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BEST BUSINESS SCHOOLS 1.FUDAN UNIVERSITY –SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT. Founded in 1905, Fudan University was the first institution of higher learning in China to set up a department of business education. The School of Management (FDSM) has grown into one of the top- class educational institutions in...

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Founded in 1905, Fudan University was the first institution of higher learning in China to set up a department of business education. The School of Management (FDSM) has grown into one of the top- class educational institutions in China. The School has been awarded the First Prize for R&D Progress and the First Prize for Excellent Education Accomplishments, both on national levels. The school has also attained both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations.

Deeply rooted in the rich soil of Fudan's century-long history of humanities and arts, the Fudan IMBA Program has embodied the ideals and missions of her founders and is heading towards a brighter future. Now gaining momentum from Shanghai's economic and financial development with globalization in full swing, this Program, supported by the extraordinary faculty and professional administration team, strides to meet the expectations from enterprises home and abroad as well as all parts of the society.

The development of Fudan IMBA Program over the past fifteen years is the fruit from gathering and digesting the experiences and successes of top business educational institutions from all over the world. This is also part of an innovative path aimed at becoming a top-tier program in Asia with a worldwide prominence that cultivates management elites and business leaders with both global competitiveness and local insights.

Today's rapidly developing economy is witnessing an increasing shift of weight towards the Asia-Pacific Region. Here, China is playing a significant role as the largest and most globalized player; Shanghai is a major engine powering the growth of its economy. This has placed an urgent need for highly qualified business leaders. Following an old Chinese saying that one has to possess the proper tool for the accomplishment of a task, business leaders in China need to update their management ideals, knowledge and skills to address challenges, seize opportunities and realize their dreams.

Fudan is traditional but looking ahead, conservative but open-minded, and located in China but taking a global perspective. Young talents with vision, passion and potential, or others, who are full of ideas, ready to take responsibilities and tackle problems, are all welcome to gather in Shanghai and join us at Fudan. Here you can enjoy the culture and spirit of being "rich with knowledge, having a clear purpose, learning actively and constant improvement through self-reflection". You can expect to receive a complete business education on a global standard that will help you unfold a promising future in your personal development.




Grounded in the rich cultural legacy of Peking University, Guanghua School of Management is at the forefront of China’s social and economic progress. 

Our mission extends beyond business or management. We are an institution comprised of scholars, pioneers, and innovators. We are determined to advance management knowledge and cultivate leaders. We are dedicated to the betterment of China and the global society. 

With a team of over 120 faculty, comprised of a diverse group of prominent business leaders and experts, students of all programs have unparalleled academic support.  Faculty serve as mentors and their research goes beyond the publication - actively shaping China’s national policies. It is this wealth of knowledge and experience that is incorporated into the learning experience and will advance your studies here at Guanghua.

As an international student, you will be among the best and the brightest minds in China and around the world.  We want you to add to the conversation, challenge your thinking and, most of all, and experience global business in China. As a business school at the forefront of the world’s most rapidly growing economy, studying in China is a unique opportunity to start your global care. The university has made an effective combination of the research on important scientific issues with the training of personnel with high level specialized knowledge and professional skill as demanded by the country's socialist modernization. It strives not only for the simultaneous improvements in teaching and research work, but also for the promotion of interaction and mutual promotion among various subjects.

Thus Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of the new type, consisting of diverse branches of learning such as pure and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of management and education. Its aim is to rank among the world's best universities at the beginning of the next century.


Founded in 1898, Peking University (PKU) is the first national university in Chinese modern history, with a high reputation in and outside China, owing to the abundant teaching resources and outstanding research level. Peking University now consists of 31 colleges and 14 departments, offering 101 undergraduate programs, 224 postgraduate programs, and 202 doctoral programs.

In 2004, there were over 4000 international students from about 80 countries, including 1825 long-term students and approximately 2,600 short-term students. Among them, there were 1,292 Degree-Seeking students, including those seeking undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degree.



As one of the first economics and management schools in China, Tsinghua SEM is now among the premier schools in China and in Asia. The School was established in 1984. Professor Zhu Rongji is the founding dean of the School who later became the fifth Premier of the People’s Republic of China. The School's current dean is Professor Qian Yingyi.

Building a world-class economics and management school is a challenging and long-term goal for everybody at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management ("Tsinghua SEM").

To reach this goal, we will cultivate a high level, international faculty, develop influential degree and non-degree educational programs, carry out research that both meets international academic standards and yet retains a close relevance to the realities of present-day China. We will attract highly talented and diversified students, establish a close relationship with our alumni and create an active social network, secure a solid financial foundation and build a supportive infrastructure.

Our future as a world-class economics and management school rests on our ability to combine all of these elements; We shall promote the spirit of Tsinghua SEM by "Always Pursuing Excellence, Always Valuing Action over Words". With our roots planted solidly on the ground, we will strive to reach this lofty vision.

International Collaboration

Tsinghua SEM attaches great importance to international cooperation, which is regarded as an integral part of the school’s development. Tsinghua SEM builds up cooperative relationships with a number of the world’s leading business schools to absorb their successful schooling experience and to reinforce its own development.

