Peking University (PKU)
Founded in 1898, Peking University was originally known as the Imperial University of Peking. It was the first national university covering comprehensive disciplines in China, and has been a leading institution of higher education in China since its establishment.
It also served as the highest administration for education at the beginning of its founding.
Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS)
Peking University HSBC Business School was founded in 2002 as Peking University Shenzhen Business School with the intent of advancing PKU’s involvement in global finance research and establishing a first-tier business graduate program in southern mainland China.
PHBS enrolled its first class in 2004, and began accepting international students in 2009. Since then, the school has expanded to offer Full-Time Master’s programs, Dual-Master’s programs with NUS, MBA, Executive MBA program, and numerous Executive Development programs.
On August 30th 2008, HSBC recognized the significant potential of the business school and awarded the school with a 150 million Renminbi grant. As a symbol of appreciation for HSBC’s generosity, the school officially changed its name to Peking University HSBC Business School.
In September 2011, HSBC Business School passed the EFMD EPAS Accreditation process for the Master of Economics program. The school also began the AACSB accreditation process in October 2008, and is on track to complete the accreditation process.
In October, 2015, HSBC Business School's Full-time English MBA program started to admit international students for the first time. The school strives to provide a comprehensive, transnational educational experience, and is constantly expanding upon the research and international exchange opportunities for its students.
Foxcombe Hall – The Historic UK & China Alumni connection
Lord Randal Thomas Berkeley first visited China in 1883, he joined the Royal Navy in 1895 where he served for two years. In 1893 he bought the house in Boars Hill Oxfordshire, and completed building Foxcombe Hall in 1902.
Whilst in China, Professor Yang Fu attended the Royal Navy College between 1876 and 1879. In 1912 he became the first president of Peking University.
With this knowledge and respect to history, we are proud to bring together the Royal Navy Alumni connection between the UK and China to the present day.