Over 90 guests made up of graduating students, family and staff attended the graduation of the BI-Fudan MBA students on Friday 8th May 2015. The First Secretary at the Chinese Embassy in Norway, Mr. Zong Gang, also attended.
Of the guests attending, 81 were graduating students from class 19 and 20. Prizes for Best Student and Best Thesis were awarded to Mao Yingbo and Huang Hui respectively.
The BI-Fudan students from class 20 are the first to attend their final course of their MBA programme in Oslo. The course Leading Global Business was also open to both Norwegian and international business people in Norway and aimed to address the challenges that arise in a cross-cultural business context. Alongside the BI-Fudan students, 23 external participants from a wide range of international companies in Norway took the course.
- We are very pleased to bring out Shanghai-based students to Oslo to learn about the cultural challenges of international business development and to understand more about Norwegian and North-European business culture, says BI-Fudan Programme Director, Sissel Thune Hammerstrøm.
The BI-Fudan MBA programme was established in 1996 and was the first foreign-joint master programme to gain recognition from the Chinese Ministry of Education. Over the past 19 years, BI Norwegian Business School and Fudan School of Management, Shanghai, have worked together to educate nearly 2000 managers based in China. The programme entered the Financial Times Rankings for the first time in 2013 and placed 54th.