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wisepowder Apr 12 '21

The Big Guide to Doing an MBA in China Okay, so 2020 is kind of a write-off but it’s not too early to set yourself up for 2021. Maybe it’s the year you should think about starting an MBA, a Master of Business Administration degree, so that when the global economy recovers you are in a better position.To get more news about MBA college in China, you can visit acem.sjtu.edu.cn official website.

We wrote you an exhaustive guide to how to do that in China, where there are currently more than 200 MBA programs. We compiled this information from university websites, spoke with people working in the universities, called the business schools, and spoke to graduates. An MBA gives you a serious boost on your resume and job credentials, a deeper understanding of business and management theory, and, generally, a significant bump to your salary. They do require you to have some work experience, usually two years of relevant experience at a minimum; the average age for starting an MBA is 28.Aside from being one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, programs hosted at Chinese universities occupy many of the Financial Times’ top 50 MBA rankings. According to James Kent, Assistant Marketing Manager for CEIBS MBA Programme, the main reason any potential MBA student would want to study in China is to gain a broad understanding of both international and Chinese business practices, but more importantly a hands-on opportunity to apply these in Chinese business settings. Also, if you plan on working in Asia, studying here will give you an advantage thanks to your university’s alumni network.

“The professional network you build in the program is probably the most powerful part of it. These people become friends, future partners, and professional contacts,” says David Perez, an EMBA graduate of Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management.For David Perez, who now works as an entrepreneur, studying in Beijing made sense as it helped to boost his career and increase his professional network in a city/country he had been living in for 10 years. For him, the most important aspects of the university were reputation, flexibility in terms of presence (working full-time while studying), tuition fee, and global exposure.

A key piece of advice from Karla Wang, an EMBA (2018) graduate from CEIBS, is to speak to hiring managers of companies you may be looking to join as "they can give you an unbiased, unvarnished sense of the quality of graduates coming from [various] schools," and university alumni, who can offer, "a much better sense of what the program can offer you, beyond the glossy marketing materials".CEIBS is considered Asia’s best business school by the Financial Times (FT), and the fifth-best school in the world. The school says it has the "largest and most prestigious network" of alumni in China — about 22,000 graduates — including Mark Secchia (MBA 1999), Founder of Sherpa's; Billy Zhang (MBA 2007), Assistant General Manager of Strategy Development at Tencent; Leela Greenberg (MBA 2018), Head of Culture & Internal Branding at Alibaba North America; and David Gan (MBA 2017), Forbes 30 under 30 and Director of Global Business Development & Partnerships at Huobi Global. Students are offered a 10-week long ‘internship’ elective to help them apply newly gained knowledge and skills in companies such as Shell and McKinsey. CEIBS grads go on to earn 97% more than their previous salary after completing the MBA course.