Publicis Groupe

Publicis Groupe, founded in 1926, is today the world’s 3rd largest communications company, the global leader in digital communications. Present across the entire value chain, Publicis Groupe’s new purpose is “to be the admired force for business transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology”.

From startup to “Connecting Company”

Publicis essentially began as a start-up in 1926, founded by Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet. Since then, it has never taken its eyes off the future. Thanks to its founder’s pioneering spirit, unwavering convictions and ethical values, his legendary fighting spirit, Publicis group and its 80,000 employees have become a global force for change. Its history includes a succession of innovations and transformations that have allowed the Groupe to adapt and support its clients through major societal changes.

Since 2006, Publicis Groupe has anticipated the advent of the digital era and acquired the assets and expertise necessary to excel in end-to-end digital communication – digital services represent 55% of our activity -while always keeping creativity and innovation at its core.

In order to best serve its clients and pre-empt the future, Publicis Groupe transformed its own business model in late 2015. With the introduction of “The Power of One”, the Groupe’s guiding philosophy behind its new organization, and its presence across the whole of the communications' value chain, Publicis Groupe has gone from a “Holding Company” to a “Connecting Company”.

Publicis Groupe’s new model puts clients at the center of the organization and delivers services byproviding seamless and modular access to its expertise across all areas of communications, consulting, technology and advertising in its top 20 markets under four Solutions hubs: Publicis Communications (BBH, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, MSL, and Prodigious), Publicis Media (Starcom, Optimedia | Blue 449, Zenith and Mediavest | Spark), Publicis. Sapient (DigitasLBi, Razorfish, SapientNitro, and Sapient Consulting) and Publicis Health. Publicis One bridges these expertise together under one roof in all other markets.

Golden Bridge United Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Golden Bridge United Financial Leasing Co., Ltd., based in Beijing of China, is a wholly foreign-owned financial leasing company approved and incorporated in accordance with the Measures for the Administration of Foreign-Funded Lease Industry made by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and its parent company is Golden Bridge United Holdings Group (Hong Kong) Limited.

GBU’s shareholders are China Everbright Limited and international famous financial groups. GBU is dedicated to providing stock revitalization in the form of financial leasing for Chinese urban infrastructure construction, urban public utilities construction, large-sized enterprise group companies, listed companies, the energy transmission trade, and the transportation trade and dedicated to structural innovative financial service that supports the urban infrastructure construction and the sustainable development of real economy with increase.

Aiming at China’s economic development requirements, GBU integrates industries and finance in a creative way, devising a featured financial leasing model, namely “GBU Model”, with such characteristics where based on the resources organizing capability and the resources value adding capability, boost the development of Chinese urban infrastructure construction and urban public utilities construction.

GBU is providing and has provided nearly 100 billion RMB of funds in aggregate for the urban infrastructure construction and urban public utilities construction projects in China, including expressway projects, municipal water pipe network projects, sewage pipe network projects, heating pipe network projects, gas supply pipe network projects, light railway and subway projects, airport facilities projects, and port and dock projects, etc.


Founded by a forward thinking team of German and Chinese engineers, TGOOD has grown to become a world leader in E-House systems. Over the past decade, TGOOD has provided prefabricated Substation and E-House systems for projects in some of the world’s most remote locations and inhospitable operating environments. TGOOD is the first company to be listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Growth Enterprise Board (“The Shenzhen NASDAQ” 300001:CH).

Our curriculum addresses the need for leaders to possess interdisciplinary knowledge; the ability to think in global terms; and the acumen to design systems that shape and respond to worldwide and societal trends. We balance leadership development, executive decision-making, emerging markets, and analytics to develop evidence-based management capability.

Program participants are senior-level executives with years of experience in a variety of organizations from around the nation and world. All participants share skills and knowledge as they work on group projects and meet face-to-face at the program’s four, three-day residencies each semester. Learn more about the Executive Doctorate in Business student experience »

Our emphasis on studying research methodology allows participants to apply relevant knowledge and research skills to solving high-level business problems in their companies or industries. With the guidance of a faculty advisor, all participants will write and defend a dissertation.

Expand your decision-making abilities and gain new perspectives on everyday business challenges. The Executive Doctorate in Business Administration is a part-time, three-year program designed to equip senior managers and executives with the power to transform today’s business environment. Through the tools of applied theory and research, the Fox Executive DBA prepares you to approach problems as an evidence-based manager—and a thought leader in your field.

You’ll enhance your managerial and leadership skills far beyond your MBA. Backed by the research-focused educational excellence of Fox, the Executive DBA program connects academic exploration to real-world practice. Learn to rigorously test assumptions, compare alternative solutions, and assess the success of corporate initiatives alongside our highly distinguished faculty—and develop the skills to address complex and practical business challenges.

Ph.D. in Business: Concentration in Executive Business Research. This concentration is designed specifically to serve experienced executives seeking the advanced knowledge and skills needed to conduct high quality research on emerging business issues.

Tailored for high-ability working professionals, this three-year part-time program will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the scholarly literature in their chosen business discipline, rigorous training in relevant analytical research techniques, as well as experience in conducting high quality original research embodied in a dissertation addressing a complex business problem.

Business leadership is increasingly required to integrate multiple sources of knowledge, understand the perceptions of diverse parties and put human values into action. Executives are challenged to create social, intellectual and economic value for their organizations and for society at large based on rigorous and sound evidence. Recognizing these challenges, the Weatherhead School of Management offers two doctorate degrees in management for working professionals: the Doctor of Management (DM) and the Designing Sustainable Systems track in the PhD in management.

The DM is a three-year lockstep program with an option to pursue the Designing Sustainable Systems track in the PhD in management. DM students’ research projects are evaluated by a faculty review committee over the course of the program at critical research milestones.

Designed for executive-level working professionals, the Doctor of Management at University of Maryland University College emphasizes management theory and strategic thinking, organizational leadership and change, research and innovation, and sustainability in the global business environment. Through applied research and analysis of real-world management issues, you'll gain sophisticated knowledge for the executive level of management.

Our cohort structure promotes close, interactive partnerships among students, faculty, and staff and a supportive network for lifelong learning. You'll also benefit from exposure to national and global perspectives and experiences with geographically diverse classmates and faculty.

The Warrington College of Business's mission is to build a better society by creating influential research and educating tomorrow's business leaders.

 The vital component that truly elevates the Warrington College of Business into prominence is its talented faculty. Our scholars are internationally renowned for their innovative research and producing exceptional business leaders who embody the best in ethical leadership and managerial excellence.

 The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is offered as a track under the Ph.D. degree. The DBA program aims to integrate the theory and practice of business with the context of current issues that the business world faces. The DBA is a professional doctorate that emphasizes the application of theory to actual business issues. The DBA program will help candidates develop proficiency in applied research by improving their methodological and analytical skills. Participants who successfully complete the program will be equipped for high-level positions in numerous sectors.