Celebrations were in order as we hosted the opening ceremony for our first Shanghai Executive MBA cohort along with our business partner TML.
The EMBA Shanghai launched on January 10th in a flush of optimism and enthusiasm at a exquisite ceremony on the 64th floor of a 5 star hotel in the popular PuDong downtown district.
Opening words of welcome and appreciation made way for serious coverage of rigorous pedagogy, practice impact and a wonderful sample lecture from the Programme Coordinator, Martin Dowling, recently recruited from the University of St Andrews.
Dr Ian Robson, Director of Accreditation and Programme Leader for the Executive MBA who attended and gave a speech during the ceremony said: "Our business partner in Shanghai, TML Education, has excelled from the beginning 12 months ago and once again produced a polished and professional event with a string quartet and wonderful buffet sandwiched between corporate-style student introductions, video welcomes from senior University leaders and a course overview.
The students are exceptional, are eager to succeed and yearn to engage with our staff. I cannot remember feeling as positive as I do toward this programme ever before in my 32 year career. A welcome addition to the Aberdeen family."