The partners of Tsinghua SEM include: MIT Sloan School of Management (IMBA program, China Finance Research Center, Faculty Exchanges); Harvard Business School (Executive Education, Faculty Exchanges); HEC School of Management, France (Executive Education, Faculty Exchanges, student exchanges); Graduate School of Business of Stanford University (Faculty Exchanges, Co-research Student Exchanges), Olin School of Business of Washington University (Faculty Exchanges), Ivey School of Business, the University of West Ontario, Canada (Faculty Exchanges, Case Teaching Training, student exchanges), Babson College, United States (Executive Training in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital, student exchanges); The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (MBA Degree Program Concentrating on Sports Management); World Bank (Public Company Board Member Training Program Cooperated with Australia Board Institute and China Securities Regulatory Commission) and other European, Asian, American universities.







China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), a joint venture for management education, was co-founded by the Chinese government and European Union (EU) in 1994, with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the EFMD serving as its executive partners.

As China’s only business school to originate from government-level collaboration, CEIBS is committed to educating responsible leaders versed in “China Depth, Global Breadth” in line with its motto of “Conscientiousness, Innovation and Excellence”. Leaders from the Chinese central government, the EU and the Shanghai Municipality have respectively lauded CEIBS as a cradle of excellent executives, a role model of EU-China cooperation, and a calling card for Shanghai.

CEIBS offers China’s largest full-time, English-taught MBA programme, the world’s largest EMBA programme, stand-alone Global EMBA, as well as a part-time Finance MBA (FMBA) programme, a range of Executive Education programmes and an intensive Ph.D. programme. Renowned for its academic rigour, CEIBS is the first business school on the Chinese mainland to have been accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB and the only business school in Asia to have simultaneously made it to the Financial Times’ top 30 lists of MBA, EMBA and Executive Education programmes.

CEIBS’ faculty team, among the best in Asia, is uniquely equipped to deliver a combination of China Depth and Global Breadth in both teaching and research. Over 60 full-time faculty members, experts in five disciplines, represent more than ten countries and regions worldwide. They bring a wealth of experience from teaching overseas, research and business practice. Each year, the school also invites over 100 visiting faculty members from all over the world to share and exchange the most up-to-date knowledge from both in and outside China.

Through either its campuses or teaching facilities, CEIBS has a presence in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Accra in Ghana, and Zurich in Switzerland. So far, it has over 19,000 alumni from over 70 countries worldwide, and has provided a broad range of management programmes for over 130,000 executives both at home and abroad.

While drawing on overseas experience, CEIBS is devoted to in-depth analysis of China’s business practices. Initiated by the School, the Global Platform of China Cases has compiled over 800 China-focused cases, laying a solid foundation for providing China-specific knowledge. The School’s research, which is at the top tier of authoritative rankings, combines the latest theory with practical knowledge. Its research centres keep abreast of ever-changing business practices in vital areas such as globalisation of Chinese enterprises, innovation and entrepreneurship, and Internet finance. Each year, CEIBS harnesses global insight and wisdom to host high-end industry forums on topics such as the automobile and healthcare industries, family heritage, and more.

Over the past two decades, CEIBS has grown in tandem with the Chinese economy. In the years ahead, the School will continue to emphasize innovation, transformation, and globalisation of the Chinese economy in order to facilitate global economic cooperation.

At the establishment of CEIBS, the signing parties on the official founding contract were Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD. These organizations continue to provide the institutional guarantees that make CEIBS a centre of excellence in business management and research within Asia and worldwide.

Over a hundred years old, Shanghai Jiaotong University is one of the leading universities in China. It has extensive and long-standing contacts with businesses in the country, and is thus able to facilitate CEIBS’ relations with the Chinese corporate world.

EFMD is an international membership organization, based in Brussels, Belgium. With more than 700 member organizations from academia (including 500 of the world’s leading business schools), business, public service and consultancy in 80 countries, EFMD provides a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development. EFMD is recognized globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education and has established accreditation services for business schools and business school programmes, corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programmes.




Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was founded in 1896 as Nanyang College. Carrying on the tradition of “high starting points, a solid foundation, strict requirements, and keenness on practice and innovation,” SJTU has nurtured over 200,000 talents who have been working all over the world. Among them are famous statesmen such as Jiang Zemin and “The Father of Chinese Aerospace,” Qian Xuesen. There are other famous scholars such as the great master of mathematics, and winner of the first National Supreme Scientific Technology Award, Wu Wenjun and also, Wang Zhenyi who was the winner of the Kettering Prize for cancer research. Over 200 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering are SJTU alumni.

The university enjoys national prestige and is a leading research-oriented and comprehensive university in China. A great number of SJTU alumni have made prominent achievements in recent years in various fields including IT, finance, manufacturing, etc. With SJTU situated in Shanghai, the most dynamic city in East Asia, its students and faculty enjoy both serene campus life and abundant offerings of this culturally rich and diverse city. The nearby Zizhu Science Park, with over 100 enterprise research centers, forms a strong atmosphere for innovation and R&D as well as promoting vigorous interaction between the academic community and industry through the fostering of innovative talents.

