[photopress:mba_james_d_little.jpg,full,alignright]The new ranking by one of the world’s leading business newspapers, The Financial Times, ranked the Washington University-Fudan University Executive MBA (EMBA) Program as the seventh best international MBA program in the world.
The EMBA program is a joint educational endeavor between the Olin Business School at Washington University and the School of Management at Fudan University in Shanghai. The program was the first U.S.-Sino combined program in China when it was founded in 2002.
Originally designed to prepare Chinese managers for executive positions around the world, the program attracts about 75% of its students from China.
James Little, seen in our illustration, the program’s academic director said, ‘China has a shortage of trained managerial professionals. The economy has grown so fast.’
For EMBA students in the Olin Business School, the program requires them to spend 10 days in Shanghai completing joint course work.
The Financial Times’ rankings are based on surveys of alumni conducted three years after graduating.
James Little said, ‘The rankings are based 50% on students and 50% on the program itself. It looks at career progress and salary increases.’
Students complete surveys regarding the program three years after graduating.
While James Little is also proud of the program’s ranking, he is most pleased with the overall recognition. He said, ‘I’m not a big believer in rankings as rankings. What seems to me to be most important is what kind of schools you are ranked with.’
Source: Student Life