Antai and ESADE Announce Double Degree Partnership

International Cooperation and Exchange Office    2018-11-14

14 November 2018Shanghai Jiao Tong University (through Antai College of Economics & Management) and ESADE Business School, have announced a new academic partnership. Its purpose is to promote academic excellence and cross-cultural understanding. This agreement further strengthens the alliance between ESADE and Shanghai Jiao Tong University through a new Double-Degree programme for MSc students in Europe and China. This is part of the two institutions’ strategy to tackle global challenges in various academic areas.

Antai College of Economics and Management is the business school of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It is one of China's highest-ranked business school and is among the Top-5 in the Asia-Pacific region. Students who graduate from this programme will be awarded an MSc in International Business (MIB) from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and an MSc in Management from ESADE Business School – Ramon Llull University.

According to Koldo Echebarria, ESADE’s Director General, the new agreement with Jiao Tong University "confirms ESADE’s mission to cultivate students' international and global perspective worldwide, empowering exceptional youth. ESADE’s strategy brings together young leaders from ESADE and other academic institutions, and targets the best universities worldwide to strengthen the School’s programmes for those makers and shakers of tomorrow’s global economy who seek to improve the state of the world.”

Party Secretary of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Chairman of the University Council, Sixian Jiang, expresses his high hopes on the collaboration between Antai College and ESADE Business School,This agreement will provide our students with more chances of global immersion that is critical to becoming future leaders in the multicultural context. I believe close partnership between the two advanced business schools will bring about better educational practices that are aligned with fast changes and new challenges of the global economy.”

Developing global leaders with social impact

The new programme forges links among the most outstanding students from both universities. These students are characterised by their exceptional potential, achievements, and eagerness to learn. The new programme capitalises on these traits to develop students’ knowledge, skills, relational capacities, culture, attitudes and values, introducing its participants to today’s fast-paced global business environment.

Under the agreement, both academic institutions will send students for enrolment abroad each year, thus giving scholars from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and ESADE Business School the chance to learn about the unique business environments of China and Europe and to pool their experience.

To be admitted to the Double-Degree Programme, candidates must have a good academic record, language skills and extra-curricular experiences, as well as strong reasons for taking it. Students will be required to complete the programme and successfully defend a thesis to earn their Master of Science Degrees. All participants will have access to the career-support services of both ESADE and Antai, and they will be eligible to join both schools’ alumni associations.

For 60 years, ESADE has been the catalyst for international initiatives, academic synergies, global projects, and collaboration. ESADE’s excellent training in innovation, entrepreneurship, and social leadership has helped place this Business School among the world’s top academic institutions. ESADE currently has 169 agreements with international universities, including Guanghua School of Management in Peking; University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce; Sun Yat-Sen University’s Lingnan College in China; Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.; HEC Paris.

About Antai College of Economics and Management

Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM) (part of Shanghai Jiao Tong University) boasts a rich history and tradition that dates back to the Business School of Nan Yang Public School, founded in 1903. ACEM trains talented youngsters in the fields of Economics and Management, ensuring they master international skills. It promotes scientific and academic innovation, caters to economic and social development, and supports the growth of business. After over 30 years’ of unremitting effort, ACEM has established itself as a modern business school with a good reputation at home and abroad, and is the first business school in mainland China to have won the so-called ‘Triple Crown’ — accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, the three largest and most influential business school accreditation bodies in the world.  

About ESADE and ESADE Alumni

Founded in 1958, ESADE Business and Law School has campuses in Barcelona and Madrid and a presence in São Paulo, Lima, Mexico City, Bogotá, Santiago and Buenos Aires. It has partnership agreements with 169 universities, business and law schools worldwide. Each year, more than 11,000 students participate in its programmes (MBA and Executive Education, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in business administration and law). ESADE Alumni, the school’s alumni association, is more than 63,000 members strong, including more than 17,500 members in management positions at enterprises around the globe. Through its close to 100 professional groups, the association promotes continuing education, professional development and entrepreneurship. The network includes members of 126 different nationalities located in more than 100 countries around the world, and it has been organising the project ‘Alumni Giving Back’ since 2006 – the first of its kind in Europe – through which more than 1,800 alumni have voluntarily contributed their talent, experience and management skills to 450 third-sector companies. Additionally, the association’s investors’ network, ESADE BAN, was named the country’s best business angels network by the Spanish Business Angels Association. ESADE Business School also participates in the ESADECREAPOLIS business park, a pioneering innovation centre that brings together academia and the world of business. With a clear international orientation, ESADE is consistently ranked among the world’s top business schools by the leading rankings (Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Economist and América Economía). ESADE is a centre integrated to Ramon Llull University.

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