The Global Executive MBA program (GEMBA) in Shanghai offers a thematic approach — integrating the material and delivering it with faculty from different disciplines teaching in a team format. GEMBA is delivered over a 21-month period in 13 modules, featuring 10 five-day modules in Shanghai spanning weekends (Thursday through Monday), two eight-day modules at the Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles, and a study trip to another Asian country, plus assignments and examinations to be completed between classroom sessions. Shanghai sessions are taught at the Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Applicants should have a minimum of 10 years of work experience, of which six should be in a management role. General admission requirements apply except that in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS score, prospective applicants are pre-screened by the GEMBA office in Shanghai. Contact the Shanghai Global Executive MBA office by phone at +86-21-6293-2707, by fax at +86-21-6293-2713 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact the L.A. Global Executive MBA office by phone at (213) 740-8243, by fax at (213) 740-7559 or by email at email@example.com. To apply online, visit marshall.usc.edu/admissions/applyonline.
GEMBA employs a nontraditional, interdisciplinary and integrated approach to executive and management education through focus on real-world "themes" that integrate various functional areas and address classic, yet dynamic business issues.
Classes begin in May at the Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. Thereafter, the program continues in a series of theme-specific modules during the five-day sessions, held every six weeks, primarily at the Antai College. Students take an in-depth study trip to another Asian country in the second year.
The program concludes with a nine-day capstone module held at the USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles and the commencement celebration.