📖Introduction

Fudan University was founded in 1905 and located in the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. Fudan is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary research university with many highly-ranked majors and programs, and is a member of the C9 League, Universitas 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).

💰 Fees:

The tuition fee is 159,900 RMB per year. Total tuition is 319,800 RMB.

Insurance is 800 RMB.

📅 Application deadline:

Application deadline are on April 30, March 15, December 31. This program starts in September.

📙 Program type:

Master

📍 Location:

Shanghai

📚About the Program

Master’s in Fudan-MIT International MBA (IMBA) at Fudan University (FDU)

Why Choose Fudan University MBA?

1) Shanghai, China Location

China is constantly in the news, especially when comes to developments in business. If you do business in Greater China, across the APAC, and around the world, if you have the vision of the greater growth and opportunities in this emerging market, you know it takes new insights in order to build and hold a competitive advantage in a highly volatile global landscape. So how about studying there - more specifically, in China’s biggest and richest city?

Shanghai is China’s economic hub. Positioned on the country’s central coast, the city generates a quarter of China’s import and export value and 12.5% of the nation’s total revenue. While Mandarin and English will serve you well, exposure to the Shanghai dialect provides a competitive edge at the heart of China’s business culture. A cast of 23 million inhabitants will welcome you to this thriving metropolis, a city with its foundations in trade and shipping and its eye on industrial and social transformation.

Better yet, Shanghai is a truly international setting, actively embracing Western influences, cultural exchange, and global connectivity. This open ethos is reflected in Shanghai's increasing global influence, buoyed by local developments in creative design, the film industry, and the art scene.

2) You’ll be in good company​​

The number of international students in China has doubled over the past decade, launching the destination to number three in the world after the US and the UK. The student population continues to grow by 10 percent year on year, so now’s a great time to get in – the groundwork has been laid, but the opportunities are still there to enjoy as the country’s economic significance rises and rises. Even if you don’t end up working in China, the benefits of studying in Shanghai at this pivotal moment and the flexibility you’ll develop to get by will serve you well throughout your career.

You can take advantage of this wealth of benefits with the Fudan MBA Programs. All the programs introduce modern management theory and methods to their students while teaching them to adapt to a Chinese business environment. The carefully-designed program equips you with the fundamentals of business through a curriculum of core courses, while you can customize your experience by selecting from a number of in-depth elective modules – allowing you to zero in on the local scene or broaden out to international financial management and marketing as you wish.

3) Fudan’s alumni speak highly of the experience – and the prospects.

American David Schuessler was attracted by the diverse student body and fabulous curriculum, concluding quite rightly that Fudan’s program is ‘rather difficult but also very worthwhile.'

Turkey’s Ismail Hakki Gorucu elaborates: ‘I chose Shanghai because Shanghai is the business and finance center in China and also in Asia. The Fudan curriculum has many opportunities, both theoretical and practical. I have gained some experience in how to deal with the real business culture difference and real business situations by using my knowledge I have learned in this MBA program.’

Shoab Momin already had six years of experience consulting in India, the Middle East, and China before he applied to Fudan. He signed up for the MBA because he wanted ‘to understand the international know-how of current businesses,’ and indeed found that he was subsequently ‘able to understand the Asian businesses very well.’

Whatever your level of experience and the precise specialism you’d like to learn, you’ll have difficulty finding a stronger and more rewarding platform than the Fudan MBA Programs in Shanghai.

About Fudan-MIT IMBA Program

The Fudan-MIT International MBA (IMBA) Program was launched in 1996 through collaboration between the Fudan University School of Management (FDSM) and the MIT Sloan School of Management. This program taught entirely in English, aims to cultivate professionals with an international perspective and entrepreneurial spirit, well-adjusted to the demands of economic globalization in China and the rest of the world. The Fudan-MIT International MBA Program participants who complete all required courses and a thesis will be awarded an MBA degree from Fudan University and a course certificate from the MIT Sloan School of Management. FDSM ranked Top 10 in Asia, No.1 in Mainland China in the UTD Top business schools research rankings 2013-2017; Fudan IMBA Program ranked 42nd in Global MBA Programs by Financial Times in 2018.

On January 27, 2020, the Financial Times (FT) also released the Global MBA Ranking 2020, in which, the Fudan MBA Program came in 33rd among the global programs, sixth in the Asia Pacific Region and first among the Business Schools in Chinese Mainland Universities.

Program Highlights:

1. Collaboration between two leading business schools

The close cooperation with MIT Sloan School of Management is embodied in the faculty training, curriculum development, student projects, and sharing of alumni networks.

2. Internationalized faculties

The faculty members (30-40% are international faculty) of the IMBA Program possess both rich academic backgrounds and extensive teaching experiences in business education. Students can also experience lectures by professors from MIT Sloan, industry experts, and business executives, who bring cutting-edge ideas and real-world experiences into the classroom.

