Study in Shanghai with ISM

Shanghai is a city that opens your eyes to the world

Michael Kors


A vast, glittering and rapidly developing metropolis, Shanghai is a city rich in history – and full of untapped business potential. Take one of our two-week international programs here, immerse yourself in Chinese culture and gain priceless insight into local business customs and opportunities.


  • Two-week programs in international business, focusing on China
  • Provided in collaboration with our local partner institution
  • Offered each autumn on a rotating basis with our Cape Town, New Delhi and São Paulo locations

City Facts

  • One of the most populated cities in the world

  • China's economic powerhouse

  • Major international center for trade, commerce and Asian fashion

  • Home to world's busiest container port

  • Once known as the "Paris of the East"


Donghua University (DHU) and Fudan University School of Management (FUSM) give our IMBA, DBA and PhD students the chance to attend two-week programs in international business with a focus on China.

Donghua University (DHU) is a public research university in Shanghai, China. Established in 1951, DHU is one of the state’s key universities directly under the Ministry of Education of China China's Project 211 group of national universities. It is especially well known for its engineering, business and management programs, as well as technology and design.

Founded in 1985, FUSM is one of China's top business schools and is known internationally for its high quality of faculty and education. It is fully accredited by both the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).

The student view

ISM is very hands-on with the development of its students and creates professionals destined for greater horizons.

The flexibility that ISM offers is truly unparalleled. The ability to seamlessly transition between regular lectures and distance-based e-learning is yet another advantage.

The entrepreneurship course I took at ISM was pivotal. The professor was able to create a shift in the how we viewed innovation and entrepreneurship.

The culture at ISM facilitates success by motivating students while providing the individual support they may need.

Studying at ISM is a great way to learn, see the world, and expand your international network.

ISM offers flexibility without compromising the quality of the academic experience.

If you want international exposure and practical learning, and you don't want to interrupt your work while you study, then ISM is the place to be.

I've been able to study with 18 different nationalities in a group of 20 students. The diversity of opinions and perspectives is truly remarkable.

The small class sizes help us connect to the professors.

Going through ISM, and the contacts that I made, gave me the opportunity to get my dream job with my dream company in London. This definitely would not have happened if I had not finished my MBA at ISM.