About Shanghai University

Immersed in the distinguished heritage and a pioneering track record in a leading world city, Shanghai University is situated in heart of Shanghai to combine its educational achievement with forward-looking courses attuned in the latest city developments in Science, technology, and culture.
The current Shanghai University was a merger of four universities in 1994, which are Shanghai University of Technology, Shanghai University of Science and Technology, Shanghai University and Shanghai Institute of Science and Technology. With more than 36,700 full-time students and 2,600 faculties, Shanghai University is the largest university under the Shanghai Municipality. It is also a member university of the national Project 211 and is a research-intensive and comprehensive university. The Founding President of new Shanghai University is Professor CHIEN Weizang, who is a renowned Chinese physicist, educationist, and applied mathematician, as well as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The current Executive Vice-President is Professor ZHOU Zhewei.

Message from Vice-President

Shanghai University is a university of rather young age, and it is the young age that brings vitality and energy to its development. The new Shanghai University has witnessed continuous progress and advancement since its establishment in May 1994. Shanghai University is now one of the comprehensive universities in China with key support from China’s “211” Project. We have a clear mission for education and clear objective to cultivate talent all-around development, perseverance, and create awareness.

We strive to bring forward, for China and for the world, talents that can “think globally and act locally”. We expect our MBA graduates to possess high professional ethics and to be talents that can be trusted and worked with.

Thanks to the efforts made by Shanghai University and colleagues at our MBA Center, we have made substantial developments and have built favorable international and domestic connections for a few years. Shanghai University will work even harder in the future to further strengthen the MBA Center so that we can cooperate more extensively with the world to make contributions to world management education.


A Pioneer of New MBA Education under a Committed Mission
To echo the education thoughts of Shanghai University and talent needs of Shanghai, we, Shanghai University’s MBA Center (SHU MBA) are one of the pioneers in Whole-person and Global Local MBA Education in China and in the world. Having undergone explosive transformation since our inception in 2004, we aim to deliver a new generation of MBA education through a unique and innovative teaching model. We are committed to our mission of “Developing Outstanding Whole-person and Global-Local Talents You can Trust and Work with(培养全面发展的,可相信与共事的Global Local人才)”.
We at SHU MBA trust that our MBA education is more than just a knowledge-building experience. More than just a collection of mathematical models, facts, data, and figures, this is a journey that encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. You will study societal & business leadership here, and most importantly, you will demonstrate it. You will undergo a transformation that ultimately lets you answer the question: “What do you want to contribute to the business as well as community sectors of the world?”
Right Program, Right Person
We understand that there is no single MBA program catered to suit each individual student. Thus, our applicants are required to understand their future personal and career goals and their life mission before pursuing SHU MBA degree programs, which include Global Local MBA (GLMBA), Global Finance MBA-NLK@SH (GFMBA), and Global Sustainability MBA (GSMBA). We also recognize the growing trend that the China MBA Education is becoming more competitive but also becoming more mature. Hence, we also welcome applications from overseas to prepare the new generation of global business and community which should also accommodate the change of China and its MBA education.

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MBA Center and Global Management Education Institute, Shanghai University

SHU MBA is one of the first MBA programs in China committed to the whole-person development curriculum, which includes three categories of modules “Global Local and Speci ... [+]

Master of Business Administration (SHU MBA)

SHU MBA is one of the first MBA programs in China committed to the whole-person development curriculum, which includes three categories of modules “Global Local and Specific Business Skills”, “Personal Development and Leadership”, action-learning emphasized “Career Intelligence”. The “Personal Development and Leadership” courses and action-learning “Career Intelligence” courses are articulated as compulsory credits (about 30-40% of 60 total credits) in addition to its Global Local Business Skills courses.

Glocal Excellence

Ranked Top

In 2009, GLMBA, the flagship program of MBA, was ranked the best in China amongst all MBA programs in group 5 and 6 of the fifth and sixth batches of MBA programs in China.SHU MBA may be the first MBA education in China with a focus on the GLOBAL LOCAL subject framework: by integrating global standards and thinking into local practice.SHU MBA uses its social recognition and actions to prove its full commitment to delivering a responsible education that will further each and every one of our ongoing and prospective MBA students.... [-]

China Shanghai
September 2019
2 - 3 years
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