ABOUT THE TWO SCHOOLS
Global Perspective, Local Insight
The Washington University-Fudan University Executive MBA program is a partnership between the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis and School of Management, Fudan University.
Taught mainly in English, the program closely matches the content and structure of Olin Business School’s Executive MBA program. While faculty members from Olin Business School teaches the majority of the courses, faculty members from the School of Management of Fudan University also support some of the courses to instill local perspectives and provide the latest insights to China’s rapidly developing economy.
You earn an MBA degree from Washington University in St.Louis,Fudan University and a certificate from Fudan University – and you become a member of both institutions’ alumni communities.
Washington University in St.Louis
Washington University in St. Louis is a private university located near the heartland of the United States. Each year it attracts more than 11,000 students from more than 125 countries. It ranks top 5 best undergraduate business schools, top 15 in overall undergraduate programs, and consistently among the top 10 universities in the United States for Federal research support and is associated with 24 Nobel Prizes.
Olin Business School
Founded in 1917, Olin is one of the country's leading research-oriented business schools with a network of partners on campus, in the St. Louis community, and around the world. Olin Business School is a place where you’ll discover and develop your talents. Today, Olin Business School is a multinational community of faculty, students, and alumni who teach and learn on several campuses around the world, including China, India, Israel, Singapore, South Korea, and throughout Europe, among others.
One of the most prestigious and selective universities in China, Fudan University is consistently ranked in the world’s top 100 most academic universities. It is also a member of the C9 League, China’s Ivy League, and Universities 21, a “global network of research universities for the 21st century.”
Founded in 1905 at the end of the Qing Dynasty – China’s final imperial rule – Fudan University now operates four campuses in Shanghai. Fudan is now composed of four campuses, including Handan, Fenglin, Zhangjiang, and Jiangwan.
School of Management
The School of Management has grown into one of the top- class educational institutions in China. The School has been awarded the First Prize for R&D Progress and the First Prize for Excellent Education Accomplishments, both on national levels. The school has also attained both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations. After more than two decades of development and expansion, now the School has eight departments and 20 cross-discipline research centers/institutes. In 1991, Fudan’s School of Management became one of the first Chinese institutions to offer an MBA degree. To date, the school has graduated more than 28,000 alumni. Many of these professionals guide China's economic development.
Shanghai is one of the world’s fastest-growing, fastest-moving cities. The commercial, financial, technological, and cultural heart of China, Shanghai offers singular opportunities to study the world economy, capital formation in emerging markets, and both Western and Asian business practices.
“We here at Fudan University and Washington University in St. Louis, two great universities in the two greatest economies, are jointly running the world-leading EMBA program and dedicating ourselves to fostering the new generation of global business leaders. This is what we have done, what we are doing, and what we will continuously do.”
Professor Xiongwen Lu
School of Management