Fudan IMBA Second Degrees: Get a Dual-Degree from Yale, MIT, or York!

Are you struggling to decide between an MBA in China, and an MBA in North America?

With Fudan University’s IMBA program, you don’t have to decide: you can have both! Students and recent alumni of the IMBA program are eligible to get a second degree from some of the best business schools in the world: MIT Sloane School of Management, Yale School of Management, and Schulich School of Business at York University.

Not only can Fudan IMBA students obtain a degree from the #1 business school of Chinese Mainland Universities. Through a Fudan IMBA Second Degree, you can combine your top-tier Chinese experience with a degree from one of three top schools in the US and Canada.

Benefits of a Second Degree through Fudan IMBA

Fudan University School of Management (FDSM) will provide students with recommendation letters and certification of basic requirements. Since Yale and Schulich offer special spots for partner school students, FDSM recommendation letter will guarantee your eligibility for this particular admissions criterium. Applicants who take advantage of the second degree program also receive support and encouragement from FDSM International Affairs!

FDSM will also provide a second-degree scholarship for current Fudan MBA students who successfully apply to the double degree. These scholarships are not for alumni. It will cover half of the Fudan tuition fee, not to exceed the total tuition fee when combined with entry scholarships.

The global network of Fudan MBA students and alumni enables students to search for jobs and network in every country in the world. With two degrees from globally renowned universities and business programs, alumni’s earning potential and future career prospects are practically exponential!

How to Apply

First, this special dual degree opportunity is exclusive for Fudan University IMBA students. Begin an application for Fudan’s IMBA program here. Here are the deadlines for Fudan IMBA for 2022.

You will need to prepare key documents to apply for a double degree at Yale, MIT, and Schulich.

  • Take the GMAT test (or GRE)
  • English-language certification (IELTS, TOEFL)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • CV and Cover Letter
  • Academic transcripts with GPA

Depending on which second degree you are applying to–Yale, MIT, or Schulich, York University–the documents and deadlines can differ.

Alumni of the second degree program at MIT also recommend applicants get familiar with STEM and coding, such as R coding.

About Fudan IMBA

The Fudan International MBA or Fudan-MIT International MBA was launched in 1996 through a collaboration between Fudan University School of Management and MIT Sloan School of Management.

This program, taught entirely in English, aims to cultivate professionals with an international perspective and entrepreneurial spirit, well-adjusted to the demands of economic globalization in China and the rest of the world.

Fudan International MBA Program participants who complete all required courses and a thesis will be awarded an MBA degree from Fudan University and a certificate from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Fudan MBA rankings at the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking for 2021:

  • 32nd in the FT’s Global MBA Ranking for 2021
  • 6th in the Asia Pacific Region
  • No.1 among the Business Schools in Chinese Mainland Universities.

Fudan MBA Program was also awarded the top rankings for several key criteria, taking the 1st place globally in terms of Salary Percentage Increase and for 3 criteria – International Faculty, International Course Experience and FT Research, the program was considered the best among business schools in the Chinese mainland. The criteria of Careers Service ranked No.21 worldwide, up by 21 positions.

About Yale

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations since its founding in 1701. International students at Yale come from 120 countries and make up 21% of the student body. The university is ranked #1 in US News’ Best Value Schools ranking, and #5 in the National Universities category.

Yale University enjoys the distinction of having the deepest relationship with China of any university in the United States with ties dating back to 1835. Yung Wing became the first person from China to earn a degree from an American university when he graduated from Yale College in 1854.

About MIT

Founded to accelerate the nation’s industrial revolution, MIT is profoundly American. With ingenuity and drive, our graduates have invented fundamental technologies, launched new industries, and created millions of American jobs. At the same time, and without the slightest sense of contradiction, MIT is profoundly global. Our community gains tremendous strength as a magnet for talent from around the world. Through teaching, research, and innovation, MIT’s exceptional community pursues its mission of service to the nation and the world.

MIT is an integral part of its host city of Cambridge, a diverse and vibrant community noted for its intellectual life, history, and thriving innovation climate.

About Schulich School of Business, York University

Schulich is Canada’s #1 business school and among the top 25 MBAs in the world. The institution provides undergraduate and graduate degree and diploma programs in business administration, finance, accounting, business analytics, public administration and international business as well as a number of PhD and executive programs. The school offers many other attractive features like:

  • Cutting-Edge Specializations: One of the broadest ranges of business specializations of any business school – 17 in total
  • Groundbreaking Programs: North America’s first ever cross-border executive MBA degree and one of the world’s first degree in Business Analytics (MBAN)
  • Unique Flexibility: Students can switch seamlessly between part-time and full-time study to balance changing career, lifestyle and school demands
Savannah Billman has a master's degree in Chinese Law and Society at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. She holds a B.A. from NYU Shanghai and has also written for The World of Chinese, TechNode, SupChina, and Sixth Tone.
Savannah Billman

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