Teaching Program
  • MBA Program

    MBA program was approved in 1998, and by now the school has educated over 2,000 management talents for business enterprises, financial sectors and economic management departments. USTC MBA is designed to train high-level comprehensive managerial talents for industrial and commercial enterprises, financial sector and economic management departments. The graduates should achieve the level of advanced knowledge in broad area of modern managerial skills, be skilled in scientific analysis, decision making. The program is also committed to developing a global strategic awareness for entrepreneurs, and training professional managers able to adapt to global competition.

    USTC MBA program has obtained better experience, and now enters a steady period of development. The academic degrees committee of the State Council launched the MBA qualified assessment in 2001 to evaluate the second batch of pilot MBA program in 28 schools. The school ranked seventh, and the MBA program became formal program in 2002.


    USTC has a strong background in science and engineering teaching. The MBA Center has developed its own training pattern. Since 2004, MBA center has initiated "ten hundred thousand program ", i.e., ten elaborate courses, 100 elite reports, and a thousand teaching cases, aiming at building The USTC MBA into first-class brand.


    To choose USTC MBA program, enjoy success of your wonderful life! We are sincerely waiting for you!

  • EMBA Program

    the EMBA program got green light in June 2009. The students of the program are either executives of enterprises or managers of important departments of the government around China, and now EMBA students in the school are more than 300, including more than 80 from Beijing. The courses offered cover 8 inquired course, such as Business English, China Economy, Leadership Science, Strategic Management and etc., 15 specialized courses, such as Business Model, Crisis Management, Innovation Management, Human Resources and etc., lectures given by professors and experts both home and abroad and a two-credit overseas study tour.

    The EMBA normal time-to-degree is 2 years part time. This program focuses on training of management theory and practice integration in a multicultural environment. The School emphasizes management practice in different cultures by systematic classroom teaching and other approaches including Study Abroad, Mobile Classroom, and thesis.

    To ensure EMBA students’ attention and dedication to theory and practice, the EMBA program has its own website and magazine to enhance students’ engagement in academics and practice. Students can download course materials from the website. The magazine, entitled “EMBA,” publishes feature stories of companies owned by EMBA students and alumni to enhance students’ engagement with the program. EMBA students are required to complete a thesis based on practice, which counts 4 credits. Through the thesis process, students can polish their management skills and acquire deeper, more systematic understanding of management theories.


  • EDP Program

    Consistent with the mission of training leaders for China, the USTC School of Management established an Executive Development Program (EDP) in 2011. The EDP Center offers non-degree education designed for Chinese business leaders and government elites, and provides high-quality courses to engage executives with contemporary and innovative management strategies and methods. The EDP program complements the School’s degree programs and research by engaging executives with degree program students and the faculty. The EDP Center is part of the School’s plan to continuously improve and enhance its teaching system, using interaction between EDP and degree programs to promote each other and help achieve the School’s mission of benefiting society.

    Every course taught in the EDP is part of a customized project in one of three categories:
    1) customized practice, 2) CEO, or 3) distinguished leadership. Each project is designed for a specific group of students, often from one particular enterprise, and includes one or more courses. The Center’s revenues currently account for about 8% of School revenue, and the EDP has become an important part of the School’s educational offerings.

    1) Customized practice projects aim to reach professional managers in various industries to upgrade their expertise. They are customized for participating companies to bring direct benefits to the enterprises and improve the companies’ management competencies. As of October 2013, the Center has offered a total of 30 projects in this category for students from more than 100 companies.

    2) CEO projects focus on providing information resources for high-level decision-makers. By drawing on USTC’s outstanding on-going research, the students master advanced management concepts and methods, thereby nurturing first-class business and political elite talents. The EDP has done 11 CEO projects with students from over 300 companies as of October 2013.

    3) Distinguished leadership projects of the EDP are for entrepreneurs and other business leaders who control assets of at least 1 billion RMB (Chinese Yuan), the equivalent of at least 160 million USD. The focus is on building learning and communication platforms. By optimizing the composition of students as well as inviting leaders of Chinese national government ministries, these projects help to build a dialog and cooperation platform for elite leaders in the political, business, and academic arenas. As of October 2013, the EDP Center has completed 4 of these projects with 51 participant companies.


  • Undergraduate Program

    In the 4-year bachelor management education, the first two years are devoted to training skills in physical sciences, mathematics and computer. The students of statistics program are admitted directly by the Mathematics Department and complete initial education there, while students of other programs are allowed to choose their concentration area in the second year.

    The undergraduate program is a 4-year full-time bachelor’s degree program focusing on the teaching and learning of fundamental theories and knowledge. Courses are mostly delivered in the traditional classroom way, supplemented by experiments, simulations, and competitions. Regarding curricula for the majors, first and second year courses are mainly foundational courses required by USTC, with a few experiential courses to familiarize students with practice. Beyond discipline-specific core courses, third and fourth year teaching and learning emphasize academic and professional engagement with experiential courses, senior projects, summer internships, and thesis requirements. Measurement of engagement outcome is carried out through in-course evaluations of learning, project reports, and theses.

  • Master’s Program

    The School of Management, USTC has the rights to confer master degrees in eight disciplines, namely, Management Science and Engineering, Financial Engineering, Business Administration, and Statistics and four professional degree programs including executive master of business administration (EMBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Project Management (MPM) and Master of Finance (MF).
    Discipline of Management Science and Engineering
    Discipline of Business Administration
    Discipline of Statistics

    The School’s academic master’s degree program is a 3-year full-time Master of Science program with four majors: Management Science & Engineering, Business Administration, Financial Engineering and Statistics. Similar to the Master of Philosophy degree in the British system, the MSc program is research-oriented and focuses on deep understanding of theories and mastery of research paradigms. To help students to engage in academic research, MSc curricula consist of advanced courses in theory and research methods. Students also participate in research and consulting projects to enhance academic and professional engagement. These research projects are mainly funded by research agencies such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Integration of theory and practice is included in the MSc program’s learning goals and learning objectives.

  • Phd Program

    The school offers doctoral degrees in four disciplines, namely, the Management Science and Engineering, Financial Engineering and Business Administration and Statistics.
    Discipline of Management Science and Engineering
    Discipline of Financial Engineering
    Discipline of Business Administration.
    Discipline of Statistics
    The PhD degree program is a 5-year full-time MScàPhD program (starting as MSc students but becoming PhD students after satisfactory progress) with majors in Management Science and Engineering, Business Administration, and Statistics. The PhD program focuses on training to conduct high-quality original research, with emphasis on innovation in theoretical areas.

    The School provides database access so that students can obtain the latest literature and keep up with research frontiers. PhD advisors regularly meet with students to instruct and help them in developing abilities to solve difficult problems. The School encourages PhD students to generate high-impact ideas and tools for both the Chinese and international contexts and provide innovative managerial insights. To complete the doctorate, each PhD student must have at least one A journal paper or two B journal papers published/accepted. Those journals must be on the School’s A/B list of recognized journals (see the list with our publications in Appendices for Standard 2).

    To engage students with practice, the School provides students with many opportunities to learn research frontiers and publish high-quality papers. These include: 1) International exchange. To enrich research experience, students can apply for government-funded visiting scholar positions to study abroad. Also, each PhD student is required to present a paper in at least one international academic conference in their field. About 90% of the PhD students in the School gain experience in collaborative research with well-known international scholars. These experiences include research discussions, joint work, and project collaborations. 2) Seminars. Each PhD student is required to give at least one public seminar in the School. The student’s seminar performance will be judged by a review team which consists of three senior faculty. Review and feedback will be provided to the student to develop his/her abilities in research and communication.

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