UVA signs agreement to offer new program in three continents
The University of Virginia has signed an agreement to offer a new program in the U.S., Europe and China.
U.Va’s McIntire School of Commerce has partnered with ESADE School of Business in Barcelona and Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China to offer a new dual master’s degree in global commerce and global strategic management with a certificate in international management.
The new program, which is pending approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), is designed for candidates with an undergraduate degree in business with little to no work experience. As part of the program, students will spend 15 weeks at U.Va.; nine weeks at Lingnan College and conclude with 15 weeks at ESADE.
“This program will provide students with unparalleled in-depth exposure to unique cultures and different business environments in Asia, Europe and the USA,” Xinzhong Xu, dean of Lingnan College at Sun Yat-sen University, said in a statement. “These exposures will not only enable the students to have fast-track careers, but also will have great impact on their lives as individuals.”
The program’s first cohort starts in September 2016.