[photopress:fudan.jpg,full,alignright]The Financial Times ranks the Washington University in St. Louis-Fudan University Executive MBA-Shanghai program eighth in the world and first in China.
This is the first time that the joint educational venture between the Olin School Business at Washington University in St. Louis and Shanghai-based Fudan University’s School of Management has appeared in the rankings.
This is pretty important news.
The Washington University-Fudan University EMBA program (that is a program for working executives) was among the first US-Sino joint EMBA programs in China and is the first to participate in the widely followed annual EMBA program rankings by the Financial Times.
It is based in Shanghai and runs for 18-months. Students graduating from the program receive an AACSB accredited M.B.A. Degree from Washington University in St. Louis. The degree is also recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education because of the relationship with Fudan University.
The program is a highly collaborative joint venture. Its curriculum is taught entirely in English and is based on the Olin School of Business’s St. Louis-based EMBA program that is offered to executives in the United States. However, it also incorporates the dual instructor and the once a month, four-day teaching model that Fudan’s School of Management developed for some of its other joint venture programs.
Prof. Little, who has been teaching in China since 1983, says the joint venture is just as beneficial to Olin’s faculty as it is to the program’s participants.
‘Most of the Olin faculty in the program have come to China to teach four or five times since the beginning of the program. They often work with the same Fudan faculty member each year. They now have a lot of experience with the issues that the managers here in China face and are able to show the students how to apply the internationally accepted theories and concepts to these problems. At the same time, they are truly at the forefront of their fields as researchers and bring the very best science here to China. We think that the approach produces managers that are prepared to work any where in the world.’
Source: Shanghai News and Newswire