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.
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.
- 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.
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:
Basic Chinese, 2 credits
Public Governance and Challenges in China, 2 credits
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)
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Logistics and Operations
Information Management and E-commerce
Strategy Management and Multinational Management