Study With U.S. Business Professors In A Global Executive Track MBA Program!
Under the leadership of Dr. Yvonne Chen, Associate Dean – Global Initiatives of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business is launching its first international degree program overseas in Shanghai, China. This program – Global Executive Track MBA (GET-MBA) – is an innovative, versatile, and high value-added project that is designed to meet growing world demand for transformative leadership with both Chinese and global perspectives.
Shenandoah University is a highly acclaimed SACSCOC accredited institution in the United States. The GET-MBA program features faculty from AACSB-International certified Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business and world-renowned Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The program will hold classes in Shanghai, China, on the campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, dubbed the “MIT of the Orient.” It is a 12-month program with classes conducted in both Mandarin Chinese and English.
An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into actions rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”
The first cohort will launch on Friday, May 24, 2019.
The second cohort will start in October 2019.
Welcome from Dr. Chen
Welcome to the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University. At the Byrd School, we prepare you to be an effective and transformative global business leader, ready to embrace changes and turn challenges into opportunities. China and the United States, being the two largest economies of the world, are interdependent economic symbionts. As these two countries continue to deepen their economic and business ties, successful executive leaders need to have the perspectives and intimate knowledge of these economies. With this shifting global trend in mind, we create the GET-MBA Shanghai program to bring together experts from the East and West to educate the next generation of transformative global leaders. The veteran faculty experts from both American and Chinese universities will conduct face-to-face classroom learning. International executives and prominent corporate leaders will lead seminars during site visits. The cohort learning module fosters synergies and enhance networking for students.
Just as pressing as acquiring global perspectives, evolving and ever-increasing interconnection among various sectors and business operation calls for a need for leaders to be equipped with an innovative, integrative managerial skill set. Junior managers need to have intense training in key business disciplines, creative problem-solving, social media, and cultivating innovation. Strengthening one’s intelligence, both emotional and intellectual, and team-building skill is critical for those aspiring leaders. Senior executives require a wide breadth of working knowledge in multiple disciplines, but more importantly the general managerial skill to deal with those complex but often fundamental issues in today’s business world. Successful managers need to excel not only in solving, but identifying problems.
To continue to advance in their careers, individuals must know how to manage changes and learn continuously. In this program, we are looking for those with the ability and desire to learn. Our internationally accredited curriculum is rigorous and progressive— and provides learning of core business disciplines with an integrated approach while preparing students to be competent business leaders ready to tackle challenges, locally and globally, today and tomorrow. We also offer opportunities for individuals to immerse in their particular professional functions and subjects. Our graduates advance success of their careers in business, healthcare, technology, government, and non-profit organizations. I am confident that you will find our program a significant investment for your professional growth.
Please take your time to browse our page as well as the rest of the BSB website to see the exciting programs we offer. Shall you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
Yvonne Chen, PhD.
Associate Dean of Global Initiatives
Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business | Shenandoah University
GET-MBA Program Features
- 36-credit Master of Business Administration degree program
- Fast-track 12 -month completion and no requirement for a master thesis; Flexible and intensive weekend schedule
- Taught jointly with Shanghai Jiao Tong University faculty in Shanghai, China – Shenandoah University will teach a majority of the program.
- Face-to-face bilingual instruction with simultaneous translation.
- The degree earned from GET-MBA program in China is the same credential as the one from Shenandoah University’s American campuses.
- GET-MBA students have the same online access to Shenandoah University’s library, journals, database, and other learning resources.
- Students have the option to participate in the graduation commence, MBA hooding ceremony, and Executive Experiential Learning project at the successful completion of GET-MBA program.
- Sample site visits for Executive Experiential Learning project:
- Fortune 100 MNCs and Wall Street
- Top 10 World High Tech Corp.
- United States Federal Government agency
- Transformative Leadership Seminar at the Byrd School
- Conferences at top Ivy League schools
A Curriculum Built For Executives
Begin With The GET-MBA Essentials Bootcamp
The GET-MBA Essentials Bootcamp, taught by SJTU faculty, is a program designed for working professionals who possess an undergraduate degree and are seeking further training in management. The coursework consists of the foundational concepts in accounting, economics, statistics, and finance.
Core Courses Include
There’s a special bond between Byrd School students and their professors. Students enjoy close professional relationships with academically and professionally experienced faculty who mentor them in and out of the classroom. This remains a hallmark of a Shenandoah University business education. Students also benefit from our executive-in-residence who works with both professors and students to broaden the student’s focus beyond the classroom.
Yvonne Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Global Initiatives and Professor, EconomicsFull Biography
Wenbin Tang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of AccountingFull Biography
David J. Duncan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Management; Ph.D.Full Biography
J. Seth Chatfield, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, ManagementFull Biography
Giles A. Jackson, Ph.D.
Director of Internship Program and Associate ProfessorFull Biography
Clifford F. Thies
Professor of EconomicsFull Biography
John I. Winn
Professor of Business Law, L.L.M., Judge Advocate General’s School, United States ArmyFull Biography
About Shenandoah University
Established in 1875, Shenandoah University is a Virginia top-tier private national university in rankings included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges edition. Shenandoah, with a main campus located just 75 miles west of the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees. With approximately 4,000 students enrolled in more than 150 programs of study, seven schools, and six locations throughout Northern Virginia, the university educates and inspires individuals to be critical, reflective thinkers, lifelong learners and ethical compassionate citizens who are committed to making responsible contributions within a community, a nation and the world.
The university comprises the following schools and colleges:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business
- Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing
- Shenandoah Conservatory
- Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
- School of Health Professions
- School of Education and Leadership
About the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business
Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business is an AACSB International-accredited business school. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is the oldest and most recognized in the world, and it has been synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916. Fewer than 5 % of universities in the world have obtained this accolade. The mission of the Byrd School of Business is to educate successful, principled leaders with a global perspective. Hallmarks of the business school include its caring and academically accomplished faculty and its wealth of real-world experiences. The Byrd School of Business offers the following programs: Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA); BBA to MBA fast track; MBA; Doctor of Pharmacy with MBA (PharmD/MBA); as well as the MBA Essentials Certificate and the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management. The Byrd School also boasts an executive-in-residence and an entrepreneur in-residence, as well as the Leadership and Mentoring Program (LAMP), which creates platforms for students’ professional growth and merges theoretical constructs with business and industry.
Notable people who have graduated from or attended Shenandoah
Global Head of Innovation, Novartis
Risa Imai Cox
President and CEO of Bank of Clarke County
Virginia House of Delegates member (29th District)
Virginia House of Delegates member (10th District)
J. Robert Spencer, Kathy Voytko, Laura Woyasz, Peter J. Herber, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Richard F. Costa, Garrett Elise Long, and Jessie Hooker Bailey
Broadway performers past and present
About Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was founded in 1896. As one of the higher education institutions which enjoy a long history and a world-renowned reputation in China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), is a key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People’s Republic of China and co-constructed by MOE and Shanghai Municipal Government.
It is among the first universities of the“211 project” and the “985 project”. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was ever regarded as the “Oriental MIT” during 1940s, and now is ranked“ Top 4” in China since 2006. Through unremitting efforts for nearly 120 years, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China.
Dr. Yvonne Chen
Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business
1460 University Drive
Winchester, Virginia, USA 22601