Shanghai Jiao Tong University Antai College of Economics and Management is widely recognized as one of China's leading business colleges. Rated 34th among global MBA programs in 2017 & 2018 by the Financial Times and Top3 in salary increase for three consecutive years, the Antai MBA is the first MBA program in China to be triple accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and the AMBA. Antai is located in the heart of Shanghai, China undisputed business capital, and is consistently ranked among the Top business schools in China.

Antai International MBA (IMBA) Program Overview

The IMBA program at ACEM is unique in that it offers students a global perspective with a Chinese focus, utilizing foreign professors, exchange programs and courses taught solely in English. Our program attracts top domestic applicants who learn alongside international peers and exchange students. The IMBA is ideal for MBA candidates seeking to grasp both Eastern & Western standards in business, a key advantage as our world becomes increasingly smaller and interconnected. ACEM boosts of many connections and cooperation with universities throughout the globe, backed by the century-long history of SJTU, which prepares our IMBA graduates to meet the needs of economic globalization with both solid professional experience and modern managerial theories.

The IMBA is a full-time two-year program, with the first three semesters focused on intensive, thought-provoking classroom study, internships or overseas exchange programs and the fourth semester for the dissertation.

The IMBA program adopts international standards in many respects: Courses and textbooks, teaching methods, and faculty selection, with internationalization being the key feature of our program through international courses with all lectures delivered in English, international focus on both domestic Chinese and multinational corporations' case studies, international faculty with professors from various world-famous universities and multinational corporations, international classes with more than 1/3 of the student population being international students, and international opportunities with sponsored exchange programs to dozens of universities outside of China. SJTU’s ACEM IMBA broadens business foundations and prepares graduates for success in the 21st century.

Goals of the IMBA Program

-- Equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge to meet the demands of both domestic and international enterprises

-- Develop students’ professional and personal skills to manage strategically and successfully in a constantly changing environment

-- Cultivate students to become senior management talents and professional managers with an international economic vision


Performance-Based Scholarship:

Full, half and partial scholarships are offered to almost 20% of MBA students, based on academic performance and program participation.

GMAT Scholarship:

Applicants with GMAT scores of 730 or higher are awarded 50% tuition scholarship

Scores of 680-729 are awarded 25% tuition scholarship

Scores of 630-679 are awarded RMB 20,000 scholarship

Admission & Application

Undergraduate Degree & Work Experience

An accredited bachelor's degree plus 2 years full-time work experience.


  • TOEFL: 90 (internet based) ;
  • or IELTS: 6.0;
  • or Bachelor of English
  • or Received a Bachelor Degree in an English teaching program


  • For international applicants, there is no threshold score requirement, although applicants with scores of over 580 are given preference.
  • The GMAT code for IMBA program is 6QS-5C-55.

Transcript or Academic Record

An official transcript bearing university stamp or seal is required for the application.

Employment History

List of full and part-time employment history is required for the application. A full description of past employment history, including core responsibilities, most significant challenges, and accomplishments is recommended.

Resume / CV

Most updated CV required for application

Letters of Reference

2 Letters of reference required from current supervisors or professors


500-word essay written in English


Individual Interviews by invitation only

Admission Fee

Non-refundable fee of RMB 800 or US$130

Online application

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated April 15, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
2 years
308,000 CNY
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