International MBA

MBA China and Manager Magazine recognized UMSL’s International MBA program with Nanjing University on its list of the Best Chinese-Foreign Cooperative MBA Programs for the second straight year. (Photo by August Jennewein)

For more than 15 years, the University of Missouri–St. Louis and Nanjing University have been training American and Chinese students together, instilling in them the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in global business.

MBA China and Manager Magazine recently recognized the success of the innovative partnership, naming it to its list of Best Chinese-Foreign Cooperative MBA Programs for the second straight year. The UMSL-Nanjing program ranked 11th among 30 programs recognized.

“This year, the pool was expanded to include over 200 programs,” said Gerald Gao, a professor of marketing in UMSL’s College of Business Administration and director of its Global Business Institute. “Our high ranking again is a testament to the excellence of this program, strong collaboration between the two institutions and continuous innovation from both sides.”

Students in the program spend one year abroad, one year at home and complete an international internship en route to earning their degrees from both UMSL and Nanjing University.

This combination of domestic and international coursework and the internship prepares UMSL and NJU students for careers in many fields.

Students also develop their international mindsets and technical and managerial skills. The knowledge they gain while pursuing their degree leaves them well suited to compete and succeed in the increasingly complex global marketplace.

UMSL has similar partnerships with institutions in five other countries in Europe and Asia, including Taiwan and South Korea, through the International MBA program. It provides students options to study how business operates around the globe.

In addition to the success of the International MBA program, UMSL has been ranked among the top 25 undergraduate international business programs in the United States for 18 consecutive years.

MBA China is the largest MBA web portal in China. It offers comprehensive information on how to prepare for the MBA national exam and develop interview skills, and it provides business school rankings and career guidance.

Manager Magazine is an upscale business journal, which provides business solutions and strategies to Chinese CEOs.

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