of Baruch College, CUNY, gives remarks.

Mitchel Wallerstein, president of Baruch College, CUNY, said, “China is always at the top of the list of countries we want to expand our relationships with. Zicklin’s master of finance equips professional expertise with advanced knowledge, tools and the mindset that is needed to successfully navigate today’s unpredictable global financial market.” He emphasized that the college being adjacent to Wall Street will offer PHBS students various advantages in academic and career development. 

The MBA-MSF joint program signing ceremony  

Baruch College, the largest business school in the US, is ranked among the nation’s top colleges by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and others. Also within easy reach of Midtown Manhattan and the global headquarters of major companies, it provides students unparalleled opportunities for internships , career and networking opportunities. Zicklin is the only unit of the City University of New York accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB). “Like PHBS, Baruch and Zicklin have a strategic initiative to globalize our programs,” commented President Wallerstein. 

Dean Hai and President Wallerstein signs the agreement .

“Students will have the opportunity, either through internships or case studies, to have practical experience out in the financial industry in New York City,” remarked Zicklin Dean Fenwick Huss, referring to the school’s strong internship network that includes large banks, investment companies and accounting firms, among others. In New York City, the school has over 13,000 alumni in top financial enterprises, such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and CITI bank.

“Through this joint program, our two schools will have more exchanges, so our faculty can get to know each other and do joint research,” noted Zicklin Associate Dean Hu Qing during his participation in the recent 5th AEARU Development and Collaboration of Asian Business Schools Workshop held at PHBS, October 22. Zicklin faculty members have published papers in top international journals, such as Journal of FinanceAcademy of Management ReviewReview of Economics and Statistics

Though a young institution, PHBS has set its sights on world-wide recognition. Of the 57 full-time faculty members at PHBS, more than half are international. Their papers have been published in top academic journals, including Journal of Monetary EconomicsStrategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. The past few years have witnessed an increasing number of international students and enhanced exchanges with a number of world-renowned universities. After launching its English-language-delivered MBA program in fall 2016, PHBS has worked with international schools to develop double-degree MBA programs and short-term joint-cultivation projects.

A group photo of the attendees

Others attending the signing ceremony included Myung-Soo Lee, vice provost for Global Strategies at Baruch College,CUNY ; Ren Ting, PHBS associate dean; Li Zhiyi, PHBS associate dean; Ma Na, director of the MBA program office; and Nicole Chastagnerhead of international affairs. 

By Annie Jin
Edited by Priscilla Young 
Photographer: Eric Shen


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