Jinan University - 暨南大学管理学院

Jinan University
School of Management

Suite 208 Huiquan Building 601 Huang Pu Road (W), Guangzhou, 510632, China
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Overall rating: 1/5 - 1 vote

Jinan University holds the AMBA accreditation.

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Sino-international MBA (SiMBA)

2-year, full-time program

Courses are taught in English.
Duration2 years

Part-time MBA

Part-time program

Courses are taught in English.
Duration3 years

Executive MBA

Executive MBA program

Courses are taught in English.


Jinan University MBA

I was awarded a full scholarship to complete my MBA at Jinan University and less than half way through the program I decided to walk away. The SiMBA program boasts of a providing a diverse education from the Chinese management prospective; from my first hand experience it is anything but. The program does not vet potential international MBA candidates - it seemed that if you had a foreign passport, you were admitted into the program. An example of this is that in my cohort there was a convicted pedophile who had a landscape diploma from a community college in Minnesota. I quit my promising job in Vancouver Canada and was utterly disappointed in not only the students, but the curriculum and teaching staff. Almost all the professors did not have a strong enough handle on English to be teaching in an English program; there were of course a few exceptions, but not enough to matter. The first semester I sat 13 classes. As a business school graduate working in the AEC industry for over 5 years perhaps my expectations were different than my classmates who had random degrees and no experience. But in an MBA program I expected that I would not have to sit and listen for 8 hours on how to write a memo...a MEMO! The curriculum at Jinan is behind the times. The poor quality of instruction and curriculum were brought to the attention of the leadership, but no changes were made while I attended. After one semester of studies I decided to cut my losses and return to Canada. I felt like I would be a liar telling people I had an MBA if I had stuck out the program and received the degree. It was a test of patience and lesson in life.