Master Degree Program Enrollment for High-level International Business Professionals in South Asia and Southeast Asia under the “Belt and Road Initiatives”

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Yunnan University of Finance and Economics

Master Degree Program Enrollment for High-level International Business Professionals in South Asia and Southeast Asia under the “Belt and Road Initiatives”

I. Program Introduction

"The Silk Road" Chinese Government Scholarship Program is to promote the "Silk Road" study abroad program. It cultivates industry leaders and outstanding technical personnel with “the Belt and Road Initiatives” in China’s neighboring countries. It is a special study abroad program that invites the policy communication, infrastructure interconnections, trade flow, and financing between China and its neighboring countries. This is the first year of the program implementation.

“The Silk Road" Chinese Government Scholarship Program is implemented according to the current national scholarship standards. Funded by Chinese government, this master degree program is for high-level international business professionals in South Asia and Southeast Asia “the Belt and Road Initiatives”. The funding covers tuition, accommodation, living expenses, insurance, etc., The approximate annual funding is about 70,200 yuan and the funding will be granted for two years.

Ⅱ.University Profile

1. Description of University

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE) was founded in 1951 formerly called Yunnan Financial Cadres Training School, was upgraded and renamed as Yunnan Finance and Trade College with the approval of the Ministry of Education in 1981. Since then, the college has dedicated to full-time undergraduate education. In 1995, the college was approved as one of the key provincial institutions of higher education by Yunnan Provincial Government. In February 2006, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, Yunnan Finance and Trade College was officially renamed as Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE). In 2007, YUFE successfully passed the Undergraduate Teaching Quality Level Assessment with the recognition of “excellence”. In 2009, approved by the Ministry of Education, the university’s doctoral degree programs were under construction, which has passed the entire acceptance check in February 2013. Over the past 60 years, YUFE has developed into a multi-disciplinary university which excels in economics and management but also offers high-quality programs in law, philosophy, liberal arts, natural science, engineering and arts. The university has formed a multiple talent training system which focuses on undergraduate training and also develops graduate, overseas student training and further education.

Located in the downtown of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, YUFE occupies an area of 1222 mu. The university hosts collection of 1,870,000 books volumes and high-tech laboratories, more than 1,160,000 electronic books and 66 databases. YUFE now has a total of more than 32,000 students. The teaching team of YUFE consists of over 1,500 faculty members including over 1,055 full-time lecturers, among them there are 160 professors, 352 associate professors, 225 teachers with doctorial degree, 2 distinguished professors in Cheung Kong Scholars, 8 endowed chair professors, 24 distinguished professors, one expert selected by New Century Talents Project, 5 members of Ministry of Education’s Steering Committee on the Teaching in Higher Educational Institutions, 22 experts who enjoys the State Council Special Allowance and Provincial Government Special Allowance, 8 excellent professional and technical personnel who make outstanding contributions in Yunnan, 5 entrants of “a hundred of overseas higher-level talents recruitment program” in Yunnan Province, 12 provincial teaching masters, 15 provincial young and middle-aged academic and technical leaders, 7 provincial young and middle-aged academic and technical reserve talents, and 6 provincial teaching and academic research leaders in colleges.

YUFE fastens on the democratic ideal of openness and has established long and steady cooperation and exchange relationship with more than 80 universities and institutions in nearly 30 countries including the United States, France, and the United Kingdom, such as developing the master degree education program of international accounting and international business with Keuka College and Charles Sturt University, the master degree education program of project management and Real Estate Management with the University of Greenwich, the bachelor degree education program of Finance with Edinburgh Napier University, building 4 business Chinese centers in Viet Nam and Thailand, training almost 100 civil servants for Burma and Viet Nam, and achieving high praise of the sending countries.

2. Description of Organizer

International Business School of YUFE was established in 2000 under the approval of the Education Department of Yunnan. It is an academic unit of YUFE to undertake and implement Sino-foreign cooperative education, education of foreign students and various domestic and overseas training and education programs. With the approval of XWB [2002] No. 104 and [2004] No. 67 released by the State Council, WJZH [2007] No. 105 and [2012] No. 30 released by the Ministry of Education, it has cooperated with Keuka College, Charles Sturt University and Edinburgh Napier University in developing double bachelor degree education program, and with the University of Greenwich in developing master degree education program, and has three master programs of management science and engineering, international business, and engineering (project management) listed into the national unified enrollment.

