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Fudan University Graduate Exchange GWSB
Shanghai, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Restrictions: GW applicants only
Cost Estimate Fall
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
Language(s) of Instruction:
Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Level of Immersion:
Fully Integrated
Program Description:

Fudan University - School of Management

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Fudan University was China's first higher education institution to establish the educational system of Business Administration, the century-old Fudan University created the business discipline in as early as 1917. As of 2010, the university has both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. Since re-establishment in 1985, the School of Management has been widely practicing the strategy of internationalization.

The Fudan International MBA Program was launched in 1996 through collaboration between the Fudan University School of Management and the MIT Sloan School of Management. The curriculum of the IMBA Program is jointly developed by the two schools, with the objective of cultivating business elites and future leaders with international perspectives and local insights through developing students’ systematic theoretical knowledge and comprehensive managerial skills.

The Fudan exchange is restricted to MBA students within the School of Business.


Fudan University is located in Shanghai, China.  Situated on the estuary of the Yangtze River, Shanghai serves as the most influential economic, financial, cultural, and technological center in China.  Because it is one of the fastest growing business hubs in the world, Shanghai attracts a huge amount of global investment and numerous visitors for international conferences, exhibitions and trade fairs. While living and studying in Shanghai, students will have ample opportunities to learn about globalization and capital formation in emerging markets along with an understanding of both Western and Chinese management practices.


FDSM follows a two semester schedule. 

  • Fall semester: early September - mid January
  • Spring semester: mid February - mid June
*Exact dates may vary


Exchange students take courses in the International MBA program.  Additional information on the International MBA curriculum is available HERE.  

Language of Instruction

All FDSM courses are conducted in English. Fudan’s International Cultural Exchange School (ICES) specializes in teaching Chinese to foreign students.  Note that GWSB students cannot earn GW credits for participation in language coursework.


Exchange students can apply online for the Foreign Student Dormitory.  Additional information on the Foreign Student Dormitory is available HERE.  Students who choose to live off campus may have to complete additional procedures.

Career Development

Exchange students have access to the FDSM career center.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with The F. David Fowler Career Center prior to departure for the exchange.


Click HERE for cost estimates.

*MBA students who are U.S. citizens will receive a grant of 2500RMB per month for the semester they are on exchange at Fudan University.   

More Information

This exchange is managed by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.  Please set up an appointment to meet with an advisor at prior to applying to an exchange program.

Application Deadlines

Fall Exchange - March 15
Spring Exchange - September 15