The China Connection
Sage's history of exchange with China dates back to 1994, when an alliance between Sage and the Shanghai Institute for Foreign Trade (SIFT) was formed. In April 2013, The Sage Colleges and the Shanghai International Business and Economy University (SIBEU), formally the Shanghai Institute for Foreign Trade (SIFT), have agreed to offer joint Bachelor degrees. Sage and Shanghai International Business and Economy University, continue to strengthen their commitment to international cooperation and collaboration.
Vice President, Madam Xu Xiaowei and a delegation of five other Deans and Directors from Shanghai International Business and Economy University visited Sage to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to offer joint degrees with The Sage Colleges.
Also present at the signing were Terry Weiner, Provost, Daniel Lundquist, Vice President for Marketing & Enrollment Management, Kim Fredericks, Associate Dean of the School of Management, Daniel Robeson, Dean of the School of Management, Sabrina E. McGinty, Director of Cultural Enrichment and Diversity, Rose Grignon, Executive Assistant to the President, Gerald Shaye, Executive in Residence, Behzad Khajejzadeh, Professor of Business Administration, MCLA.
In 2012 Elizabeth Robertson, Associate Vice President for Admission, Dan Robeson, Dean of the School of Management, and Sabrina E. McGinty, Director of Cultural Enrichment and Diversity traveled to western China to recruit students from Tianshu normal University in the Gansu Province.
While at Tianshu Normal University a Memorandum of Understanding was signed to develop a recruitment path for students at Tianshu Normal University to come to The Sage Colleges to complete a Bachelor or Masters degrees.
While at Tianshu Normal University; Vice President Robertson, Dean Robeson, and Director McGinty also presented information on The Sage Colleges and studying in the United States to a large group of interested students.
Sage is ramping up recruiting efforts in China. Pictured here is Sage's Senior Assistant Director of Admission, Paige Collins, who went on a recruiting tour in China in September 2010.
A Lively Student-Faculty Exchange
Each May a group of Sage MBA students travel to China for two weeks to study at the Shanghai International Business and Economy University and explore Eastern China.
Each fall semester students from Shanghai International Business and Economy University come to The Sage Colleges to study and experience American culture.
Each year, Sage welcomes a visiting professor from the Shanghai Institute for Foreign Trade, who teaches at Sage for a semester and gives the Solomon Jochnowitz-Kahn Memorial Lecture (new in 2010).
Professor Wang Cheng (Professor Raymond Wang), Associate Professor of Law at SIFT and visiting professor at Sage, spoke on "Human Rights: A Chinese Perspective," on Nov. 3, 2012.
Pam Katz, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science and chair of the Department of History, Law & Government at Sage, spent the spring semester 2007 teaching at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.