The programme is designed primarily to offer SAFE’s employees access to London Business School’s Master in Finance (MiF) programme, which is ranked number one in the world.

21st October 2013

London Business School, which has presence in London, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) to deliver its education programmes to its employees. The agreement is the first that London Business School has signed with an organisation in China.  SAFE is an administrative agency tasked with drafting rules and regulations governing foreign exchange market activities, and managing the state foreign exchange reserves in China. The programme is designed primarily to offer SAFE’s employees access to London Business School’s Master in Finance (MiF) programme, which is ranked number one in the world. Other relevant programmes such as the School’s top ranked full – time MBA programme are also included as part of the agreement.

Wendy Alexander, Associate Dean, London Business School said “To have a financial institution of such critical importance to the global economy as SAFE sponsoring its highly talented employees through our programmes is a fantastic endorsement for London Business School. We believe that our blend of rigorous curricula, outstanding and diverse peer groups, and central London learning environment equips our graduates with the skills to become effective future global leaders. We look forward to growing our relationship with SAFE and playing a role in the development of its workforce”.

A number of portfolio managers at SAFE’s Reserve Management Department are already alumni of London Business School’s Masters in Finance programme.

Ms.Yuhong Zong, Deputy Executive Director (Human Resources) at Investment Centre of SAFE said: “It is not surprising to know that London Business School’s Master in Finance has been rated number one in the world by Financial Times for the third consecutive year”.

“Partnering with this global leading business school in all aspects will strengthen our people strategy to continue investing in staff training and development. We are confident that this partnership will also help enhance our global competitiveness” he said.

The London Business School provides an unmatched diversity of thought. It is well positioned to equip students from more than 100 countries with the capabilities needed to operate in today’s environment. The School awards over 1,000 degrees every year, across MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Finance, Sloan fellow and Phd programmes and has more recently added the Masters in Management to its portfolio. The School’s faculty, from over 30 countries, is grouped into seven areas- Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management Science and Operations; Marketing, Organisational Behaviour; Strategy and Entrepreneurship.