The Anheuser-Busch Foundation and Emerson are the founding sponsors of the Washington University–Fudan University Executive MBA program. Established in 2002, the program prepares senior-level professionals in China and other parts of Asia for global leadership.
Taught mainly in English, the program closely matches the content and structure of Olin Business School's Executive MBA program. Courses are taught jointly by Olin and Fudan faculty.
The partnership between the two prestigious research and academic institutions is China's first joint venture in management education, and the degree is recognized by China's Ministry of Education.
Executive MBA Shanghai
The Executive MBA (EMBA) program requires each student to complete 60 credit units.
Olin Code of Conduct
All EMBA students are required to abide by the Olin Business School Code of Conduct, which pertains to topics such as academic integrity, professionalism and respect for others. It also contains guidelines and procedures for academic discipline. Failure to comply with the Code of Conduct may result in penalties up to and including expulsion.
Standard Classroom Schedule/Out-of-Class Requirements
EMBA classes meet from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., with lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The program will also periodically require students to be present for sessions during the lunch hour and in the evening.
In addition, EMBA students have significant out-of-class requirements (e.g., readings, team meetings, assignments, projects, exams). These typically begin about four weeks prior to the first session of a course and end between two and six weeks after the final session of a course.
Although most EMBA students complete the MBA degree with their cohort in 20 months, there is a seven-year time limit for the completion of the MBA degree.