|U.S. School||China School|
|University of Southern California||Shanghai Jiao Tong University|
|W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University||Shanghai Accounting Institute|
|Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University||Guanghua School of Management at Peking University|
|Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management|
|Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Lingnan College at Sun Yat-sen University|
|Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Fudan University School of Management|
|Johnson Business School at Cornell University||Tsinghua University, PBC School of Finance|
|Duke Kunshan University||Wuhan University|
|Haas School of Business at University of California-Berkeley||Nanyang Technological University|
|Shanghai New York University||East China Normal University|
|The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania||China Europe International Business School|
With a population of over 1.3 billion, China is the world’s largest country and the second-largest economy. Rapid economic and social development in China has led to the country’s current position as a vital and powerful player in the global economy. Business schools around the world recognize that population growth and development in China will continue, so many have partnered with schools to provide both U.S. and foreign students with a larger network, and to produce management talent that understands the complexities and risks of doing business abroad.
These partnerships benefit business students in China as well, who are looking for a western-oriented education. And the market is huge, says Roy Chason, assistant director of marketing at Shanghai-based China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). The demand in China has increased year after year, where many China state-owned enterprises have a mandate to westernize. Chinese business schools also see partnerships as a way to strengthen their brand and global sights.
Back in the U.S., American business schools also aim to position themselves as leaders in the country’s growing education market and drum up new business for their prestigious, but mature MBA programs. Take a look at what some of the top China-US partnerships have to offer.
University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, CA and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai
Offerings: Global EMBA (GEMBA)
About: According to USC, GEMBA students learn about global business in three or more dynamic business centers—Shanghai and Los Angeles, plus other locations in Asia. After completing the 20-month program, students receive an MBA from USC and a certificate from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ and Shanghai Accounting Institute (SNAI), Shanghai
Offerings: Executive MBA (EMBA) – SNAI-ASU EMBA
About: According to Arizona State, the W. P. Carey EMBA at Shanghai Accounting Institute (SNAI) aspires to accelerate the country’s pace of global integration, promote U.S.-Sino trade relations, and enhance the global connectivity for the business community in Arizona. SNAI was founded by former Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji, and is under the governance of China’s Ministry of Finance. W.P Carey also launched a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Global Financial Management program with Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2012. The school says the program was created to help accelerate China's pace of global integration.
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston and Chicago, IL and Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, Beijing
Offerings: Executive MBA (EMBA)
About: According to Kellogg, the 22-month Kellogg-Guanghua EMBA seeks to take its global cohort and fashion global leaders; it augments the experience of its executives by providing a deeper understanding of theory and analytical tools; it features a moving classroom led by academics and business professionals full of rich, local expertise; and it equips executives with the business acumen and network necessary for success in China and worldwide.
Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA and Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, Beijing
Offerings: MIT-Tsinghua International MBA (IMBA)
About: According to Sloan,Tsinghua University is one of the first Chinese schools to establish and international MBA program, introducing western management principles to the Chinese higher education system and catalyzing the development of MBA education throughout China. Graduates earn an International MBA from Tsinghua and a certificate from MIT Sloan.
Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA and Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou
Offerings: International MBA (IMBA)
About: According to Sloan, the IMBA was jointly established with MIT Sloan as a two-way learning platform: Lingnan wanted to develop a world-class management education program that would shape its students into business leaders with global vision, while MIT Sloan sought to increase its understanding of China and Chinese-based economies. Graduates earn an International MBA degree from Lingnan and a certificate from MIT Sloan.
Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA and Fudan University School of Management, Shanghai
Offerings: International MBA (IMBA)
About: According to Sloan, the IMBA is one of the first and leading programs of its kind in China. Fudan's IMBA program equips students with the management skills and experience needed to excel in a global Chinese corporation or international company doing business in China. In turn, MIT Sloan students, faculty, and administrators gain valuable insight into China and Chinese-based economies. Graduates receive an International MBA degree from Fudan University and a certificate from MIT Sloan.
Johnson Business School at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and Tsinghua University, PBC School of Finance (PBCSF), Beijing
Offerings: Cornell-Tsinghua MBA/FMBA (Finance MBA)
About: According to Cornell, the Cornell-Tsinghua MBA/FMBA is the only two-year, part-time, post-experience program, conducted bilingually in English and Chinese (Mandarin) currently offered in the market. The program prepares the next generation of leaders in the world financial industry who prefer to develop their careers in China and related markets.
Duke Kunshan University (DKU)—a partnership between Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Durham, NC and Wuhan University, Kunshan (near Shanghai)
Offerings: Masters of Management Studies (MMS)
About: The 10-month MMS requires three terms of study at Fuqua School of Business at Duke’s home campus and two terms at Duke Kunshan University. A joint venture between Duke, Wuhan University, and the city of Kunshan, DKU follows the US-based curriculum with greater exposure to Chinese culture and business.
Haas School of Business at University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
Offerings: Berkeley-Nanyang Advanced Management Program (BNAMP)
About: Besides advanced management, the Haas-NTU partnership provides executive leadership training, certificates on risk management, and business networking opportunities. The partnership aims to increase Asian leadership training and to expand existing joint programs with other top business schools around the globe.
Shanghai New York University—a partnership between Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU), New York, NY and East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai
Offerings: Master of Science (MS) Business Analytics
About: According NYU, NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus in NYU’s global network, joining NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU's campus in New York City. It is also the first Sino-US joint venture university approved by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China with independent legal person status. The school combines the best of Chinese and American education, creating a new kind of higher-education model for students against the backdrop of globalization.
The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Philadelphia, PA and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai
Offerings: Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Program
About: According to Wharton, this program is customized to reflect the current realities of corporate governance practices in China, essential to senior executives and board members of Chinese enterprises in understanding and managing their long-term sustainable development challenges. The Wharton School also has a partnership with Nanyang Business School in Singapore. The partnership manages the Nanyang-Wharton Senior Leaders Program.
Note: All information was obtained directly from the school/program website and was accurate as of July 2015.
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