From next year, students entering Executive MBA programmes offered by Chinese and foreign business schools will be required to take a national entrance exam, the Ministry of Education has announced. Other regulations introduced include stricter monitoring of class attendance and performance.
Vietnam has put cross-border education at the centre of bilateral talks with leading foreign partners since appointing its new prime minister, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, earlier this year. Student mobility, joint universities and vocational training were highlighted during state visits in the last month.
In a decade, demand for learning Mandarin has expanded significantly, with a wide range of providers catering for leisure, business or academic students in the country. Not only are there many choices in China, but neighbouring Taiwan and Hong Kong are also becoming emerging destinations for Sinophiles.