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Fudan School of Business


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Contact Information

Room 709, Star Building,
670 Goshun Road,
Shanghai 200433, China
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School Data

Annual Tuition: ¥369,800

Full-Time Enrollment: 83

International: 17%

Average Age: 28

Female: 60%

Male: 40%

Application Deadlines: International Applicants: Round 1 - November 15, 2022 | Round 2 - December 31, 2022 | Round 3 - March 15, 2023 | Round 4 - April 30, 2023

The International MBA program of Fudan University has been around for some time – and it holds the title of one of the first business schools in China. Not only was it one of the first, but many still consider it to be one of the best.

The Business School was established in 1996 as a joint venture by Fudan and MIT Sloan, and this is the fourth consecutive year that Fudan has been ranked in the top 40 for MBA programs by The Financial Times.

“Today and in days to come, the limelight is getting shifted to the east, so India and China are going to be the next big thing, and people are raving about it. I wanted to come and understand the scenario for business and opportunity in China,” says MBA Siddharth Manoharan in a YouTube video.

The MBA is taught in English, located in Shanghai – the third largest city in the world, ​one of the first cities in China to open to Western trade, with one of the world’s largest seaports.

Fudan’s MBA curriculum is synchronous with the curriculum at MIT Sloan, covering all areas of general management. Professors from Sloan frequent the Fudan campus, giving guest lectures and sometimes teaching the courses. The curriculum focuses on teaching through case studies, group discussions, emphasizing participation and communication, and focusing on improving MBAs ability to ask questions, analyze problems, and solve problems.

Fudan MBAs come from diverse backgrounds in disciplines, industries, and work experience, and over 30% of them are international students, which helps form an active and diverse learning atmosphere.

All students participate in iLab (Integrated Action Learning Projects), where they can apply their knowledge and skills in an international environment through project-based learning such as business plan competitions, the Fudan China-Lab project with MIT SLOAN, the Fudan-Wharton GCP project, and case development and simulations.

If you’re deciding between an MBA in China and an MBA in North America, look no further – students can do both at this university and earn a dual degree from Yale, MIT, or Schulich. Since 2005, the Fudan MBA program has successively cooperated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States, the Lisbon MBA program in Portugal, the University of Queensland in Australia, and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

Outside of the required curriculum, MBAs are encouraged to take courses overseas in the summer, compete in student competitions, join professional clubs, and attend conferences.
“Looking at the opportunities and colleges, I was between Beijing and Shanghai – Shanghai is definitely the business town. The top one in Shanghai is definitely Fudan. A good opportunity I had at Fudan was applying for a second degree program with MIT and Yale – Two of the best renowned universities in the world,” says Manoharan.

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