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  • Locations: Virtual, Virtual
  • Program Terms: Fall, Summer
  • Restrictions: GW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Important Update: Program Cancelled- Fudan University announced suspension of all exchange programs until after Fall 2021.

China: “Beyond” Summer School Virtual Short-Term Exchange with Fudan University

About our partner university:

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 as early as 1917. As of 2010, the university has both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. Since its re-establishment in 1985, the School of Management has been widely practicing the strategy of internationalization.Fudan University

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.

To learn more about Fudan check out this video!
Financial Times Ranking
  • 32nd worldwide according to the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021  

Is this program for me?

Fudan University School of Management (FDSM) is one of China’s leading faculties in the area of business and management. Students enrolled in the FDSM Summer School program will have the opportunity to participate virtually in classes and activities

2021 Program Theme: Innovative China & Digital Entrepreneurship

Past events and activities included:

  • Summer School welcome reception and cultural orientation
  • Company trips led by faculty dialoguing with company leadership
  • Networking opportunities with Fudan students and alumni
  • Design Thinking experience
  • Guided city tour and cultural experience

Past themes and course offerings:

Theme: Innovative China & Digital Entrepreneurship
  • E-Commerce Operation in China
  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership Coaching
Theme: Doing Business in Chinese Context
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Current China’s Business Environment
  • International Relations and Geopolitics of China
  • China’s Legal Environment and IPR Protection
Theme: Competing with Global Brands – Domestic Corporates
  • Marketing in China: The Complexity of China Market
  • Marketing in China: Understanding Chinese Consumers
  • Social Media and Transformation & Case Study
Theme: Chinese Market Entry and Expansion – International Corporates in China
  • China Market Entry Strategy & Case Study
  • Chinese Leadership Style and Talent Management
  • Chinese Labor Market and Challenges to Manage Chinese Employees

Summer 2021 Itinerary Coming Soon!


This program is only open to degree-seeking graduate students at the School of Business.

As there are limited spots available for this program, students will be nominated on a competitive basis. Applicants must have an established academic record at GW and be in good academic standing with the university (GPA of 3.0 or above). 

Academic Credit:

3 credits are awarded for successful completion of this program.

GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at Fudan.  Scores earned through a GWSB Short-term Exchange will not count towards a student's GW GPA.

This program fulfills general elective credit for MBA programs. Students may petition to have study away courses count towards Graduate School of Business Certificates or other Master's degree requirements by speaking with their academic advisor.


Application Deadline:
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

After March 10th, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

*Short-term exchange programs follow a two-step application process. Students must first apply through Global & Experiential Education (G&EE) and after a student is admitted and committed to a short-term exchange program, G&EE will forward the student’s name with our endorsement to the partner university. The student will be contacted by the partner university with instructions on next steps and how to complete any forms required by the partner university, if applicable. 

Program Dates: The program is virtual
July 5 - 16, 2021

Cost Estimate:

For this short-term exchange program, students will be charged GW tuition for 3 credits as well as a program fee due to Fudan upon acceptance to the program.

Those applicants who are admitted to their program of choice will be required to make a $100 deposit by the deadline date. If a deposit is not received by the deadline, students will forfeit their spot on the program.

To secure their place in the program, accepted students will be required to submit a non-refundable $100 program deposit. The deposit will be posted to the students' account for the summer semester and credited towards tuition or the program fee for the course.   

Info Session:

For more information, you can view the recording information session for Short-Term Virtual Study Programs here.

Additional Program Information:

2020 Itinerary: Fudan 2020 Summer Program Itinerary.png
2021 Itinerary coming soon!


This program is administered by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.

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