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Why the S3 Asia MBA?
Asia will be the focus of the much of the world's economic and political activity in the 21st century. Its rapid development has led to increasing complexity of doing business in a region bounded by vast differences in economic, business, cultural, institutional and socio-political conditions. Increasingly, there is a growing need for a pan-Asian MBA program offering in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of conducting business in Asia. However, few universities in Asia have the research and teaching capabilities to offer programs that provide the depth of theoretical and practical education required by managers. Hence, the non-customized standard MBA was until now, the primary formal management education and training tool available in Asia.In response to such needs, the School of Management, Fudan University, Korea University Business School and the NUS Business School have launched the S3 Asia MBA, beginning August 2008.ˇˇ
How does an MBA program jointly operated by three leading universities in Asia offer an unprecedented edge in top-notch business education? Three reasons exist. The three schools have the best understanding of Asian economies; have established world-class MBA programs through accreditations and joint programs; and possess the faculty trained in top business schools around the world. The integration and collaboration between these three leading business schools in Asia will offer worldwide competitiveness in a world-class Asian business education.
The S3 Asia MBA program aims to meet the growing and diverse needs and expectations of students, employers, faculty, alumni, universities and governments by preparing students for senior leadership positions in major business locations in Asia and the world. The S3 Asia MBA will provide graduate students the opportunity to receive a high quality business education offered jointly by three leading Universities in three different Asian countries. This program will combine the unique strengths of the three leading business schools into an exceptional MBA program taught in three of the most sophisticated and rapidly developing cities in the world.
Three semesters have to be completed under the S3 Asia MBA program. Students will start their first semester in Shanghai and spend their second semester in Seoul, finishing the last semester in Singapore. Students who intend to get a degree from Fudan need to register for a fourth semester to write their master thesis.
The S3 Asia MBA requires rigorous study, creativity and imagination, analytical thinking and teamwork. The curriculum is carefully designed to allow students to continually build on concepts and skills learned in earlier courses as they proceed through the program.
The credit hour for each course is aligned with the teaching system of the respective university; course credits will be directly accepted by the other S3 Asia MBA partner universities.
In addition to the regular curriculum, the S3 Asia MBA also offers a range of seminars and workshops conducted by external training consultants aimed at developing S3 Asia MBA students into effective managers. MBA Luncheons, an extracurricular program, brings business leaders on campus to share the latest developments in their fields, or the secrets behind their success.
Double Degree, One Certificate
Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded dual MBA degrees ¨C a unique attraction of the S3 Asia MBA program. Each qualified candidate will be granted a ˇ°double degreeˇ± consisting of their 'home' degree, plus one of two host degrees based on his/her own preference. An Asia MBA program certificate signed by three deans from FU, KU and NUS business schools will be awarded.
Note: A student has to declare a preferred host degree at the beginning of the semester, since formal admission from the host school is required. To receive a Fudan host degree, students need to register for an additional semester to write a master thesis.
A key strength of the S3 Asia MBA is the strong research track record, excellent teaching capabilities and significant industry experience of its faculty members. FU, KU and NUS business schools are renowned for producing top-tier research in Asia. Our faculty members create new knowledge, models and frameworks that are applied in the context of Asia and beyond, and are widely recognized for innovative research and case development. Furthermore, our faculty are equipped with effective teaching skills that provide rigorous education set against environmental changes in the world economy, and directly reward strong classroom performance. The S3 Asia MBA faculty members are also chosen for their extensive industry experience and outstanding track record in the businesses and governments of Asia and worldwide.
The expertise of each of our prominent faculty is synthesized and integrated to form a united, world-class educational resource. Their dedication and innovation add unparalleled value to the individual growth of students while deepening the global perspective and competitiveness of the S3 Asia MBA program.
Fudan University, School of Management
Total of 136 Faculty members
- Over 100 major research projects done by Fudan faculty
- Honored with dozens of prizes including the State-Level First Prize for R&D Progress
- Honored with state-Level First Prize for Excellent Education Accomplishment
Korea University Business School
84 Full-Time Top-Class Professors, Largest in Korea
- No.1 in Korea in the number of publications in top-tier journals
- No.2 in Asia in the number of publications in 4 leading finance journals
NUS Business School
Total of 142 Faculty Members
- NUS Business School placed in Top 4 for Research (outside of North America) and Ranked 51 worldwide
We are looking for keen and creative-minded individuals who have a record of achievement and possess leadership and teamwork capabilities.
University degree or above from a recognized university
Applicants must have a minimum of three years full-time post-graduation work experience.
Chinese GRK Examination and reach the minimum score of Fudan University.
Interview with Admission Committee
Accepted candidates must register for the enrollment in September. The exact time will be referred to in written enrollment notice.
Duration of Program
Full-time study in two years (from Monday to Friday every week).Participants who have completed all required courses and a thesis are conferred MBA Degree from Fudan University, an MBA degree from Korea University or National University of Singapore, and an Asia MBA Program Certificate signed by 3 deans.
S3 Asia MBA Contact Information
Students who hold Chinese passports ¨C including the passports of Mainland of China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan ¨C are required to submit all applications to the address below:
Asia MBA Program
670 Guoshun Rd, Shanghai
School of Management
Shanghai, 200433, P.R. China