We aim to provide high value-added and flexible training for global professionals, through an MBA curriculum that is comprehensive in learning content and versatile in pedagogical modality.
Currency of knowledge, best practices and immersion of multiple perspectives are our forte. A flexible and supportive learning ecosystem enables you to balance work, life, and your MBA studies. Whether you are an executive, an aspiring leader, or an entrepreneur, our programs are tailored to meet your needs for growth.
Global Online (GO) is an 18-month degree program delivered mostly virtually. Except for the residential orientation, the program meets online asynchronously and synchronously.
Start Date: Oct. 10, 2020
Duration: 18 Months
Cohorts: Winter | Spring | Fall
Format: Residency and Online
Program Format - SU Global Online
Who We Serve
This program is designed for students on track toward assuming a leadership role. They are emerging leaders who are talented high achievers working in domestic or multinational corporations and looking to expand their skill sets to better advance their managerial careers. They are also motivated and adaptable professionals with the ability and desire to learn, and who are ready to explore new opportunities and challenges.
What We Do
In our program, students develop the capabilities required to be successful leaders who are not only adept at problem solving, but also identifying the problems to solve. To be effective managers, having functional competencies, a capacity for critical and creative thinking, collaborative skills, and an entrepreneurial mindset are essential.
Our current and vigorous curriculum provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in focus areas while equipping them with the general competency necessary to pursue or advance in a managerial career path. To facilitate developing teamwork and networking skills, we bring students together for a residency at the very start of the program to meet each other and form teams. Students move together as a cohort, and team projects bring together like-minded individuals. This peer learning helps students to enhance their EQ and form a network of connections that can benefit their career growth.
SU Global MBA Curriculum
Begin With An Engaging Essentials Bootcamp
Module Size: 6 Credits
Essentials Bootcamp – The curriculum starts with six credit hours of bootcamp to bridge the gap between practices and learning. We merge key fundamentals and business applications, creating knowledge that is relevant to your professional context.You will leave the bootcamp with a clear understanding of market systems, institutions, and key analytical methods essential for business decision-making. Bootcamp also kick starts networking and teamwork as you begin to build the skill set needed for leadership. You will meet fellow students from the same cohort and begin to form teams. Strong peer learning and lasting relationships can be developed.
Core Curriculum Built To Develop Expertise and Inspire Success
The epicenter of the curriculum — a business core and a functional core — builds your expertise in general management.
Module Size: 9 Credits
The business core serves to provide tactical knowledge and applications in organizational leadership and marketing. You will learn the practical models and qualitative insights needed for managerial decision-making as well as effective ways to organize operations to better meet market demand. A group simulation game helps accentuate these issues and provides the class with realistic and comprehensive learning experiences. You’ll also learn to apply essential tools and theories to marketing decisions like branding, product development and promotion, communications, distribution, and pricing. Using a matrix of key factors, you will develop and assess effective management and strategy for marketing. An information management course with a focus in business analytics further equips you with powerful insights about a wide spectrum of managerial issues — operations, marketing, finance, healthcare and more.
Module Size: 9 Credits
The functional core serves to strengthen the skill set in analytical and quantitative concepts that provides critical insight to decision-making in a variety of managerial functions. You will be empowered with the capability to assess accounting information and incorporate it into planning, decision-making and control. You will learn about discounted cash flow techniques, capital budgeting and valuation, investment decisions, capital asset pricing, and options. You’ll also analyze corporate financial policy, including capital structure and cost, financing, dividend policy, and M&As. In addition, you will acquire know-how on designing and operating productive systems as well as managing the flow of information, products, and services in a supply chain network. Our extensive use of case studies enhances your understanding by providing realistic examples for classroom discussion and analysis.
Explore Multiple Perspectives: The Making of a Sustainable Strategy
Module Size: 9 Credits
The goal of this module is to help you acquire multiple skills imperative to responsible and sustainable decision-making. You will become familiar with important legal and ethical challenges you may face as a business leader as well as issues like sustainability and social responsibility. You will also understand the strategic role played by HRBP in supporting business goals.
Successful management in today’s global business environment requires leaders to tap into additional insights drawn from economics, cultural literacy and political economy. You will study the workings of international macroeconomic markets, the impacts of government policies, and additional issues concerning the MNCs. You will also learn about different international regimes and cultures, starting with the United States, and understand how those factors help shape business practices and strategies. Aside from learning about business in the global economy, you will analyze the Chinese economy. Knowing China’s recent economic development, policy initiatives and business experiences will enable you to investigate and assess this market’s niche and outlook.
Become A Transformative Global Leader
Module Size: 3 Credits
This 3-credit integrative global management course is the program’s capstone. The objectives are twofold: i) to build expertise that transcends industries, generations, borders, and cultures, and ii) to incubate ideas and strategies that transform business practices. Harnessing a broad spectrum of knowledge acquired throughout the program, you are empowered with the complete skill set to assess a business entity’s competitive position, challenges and opportunities. Using an integrative approach, you will design and evaluate strategies that effectively address critical issues facing a company in the global marketplace.
Global Immersion Seminar
A successful global executive is one who can effectively demonstrate expertise and execute decisions in a global setting — a task that requires a global perspective. To support our commitment to foster global perspectives, the program includes a week-long global immersion program that brings students from Shanghai to the U.S. You will take classes with classmates and faculty, engage in cross-cultural conversations, and share ideas with community stakeholders. Business site visits with executive seminars as well as cultural events are part of the immersion experience as well.
SU Global MBA Curriculum Map
Faculty & Administration
There’s a special bond between Business 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.
