Webster University in China
Webster University launched its first China joint MBA program in 1996 together with Shanghai University of Finance and Economics – SUFE. It was one of the first foreign MBA programs in China. Shanghai is the most important business city in the People’s Republic of China, while the partnership with SUFE makes the partnership extremely important. SUFE is rated one of the first tier accounting universities in China and their College of Business is highly regarded. Webster also participates in SUFE’s Joint Undergraduate Program that awards International Accounting ACCA with around 100 students each year. Together, Webster and SUFE have been a National Education Award for Continuous International Cooperation and Education of International Managers by the Minister of Education of the People's Republic of China.
In 2003, Webster opened a second MBA Program at Chengdu with University of Electronic Science and Technology of China - UESTC. The two programs, together, have educated about 3500 students, who are alums of Webster University and the partner schools. After celebrating 10-year anniversary in Chengdu, the partner schools - UESTC and Webster have agreed to a new, 10-year cooperation agreement authorized by the Ministry of Education in 2018. UESTC is a top-rated school for IT, physics and electrical engineering. Its educational perspective provides Webster University with a unique business school perspective. The International MBA at Chengdu is the only foreign, English language partnership in all of Southwest China.
Webster China is made of people who are learning and studying together. Most important are the students, and the alums that support the program, year after year. Webster professors fly in from all over and are supported by local faculty and instructors from our partner universities in China. The staff makes it possible to place and care for professors, assure comfortable and effective classrooms, and make certain that the programs maintain the highest academic standards.
Webster operates programs with Beijing Language and Culture University - BLCU. The two universities conduct the Confucius Institute at the Webster Main Campus in St. Louis, Missouri. Two times, Han Ban in Beijing has selected the Webster Confucius Institute “best of the year” for 2012 and 2014. Webster undergraduate study abroad students also come to BLCU to study Chinese language.