The Guanghua-Kellogg EMBA is the first Sino-US joint EMBA Program in mainland China. Graduates will receive a Master of Business Administration (MBA) jointly issued by the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (U.S.A) and the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University (China). In accordance with Ministry of Education regulations in China, graduates will also receive an EMBA diploma and degree issued by Peking University.
The program lasts 22 months, beginning in every September. Normally classes take place once every two months, which is designed to accommodate executives’ busy schedules. The participants will have the opportunity to study at Guanghua branch campuses across China（Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xi'an and Chengdu）and any of Kellogg's partner institutions within our global network (Chicago, Hong Kong, Miami, Toronto, Tel Aviv, and Vallendar). This concept of our "moving classroom" is the best way to strengthen your understanding of local business practices, and to expand your professional network and career potential.
The language of instruction is English. You are not required to speak or write in Mandarin.
About half of the faculty are from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; while the other half are from Guanghua School of Management, Peking University.
The GK EMBA is a global program with a focus on exploring global business principles, providing executive with training in the latest techniques, and networking. The diverse faculty and students will inspire and challenge you, and the what you learn on the program will help you in dealing with real-world problems.
A candidate for this program must have:
1. A Bachelor's degree or above from a recognized university or an approved institution;
2. A Minimum of 8 years of significant full-time work experience and 5 years of work experience in a managerial position with increasing responsibilities.
3. English proficiency.
4. Motivation and commitment to attend a rigorous and academic program.
Applicants from both business and professional fields can apply for the GK EMBA program as long as they meet the above four requirements. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds who have the confidence and ambition to be leaders in their organizations. In the past, we have encouraged applicants of all backgrounds to join the program. Going into the future, the diversity of the students will make the program more valuable.
Yes. In order for each student to contribute full to the classroom experience, students should have full-time employment that they can draw upon and reflect on during the program.
The GMAT is not required. We base admissions decisions on the quality and quantity of work experience, recommendations and academic record.
Though we strongly hold that rich work experience will enforce your learning and networking during the program, there may be an exception if we see great potential from you. Please feel free to contact the admissions team to discuss your experience.
The application process involves taking an interview first. After passing the interview, students from mainland China are required to take a written examination, and International students are exempt from it.
Normally we don't accept video interviews as we believe face-to-face communication will allow the interviewers to have a deeper understanding on the applicant. However, due to the epidemic which has made traveling difficult, interviews are temporarily being conducted online.
Please email us at email@example.com and our admissions team will assist you with your application.