The Otto-von-Guericke Business School was founded in 2002. In 2003 the first MBA students were enrolled at the University and this was the beginning of a successful story. No one thought, that there will be international students here in Magdeburg. In 2011, after negotiations with the Educational Training Center of the National Bureau of Statistics China (NBSC) the first group of students came to Magdeburg. This was a start of a successful long-distance relationship to China. In the meantime, students from more than 50 Chinese Cities came to Germany.
The cooperation with the NBSC ended in 2016 and was replaced by the Beijing International Institute of Asia-Europe Education and Culture (AEEC). Together with AEEC the Open University of China (OUC), a university with the focus on distance learning, Otto-von-Guericke Business School wants to establish a joint MBA degree. During this year trip to Beijing, all three partners signed an agreement to establish this project.
In 2019 we started a new relationship within India. One of our Alumni is establishing an Indian-German cooperation together with MOKSH, a Indian recruiting company specialized on international education of future medical doctors and MBA. In March 2019, Christian Stahr was invited to the general meeting in Goa. After introducing the concept of the MBA program and the advantages of a study abroad in Germany, especially in Magdeburg, there was an interesting and detailed discussion. It is planned to welcome the fist students of this cooperation in October 2019. By the way: Goa is a really nice place with long beaches and a warm sea. If you have the opportunity to go there, do not hesitate.
Both trips combined cover a distance of around 39,000km within 14 days. Of course, most of the journey was done by airplane but within China we traveled around 2,000 km by China Highspeed Railway (CRH) trains. In opposite to the German highspeed trains, China uses separate tracks for it. Therefore, nearly all the trains running on time. On the other hand, it is only possible to book direct connections, that means no connecting trains are available and must be booked individually. Tickets are not sold by CRH but from agents. It is always possible to refund or rebook your ticket within minutes for a small fare.