Master Program (Global Management and China Studies)

About Asia Europe Business School

Co-founded by East China Normal University (top 15 universities in Mainland China) and emlyon business school (No.2 business school in France, top 20 in Europe), located in Shanghai, the most vibrant international metropolis, Asia Europe Business School (AEBS) is the unique business school that crafts cross-disciplinary talents. AEBS has the ambition to build the future global business leaders and ambassadors of the Belt and Road, combining Eastern and Western wisdom, best management practices, and a high level of social responsibility.

Developed to train global entrepreneurs, AEBS will combine the excellence of East China Normal University in the humanities and social sciences with emlyon business school’s excellence in entrepreneurial management and innovation. By 2020, the school is expected to have students in various programs: bachelor, master, MBA, Ph.D,etc.

Overview of ECNU and emlyon business school

Program Philosophy

To provide necessary support for the “Belt and Road” initiative, AEBS has set up a Double Degree Program in International Business (Global Management and China Studies) for master candidates, exclusively for international students. This program’s vision is to “shape business elites and promote Chinese culture”. Its mission is to develop foreign talents in economics and management for the “Belt and Road” initiative, and to spread Chinese culture. By integrating highquality education resources from China and France, the program offers comprehensive, international and innovative theoretical and practical training. It will help develop high-level and all-around talents with global vision, proficiency in Chinese culture, solid theoretical foundation and rich professional knowledge, who can support business operations and management in countries along the “Belt and Road”.

Program Objectives

In order to realize the policy intercommunication, facility connectivity, trade smoothness and capital finance of the countries along the “Belt and Road”, this program will train business management professionals with high-level, composite and application-oriented enterprises capable of engaging in international business management and management in countries along the “Belt and Road”. To enable them to do business in China independently, to do business with China on behalf of the “Belt and Road” countries, or to do business  with the countries along the “Belt and Road” on behalf of China.

Distinctive Features

* Double degree from one leading Chinese university and one top French business school

* Global experience: with an enriching and vibrant experience in China and France

* Double language competencyspeaking fluent Chinese and English, and some French, will give you a distinctive edge

* Triple international accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA (top 1% of world business schools)

* A range of specializations: international business, finance, luxury management, marketing, and more… giving early insight into career prospects. (Subject to Modification)

* A tradition of teaching innovation: digital and blended learning, project-based learning

* High employability: various internships opportunities in China and France

Career Development

AEBS’s  Career Development Center (CDC) provides personalized consulting and  placement assistance, powered by its strong relationship with local and multinational companies, and through its powerful alumni network. Highly  valuable service includes: career mentors, career coaching, career consulting day, company visits, summer internship programs, employer  presentations, job postings.


Programs at a Glance


2 Years (full-time)


All courses are taught in English


Combining courses, tutored projects, periods in companies and overseas

Program Structure

The program consists of six modules:

International Business Courses

. Chinese Language & Culture

. Global Business Management Courses 

. China Economy & Management Courses 

. Brand / Innovation Direction Courses 

. Professional Practice & Internship


Most courses will be taught in Shanghai with six months study in emlyon business school(France)

Double Degree***

. Master of International Business

   - East China Normal University (China)

. MSc in Management (Grande Ecole)

   - emlyon business school (France)

Start of program

Early September

Application fee


Tuition fee****

. ECNU: CNY168,000

. emlyon: EUR17,500

(For the whole program of 2 years)

*Chinese language skills are not required for enrollment, but applicant with HSK 3 certificate would be under priority consideration in admission process.

! Please be reminded the HSK 3 certificate is a precondition for receiving the ECNU Master degree.
**Interviews will be arranged once a month from January; early application is encouraged because the number of program participants is limited.

***ECNU single degree (English-taught) is available since 2021 intake

****Subject to modification