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Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Antai College of Economics & Management


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Contact Information

Room B305,
1954 Huashan Rd,
Shanghai China, 200030
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School Data

Annual Tuition: $¥248,000

Average Age: 29

Female: 47%

Male: 53%

Application Deadlines: Round 1 - October 23, 2020 | Round 2 - December 25, 2020 | Round 3 - March 5, 2021 | Round 4 - April 23, 2021 | Round 5 - June 4, 2021

The IMBA program at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM) is unique because it offers students a global degree with a Chinese focus, with classes taught by foreign professors, and exchange programs.

Students experience life in Shanghai – the largest and most international commercial city in China. Shanghai is also a popular choice for multinational companies to set up their headquarters, which is advantageous to potential IMBAs looking for networking and career opportunities.

As for curriculum, the IMBA program is a full-time two-year program, split into four semesters. The first three are focused on intensive classroom study, internships, or overseas exchange programs and the fourth semester is focused on a dissertation.

“I also love to work on different case studies and group projects. As team members are randomly assigned, we get to work with people with different backgrounds and strengths,” says past IMBA Prescilla Cai on ACEM’s website.

ACEM’s IMBA is ideal for students to grasp both Eastern & Western standards in business, a key advantage as the business world becomes globally interconnected. The program is taught in English, and the cohort is composed of students from 14 countries who bring a variety of perspectives and experiences. The average age in the class is 31 years old.

“I had my mind set on studying in Asia since I already have a bachelor’s degree from an institution in the West. I believe doing an MBA in this part of the world would further enrich my profile. It was actually my boss at Morgan Stanley, who’s also my mentor, who recommended Shanghai because it’s such an international city, and because China’s on its way to becoming the world’s largest economy. After narrowing down my choices to three schools in the city, I finally chose the International MBA program at Antai College, because it offers the opportunity to study alongside both local students and those from other countries, as well as those from different professional backgrounds,” says Cai.