EMBA-Global Asia - About Us

EMBA-Global Asia - About Us

EMBA-Global Asia gives you the opportunity to study in three global business capitals, as well as in vibrant emerging markets. The programme's residential block format gives your learning a dynamic local context.

As an EMBA-Global Asia student, you learn from world-class faculty. In London, you study at London Business School; in Hong Kong, you study at The University of Hong Kong; and in New York, you study at Columbia Business School.

Wherever the instruction takes place, EMBA-Global Asia provides a sophisticated, supportive and interactive learning environment. Lecture theatres, breakout rooms and multimedia support are all designed to ensure that you have the best setting for your studies.

The University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong delivers impact through internationalisation, innovation and interdisciplinarity. It attracts and nurtures global scholars through excellence in research, teaching and learning, and knowledge exchange. It makes a positive social contribution through its global presence, regional significance and its engagement with the rest of China.

As the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong, over 220,000 HKU alumni have been at the forefront of community life in Hong Kong, providing leadership in commerce and industry, education, the arts, sciences and culture. HKU has established a solid reputation as a premier international university and a member of the global family of universities. HKU was named the Most International University in the World by the Times Higher Education World Most International University Rankings in 2019. The latest QS World University Rankings® further placed HKU as the 25th ranked university in the world. These rankings are based on peer reputation, employer preferences, number of international staff and students, staff-student ratio and research quality. The University truly lives up to its motto; Sapientia et Virtus: Wisdom and Virtue.

London Business School

Ranked as one of the top business schools in the world, London Business School (LBS) is well positioned to equip its students with the capabilities needed to succeed in today's global business environment. Renowned for delivering the latest thinking, the School holds the highest average research score of any UK academic institution.

An international community                                                                                  

The school's campus is a vibrant and diverse place to study and network. With 2,000 masters students from over 130 countries, there are few more settings with such an international representation anywhere in the business world.   

Columbia Business School

The Columbia campus is both a beautiful and bustling "academic village" near the banks of the Hudson River and a gateway to a New York - major capital city of global business - enabling frequent guest lectures by prominent business leaders.

A vibrant setting for your studies

Offering a traditional Ivy League setting within the cosmopolitan swirl of Manhattan, Columbia University's Italian Renaissance-style campus provides a base from which to explore New York's multinational businesses, thousands of restaurants, major financial exchanges and more.

The Columbia learning environment

Cultural and other attractions are easily reached, and many students schedule time to enjoy them with family members - or one another - in conjunction with the New York classes. Action-oriented teaching, a global focus, cutting-edge research and an extensive network are among the competitive advantages that have consistently earned Columbia a top spot in executive MBA programme rankings.

Students also benefit from being part of the wider Columbia University community, long known for its intellectual capital - 13 winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics have taught or studied at Columbia, including University Professor Joseph Stiglitz, who often teaches at the business school. Other schools at the University - especially Law, Journalism, and International and Public Affairs - provide a connection to valuable intellectual and professional resources.

"Columbia's personal attention and supportive community help our busy students to balance life, work and their studies - and still have opportunities to enjoy one another's company and the excitement of New York City."

Kelley Martin Blanco (MBA2005) 
Dean of Students, Executive MBA Programs at Columbia Business School