The Shanghai Jiao Tong University SCE

China MBA Supplement


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Having a MBA degree from a reputable University may open the door to success.Having a MBA degree and the China-MBA supplement from Shanghai Jiao Tong University SCE will open many more doors of opportunity.

In fact, being a certified China expert is a great asset which will make climbing the corporate ladder so much more exciting and rewarding.


  • Virtually the whole world, either directly or indirectly is doing business in or with China.

  • Doing business in China successfully, time after time, is not for the uninitiated.

  • Doing business in China successfully requires a thorough understanding of the history and culture of China, and an in-depth appreciation of Chinese business etiquette.

  • Understanding the Chinese psyche, the meaning of “Lianze” or face (personal pride)
  • Knowing when “Yes” means “Maybe” and “Maybe” means “No”

  • Anticipating when to strike on a good proposition; when to sign up on a good enough deal and not spoil chances by trying to scrape the bottom of the barrel.

  • Realizing when further negotiating is futile.

  • Knowing when to delay, when to go for dinner.

  • Learning that a fat advertising budget is not necessarily a key to success and that nurturing a relationship with subtle gifts of appreciation may do wonders in China.

  • When to use one’s own business network or someone else’s to gain access to decision makers or middle-men (or women!)

A prospective job candidate whose CV is enriched with a Chinese “Top 5” university China-MBA supplement will, generally, be invited early to that crucial first interview.

Conversely, certified China experts are likely to be first in line for job promotions and senior appointments.


Commencement dates 2018

    - 16 Saturdays China MBA Supplement: Saturday 3 Mar. 2018 (09:30-16:30)


    Objectives and contents:

    • A highly desirable “stand alone course” for everyone who has or will have business dealings, directly or indirectly, with or in China and needs to know what to expect and how to effectively deal with prevailing Chinese issues and situations.

    • A mandatory supplementary course for those who already have an MBA degree but who wish to acquire the specialist China Business knowledge needed for a successful China business career. Also for those who need to demonstrate their specialized China business knowledge for inter-company promotions or new employment opportunities.

    • The Shanghai Jiao Tong University China MBA supplement course was designed in 2008 and is frequently updated to represent the latest trends and business techniques.

    • Having earned the SJTU China MBA supplement has benefited the thousands of business executives and others who participated in the lively and action packed lectures on the historic SJTU Campus in Shanghai Xuhui, or online in any part of the business world.

    • The China MBA supplement consists of 16 modules of 6 hours each, plus required reading and can be followed “On Campus” in Shanghai during a 4 week “On Campus” summer or winter course or, alternatively “On Line” by following the lecture recordings via the internet.

    • The China MBA supplement has been designed especially for business executives and business students who need to have a thorough understanding on how to conduct business in China successfully and who need to unlearn some aspects of Western business practices and appreciate the cardinal axiom “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”

    • Understanding that angry responses at any time, will only draw a negative response.
    • Learning the most significant elements of Chinese history and understand how the REAL Chinese business world functions today and why.
    • Learning how make the millions in China and not lose them.



Examinations and tests

  • The “Open Book” online examination is to be taken at the conclusion of each module.


Target groups

  • Graduates with an MBA degree from any reputable school of higher learning as well as current business students.

  • CEOs, CFOs, COOs and Business Executives doing or aspiring to do business in or with China.

  • Government and Non-Government officials (NGO’s) who need to learn how to negotiate effectively at all levels in Chinese Society.

  • Foreign Embassy, Legation and Trade Office staff seconded to, or to be engaged, in China.

  • MBA degree holders from world renowned Institutions of Higher Learning who wish to add the valuable SJTU “China MBA” qualification to their, no doubt, already impressive CV.

  • Business owners, Board members and Decision-makers who need to know how business is REALLY done in China.




Lecturing modules

  • Doing business in China (How to make a fortune; how not to go bust fast)

  • Complex business negotiations and negotiating effectively in China

  • Human Resource management in China

  • Cross cultural communications: Foreigners vs Chinese

  • Small & Medium sized Enterprise management in China

  • Marketing in China. Are 1.3 billion Chinese customers beckoning you?

  • Social Media Marketing in China and the rest of the world

  • Luxury business in China

  • China Managerial Economics

  • Project Management in China

  • Taxation, business incentives & subsidies in China

  • Supply chain management in China

  • Intellectual Property Rights & Patent protection in China

  • Leadership & Corporate responsibility in China

  • Global strategic management from a Chinese perspective

  • China’s role & future in the global financial economy


Topics relating to business in or with China special emphasis

  • How to do business in China

  • How to prevent pitfalls in China

  • How to resolve problems in China

  • How not to go bust fast in China

  • How to make a fortune in China


China MBA supplement lecturing roster 2018

6.30 new lecturing roster

  • 16 Saturdays on campus Shanghai

  • 96 hours online via the internet.

1 month summer courses 2018: July & August.

Details on application.


China MBA supplement Tuition fees & how to settle




Please click to view Tuition fee settlement procedures


About us, about Shanghai:

Shanghai has duly regained it’s erstwhile, 1930’s, accolade of being “The Paris of the East” on account of its ‘unique mix of Eastern and Western cultures.


  • The famous Roman Catholic St Ignatius Basilica in Xuhui and other Christian churches

  • Buddhist and Taoist Temples

  • Muslim Mosques within easy reach of Xuhui.


  • Several Luxury shopping Malls on Huaihai Road

  • A plethora of high-class international Hotels

  • Hundreds of Restaurants, serving mouth-watering dishes from all over the world and, yes, even Chinese food is available for the connoisseur, aka as: “Foodie”

  • Hundreds of Bars, Pubs and discos on and around Hengshan road, Jing An Temple and beyond


China: a tourist mecca of the highest order!

China has enjoyed an uninterrupted Dynastic history spanning more than 5,000 of years.
As in Italy, Greece and Egypt, one has only to stick a spade in the ground and the likelihood that some item of antiquity turns up is great. There is so much to see and experience in China.

If you have travelled from afar, and can afford to stay a few more days, you should treat yourself to some rest and relaxation and see the major historical sights.Click here for more information:


Touring & travel in China

Car parking & location map

Off campus car parking only. There are several parking buildings nearby
The most convenient way to reach the campus is by subway lines 3, 4, 10 and 11 or by taxi
Please tell the driver Jiao Tong University: # 535 Fa Hua Zhen Road
In Chinese: 上海市长宁区法华镇路535号上海交通大学法华校区

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Students are urged to arrange for their own travel/accident and medical insurance as Shanghai Jiao Tong University SCE cannot be held responsible for sickness, accidents, loss or damage to property or for any other reason.



The course syllabi and information as stated in this website were correct at the time of compilation. However, dates, presenters, course modules and content and / or syllabi may be varied or lecture modules deferred or cancelled or substituted by an online version on short notice, depending on availability of professors or lecturers or for any other reason. Students who wish to attend missed, deferred or cancelled lecture modules may do so within one year of course commencement, when and if such modules are re-staged or follow the online recording if available.Refunds can only be made in CNY (Strictly no refunds or part refunds after course commencement). Lecture proceedings and activities are usually recorded on photo and video for record keeping, study or for any other purpose. Evaluated exam papers cannot be returned. The exam evaluation of the SJTU examination Committee is binding and no correspondence will be entered into. The date of the first attendance of the student is counted as the date of course commencement and course completion is counted as 16 lecture days or online days later. Some photographs used in this website have been provided by others and have been reproduced in good faith. In the unlikely event that copyrights have been breached, claimants are requested to provide proof of ownership, following which any such material will be removed forthwith.