Courtesy of Fudan University School of Management

Fudan University School of Management


Shanghai, China


The School of Management at Fudan University (FDSM) is one of China's oldest and most prestigious business schools. Originally created in 1917, Fudan University was the first institution of higher education in China to establish a business administration discipline. The FDSM was founded in 1929 and re-established into its current entity in 1985. FDSM now it has 8 departments, 16 cross-discipline research centers/institutes, 3 laboratories, 1 development center for senior managers and 1 management consulting firm. The School of Management at Fudan University is now structured to be an international-level business school with 9 Ph.D. Degree programs, 17 Master's Degree programs, 2 professional Master's Degree programs of MBA/EMBA and MPAcc, and 3 mobile stations for post-doctoral research on Management Science, Business Administration and Applied Economics.

Academic Areas of Expertise/Focus:

Business, Finance, Marketing


BCom or MBA

Available Spots:

4 semester spots/academic year

Special Admission Requirements:

Candidates must complete at least 2 years of studies before attending FDSM on exchange; the semester exchange at this institution is open only to students who hold a non-Chinese passport due to policies in place at Fudan University.

Approximate Term Dates:

Semester 1: September - early January
Semester 2: late February - early July

Summer Program Option:

FDSM Summer School - "Beyond · 逾越"


Full-time Course Load: UofA standards (9-15 credits/semester)

Language(s) of Instruction: English

Course Restrictions: Exchange students are permitted to take non-business courses from other faculties


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Destination Overview (averages based on 2 reviews by past participants):

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"The experience in Shanghai was very rewarding, both academically and socially. Though exchange students are most likely to attend English-taught classes, you will still have the chance to work with locals, because many also choose to take some classes in English. It's easy to take for granted that you are studying at one of the most prestigious universities in China."

"Living in Shanghai for 5 months was absolutely amazing and the entire experience was definitely mind blowing. There were so many things I didn't understand about China prior to leaving, just because I was only seeing it from a Canadian perspective. However, after spending few months there, changes in my perspectives made me fall in love with Shanghai and China, and I can only say it is simply one great place to be."