MSM and Nanjing University celebrate 20 years of partnership


MSM’s CEO a.i. Mr. Meinhard Gans and MSM’s Dean a.i. Ms. Katalin Kovacs recently attended the Opening Ceremony and Graduation Ceremony at MSM’s educational partner Nanjing University in China. The ceremony also marked the 20th anniversary of the MSM-Nanjing University partnership.

The ceremony started with the address of the Dean of Nanjing University Business School, Prof. Shen Kunrong. During the ceremony, Mr. Gans and Prof. Liu Houjun, who witnessed the start of the collaboration between MSM and Nanjing University, shared the rich history of the successful 20 years of collaboration. In the light of the 20th anniversary, three professors and three alumni of the joint Executive MBA program were invited to the stage to share their stories and memories of their study time. The alumni represented the first intake of 20 years ago, the intake of 10 years ago and the newly graduated intake.

Mr. Gans took the opportunity to congratulate the fresh graduates and to welcome the new Executive MBA intake consisting of in total 130 students. These 130 students are divided over three classes, with two classes following the Innovation Management specialization and one class the Healthcare Management specialization.

Ms. Kovacs awarded the degrees to the 82 fresh graduates on behalf of MSM and wished them success in their future careers.

The joint MSM-Nanjing University MBA program started in 1998. MSM and Nanjing University jointly offer an Executive MBA with specializations in Innovation Management and Healthcare Management. The Healthcare Management specialization was launched in 2015. During the program the students also visit MSM in The Netherlands for their study attachment abroad consisting out of lectures, assignments and company visits.

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