Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) was established at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in April 2009 by the Shanghai Municipal Government. SAIF is committed to developing top talent and cutting-edge knowledge, with a focus on Chinese markets and their global connections. We offer Full-time Finance MBA in English (2 years) and Part-time Finance MBA Program (2.5-3 years) for those who want to learn knowledge and skills in all areas of business and management, and preserve their competitiveness to thrive in today's global landscape.
Co-constructed by SAIF, three disciplines of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) are ranked among the top in the world according to the 12th QS World University Rankings by Subject:
·Accounting and Finance, ranked 48th globally;
·Business and Management Studies, ranked 50th globally;
·Economics and Econometrics, ranked 63rd globally.
On May 11, 2022, Times Higher Education (THE) released the third edition of its China Subject Ratings. SJTU performed well in this year’s ratings, with a total of 41 disciplines being awarded an A+ ranking. Three disciplines co-constructed by SAIF (Industry & Business Administration, Management Science and Engineering, and Applied Economics) regained A+ designation.
Our top-tier faculty are drawn from both academia and industry from around the world. All faculty hold Ph.D. degrees from top universities and over two thirds were tenured at world-class research universities before joining SAIF. Our faculty have in-depth research expertise and teaching experience, and have generated a substantive impact upon academic, applied, and policy research.
SAIF FMBA Programs at a Glance
The SAIF Finance MBA program is devoted to cultivating leading talent ready to thrive in the new financial environment. Students can choose to attend classes at our Shanghai, Beijing, or Shenzhen campuses.
Full-time FMBA (English):
GMAT or GRE and submit the score (GMAT code: 6QS-S6-21, GRE code: 4100)，
or IELTS ≥ 5.5,
or TOEFL ≥ 90.
Part-time FMBA (Chinese):
HSK 5 score > = 180,
or pre-admission result from our SAIF MBA interview.
• A bachelor's degree with at least 3 years working experience; or 2 years working experience for a master's (or higher) degree;
Documents Required for Application
• Official diploma of your highest degree
• Official transcript
• English or Mandarin proficiency certificate (not compulsory during interview)
• Scanned passport
• Personal statement and study plan
• Two reference letters from your supervisors or professors
2. Send your English CV to email@example.com and get feedback on your profile review.
3. Complete SAIF MBA online application form here:
4. Take the SAIF admission interview
(Interview can be arranged monthly through whole year; the interview results will be informed within 2 weeks.)
Scholarships for International Applicants:
The Highlights of SAIF MBA
World Class Scholars and Experts in Finance with Knowledge of Both Western and Chinese Markets
An advanced curriculum in Finance to develop and expand your knowledge;
A Financial trading laboratory with real-time stock market data;
Visiting Finance luminaries who lead forums to exchange ideas and knowledge;
Comprehensive coverage of complementary and other relevant subjects (not just finance);
An increasingly valuable degree, given the rapid growth of both SAIF itself and the Chinese financial markets;
Tailor-made career services.
SAIF LIVE Learning Center
SAIF LIVE Learning Center offers the innovative experience of “live learning” to students by carefully-designed practicum courses and supporting experiences. LIVE completes each student’s education by incorporating learning experiences from real-world, real-time projects and events.
With focusing on the real industry, SAIF Banker series usually invited 1 industry expert with an authoritative voice to share industry cases, and 1 professor from SJTU to deliver cutting-edge knowledge, and 1 guest speaker who is specialized in investment, together they build MBA learning workshops with no boundaries.
SAIF Alumni Association
Alumni are important stakeholders and are critical to SAIF’s future development. SAIF’s strong network of alumni associations makes it a vital resource for students, alumni, and business professionals. As of July 2020, SAIF has produced nearly 5000 graduates.
SAIF Student Union
SAIF MBA Student Union has grown to be an active and professional platform that links SAIF students with alumni and industry elites, promoting SAIF students' comprehensive development. There are 2 kinds of clubs in the SAIF MBA Student Union:
1. Industry Clubs connect alumni of SAIF's DBA, EMBA and MF programs, bringing together professionals from various fields.
2. Hobby and Charity Clubs have a high competition level among the business school students, achieving excellent results in many domestic and international competitions.
SAIF International Collaboration
SAIF has developed international collaboration with world-class business schools, including the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the MIT Sloan School of Management, University of California, Berkeley, Imperial College London, and Arizona State University.
A variety of educational study tours and international exchange opportunities are offered to provide students with cutting-edge knowledge in finance and management, expand their global perspectives, and facilitate multicultural collaborations.
SAIF Career Development Center (CDC)
SAIF Career Development Center (CDC) has established a three-level career counseling system to provide 3 rounds of one-on-one professional Career Coaching for each student. Through career skills training, students are helped to make career orientation, discover their personal strengths and formulate exclusive career development plans to enhance their professional level, skills and global vision in a comprehensive manner.
Synergy of Three Cities
Integrating the resources of academic and industrial circles in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, from classroom to enterprise, from theory to practice, with multi-dimensional and multi-perspective, students can fully experience MBA journey brought by the linkage of the three financial centers of Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, corresponding to three main financial circles: Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, Yangtze River Delta and The Greater Bay Area.
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