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Enrolment for TRIUM reaches programme high

For the fourth consecutive year, demand remains strong and admissions for TRIUM Global Executive MBA are at an all time high. 

Since its inaugural class in 2001, TRIUM, a global alliance created by New York University Stern School of Business (NYU Stern), London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and HEC School of Management, Paris (HEC Paris), has seen its enrolment increase some 47 per cent to a record 53 students enrolled for September 2004. During a ceremony in London also in September, TRIUM will graduate its second class comprising 34 senior executives from around the world.

'We are very pleased that this global alliance between NYU Stern, LSE and HEC has proven to be a strong competitor in a tough education market', said Thomas F Cooley, dean of NYU Stern School of Business. 'The increased demand for the TRIUM programme is telling us that we are continuing to effectively fulfil an unmet need among seasoned international executives who seek a truly global business perspective.'

As one of the few truly global programmes available, TRIUM Global Executive MBA offers its students an opportunity for advanced learning, experienced first-hand at five key international locations in both the developed and developing world. Combined with its unique socio-political and economic curriculum, top-ranked faculty, and an exceptional student cohort, both culturally and professionally, TRIUM offers its students an unrivalled learning experience.

Bernard Ramanantsoa, dean of HEC School of Management, Paris, said: 'We want our graduates to have learned that while doing business throughout the world is a complex undertaking, understanding that diversity exists, and is welcome, is integral. And we're confident that TRIUM's graduates have the appropriate tools and skills they need to succeed in today's ever-changing global economy.'

The Class of 2006 which began its first TRIUM module in London, 5-17 September, includes 53 senior executives representing 18 different nationalities. With an average age of 40 and 16 years of work experience, these executives are currently employed as chief executives, presidents, vice-presidents and managing directors of multinational companies and entrepreneurial ventures around the world.

Howard Davies, director of LSE, said: 'TRIUM is one of the true pioneers in global education, helping to create a new breed of leaders for the economic, political and social challenges of tomorrow. Our business students benefit enormously from the expertise that LSE is able to bring to the curriculum and few programmes can offer this component.'

'TRIUM has been a valuable experience in that not only has it given me the insight into how business operations differ throughout the world, but it has also taught me how to apply myself in those markets,' cited Petter Nore, member of TRIUM's graduating class, September 2004, and recently named president of Norsk Hydro Russia. 'I'm looking forward to being able to apply what I've learned to my new job, a promotion due in part to the additional expertise I gained from TRIUM.'

The TRIUM programme requires students to participate in six intensive, intellectually rigorous educational modules held in five key business centres around the world over the course of 16 months. Modules are hosted at the partner schools, as well as in two additional international locations that rotate annually based on their relevance to global business issues. This schedule best accommodates the demanding schedules of high-level executives, resulting in only 10 weeks out-of-office time during the programme. Between modules, students are required to utilise the programme's distance-learning platform for the completion of individual and group assignments, enabling students to work from their home, office or during business travel.

'TRIUM demands quite some commitment from each participant which requires a delicate balancing act between private and professional life,' explained Chris Burggraeve, division marketing director, Coca-Cola Germany and member of the Class of 2005. 'In addition to TRIUM's renowned professors, we gain a great deal of insight from our fellow classmates, who themselves are exceptionally accomplished individuals.'

TRIUM's second class graduates on Saturday 11 September in London. Each graduate earns a single MBA degree issued jointly by NYU Stern, LSE and HEC. Additionally, as alumni, each becomes a member of four powerful alumni networks including TRIUM and each of its three partner schools.

For more information on TRIUM please call +33 1 39 67 70 94 in Europe, +1 212 998 0442 in the US or +86 10 6719 4929 in China, or visit www.triumemba.org| 


Press contact: Jane Delbene, Tel: +33 1 39 67 74 05 (office), +33 6 89 82 01 27 (mobile); email: jdelbene@triumemba.org| 


New York University Stern School of Business, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of the United States' premier management education schools and research centres. Stern offers a broad portfolio of academic programmes at the graduate and undergraduate levels, all of them informed and enriched by the dynamism, energy and deep resources of the world's business capital. For additional information on NYU stern, visit www.stern.nyu.edu| 

LSE is the world's leading social science institution. Based in the heart of London, its 7,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students come from more than 150 countries worldwide to study in one of the 19 departments or more than 30 research centres. The School is one of the UK's top three research universities, and alumni include 30 past or present heads of state and 31 current UK MPs. A total of 13 Nobel prize winners have either studied or taught at LSE. For additional information on LSE, visit www.lse.ac.uk| 

Created in 1881, HEC School of Management, Paris is France's leading business school and one of the most renowned in Europe, offering a complementary range of highly selective graduate, post-graduate and executive development programmes. The school enjoys unparalleled links with the French and international business communities and boasts a powerful Alumni Association with more than 24,000 members and branches in over 55 countries. It's full-time faculty of over 100 professors serves a student body representing more than 70 nationalities on a purpose-built wooded campus just minutes from central Paris. For additional information on HEC, visit http://www.hec.fr| 

9 September 2004