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School of Management, Xiamen University

Xiamen University (XMU) was founded in 1921 by Tan Kah Kee, the “Henry Ford of Asia”. Part of the ancient Maritime Silk Route, Xiamen had for centuries been known for its entrepreneurs, and Mr. Tan capitalised on that reputation by starting XMU with a school of business, majors in accounting and banking, and a call for XMU to “promote awareness of world cultures”.

Today, XMU is one of China’s top comprehensive universities and directly administered by the MOE. XMU has over 40,000 students, including 3,000 foreign students, on its 3 modern campuses in 26 schools, 150 research centres, etc. XMU’s selection in 1993 and 2000 for the “211 Project” and “985 Project”, two national initiatives advancing quality university education, further reinforced its reputation as the “Strength of the South”.

With almost 100 years behind it, XMU’s School of Management (SMXMU) is today one of China’s oldest and most successful business schools. The Ministry of Education (MOE) ranks SMXMU’s accounting as #1 in China, finance #3 and business administration as one of 5 national key disciplines in business administration. SMXMU’s MBA and EMBA programmes are both Top 10, and SMXMU EMBA is known as one of China’s “five golden flowers”.