Georgia State Signs Dual MBA, MPA Agreements With University In Beijing

Posted On July 21, 2014
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BEIJING–Georgia State University has signed an agreement with the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, China, a collaboration that will introduce dual-degree Master of Business Administration programs in the Robinson College of Business and dual-degree Master of Public Administration programs in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

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In the agreement with one of China’s most prestigious institutions, Georgia State will offer programs in Risk Management and Insurance, International Business, and International Finance in the Robinson College and Public Administration, Public Budgeting and Finance, and Nonprofit Management in the Andrew Young School.

Dr. Risa Palm, provost of Georgia State, signed the agreement on behalf of the university. The signing took place during Georgia State’s visit to China as part of the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s lead trade mission in the country.

The agreement signifies deepened connections with UIBE as an institutional partner for research collaborations and faculty exchange, as well as stronger ties with the Qingdao Municipal government, Chinese companies based in Atlanta (including Hisense Co. Ltd.) and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

“Georgia State will benefit from this trade mission as we deepen our institutional contacts with the Qingdao Municipal government and with the University of International Business and Economics,” Palm said. “This outreach to China is a central part of our university strategic plan, and the university benefits in many ways by having collaborative teaching and research with Chinese institutions.”

Palm and Dr. Jun Liu, associate provost for international initiatives, represented the university during the state’s mission trip to Qingdao, Beijing, and Shanghai from July 10-17, where they met with other Georgia State partner universities to discuss research collaborations, faculty exchange and student programs.