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SKEMA and Tongji University, China, in strategic partnership


SKEMA Business School and the University of Tongji, China, are joining forces in an important strategic partnership

Tongji University, based in Shanghai, is one of China’s foremost universities. It has a tradition of cooperation with French establishments, particularly with the IFCIM (Franco-Chinese Institute of engineering and Management).
Our two establishments have decided to take their already strong links one step further, signing a strategic partnership covering three main points:
  • A dual executive MBA: SKEMA’s executive MBA will join Tongji’s SIMBA (Shanghai international business administration) programme – one of the best EMBAs worldwide according to the Financial Times rankings. This programme opens in the academic year beginning in September 2016.

  • The creation of joint masters of science programmes: the MSc in Financial Markets & Big Data will open in 2017 and the MSc in Entrepreneurship & Project Management in September 2018. A third programme is scheduled to follow.

  • From now on, the two institutions will share a cooperation fund prefiguring the creation of an international joint school whose aim will be to have mixed classes of Chinese and international students and a faculty in common faculty, comprising both SKEMA and Tongji professors.
Alice Guilhon, director of SKEMA Business School confirms: 
“This partnership puts a seal on SKEMA’s long term presence in China and contributes to both countries’ reputation as well as to the acculturation of Chinese students in a globalised world. SKEMA and Tongji want to develop programmes of excellence together and join forces in training the talents of the 21st century to take up the economic, social and cultural challenges to come.”
SKEMA has now been in Suzhou, China for over seven years. In that short time, it has become the biggest French business school in China in terms of home and international student numbers. The school has gradually built up excellent relations with both local and national authorities and among other things, this has enabled it to open two incubators recognised in China as top level: the “National Level Incubator” in partnership with Xi’An Jiatong University and Suzhou Research Institute Science & Education Development Co. Ltd (SISED).
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