International Business School of YUFE now has over 2600 registered students including nearly 2000 undergraduates and over 400 postgraduates. It has totally 62 full-time and part-time teachers including 2 members of national steering committee of management science and engineering and logistics management education in Ministry of Education, 3 members of Yunnan steering committee of professional master, 4 provincial teaching masters, 3 provincial technical innovation talents, 5 provincial reserve talents of young and middle-aged academic leaders, 21 professors, 35 associate professors and 25 doctors. And nearly 50 teachers of them are with overseas education background, accounted for more than 80% of the total number of full-time teachers, as well as each year over 80 teachers are selected and sent from foreign partner schools. Besides, YUFE has built a double tutor team in project management combined by about 30 internal and external experts. The school is a pilot one of the provincial education system reform, in which there is a research center of management and public service information engineering technology, a research workstation of higher education internationalization ability and other teaching and research platforms. The overseas branch of the university, Bangkok Business College in Thailand, is undertaken specifically by the International Business School, which also undertook Zhengda (China) College of Finance and Economy Management and other projects in Thailand. The school also assists Yunnan International Economic and Technical Exchange Center to set up a training base for international business officials in Ministry of Commerce.

Its experiential teaching program creates opportunities for undergraduates to have experiential learning in Hyundai Group, SK Group, Uni-President, Tainan Science Park, Chia Tai Group, and well-known enterprises in Shanghai, Shenzhen and other cities, which initiates the new mode of domestic university international education. In the cultivation of postgraduates, the school innovates a training mode of talents which stands in the leading position in the whole province and even in the whole country, that is, postgraduate students in school would have opportunities for overseas practices in the business representative offices of large enterprises such as SINOHYDRO BUREAU 14 CO., LTD., Yunnan Construction Engineering Group and Union Resources & Engineering Co., Ltd in Yunnan Province in South Asia and Southeast Asia regions including Singapore, Laos, Kampuchea, India and Sri Lanka.

Since 2004, the school has been honored with one of “the first-class national Sino-foreign cooperation schools”, “the top ten Sino-foreign cooperation schools”, “ten major brands of Sino-foreign cooperative schools”, “the most influential Sino-foreign cooperation schools”, and “ten major brands of influential Sino-foreign cooperative schools” and so on. Since its establishment, its Sino-foreign cooperative education programs have passed the qualification assessment of British Higher Education Quality Assurance Committee, American Central University Evaluation Committee and Australian Ministry of Education’s University Quality Assessment Committee. In 2013, it was evaluated by the Ministry of Education on Sino-foreign cooperative education, with higher score in evaluation indexes of school characteristics, teaching organization, training conditions, training quality, social benefits, teaching staff and project management than the national average score of qualified programs, especially with full score in undergraduate programs.

3. Description of Living Conditions

The university has prepared complete hardware and software facilities for students’ learning and living of this program. Teaching facilities include 3 meeting rooms, 2 multi-function rooms and 2 specialized multimedia classrooms. Each student is equipped with a single standard room for living, which is only 20 m away from the classroom by walking. Students may select to eat in the western, Chinese and Halal restaurants according to their living habits. In addition, the university has also a heated swimming pool, 2 ground track fields, 15 basketball courts, as well as 8 tennis courts, and the school has an internal gym, so as to enrich students' amateur culture, entertainment and life. Students attending this program may have free access to the university’s library and e-book database, as well as the exclusive library arranged for them by the school. In addition, the university has opened the wired and wireless network services, and set the school infirmary on campus.

III. Enrollment

  1. Prospective Students: Government officials, corporate staff, independent entrepreneurs, college teachers, etc. in South Asia and Southeast Asia countries.
  2. Admission Criteria

(1) Bachelor's degree or associate’s degree with 2 years of work experience recognized by the National Ministry of Education.

(2) Proper and honest, no criminal record, friendly to China, and understanding basic theory and knowledge of management and economics.

(3) Proficient in English, and some speaking ability of a minority language.

(4) Understanding the basic theory and use of business management, international trade cooperation, international contracting, project financing, asset development and financing.

IV. Training Plans

1. Training Goals

Based on the requirements of global development, and the current regional economic development, the goal is to develop high-level, practical, and well-rounded international business professionals who are competent in international business and management work in foreign enterprises and companies, foreign affairs department, and social groups, who also have high moral character and professionalism, understand basic theory of modern business, have solid knowledge of international business, have analysis and decision-making ability, master the practical skills of modern international business, and have strong cross-cultural communication ability.

2. School Year

Full-time study for 2 years. The master's degree for International business is 2 years (including curriculum study for 1 years, and internship and paper for 1 year)

3. Training Model

(1) Teaching all in English.

(2) Implementing credit system.

(3) Teaching techniques of heuristic and seminar. The grades are evaluated by tests and attendance (homework, classroom discussions, case studies, and curriculum practice, etc.)

(4) Emphasis on international business practice. Open lectures are given by company and government experts who have practical experience.

(5) Use of "Double tutor system". Off campus tutors give guidance on internship, paper and employment.

(6) The thesis is closely integrated with internship. The final degree thesis can be completed in various forms, including papers, research reports, consultation reports, case studies and feasibility studies, etc.