Dr. Chatfield has extensive teaching experience in both traditional and executive programs. He developed and teaches an executive business education program through a collaborative relationship between Shenandoah University and Valley Health. This graduate certificate program is tailored to medical professionals seeking to develop their business acumen, and classes are delivered on location at the Winchester Medical Center. Chatfield’s research interests center around successful and sustainable organizational change related to performance improvement in quality, outcomes and experiences in health care institutions.
Dr. Chen is an economist, who has taught for more than 25 years. Prior to her engagement in international education, she served as the MBA program director. During her tenure, she successfully updated the curriculum, introduced simulcast video teleconferencing technology to the program, opened a branch campus for the MBA program in Northern Virginia, launched online courses, and raised the enrollment to its peak level. Chen has extensive international experience. She grew up in Asia and has owned private consulting businesses. Her research portfolio includes studies of East and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Eastern and Southern Europe. She has served as a university faculty member both in Asia and the U.S., and received accolades for teaching and service excellence from multiple universities, including The National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Distinguished Member Award from DePaul University and the Wilkins Award from Shenandoah University. Chen regularly participates in international conferences and is frequently published in scholarly journals. She has been a distinguished member of the Who’s Who of American Women since 2005.
Dr. Duncan is a senior executive who has worked in the medical industry for 40 years. He started from the employees of ordinary private hospital laundry rooms, to the chief operating officer of the hospital system, and then to the president of the large modern integrated chain medical system. In addition to professional achievements, Dr. Duncan has also taught at the university for 40 years. His teaching experience includes leadership, systems, management, organization and heuristics. Dr. Duncan is an accredited researcher on the board of the American College of Healthcare Management and the American College of Medical Practice Management. His current research areas include behavioral attributes of leadership, psychosocial determinants of health, and the use of systems science to promote organizational change.
A senior faculty member with almost 30 years of service to Shenandoah University, Dr. Jackson teaches sustainable business strategy, advanced management theory and practice, marketing and branding, and also directs the business school’s internship program. A passionate advocate of experiential learning, he has led consulting projects with hundreds of companies and non-profit organizations. Recent clients include Stryker and Quantum Sails.
Dr. Tang completed his postdoctoral program in accounting and finance at the University of Florida. He obtained his bachelor’s in international business from the Renmin University of China. Tang teaches managerial accounting, financial accounting, financial management, investments and portfolio management. His research interests are in the areas of market microstructure, asset pricing and corporate earnings management. His papers have been published in Global Finance Journal, Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Finance, and others. He has been a member of Financial Management Association International since 2005.
Dr. Thies has served on the faculties of Shenandoah University, the University of Baltimore and the University of Montana. He is the author, co-author, contributor and editor of more than a hundred books, encyclopedia entries and articles in scholarly journals, and the author of “Global Economics: A Holistic Approach,” which is forthcoming from Lexington Books. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Private Enterprise and is a former Bradley Resident Scholar at the Heritage Foundation. He is a past president of the faculty senates of Shenandoah University and the University of Baltimore. He also served in the U.S. Army and the Army Reserve.
Dr. Winn is professor of business law at Shenandoah University’s Shenandoah University School of Business. He served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (United States Army) from 1985 through 2005. He has taught domestically and abroad, including teaching positions in the Criminal Law Department at the Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Department of Law, United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. He has published and lectured in the fields of business law and human resources management, Constitutional law, cyber law, national security, and professional ethics. As an attorney, he is admitted to practice in North Carolina, the Southern District of Georgia, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and United States Supreme Court.
GET-MBA Shanghai Jiao Tong University Program Faculty
Dr. Xiaodong Xu
Professor Xiaodong Xu is a professor of accounting and the academic director of the Master of Professional Accounting program at the department of accounting of the Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Professor Xiaodong Xu visited Columbia Business School and Hong Kong Polytechnic University as visiting professor. He is a council member of the Board of Directors of China Accounting Review, and an editor of the Journal of Systems Management (in Chinese). In past ten years, he served as an independent director for nearly 10 companies.
Dr. Yifei Zhao, SJTU Professor
Associate Professor of Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Assistant Dean of Sino-US Logistics Research Institute, Principal Consultant of Modern Logistics and Supply Chain Management Project of Shanghai Jiaotong University Overseas Education College, Bachelor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Bachelor of Philosophy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Ph.D., International Cooperation, University of Tokyo, Member of the Advisory Committee of the Steel Logistics Branch of the China Logistics Purchasing Federation, deputy head of the Shanghai Vocational Guidance Center and the Logistics Professionals Group
Dr. Zhizhong Zhou
Associate Professor of Information Systems & Finance Antai College of Economics and Management Shanghai Jiaotong University
Cohort Starting Dates
Your Application Checklist
- Application form
- Diploma (Required: a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution); Degree verification from Non-U.S. Institutions are
- (Verification issued by China Higher Education Student Information (CHSI) or Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE) is
- Minimum of two years of work experience
- Reflective statement for SU Global
- Letter of recommendation for SU Global
- Interview (selected)
Please contact our Shanghai Office for forms and to submit your applications.
September Cohort Course Schedule (contact our office)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is the MBA degree from the Global Online program the same as the degree from the U.S?
Yes, the MBA degree is issued by Shenandoah University in the United States.
China Office Contact 中国办公室
Ms. Catherine Zhang (张老师）
SU Global MBA Coordinator
55 Huai Hai West Road, Xuhui District
Shanghai, China 200030
Office: 办公室: Suntong Infoport Plaza
Email: 邮箱: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 电话: 13816876512 13331991007
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U.S. Office Contact 美国办公室
Ms. Yudi Chu （褚老师）
Program and Administrative Specialist
Office of Global Initiatives
1460 University Drive
Winchester, Virginia, USA 22601
Office: 办公室: HHH233
Email: 邮箱: GMBA@su.edu
Phone: 电话: 540-773-1206
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