Washington University - Fudan University Executive MBA program is designed for busy professionals like you. Our 18-month program focuses on learning,not logistics. You attend courses once per month, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday through Monday at Fudan University’s School of Management in Shanghai.
The program ends with a 2-week residency in the US. One week is at Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. and the other week of capstone residency is at the Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center at Washington University in St. Louis.
You graduate from the program with an AACSB accredited Executive MBA degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Management Education Certificate from Fudan University.
Opening Residency in China
You begin the Washington University-Fudan University Executive MBA program with the Opening Residency in Suzhou, China. During the residency, you examine management strategy, form study groups, and get to know members of your class – senior-level professionals from a wide range of organizations in Asia and other areas. Together, you begin to establish a unique class culture.
Mid-term Residency in the U.S. West Coast
A one-week mid-term residency is scheduled to enhance the students’ learning experience in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Half way through the program, students will travel to California, where they will take the course of ‘Strategic Management of Innovation’. In addition to the course, students will spend time visiting the world leading innovation companies as well as some startups located at Silicon Valley. Local industrial leaders and entrepreneurs will be invited to give a series of keynote speeches. The topics will cover the front-line science and cutting edge technology in the U.S., the business and innovation environment at Silicon Valley, the financial support and risk management for startup companies, and the roadmaps that finally lead to the success of such companies.
An Enriching Residency in Washington D.C and St. Louis
You will spend two weeks studying in the United States. The first week will be spent in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Brookings Institution, one of the world’s leading think tanks. Among the topics that will be addressed are the opportunities, challenges of risks in operation in the major economic regions of the world. Other topics to covered include policy making in the US, the political and economic relationships between China and the US and global governance and dispute resolution.
The second week of the Residency will take place in St. Louis at the Olin Business School. The program for this week will include courses in Market and Customer Analytics and Entrepreneurship and final reports on the Innovation Projects. The week concludes with a graduation ceremony in St. Louis. And you complete the program by attending a special graduation ceremony, celebrating with your U.S. counterparts.