Partnership Extends Program Footprint Globally
In 2002, Washington University entered a partnership with Fudan University in Shanghai, a collaboration that was the first management education joint venture in China. Since then, Olin’s Executive MBA program in Shanghai has prepared Chinese executives – and senior-level professionals from other countries – for global leadership.
In 2015, the Executive MBA in Mumbai, created in partnership between Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM) at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay became the only program to confer a degree from both an Indian and an American university.
Like Olin’s U.S. Executive MBA programs, the Mumbai and Shanghai programs provide a curriculum focused on leadership development, applied research, immediate skills application, and career management. Courses are co-taught in English by Olin and either IITB or Fudan faculty members. Program professors and peers are experienced business professionals, which creates a rich environment for learning and networking.
Recognition and accreditation
Fudan University was founded in 1905. Through the years, it developed an international reputation for exceptional scholarship and research. In 1991, the university was one of the first schools in China to offer an MBA degree.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) was founded in 1958. Located in Mumbai – the commercial and financial heart of India – IITB Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM) is recognized for its pioneering engineering and management education and research.
Olin’s Executive MBA program is accredited by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International. Less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools have earned the distinction. The degree also is recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Graduates receive a certificate from Fudan University’s School of Management, demonstrating they are alumni of one of China’s top schools.