3. Integrated Action Learning Projects (iLab)

Abundant project-based learning programs (such as business plan competitions, the Fudan-MIT China-Lab project, the Fudan-Wharton GCP project, case development, and simulations) provide students with opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in an international environment.

4. International student exchange program

As one of the only four member schools of the PIM Organization in China, the School offers about 100 exchange seats from over 90 renowned international business schools to the MBA students. Studying abroad can enhance cross-cultural communication skills and build up international exposure.

5. Professional career development service

The Fudan MBA Career Development Office, as the first of its kind in China, provides students with resources and professional service in career development and employment. Career services including career planning, workshops, personal counseling, and others help students to better plan their career paths and enhance competitiveness for future career development.

6. Global alumni network

The full-time study builds strong friendships among the students, which will extend through the two-year program and beyond. This alumni network is a lifelong resource for the Fudan IMBA Program participants. In addition, IMBA alumni are invited to be MIT Sloan affiliate alumni and become a part of the MIT Sloan alumni network.

7. Best location in Shanghai, China

The Fudan School of Management is located in Shanghai, one of the world's fastest-growing business hub, and the most influential economic, financial, cultural and technological center in China. While living and studying in Shanghai, students will have ample opportunities to learn about globalization and capital formation in emerging markets along with an understanding of both Western and Chinese management practices.

Entry Requirements:

  • University degree or above from a recognized university
  • Professional or full-time work experience are desirable, normally no less than 2 years
  • An acceptable GMAT/GRE score or other equivalent graduate school entrance examination scores within the period of validity (International applicants)

Application Round & Deadlines:

Applications are welcome from individuals who meet the admissions criteria and have at least two years of full-time work experience. 

Curriculum:

IMBA Program Curriculum & Main Courses:
(Duration of basic courses study is 1.5years; the maximum can be prolonged to 4 years.)

Total credits are 48

Public courses: 4 credits
Compulsory Courses: 31 credits
Elective Courses: 8 credits
Experiential learning Programs:
MIT lectures+ Career Courses + iLab Projects 5credits

IMBA Curriculum Structure:
Public Courses
Basic Chinese, 2 credits
Public Governance and Challenges in China, 2 credits

Compulsory Courses
Financial Accounting, 3 credits
Data, Models and Decisions, 3 credits
Organizational Behavior, 2 credits
Strategic Management, 3 credits
Management of Information System, 3 credits
Managerial Economics, 3 credits
Corporate Finance, 3 credits
Marketing Management, 3 credits
Managerial Communication, 3 credits
Operations Management, 3 credits
Business Ethics, 2 credits

Lecture and Experiential Practicum:
iLab Projects, 3 credits
MIT Lectures, 1 credit
Career Courses, 1 credit

Elective Courses (Students are required to take at least 8 credits)
Applied Finance
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Marketing
Industrial Economics
Logistics and Operations
Information Management and E-commerce
Humanity Science
Strategy Management and Multinational Management
Integrated Management

Thesis

Show less
Show more

🏫About Fudan University (FDU)

Fudan has four campuses, covering an area of 2,440,000m2, with the measure of 1,490,000m2 of school buildings. The university possesses 5 national key laboratories and 33 provincial key laboratories. Fudan has 5 libraries specializing in the field of liberal arts, science, and medicine, with over 5,190,000 collections of books. It has 11 affiliated hospitals, all possess advanced facilities. Fudan University comprises 19 schools, 69 departments, 70 bachelor’s degree programs, 229 master degree programs, 187 Ph.D. degree programs. The number of full-time teachers is over 2,700, 745 of them are professors, 795 of them are associate professors, 34 of them are academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Fudan has more than 30,000 full-time students, consisting of over 14,000 master’s students and doctoral students, over 14,000 undergraduate students, and over 3,400 international students.

About Shanghai

Located where the Yangtze River Delta and the Pacific meet, Shanghai is the commercial and financial center of mainland China, and ranks sixteenth in the 2013 edition of the Global Financial Centers Index published by the City of London. A pilot free trade zone is located in Shanghai in 2013, which will certainly launch a new round of rapid economic development at the international trading and financial hub. Shanghai now magnetizes thousands of talents all over the world every year by offering countless opportunities. Shanghai is home of the historic Bund, traditional temples, and the proud pioneer of futuristic architecture.

Shanghai has embraced people from different cultures with highest inclusiveness. Over 200,000 foreigners choose Shanghai to be their frequently dwelling place. An increasing number of Chambers of Commerce are set up in Shanghai by businessmen from the U.S, the U.K, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea and many other countries, making Shanghai the ideal place to do transnational business.

