15 Nov 2018   |   Network News

ESADE and Shanghai Jiao Tong University announce new academic partnership


Shanghai Jiao Tong University (through Antai College of Economics & Management) and ESADE Business School, have announced a new academic partnership. Its purpose is to promote academic excellence and cross-cultural understanding. This agreement further strengthens the alliance between ESADE and Shanghai Jiao Tong University through a new Double-Degree programme for MSc students in Europe and China. This is part of the two institutions’ strategy to tackle global challenges in various academic areas.

Antai College of Economics and Management is the business school of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It is one of China's highest-ranked business school and is among the Top-5 in the Asia-Pacific region. Students who graduate from this programme will be awarded an MSc in International Business (MIB) from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and an MSc in Management from ESADE Business School – Ramon Llull University.

According to Koldo Echebarria, ESADE’s Director General, the new agreement with Jiao Tong University "confirms ESADE’s mission to cultivate students' international and global perspective worldwide, empowering exceptional youth. ESADE’s strategy brings together young leaders from ESADE and other academic institutions, and targets the best universities worldwide to strengthen the School’s programmes for those movers and shakers of tomorrow’s global economy who seek to improve the state of the world.”

Party Secretary of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Chairman of the University Council, Sixian Jiang, expresses his high hopes on the collaboration between Antai College and ESADE Business School: “This agreement will provide our students with more chances of global immersion that is critical to becoming future leaders in the multicultural context. I believe close partnership between the two advanced business schools will bring about better educational practices that are aligned with fast changes and new challenges of the global economy.”

Developing global leaders with social impact

The new programme forges links among the most outstanding students from both universities. These students are characterised by their exceptional potential, achievements, and eagerness to learn. The new programme capitalises on these traits to develop students’ knowledge, skills, relational capacities, culture, attitudes and values, introducing its participants to today’s fast-paced global business environment.

Under the agreement, both academic institutions will send students for enrolment abroad each year, thus giving scholars from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and ESADE Business School the chance to learn about the unique business environments of China and Europe and to pool their experience.

To be admitted to the Double-Degree Programme, candidates must have a good academic record, language skills and extra-curricular experiences, as well as strong reasons for taking it. Students will be required to complete the programme and successfully defend a thesis to earn their Master of Science Degrees. All participants will have access to the career-support services of both ESADE and Antai, and they will be eligible to join both schools’ alumni associations.

For 60 years, ESADE has been the catalyst for international initiatives, academic synergies, global projects, and collaboration. ESADE’s excellent training in innovation, entrepreneurship, and social leadership has helped place this Business School among the world’s top academic institutions. ESADE currently has 169 agreements with international universities, including Guanghua School of Management in Peking; University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce; Sun Yat-Sen University’s Lingnan College in China; Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.; HEC Paris.

This release was first published 14 Nov 2018 by ESADE.

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