4. Semester arrangement

For this program, students may register at the end of August, 2017 and start school in early September. Semester arrangement will comply with the school calendar of YUFE, with 18 weeks for each semester. In addition to Chinese national holidays, there will be summer holiday and winter holiday each year. Qualified students will graduate in July 2019.

5. Dissertation

(1) Requirements for thesis

Thesis writing time will be an academic year. In the third semester, students may enter into the thesis preparation and proposal phase, while in the fourth semester write the thesis by combining with professional practice. The thesis should be combined with project management practice, reflecting students’ ability to analyze and resolve practical problems by applying project management and relevant theories, knowledge and methods. It may be written in multiple forms, including research paper, project management cases analysis, project research report, and feasibility report. It should be practical-oriented with innovation and practicability.

(2) Requirements for thesis defense

The thesis may be verified and approved by the thesis defense committee. The committee shall have at least 5 members, among which not less than 2 off-campus experts are required with a title of advanced professional technician in the field of project management practice. The committee adopts the majority voting system, which means the thesis will fail to pass if more than half experts are dissent.

6. Degree awarding

To be awarded the master degree of project management, students shall obtain 35 credits within the stipulated period, pass the thesis defense, and be approved by the university degree committee of YUFE.

7. Teaching Implementation Plan

Implementation Plan for the courses of the Master’s degree in International Business

Course Type

Course Name

School terms and weekly hours

Credit

Credit hours

School

1

2

3

4

English

3

3

54

Bangkok Business School

Elective courses

(3 credits)

3 courses

3

54

Relevant Departments

Courses(21

credits)

Degree Courses

(7 credits)

International Business English Practice

2

2

36

Bangkok Business School

Analysis and Application of Economics

3

3

54

School of Economics

International Business

2

2

36

Bangkok Business School

Compulsory courses

(10 credits)

International Trade Policies and Practices

2

2

36

Bangkok Business School

International Finance

2

2

36

Bangkok Business School

International Business Law

2

2

36

Bangkok Business School

International Investment and Transnational Corporation Management

2

2

36

Bangkok Business School

Cross Cultural Communication and Business Negotiation

2

2

36

Bangkok Business School

Elective courses

(At least 4 credits)

International Exhibition and E-Commerce

2

2

36

Bangkok Business School

International Business Minority Language

2

2

36

Bangkok Business School

NGOs and International Aid

2

2

36

Bangkok Business School

Transnational Logistics and Supply Chain Management

2

2

36

School of Logistics

Southeast Asia and South Asia Business Subject

2

2

36

India Ocean Research Center

International Project Management

2

2

36

Bangkok Business School

Scientific Research Training and Lectures

1

Bangkok Business School

Professional Practice

4

Bangkok Business School

Dissertation

3

Bangkok Business School

Total

≥35

≥486

V. Application Method

1. Application Time

From now until August 10, 2017.

2. Application Conditions

(1) Non-Chinese nationals, who have valid passports;

(2) Bachelor’s degree or higher, no more than 45 years of age (born after September 1, 1972), good physical and mental health;

(3) Good English. Proficient in English to engage in professional courses;

(4) Have career development potential in the field. Have the intention to promote the friendly exchanges and cooperation between their country and China;

(5) Students who have studied in China or have been granted Chinese government scholarship are not admitted.

3. Application Process

(1) The applicant will log on to the "Chinese Government Scholarship Study Abroad Management Information System". Upon completion of the online application, the "Chinese Government Scholarship Application Form" (Chinese or English) will be generated automatically.

(2) The applicant shall prepare the scanned copy for corresponding material in the "application materials" list and submit it to the organization within a set time.

4. Application Materials

Please scan the following materials in order into one file and ensure clarity.

(1) Application form signed by the applicant with a 2-inch recent photo;

(2) Personal statement (500 words or more);

(3) Bachelor’s degree certificate and transcripts;

(4) Two recommendation letters from the company executives or associate professors or above (need to specify the referrer’s phone number and email address);

(5) Relevant English proficiency certificate;

(6) A copy of the applicant's passport (personal information page, passport must be an ordinary personal passport).

Note: Only scanned copies of the above documents are needed when applying. During school registration, the original or notarized documents must be submitted. They will be kept by the school as student files. The certificate must be original or notarized in Chinese or English. Application materials will not be returned.

5. Admission and notification

(1) Admissions Committee will evaluate the application materials and determine the admission list.

(2) Each scholarship winner can only be granted one Chinese government scholarship.

(3) Admission notice and China visa application form (JW201 table) for foreign students will be transferred from the program institutions or the country’s Embassy to the students themselves.

(4) Scholarships will not be held if students can not arrive in China on time.

Contact: Ms. Niu. Tel:+8618287198739

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