KEDGE and Shanghai JIAO TONG University (SJTU) Partnership

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


The KEDGE-SJTU Global EMBA: ranked 41st in the world (Financial Times 2020)

KEDGE Global EMBA is among the Top 45 Executive MBAs in the world according to the 2016 Financial Times rankings. This group includes the most prestigious Business Schools in the world: London Business School (19th), Duke University (20th), Warwick (23rd), Kellogg: North-western/Korea University Business School (24th), IMD (27th), Columbia (28th), etc.

KEDGE BS has also confirmed its position as the provider of France’s 5th best Executive EMBA, behind HEC, INSEAD and ESCP. In China, where the programme is taught at the Shanghai campus, KEDGE BS is also ranked 4th, behind Tsinghua/INSEAD, SJTU Antai and CEIBS.

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, the French government and have AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.

The KEDGE BS/Jiao Tong University Global EMBA is taught in English and is intended for senior executives and managers seeking a decidedly international dimension. Depending on the specialisation Major (10 in total) selected, training can span several countries and continents (France/China/South Africa/Australia/USA/England). 

The course also requires students to choose 2 international seminars from 7 possible destinations: China, Brazil, Australia, India, Russia, USA and the United Arab Emirates.

The Global EMBA

Each year more than 80 senior executives choose Shanghai, and approximately 60 top-level executives choose Marseille, Bordeaux and Paris.

The Global EMBA now benefits from a network of more than 1,500 graduates throughout the world, including

900 in China. This is a source of wonderful business opportunities for all graduates.

In 2005, the Chinese government stopped recognising foreign degrees in order to protect Chinese degrees but made an exception in 2011 of the Global EMBA. Consequently it now has the official recognition of the Chinese Ministry of Education, allowing State business executives to use it for their career development.

The SJTU-KEDGE BS Executive MBA double degree

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.

Each year, this programme hosts between 30 and 35 elite participants in France (Paris and Marseille) for a study workshop. Participants come from large international and local companies such as Intel, PWC, Volvo, Kodak, Bertelsmann, Hilton, Tyco Electronics, Astra Zeneca, Maersk, the Bank of Communications, Nanfang Daily Media Group, and Shanghai Advertising, among others.