The five campuses of Xuhui, Minhang, Luwan, Qibao and Fahua of the university take up an area of around 400 hectares, housing a variety of activities from student life, athletics, and entertainment to research with laboratory facilities among the best in China.

SJTU libraries provide students with over 3.08 million paper books, over 5,000 periodicals and 3.05 million electronic documents. The campus network, with an enormous amount of resources, has become a digital platform for faculty members and students to enhance their work and studies.

In July 2002, Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM) Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) became one of the first colleges allowed to have EMBA education. The program uphold SJTU traditional and unique spirit, and take  "contribute management wisdom, and cultivate the moral leaders for economic and social development " as the mission to educate leaders with global perspective, strategic thinking, excellent leadership and sense of social responsibility. After more than 10 years of development, the project has educated more than 3000 outstanding leaders for most of the fields.


In August 2013, ACEM improved the innovation education system. As a result, ACEM launched the first "EMBA of Innovation and entrepreneurial management”, and "Dual Tutor" constituted by academics and businessmen were designed.  ACEM also established the “ACEM SJTU innovation and entrepreneurs scholarship". At present, ACEM EMBA provides directions of integrated management, financial management, family business succession management as well as innovation and entrepreneurship management.





The School of Business (RBS) is a constituent school of Renmin University of China. It grew out of the Department of Factory Management, the Department of Trade Economics and the Program of Finance and Accounting. These three departments were established in 1950 and were the first business administration programs in China. With a history of more than 60 years, RBS has produced significant numbers of professional managers for businesses and government agencies, trained faculty for higher education institutions, and developed a large number of new programs and research fields. As a pioneer in management education in China, RBS has authored textbooks widely used in Chinese universities and advised government and businesses in decision-making and enterprise reform.

RBS has seven departments: General Management, Organization and Human Resources, Marketing, Management Science and Engineering, Trade Economics, Accounting, and Finance. RBS has 148 full-time faculty members with specializations in all major disciplines, including both cutting-edge researchers and effective instructors.

The School’s Business Administration program is designated by the Ministry of Education as a Level I National Key Subject and is therefore eligible for government support. Only four other programs in China have the same recognition. RBS’ Business Administration program was ranked first in China during the last national evaluations in 2012. Enterprise Management, Industrial Economics and Accounting have also been ranked as Level II National Key Subjects. RBS has 2 PhD programs in 7 disciplines, 5 professional master programs and 2 undergraduate programs in 6 disciplines, covering all areas of business administration education.

In recent years, internationalization has become a cornerstone of RBS’ strategic focus. In 2013, the School was accredited by AACSB and is in the process of renewing its EQUIS accreditation. RBS has established long-term partnerships with over 55 prestigious universities in the US, Canada, UK, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, France, Japan, Korea, Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Taiwan. These partnerships involve faculty visits, student exchange programs and research collaboration. Overseas faculty and international students are steadily increasing. In 2011, RBS joined GNAM(the Global Network for Advanced Management), initiated by the School of Management at Yale University. It now boasts 23 members. All these initiatives are increasing RBS’ global profile.

As part of Renmin University of China, the School supports the University’s principles of “The people's university, a spirit of humanism and a focus on humanities and social sciences”. The University’s motto “seeking truth from the facts” informs the School’s approach to teaching and research. RBS’ mission is to “create management knowledge, educate leadership talents, and shape business practices locally and globally, to advance social progress.” The School provides management expertise that supports China’s development and produces global leaders. By fulfilling its mission, RBS aims to achieve its vision: “To be one of the most respected business schools in the world”.




Tongji University, founded in 1907 by a German doctor, is one of the 36 leading public universities in China included in the Ministry of Education's Project 985. It is ranked among the top 50 worldwide and top 2 in China by QS in engineering and top three universities in Shanghai. According to the 2014 Eduniversal Ranking for the best business schools around the world, the School of Economic Management (SEM) ranked 7th in mainland China, and its Master in Management was globally ranked the 52nd by Financial Times in 2015. It has been triple accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. Our mission is to create management knowledge and develop leading professionals for China and the world who are capable of solving practical problems while addressing the challenges of business and society with a global perspective, responsibility and in a sustainable way. Compatible with its commitment and efforts in sustainable development and social responsibility, SEM has focused its research areas on the three signature disciplines, i.e. Project Management, Urban Development Management and Service Management. At present, it has established collaborative partnerships with over 70 renowned business schools and universities in 26 countries in terms of faculty exchanges, scientific research, and student exchange, e.g. ESCP Europe Business School and ESSEC Business School, Manchester Business School, University of Mannheim and Case Western Reserve University. Located in Shanghai, China's economic hub with the highest concentration of global businesses, we offer you excellent opportunities to make the most of this vibrant and cosmopolitan city. SEM currently boasts 210 faculty members, among whom 60 are professors, 74 are associate professors. At present, there are more than 1500 registered undergraduates, over 4000 postgraduates (including academic postgraduates and postgraduates of professional degrees, such as MBA, Master of Public Administration, Master of Engineering Management, EMBA) and doctoral candidates. After about 30-year development, SEM has cultivated thousands of professional management talents, who are now playing important roles in the development of the national economy.