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Monday 08 June 2015

The booming Chinese economy attracts ambitious ESCP Europe graduate

The key aspects ESCP Europe hopes to instill in all students are an appreciation for international business opportunity and the skills to make the most of an ever globalising job market.

On 7th June, the Financial Times looked specifically at graduates who have chosen China as their base post-graduation:

"[The] growth in the Chinese economy, together with the low cost of entry in cities such as Shanghai, has resonated with graduates worldwide who want to be entrepreneurs.

"The real advantage of China, though, is simply the scale," says [Skema alumna Maria Paloma] Fuentes. "The opportunities are much more attractive here than in France. If you come up with a new idea it will be really big."

The paper chose to look at four cases of successful graduates in China, choosing MIM alumna Jalita Aspelin as one of its profiles:

"When Jalita Aspelin graduated from the ESCP Europe Masters in Management programme in 2011, the idea of a career in Asia was already firmly embedded.

As part of her degree she had completed an exchange programme with Chuo University in Tokyo. 'That opened up my eyes to Asia,' she says.

However it was only in 2014 that she moved to China to work with her sister and open an IT training franchise business, working with the US company New Horizons. Now they have 11 employees ..."

You can read more about Jalita's journey by visiting the Financial Times online.

About the Master in Management programme at ESCP Europe:

Placed 7th worldwide in the 2014 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective.

This two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to three countries, with options ranging from ESCP Europe's own five European campuses* to our 70 partners worldwide. Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study (Master programme) or those without who have previously completed at least two years of university education (Pre-Master programme in preparation for the two-year MIM), it features more than 20 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Sustainable Development and many more.

The integrated programme curriculum, taught across all five ESCP Europe campuses, offers the possibility to obtain up to three national degrees in each of the five ESCP Europe campus countries (France, UK, Germany, Spain and Italy) - plus the option of dual degrees with our academic partners across the globe.

Because we value practical experience as an essential asset, Master in Management graduates leave with a minimum of 39 weeks of professional experience. This ensures that you leave the programme with not only a world-class academic qualification, but also the invaluable practical experience top recruiters are looking for.

In addition to the study-internship structure, we also offer the possibility of following an apprenticeship study track and a part-time MIM (Berlin only), allowing for systematic structured periods at the School whilst also working in a firm for an extended learning experience.

If you are looking for international exposure, professional experience and a curriculum recognised as one of the best in the world, look no further than ESCP Europe's Master in Management.

*Students who wish to study in Torino must start the programme with the Pre-Master option.

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