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Studying An MBA In China | 5 Things You'll Gain

Considering studying an MBA in China? From China-specific knowledge to regional jobs, here are five benefits


Thu Dec 10 2020


From region to region, the way business is done differs. China is no exception. 

For those looking to gain knowledge of the unique customs and practices for working and living in China, an MBA can be tremendously helpful. 

The Guanghua MBA is designed around delivering a rigorous introduction to business through a Chinese lens. Students learn from a range of experts on China, ensuring knowledge is specific and up-to-date. 

“We aim to not only provide insights to China’s economy, consumer behavior, business practices and policy making as well as emerging trends in the China market, but also to the political, social and cultural drivers that shape the essence of doing business in China,” explains Liang Yu, director of MBA international affairs at PKU Guanghua. 

The MBA contains courses on five industry-specific disciplines: healthcare, social enterprise, internet economics, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Each of these taps into current and emerging trends in the Chinese economy, important for anyone looking to specialize in any of these industries.

3. Interactions with Chinese companies

Often it’s better to learn by doing. Given China’s nuanced customs and practices, the opportunity to gain work experience during an MBA can prove useful. 

Guanghua MBA students have plenty of opportunities to put what they are learning into practice. The Integrated Practicum Project offers students a chance to take up a consulting project with a real business partner. 

“Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to a real business problem, and gain practical insights into China’s changing business landscape,” Liang says. 

Recently, students have worked on consulting projects with Bytedance, the company behind TikTok and one of the fastest growing tech groups in the world. 

On top of this, Guanghua’s MBA has a number of unique China-focused courses on specific subjects, developed and sponsored by multinational companies. This includes courses on emerging topics in Chinese strategy designed by consulting firm McKinsey, and a tax planning and accounting course designed by Ernst & Young.

4. A strong Asia-based network


Student Reviews

Peking University Guanghua

Antonio R.



Top university in China

Peking University is ranked 1st in China and 27th in the world. The three main spirits that drive PKUers during and after their studies here, are 1. leadership: from medicine to politics, the future leaders of China are formed here. 2. Internationalization: strong emphasis on developing a global vision for leveraging all kinds of resources both in china and abroad. 3. Tradition: do not forget your origin when moving forward.

Ali Asghar



Best university in china

This is one of the best university to study medicine and engineering. Students are encouraged and smooth system of education makes it "the best". This university offers many courses and students from all over the world gets admission here.




Top academical institution in China. Well-known for for the beauty of its architecture

Peking uni is the Harvard Princeton of China. Good in science and humanities. Its Math and medicine departments, like its many other departments, ranked 1st in China. Students from this uni are good at building new things