Fudan MBA 2023 Intake Open for International Students

For future business leaders and entrepreneurs, there is no better program to enhance your China knowledge, establish a global network, and gain hands-on business knowledge than the Fudan University’s MBA Programs located in the financial hub of Shanghai, China.

Fudan MBA program, launched in 1991 and celebrating its 31st anniversary this year, has become one of the top MBA programs not only in Asia but also worldwide as a result of the university’s continuous upgrades of its international education program in line with the latest development trends in the field.

In the 2022 Financial Times (FT) ranking of Top 100 MBA programs worldwide, the Fudan MBA Program once again ranks among the top MBAs in the world.
  • #1 in China among Business Schools of Chinese Universities
  • #3 in Asia-Pacific
  • #32 in the world

The Fudan MBA is also one of the top-rated programs for career advancement by multiple metrics in the FT rankings:

  • Salary percentage increase: #2 worldwide, #1 in China
  • Career service rank: #1 in Asia
  • Aims Achieved: #1 in China
  • Career Progress: #6 worldwide

Fudan MBA Programs at a Glance

Fudan International MBA Program (full-time, taught in English)

The Fudan International MBA (Fudan IMBA) was launched in 1996 through collaboration between Fudan University School of Management (FDSM) and MIT Sloan School of Management. The 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.
Requirements for International Applicants
  • Bachelor degree or above from a recognized university
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience (before formal registration) for applicants with an undergraduate degree; minimum of 2 years of work experience for applicants with a master or doctor degree
  • An acceptable GMAT/GRE score within the period of validity

Fudan IMBA Application link

https://app.fdsm.fudan.edu.cn/admission/application/fdimba/int

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Application Rounds & Deadlines

Fudan MBA Program (part-time, taught in Chinese)

The Fudan MBA is one of the most well-established, influential, and distinguished MBA programs in all of China. Since its foundation in 1991, the Fudan MBA has trained business leaders active on both the domestic and international scene. The Fudan MBA is mainly taught in Mandarin Chinese and the learning materials are adapted to both internationalization and localization. The program is devoted to training international management elites with an outlook toward the global economy and a deep understanding of China. The students range from different businesses and industries who have achieved excellence in their fields.

 Requirements for International Applicants

  • Bachelor degree or above from a recognized university
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience (before formal registration) for applicants with an undergraduate degree; minimum of 2 years of work experience for applicants with a master or doctor degree
  • An acceptable HSK level 6

 Fudan Chinese MBA Application link

https://app.fdsm.fudan.edu.cn/admission/application/fdmba/hmt

Application Rounds & Deadlines

Scholarships for International Applicants:

Fudan IMBA and Fudan MBA Entry Scholarships for International Students

The scholarships are awarded based on applicants’ academic and professional achievements, personal accomplishments, interview performance and potential contributions. Admitted candidates will be automatically considered for this scholarship and there is no need for a separate application.

  • Diversity Scholarship
  • Entrepreneurship Scholarship
  • Excellence Scholarship
  • Women Leadership Scholarship
  • Social Responsibility Scholarship
  • Young Talent Scholarship
Fudan IMBA GMAT Scholarships

For the GMAT scholarships, it is awarded on the basis of the applicants’ outstanding achievement in their GMAT examination. Enrolled students (2023 intake) who obtain a GMAT score of 650 and above are eligible for the scholarships with the amount ranging from 40,000 RMB to 100% tuition fee.

Fudan IMBA “Xing Quan” Belt and Road Scholarship
The international applicant from a developing country, and preferably from a country that has signed cooperation documents with China to jointly build the “Belt and Road Initiative” (see the Belt and Road Network website www.yidaiyilu.gov.cn for the list of countries) have opportunity to receive the “Xing Quan” Belt and Road Scholarship up to 100% the tuition fee.

