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Chinese Executives Attend UI MBA Program

In most cases, the MBA programs attended by China's top students are very much the product of Western educational institutions, which in recent years have rushed to establish programs on the mainland. The idea: to tap into the enormous demand for talent created by China's white-hot economy. With many Chinese companies facing down global giants for the first time, businesses are sending executives to executive MBA programs by the truckload and giving them free rein to put what they learn to use. Even state-owned companies are getting into the act. Four executives from Jilin Grain Group, an import-export company, now attend executive MBA program in food and agribusiness offered by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the HENRY B. TIPPIE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, and one of them used what he learned to overhaul Jilin's employee incentives.

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