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Duke to Offer Master of Management Studies in China

In December 2011, the Duke University Board of Trustees approved a proposal to offer a Master of Management Studies program in Kushan, China. Led by Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, the new program is the first to gain approval for operations at Duke Kunshan University (DKU), a joint venture with the City of Kunshan and Wuhan University to create a U.S.-modeled university in China.

The Master or Management Studies program is a one-year, pre-experience business program that will lead to a Duke degree. The program design calls for students to split time between Duke’s main North Carolina campus and the DKU campus in China. Duke and its partners are in the process of securing necessary permissions from the Chinese government. 

“We are pleased that our program design has been approved by the Board of Trustees and are looking forward to continuing to collaborate with our partners in China regarding our plans,” Fuqua Dean Bill Boulding said in a statemet. “In order for business education to remain relevant, we must look through the lenses of different cultures and geographies,” he added, noting that the approval of the program is an important step toward a Duke presence in China.

Long-term plans call for DKU to serve both as an educational center and an operational base for research and scholarship throughout the country, the school said.

More details about the program, including format and timing, will be announced once arrangements are finalized with China. For more information on this story, click here.

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