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Congratulations to Our Partner University UCL for Rise in the QS World University Rankings


The 2020 QS World University Rankings was released on 19th June 2019. University College London (UCL), with which the Peking University is co-hosting the PKU-UCL MBA Program, has risen two places to rank 8th in the Rankings, making it the top ranked institution in London, third in the United Kingdom (only next to Oxford and Cambridge), and fourth in Europe.

Peking University has achieved 22nd place in the latest QS World University Rankings, soaring from 30th in the previous year. It is also the highest ranking that Peking University has obtained since QS published the list for the first time in 2004. The surge puts Peking University in top two among all the Chinese mainland universities on the list, demonstrating excellence in teaching, research and student accomplishments.

The PKU–UCL MBA program was launched in September 2017 and has brought together two world-leading universities together in Beijing, the heart of one of the largest and most dynamic economies in the world, where the MBA program is offered. This summer, the first class of students of this program will graduate with MBA degree from the UCL and graduation certificate from the PKU.  
The Peking University-UCL MBA combines the unique research and teaching strengths of the UCL School of Management and the Peking University National School of Development.
The National School of Development (NSD) at Peking University hosts some of China's foremost academics, responsible for advising the Chinese Government on development policies that have driven decades of strong and consistent economic growth. The experienced NSD academics give students a high-level perspective of managing companies in shifting national and international government policy contexts.

The forward-thinking academics at the UCL School of Management (SoM), which specializes in innovation, entrepreneurship, technology, and analytics, help students develop the quantitative and qualitative analytical skills necessary to engage with the changing world.

The MBA classes are conducted by professors from both NSD and SoM, playing an important role in nurturing the next generation of leaders and talents and promoting the development of China and the transformation to a knowledge-based economy.

The PKU-UCL MBA program enjoys:
1. Strength of the two top-ranked universities
2. Experiences in both Beijing and London during the study
3. A shared alumni community of over 500,000 graduates
4. Exclusive One-on-One career mentor scheme

Prof. YAO Yang, Dean of the National School of Development at Peking University said, “Right now, China’s economy is becoming more and more influential in the world economy. Chinese companies have become more competitive internationally but also domestically. Many Chinese companies are beginning to hire foreign workers. Our program offers a good opportunity for students from Europe to tap into the market potential of China.” “The PKU – UCL MBA program is one of the deepest collaborations between China and the UK in the field of education.” He explained that “On the UCL side they are growing out of the engineering school, so the program and professors focus in fields like fintech, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The program combine the UCL-tech specialty with the economic management side of business, teaching students about China’s role in a global context.”

About BiMBA Business School

BiMBA Business School of the National School of Development at Peking University (previously Beijing International MBA Program at Peking University), was established in 1998 and is situated in Peking University's beautiful former royal garden, Langrun Garden. It offers MBA, EMBA and DPS, Enterprise Development Programs. BiMBA was the first joint MBA program approved by the State Council and was among the first EMBA programs in China.

BiMBA not only has world-class Economics and Management professors such as Justin Lin, Zhou Qiren, Zhang Weiying, Song Guoqing, Lu Feng, Yao Yang, Huang Yiping, Liu Guoen, Chen Chunhua, Yang Zhuang, Xue Zhaofeng, Zhang Li, Ma Hao, and Gong Yuzhen, it also cooperates with top global universities such as the US University Consortium, Vlerick Business School in Belgium and UCL in the U.K. to provide excellent business education.

As the leading university think-tank in China the National School of Development provides BiMBA students with a platform to understand micro- issues from a macro- standpoint and truly grasp the ‘big picture’ in management. It is for this reason that BiMBA is known in the business world as the ‘Business School within a think-tank’.

Upholding Peking University's values of “inclusiveness and harmony with diversity”, as well as the National School of Development's combination of academia with practice, BiMBA advocates a combination of East & West learning, an integration of knowing & doing and is committed to driving innovation in management and China's development.

In its 20-year history, BiMBA has educated and trained tens of thousands of business leaders and professional managers with Peking University values, a national and global vision and a sense of social responsibility.

BiMBA has consistently been ranked highly in Chinese and global business school rankings, such as Forbes, Fortune, Business Weekly and QS, winning wide respect and recognition for its outstanding business education.

For more information of the MBA programs offered by BiMBA, as well as the generous scholarship opportunities, please click here.