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The Tsinghua Global MBA Program expects to admit students with proven intellect, integrity, leadership skills, and excellent development potential, who can challenge themselves and the status quo in their pursuits of success. Admissions Criteria for International Applicants and Permanent Residents of Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan:

  • Undergraduate degree from a recognized university
  • Competitive GMAT/GRE score or Tsinghua MBA Alternative Entrance Exam score;
  • Completed Tsinghua MBA online application, paid application fee and submission of required supporting materials. 


International Candidates or Permanent Residents of Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan can use the Tsinghua MBA Alternative Entrance Exam as a substitute for the GMAT or GRE for admission into our MBA Programs. The test is similar to the GMAT in that it is a multiple choice math, sentence correction critical thinking, reading comprehension test with an analytical writing component. Registration for the test is also free of charge to prospective students. The test will be arranged after interview and on selective basis.

Application Checklist / Required Supporting Material: 

A completed application should include ALL of the following items. Scanned version of documents to be submitted online: 

  • Completed Tsinghua MBA Application Form 
  • Scanned undergraduate degree certificate 
  • Scanned undergraduate transcript 
  • Two recommendation letters submitted by reference 
  • Current resume (1 page) 
  • Scanned passport page with personal information 
  • Application Form for Tsinghua University Scholarship (if applicable)  

Note: Candidates from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan do not need to provide a HSK score.  

Tsinghua MBA dual degree program enables students to supplement the broad-based management education they receive in the first year at Tsinghua with additional knowledge and management tools they can acquire at our partner schools in the second academic year. Candidates of the dual degree programs will finish their courses at Tsinghua and our partner school within 2 years and receive two degrees.

  • Tsinghua SEM – MIT Master of Science in Management Studies (MSMS)

Partner school: MIT Sloan School of Management

Degree: MBA degree from Tsinghua University + Master of Science in Operation Research degree from Columbia University

Apply Website: https://applymitsloan.mit.edu/apply/ 

Application Process: 

1. Early Admission 

Before joining the Tsinghua-MIT Global MBA Program, candidates may apply to the Tsinghua MBA/MIT MSMS Dual Degree Program by filling out the application form in the online application systems of both Tsinghua MBA and MIT MSMS. (Early Admission Deadline for 2020 Entry: Feb. 15, 2020; Minimum GMAT score: 700.) 

2. General Admission 

After entering the Tsinghua-MIT Global MBA Program, students have another chance to apply to the MIT MSMS program in the second semester. 

  • Tsinghua SEM - Columbia

The Tsinghua SEM – Columbia dual degree options enables students to study at Columbia University during their second academic year. After entering the Tsinghua-MIT Global MBA Program, students can apply to one of below four options in the first semester.

Tsinghua SEM - Columbia MSBA (Master of Science in Business Analytics)

Partner school: School of Engineering, Columbia University

Degree: MBA degree from Tsinghua University + Master of Science in Business Analytics degree from Columbia University

Website: https://msba.engineering.columbia.edu/content/curriculum

Tsinghua SEM - Columbia MSOR (Master of Science in Operation Research)

Partner school: School of Engineering, Columbia University

Degree: MBA degree from Tsinghua University + Master of Science in Operation Research degree from Columbia University

Website: https://ieor.columbia.edu/masters/operations-research

Tsinghua SEM – Columbia MS&E (Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering)

Partner school: School of Engineering, Columbia University

Degree: MBA degree from Tsinghua University + Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering degree from Columbia University

Website: https://mse.ieor.columbia.edu/

Tsinghua SEM - Columbia MSIE (Master of Science in Industrial Engineering)

Partner school: School of Engineering, Columbia University

Degree: MBA degree from Tsinghua University + Master of Science in Industrial Engineering degree from Columbia University

Website: https://ieor.columbia.edu/masters/industrial-engineering

  • Tsinghua SEM – HEC Paris MBA Program

Tsinghua SEM and HEC Paris offer a dual degree MBA option to Global MBA students from both schools. Tsinghua-MIT Global MBA Program students, having completed first year’s core curriculum, can apply to HEC to pursue their second year of MBA studies by taking elective courses from the HEC MBA Program.

Partner school: HEC Paris

Degree: MBA degree from Tsinghua University + Master degree from HEC Paris

Website: https://www.hec.edu/en/mba-programs/mba/admissions 

Based in Beijing, the Tsinghua-MIT Global MBA Program provides you with an immersive experience of China. You will develop CHINA ROOTS while the world-leading faculty and international student body guide your GLOBAL VISION .

The unique COLLABORATION WITH MIT enhances Tsinghua’s already numerous resources. You will learn from the faculty who work in cooperation with both Tsinghua SEM and MIT Sloan, interact with students from various programs in the two schools, and be connected with alumni networks of both Tsinghua and MIT. You may also apply to spend your second year at MIT in pursuit of an MIT Master of Science in Management Studies (MSMS) degree in addition to your MBA degree from Tsinghua.

Leveraging the TSINGHUA NETWORK gives you access to over 200,000 Tsinghua alumni, the most influential alumni network in China. You will be supported not only by Tsinghua’s elite reputation and comprehensive strengths as a prestigious university, but also by Tsinghua’s unparalleled entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Through decades of development, Tsinghua has nurtured a dynamic ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECOSYSTEM. A rich on-campus atmosphere of innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship has been supported by our dedicated faculty with substantial education and research experience, courses on innovation, various research centers and technologies of high feasibility. Thousands of outstanding entrepreneurs and venture capital investors are Tsinghua alumni. We have Tsinghua X-Lab that provides mentoring and incubation services, investment funds, workspace, networking, experience-sharing events, field trips, an online platform, and many more. It brings together Tsinghua students, faculty, alumni, experienced entrepreneurs, investors and experts from across society.

The Tsinghua-MIT Global MBA Program opens the door to a lifetime of exciting opportunities. What are you waiting for?

About Tsinghua Global MBA Program

The Tsinghua Global MBA Program is tailored for future leaders who aspire to propel their careers on to the global stage while maintaining a focus on China. Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (SEM) and the MIT Sloan School of Management (MIT Sloan) have been partners since 1996 to bring students the most comprehensive general management education available in mainland China.

Being based in Beijing will provide you with an immersive environment to experience Chinese business culture and develop China Roots. Concurrently, Tsinghua SEM’s international student body and internationally trained faculty will help you develop a Global Vision

Tsinghua SEM’s unique Collaboration with MIT augments the vast resources available at Tsinghua. You will benefit from a strengthened curriculum, opportunities to learn from MIT professors and also MIT Affiliate Alumni Status.

Tsinghua Alumni are highly influential in China's government, business and academic communities as well as important organizations around the world. As the largest alumni organization within Tsinghua University, MBA Alumni include graduates from all programs of Tsinghua MBA, with over 12,000 members in 30 countries. The Tsinghua-MIT Global MBA Program is distinguished by its world-class learning experience, high-caliber global student body, and unrivaled access to the best of China.

Working Language: English with Chinese elective course selections          

Duration:  Full-time, 21 months 

Annual Intake: around 80      

Tuition:  198,000 RMB entire program, approximately 28,000 USD 

Degree:  MBA from Tsinghua University with MIT course certificate

Tsinghua MBA Office 

E-mail: intlmbaadm@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn 

Website: http://gmba.sem.tsinghua.edu.cn

Telephone: 86-10-62797196 

Fax: 86-10-62796933


Room 119, Shunde Building 

School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University 

Haidian District, Beijing, 100084, China

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