SEBA Launches China EMBA

Shanghai EMBA Cohort 1

The program follows the Lasallian tradition of making quality education available to students who otherwise would not have access while adapting to the host country. Courses will be taught in collaboration with SEBA faculty and professors from top Chinese universities, including the Shanghai University of Economics and Finance and Tongji University. The first Chinese EMBA cohort of 13—most already working within upper management—will be able to take their courses in their home country, in their native language, Mandarin.

Senior managers in China are searching for a rigorous EMBA program with a global perspective, teaching U.S. practices, but don’t have time for overseas studies. The China EMBA is an answer to this demand.  Equipping Chinese MBA students with an American MBA will help them learn current business issues affecting the global market today, with an American perspective to add to their Chinese education.

SEBA’s partnership with Golden Education was chosen due to China being the world's second-largest economy by nominal GDP and purchasing power parity, as well as the world's largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods. The EMBA Shanghai Program is the first EMBA program to be offered in Mandarin.

"With phenomenal economic growth during the last few decades, China has produced millions of managers who may benefit from an American MBA, but they are not pursuing their dream because of language barriers," said Professor Yung Jae Lee.

"Golden Education has a mission to promote a responsible business culture in China and a top-notch EMBA education to China’s professionals. It is a milestone to be the partner with Saint Mary’s College to launch the China EMBA program,” said Changlin Chen, co-founder and vice president of Golden Education.

“For a native Chinese, like myself, the program connects people from the two large countries while providing a much-needed demand, fostering understanding between the eastern and western cultures,” said program director Professor Tina Zhang.

“I am hungry for an understanding of business across different disciplines at a high level. Saint Mary’s China EMBA offers the opportunity,” Haipei Gao, cohort 1 student, vice president of Global Supply Chain, automobile industry.

“I would like to improve my abilities as a leader, and seek more opportunities to expand my business practices through this program,” said EMBA student Cherry Chen, executive director at Shanghai Wuteng Meal Products Co., Ltd.

"I am glad to see that our efforts over the last two years have come to fruition, a successful result of the strategic partnership between SEBA and Golden Education in Shanghai. This is historical since this is the first time that Saint Mary's has its degree program offered in China and Asia. This also serves as another example of SEBA's strategic focus and motto: "Think Globally. Lead Responsibly," said Dean Zhan Li.