ACEM EMBA Ranked 10th Worldwide in FT EMBA Ranking 2021

Office of Alumni and External Relations    2021-10-18

On October 18, 2021, the Financial Times released the ranking of the world’s top 100 EMBA programs in 2021, in which the Antai College of Economics and Management of Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked 10th in the world. Antai EMBA performed brilliantly in the most concerned salary index, ranking third for average salary of alumni in the world, among top 5 for consecutive 3 years and climbing up steadily, and the salary increase has ranked 1st in the world for two consecutive years.


The focus of FT global EMBA ranking is the evaluation of alumni's career development performance and satisfaction. At the same time, it surveys the overall status and internationalization degree of the schools, the faculty & scientific research and the corporate social responsibility. There are three categories of criteria in 16 sub-items, and all data are collected by independent surveys and questionnaires.

With strong faculty and advantageous disciplines, SJTU Antai provides targeted training programs for students in different development periods, to meet the comprehensive and balanced development of each unique individual with three-dimensional curriculum platform, all-round practice platform, multi-level training platform and lifelong learning platform. In this EMBA ranking, the career progress index ranking at the forefront of the world once again proved the achievements of Antai in the cultivation of innovative talents. In the global MBA rankings released by QS in 2021, SJTU Antai MBA program ranked 31st in the world and 1st in China for entrepreneurship MBA. With the normalization of pandemic prevention and control and the acceleration of industry shuffle, since October 2020, eight EMBA alumni enterprises have been successfully listed, including Shengjian Environment, Zhang Xiao Quan,  Mustang Battery and so on. Antai EMBA timely launched the Siyuanhui Alumni Profit Model Competition in July this year to explore and accompany excellent alumni enterprises through professional and systematic guidance and capital connection. More than 40 projects took an active part in it successively.


Chinese business schools are gradually moving towards the forefront of global management education reform. In 2018, Antai, which has passed its centenary, set out again to found the Industry Research Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, promoting a virtuous circle among practice, theory and teaching and providing "Antai Proposal" for global management practice. So far, 33 industry research teams have been established in key areas focusing on the national economy and people's livelihood, gradually forming mature industry research paths and methods and producing diversified research results. In addition, it has integrated industry practice deeply and created an Industry Community Class by cross-college, cross-project, cross-disciplinary and cross-industry-university-research means.

As one of the earliest EMBA programs in China, the SJTU Antai EMBA program will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2022. SJTU Antai EMBA focuses on "new technology driving new ecology of business education” and keeps on upgrading the curriculum system. The new version 6.0 of curriculum system will help industry leaders empower business practice with 4 learning modules, 5 curriculum directions, 8 global classrooms and 30+ industry ecosystems. By integrating regional development practices and dynamic cities deeply, it focuses on the topics such as policy frontier in Beijing, financial technology in Shanghai, venture capital investment ecosystem in Shenzhen, free trade zone empowerment in Haikou and pivot for “Belt and Road” initiative in Sichuan and Chongqing, and created a series of “learning and traveling the world” brand events. Rooted in China, it builds an open cooperation platform and opens national classes. Facing the students from the countries along the “Belt and Road” and the excellent students from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, it set up the “Belt and Road Scholarship”, to cultivate more excellent senior management talents for those countries and regions.

In order to meet the needs of the country and the industry at a deeper level, Shanghai Jiao Tong University successively established the Future Technology Institute and the SPIC Smart Energy Innovation Institute, and newly added the master's degree program of "technology transfer". Antai College of Economics and Management will start enrolling and cultivating inter-disciplinary practical "technology transfer" talents in 2022.

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