KEDGE Business School: Shanghai campuses

KEDGE has been doing successfully implemented in China for 14 years and has two campuses in Shanghai: the Shanghai Jiao Tong University campus and the campus within the Sino-French Institute.


Discover Shanghai Jiao Tong University Campus

KEDGE began establishing a local presence in China in 2002 with the launch of high-level executive training courses in English in collaboration with the Antai College of Economics & Management of jiao Tong University, one of the top 5 universities in China.

The Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is an international institution, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. Each year it admits students from over 70 different countries contributing to the creation of a rich and diverse learning environment.

The main campus is located in the Xuhui district of Shanghai and hosts several educational institutions. The buildings are a mixture of American influenced constructions and Chinese style.

The campus is located in the former French Concession of Shanghai and covers more than 233,000 m2. It has all modern facilities and technologies. The KEDGE Business School is located right at the centre of the university.

Study Business Management in China: programmes available in Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Executive Education programme

  • The KEDGE Global EMBA is taught in Marseille, Bordeaux, Paris and Shanghai and is the only French EMBA to be recognised by the Chinese government and the French government.
    The programme is taught in English and is intended for senior executives and managers seeking a decidedly international dimension. 
  • Since 2008, KEDGE and Jiao Tong University have also been developing an Executive MBA in English in the form of a double degree for Chinese senior executives and entrepreneurs. At present there are only four Executive MBA double degrees in China with a French institution.

How to get to Shanghai Jiao Tong University campus? 

  • From Pudong International Airport: Take metro line 2, and transfer to line 10 at the station of East Nanjing Road, and get off at Jiao Tong University station.
  • From Shanghai Railway Station/South Railway Station: Take metro line 1 and get off at Xujiahui Station
  • From Shanghai Hongqiao Hub: Take metro line 10 and get off at SJTU station. (For reference only. Any changes, please refer to notice issued by public transportation authority for latest information)

Sino-French Institute of 'Arts and Design Management' Campus

© Architecte : Architecture-Studio / photo : Zhang Yiming

Following its success and recognition by the Chinese government in the field of higher education, KEDGE was approached by the China  Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) to set up a new Sino-French Institute in the innovative field of Arts and Design Management. The primary objective of this Institute is to train Chinese art students in management skills for a booming Chinese cultural market. Ultimately, the ambition is to make this IFC a unique HUB combining teaching, research and cross-disciplinary projects to develop co-operation between France/Europe and China/Asia.

Historically located in Beijing, the administrative capital of the People's Republic of China, the CAFA has chosen to set up the Sino-French Institute in 'Arts and Design management' in Shanghai, in the suburb of Lingang New City in the heart of the economic capital of the country. The location was chosen for its proximity to the economic world.

With a surface area of 35,000 m², more than 25,000 m² of which is built, the IFC Arts and Design Management campus accommodate over 1,200 students who benefit from high-level teaching equipment, an art gallery for exhibitions and an art library. The amount invested in the Institute is 171,360,000 yuans (23,446,983 euros), fully funded by the People's Government of the new Pudong District. 

Study Business Management in China: programmes available in the Sino-French Institute for Arts and Design Management

The IFC welcomes 150 Chinese students from CAFA for a 5-year programme (first 2 years in China, 3rd year in France, 4th year in China and optional 5th year in France) with a double Chinese and French Bachelor's degree and the possibility of a Master's degree in Management (Grande Ecole Programme) or an MSc in Arts and Creative Industries Management.

How to get to the campus? 

The CAFA Shanghai Campus is located on the shore of Dishui Lake in Lingang region, Shanghai (No. 1099, 2nd Street South of Huanhu, Nanhui New City, Pudong New District, Shanghai).

  • By Taxi. Chinese language address for taxi drivers: 上海市浦东新区,, 环湖南二路1099号 邮政编码: 201308
  • By bus: 132, 855, 944
  • By metro: 14, 15


The city of Shanghai

Shanghai is the world's largest city. Also known as the ‘Gateway to the World’, it is the most important industrial city in China. Home to 25 million people, it is densely built-up over 6340 km² in the east coast of the country. Located in the Yangtze River Delta, the city is the showpiece of China's booming economy, and is the centre of finance, business, shipping and trading.

Shanghai is a world finance and cultural centre. The city has boomed in the last two decade and many businesses are thriving in Shanghai and offering new opportunities to China's growing middle class and foreigners looking to broach the Chinese market.

The city is a transportation powerhouse. The longest metro system in the world spreads beneath the city of Shanghai with over 600 km of tunnels and tracks.

It is close to some beautiful water towns. Located between 20km and 100km to the west of Shanghai are several ancient towns that use waterway like roads.

It is the most attractive Mainland China city for expats. it is home to almost 200,000 expats.

Millions of travellers enjoy Shanghai's top sights each year (modern: The Bund, oriental Pearl TV Tower; Ancient: Yu Garden, Jade buddha Temple; Museums: Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition hall; Amusement: Shanghai Disney Land).

Shanghai has a humid temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The average temperature in January—the coldest month is about 3 ºC, and that of July - the warmest month about 27ºC. 

Life in Shanghai as an international student

As one of the biggest cities, Shanghai is a developed area for higher education. It has a wide range of international exchange programmes and a large international student population. Studying in Shanghai is a perfect opportunity to grow an international network and mindset while opening up opportunities for working with the dynamic potential of Chinese and Asian markets.

Getting around Shanghai

The Shanghai metro is the world's biggest metro system by route length, totalling 743 kilometres. It is also the second biggest by the number of stations with 381 stations on 18 lines, and is clean, safe and pleasant to use, with signage in English. For public transportation, a monthly student pass would cost around 15 to 20 euros.

Living in Shanghai as a student

The majority of international students live on campus. It can be a great way to blend into the environment, meet other students and get more involved in student life. 

Monthly rental for a one-bedroom apartment within the city centre costs around 450 to 500 euros, while it would cost around 280 euros outside of the city centre. If you are looking to split the cost with two other roommates, a three-bedroom apartment in the city centre would cost around 950 euros, while it would cost around 550 euros outside of the city centre. 

Food and beverage

China is known for its diverse and affordable selection of food. An inexpensive meal, including fast food, would cost around 4 euros. Mid-range dining options could go up to 8 euros, for both local or international cuisines.

Purchasing groceries and cooking your daily meals at home would always be the cheaper option, in any country you choose to study in. Local produce and basic provisions would cost around 180 a month. 


There is a diverse range of fun things to do after dark in China. Bars in Shanghai are a little dispersed. To bar hop, you would need to have cab fare on hand, but to save you could share a ride with friends and split the cost. 

A cocktail at a high-end bar costs about 8 euros, while some places could serve you a beer for just 3 euros. You may or may not be running low on finances for the week, but the options to have fun will always be endless.


As well as Shanghai, KEDGE has four main campuses in France offering international academic courses in MarseilleToulon , Paris and Bordeaux