Living in University

Fudan University is widely known for its campus culture of freedom, rich variety, and forward progress. Its campus culture is expressed in many dimensions, such as its outstanding school spirit, its rich academic flavor, its ideology of free discussion, the many independent choices available, its open and accepting attitude, as well as many elements of content, such as its more than 2000 lectures and forums per year, several tens of athletic competitions, more than a hundred artistic performances and cultural exhibits, over 310 student clubs, almost 500 social events, extracurricular academic creations by almost a thousand students, over ten thousand instances of volunteerism, etc. The school culture is like soil and air, nourishing generation after generation of the Fudan community. Fudan students, teachers, and alumni consciously protect and cultivate it through extensive participation and experience. This is why the school tradition is carried on, and it is how the Fudan spirit is carried forward—it goes beyond the campus, and influences society. In this process of shared ownership, shared construction, and shared use, an inherent character was gradually cultivated in the Fudan community, consisting of an idealistic mood, social responsibility, and a rational spirit.

Show less
Show more

🏠 Accommodation

💰 Fees

Application fee:

$140 USD

Tuition fee:

159,900 RMB per year

319,800 RMB in total

Insurance is 800 RMB.

💸 Scholarship Information

Fudan University offers its international students with the following scholarships:

1) Fudan-MIT IMBA GMAT Scholarships

For the GMAT scholarships, it is awarded on the basis of the applicants’ outstanding achievement in their GMAT examination. Enrolled students who obtain a GMAT score of 650 and above are eligible for the scholarships with the amount ranging from 30% to 100% tuition fee. And the details as below:

  • The GMAT score of 750 and above will be awarded 100% of the tuition fee (no quota limited);
  • The GMAT score between 650  (including 650) and 750 will be awarded 50% of the tuition fee (quota limited: the candidates with score ranked 1-3 among all the IMBA admitted students);
  • The GMAT score between 650  (including 650) and 750 will be awarded 30% of the tuition fee (quota limited: the candidates with score ranked 4-10 among all the IMBA admitted students);
  • Besides, If the enrolled students get over 700 scores (including 700) in the GMAT exam, they will be awarded at least 20,000 RMB scholarship (no quota limited).

2) Fudan MBA Dual Degree Scholarships

MBA students can choose to apply for the duel degree among three programs (MIT, Yale or Schulich). If admitted, the tuition fee of the second academic year in the Fudan IMBA Program will be waived accordingly.

3) Fudan IMBA Entry Scholarships for International Students

The Fudan IMBA Entry Scholarships for international students are awarded based on applicants’ academic and professional achievements, personal accomplishments, interview performance, and potential contributions. Admitted candidates will be automatically considered for this scholarship and there is no need for a separate application.

  • Diversity Scholarship
  • Entrepreneurship Scholarship
  • Excellence Scholarship
  • Women Leadership Scholarship
  • Social Responsibility Scholarship
  • Young Talent Scholarship

* Students who are selected for more than one entry scholarships may choose the award of the highest value.

4) International Student Loan

There are loan options available to help you fund your studies. Fudan University encourages their students to explore all options in parallel. Here are some of the available options, as advertised by the providers:

Prodigy Finance believes in sending the world’s top talent to the globe’s best universities. That’s why they’re offering international students competitive loans without collateral or a co-signer. Their model is borderless and entirely online, allowing them to offer loans to 150 nationalities of students.

Key Benefits:

  • No co-signer, collateral or guarantor required
  • 150 nationalities eligible
  • Loans available for current and incoming international students
  • No up-front fee
  • 6 month grace period after classes end for full-time programs
  • No fees for early repayment
  • Get a provisional loan decision within 5 business days

What is the maximum loan size I may request?

  • Up to 100% of Cost of Tuition (as approved by the university), minus scholarship and sponsorship
  • Minimum loan size is USD 15,000
  • All loans disbursed directly to the school in accordance with tuition due dates
  • Loans are available in USD
  • If your total payments to the school exceed the amount of tuition due, the remaining amount will be disbursed directly from the school to your local bank account.

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required Documents:

  • Photograph (Please upload a photo of yourself. This should be a passport type photo.)
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • Guarantor’s Passport
  • Academic Study Plan or Project Proposal
  • English Language Certificate (You can take the Engllish test online here)
  • First Recommendation Letter
  • Second Recommendation Letter
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)
  • Your Passport Copy
  • GMAT/GRE Score Report
  • Work Experience

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

Show more

Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

Show less
Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

📝 Fudan University (FDU) Reviews

(No Reviews)
Write a review

📍 Location

🛏️ Accommodation

🍜 Food

🏓 Facilities

💲 Value for money

👨‍🏫 Classes

🕺 Student experience

🗣️ Recommend a friend?

Share this program

Studying abroad is more fun with friends!