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Great Salary Prospects Propel CUHK MBA To 28th In FT Worldwide Ranking

CUHK MBA ranked fourth in the world, top in Hong Kong, for career progression. Is this the MBA for the Asian Century?

The MBA program at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School is placed 28th in the world in the Financial Times 2012 rankings of the global full-time MBA programs, released today, and top in Hong Kong for career progression and salary increase.

Way to go CUHK! The CUHK MBA ranked fourth, fifth and ninth in the world for career progression, salary percentage increase and students' aims achieved, respectively. It was the top MBA in Hong Kong in all three of these important measures.

Career progression and salary increases are often cited by candidates as the most important reasons for doing an MBA. The School's "Individual Career Counselling Program", has seen dozens of graduates from China, Hong Kong and abroad land coveted roles in finance, luxury goods, real estate and global multinationals - we've profiled many of them on BusinessBecause!

Professor Tak-Jun Wong, Dean of the CUHK Business School, said, "Thanks to the tremendous support from our faculty, alumni and students the CUHK MBA is recognized as one of the leading MBAs in the world. In this Asian century, our uniquely strong alumni network in Asia - particularly in the Great China Region - provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to build a global business network. We are proud to be celebrating the MBA's 45th anniversary this year with such great results."

Commenting on the success of the "Individual Career Counselling Program", Mr. Lawrence Chan, Administrative Director of Marketing and Student Recruiting, MBA Programs, said, "2011 was a good year for our students' career placement. By mid -2011, nearly 100% of our graduates were employed globally.

"One of the key career objectives of our full time students is career change and about 75% achieved this important goal in 2011, in which, about 50% of our students were employed by major financial institutions. A substantial proportion of our students joined Chinese investment banks, which are becoming major players in the financial and capital markets. We believe our world class, international/China-oriented program made a significant contribution to their success.

"Other graduates joined major FMCG companies, luxury brands and management consulting companies. And we are witnessing a growing trend of part-time students seeking career switches after they finish the MBA."

A new personalized "Individual Career Counselling Program" has been extended to part-time students too, and is supported by professional consultants, typically experienced executive search specialists commissioned by CUHK Business School.

CUHK Business School comprises two schools - Accountancy and Hotel & Tourism Management - and four departments: Finance, Decision Sciences & Managerial Economics, Management and Marketing. It was Hong Kong's first business school offering MBA and EMBA courses.

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