Former CEIBS educator John Quelch steps down as dean of the University of Miami business school


International business and education expert John Quelch will step down as dean of the University of Miami’s Herbert Business School on Dec. 31 after more than five years in the role, the school announced Friday.

Quelch was previously well known and appreciated in China for his work as Dean, Vice President and Professor of International Management at the China Europe International Business School, or CEIBS, in Shanghai from 2011 to 2013. He was also a Professor of Business Administration. of Business at Harvard Business School and Dean of London Business School. Quelch will begin a sabbatical year in January 2023.

Speaking on the sidelines of the US-China Business Forum hosted by Forbes China in New York in August, Quelch lamented a decline in the attractiveness of US universities for Chinese students.

“What we’re seeing right now is a weakness in the enthusiasm of Chinese students and their parents to enroll in American institutions,” Quelch said in an interview with Forbes on Fifth.

“Over the past decade, Australia, Canada, the UK and other European countries have increased their efforts to attract Chinese students,” he said. “And in many cases they’ve been very successful at the expense of the United States, which hasn’t necessarily been as hospitable in terms of visa processing, access, and other logistical things that go into the equation as to where an international student goes to study.”

The growth in the number of Chinese students attending US universities has benefited domestic students and benefited the US economy. About one-third of the more than one million international students in the United States come from China, and collectively their contributions to the US economy represent about $15 billion a year in export earnings. (See the full article here.)

Quelch is the author, co-author or editor of twenty-five books, including Building a Culture of Health (2016), Consumer, Corporations and Public Health (2016), All Business Is Local (2012), Greater Good: How Good Marketing Makes for Better Democracy (2008), Business Solutions for the Global Poor: Creating Social and Economic Value (2007), and New Global Brands (2006).

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