The Highlights of Fudan MBA Programs

The Upgrade of Fudan MBA

In order to advance sustainable leadership skills, Fudan MBA is transforming its approach to education by upgrading the curriculum for the future through the addition of the Future Development Module that includes 3 mandatory courses: Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG), Organizational Behavior and Leadership. In addition, by relying on Fudan University’s comprehensive disciplinary resources, the program, in cooperation with several schools within the university, has created the Fudan Humanities Elective Series and the High Technology and New Industries Series.
Fudan IMBA program launched two new specialized tracks: Investment and Entrepreneurship as well as Business Analysis and Management. The former will focus on the management- and strategy-related challenges facing investors and entrepreneurs while the latter will help students who may become future managers become skilled at better predicting outcomes and undertaking more educated decisions based on structured data analysis.

Collaboration Between Two Leading Business Schools

Close cooperation with MIT Sloan School of Management is embodied through faculty training, visiting professors, curriculum development, student projects, immersion program on MIT campus and complementary alumni networks.
The Fudan MBA program has integrated resources from top business schools worldwide by further expanding its curriculum partnerships with these schools. Notably, the program has rolled out four popular electives from MIT Sloan School of Management: Data Analytics by Prof. Robert Freund, Financial Innovation and Analytics by Prof. Hui Chen, Innovative Strategies by Dr. Erin Scott, and Leading Digital Transformation by Dr. George Westerman.

Second Degree Programs and International Exchange Programs

Fudan MBA students can also choose to apply for one of the below listed programs as the 2nd degree. If admitted, the students will spend the second academic year in North America. After fulfilling both institutions’ requirements, the students will be awarded a master degree for the program, beside the MBA degree from Fudan University.
  • MIT Sloan School of Management: Master of Science in Management Studies (MSMS)
  • Yale School of Management: Master of Advanced Management Program (MAM)
  • Schulich School of Business, York University MBA Program
Also, the school has established international exchange partnerships with over 100 renowned international business schools which offer 100% opportunity of international study. International studying experience in different regions can enhance cross-cultural communication skills and build up international exposure.

Integrated 3 Major Platforms for Practical Education

Based on the concept of putting learning into practice, Fudan’s MBA program attaches great importance to practical education by not only highlighting the connection between theory and practice in the classroom, but also providing students with numerous hands-on activities that help them understand the importance of practice and comprehensively improve their abilities. The hands-on lineup includes the iLab Business Challenge,the iLab Business Consulting Project and the ‘JOIN’ Start-up Competition. Since 2005, the iLab project has undertaken 304 iLab projects through collaborations with 252 Chinese and international firms, delivering positive educational outcomes and social impact.

Professional Career Development Service

From a student’s first day at Fudan, on-campus career service activities will be offered to help students start developing and planning their career path. And the MBA Career Development Office (CDO) serves a vital role in connecting Fudan’s MBA students with leading firms.

The CDO, as the first of its kind in China, provides students with resources and professional service in career development and employment. Career services such as career planning, workshops and personal counseling help students to better plan their career paths and enhance competitiveness for future career development.

Global Alumni Network

Upon graduating from Fudan, you will join a closely connected network of more than 54,000 FDSM alumni worldwide with alumni representative offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Taipei, New York, and Singapore.

Joining a cohort of international and Chinese students from diverse backgrounds, Fudan MBA students forge lifelong bonds and networks that last far beyond graduation day. Fudan IMBA graduates will join both Fudan and MIT Sloan alumni networks, a lifelong resource of both business connections and friendships.

 Best Location in Shanghai, China

The Fudan School of Management is located in Shanghai, one of the world’s fastest growing business hub and the most influential economic, financial, cultural and technological center in China. While living and studying in Shanghai, students will have abundant opportunities to learn about globalization and capital formation in emerging markets along with gaining of both Western and Chinese management practices.

The Students Profile – Class of 2023

Learn more and apply!

Fudan MBA Program Email
imba@fudan.edu.cn; mba@fudan.edu.cn

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.
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