Berkeley-Haas trains Chinese officials
In a three-year pilot program UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business is offering four times a year a course for China`s senior officals. The school has signed a memorandum of understanding about the partnership with the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) in Shanghai, one of three preeminent Chinese government leadership academies, which is providing international leadership development for China’s senior officials.
“We are creating a powerful educational partnership by bringing together the #1 public research university in the US with China’s premier leadership academy for developing high-level public officials,” said Rich Lyons, dean of Berkeley-Haas. “Our partnership is further strengthened by the culture we share, one that emphasizes innovative leadership and a commitment to long-term, positive impact on our societies.”
Four times a year, a member of the Berkeley-Haas faculty will travel to Shanghai to teach an intensive, course focusing on current issues in business, innovation, and public policy. As part of the first course Professor Andrew K. Rose, Haas Associate Dean for Faculty, is presenting on the impact of European and US monetary policy on the Chinese economy for Chinese ministers and district governors in May. Haas-Dean Rich Lyons will present the next course on innovative leadership in September.
Professor Teck Ho, chair of the Haas Marketing Group and faculty director of the Haas School’s Asia Business Center, coordinates the curriculum. The collaborative nature of the partnership means the sessions are designed based on input from CELAP senior management and participants. The partnership will also help Berkeley-Haas explore future opportunities for providing internships, scholarships, international education programs, and study trek trips for its students to participate in CELAP programs.
CELAP is a Shanghai-based national institution funded by the central government of the People’s Republic of China and strives to be an international, contemporary and innovative leadership academy at the cutting-edge of leadership training. Its training focuses on social improvement and economic development for high level leaders from government and top executives from the business community.
As the second-oldest business school in the United States, the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, is seen as one of the world’s leading producers of new ideas and knowledge in all areas of business. The school offers management education to about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students each year who come from around the world to study in one of its six degree-granting programs. The school has 36,000 alumni.