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Case Western Reserve, Tongji University partnership listed among 10 Best Financial MBA Programs in China

A master’s-level finance program at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University has gained international attention.

MBAChina ranked the Master of Science in Management-Finance program at Case Western Reserve, in partnership with the School of Economics and Management at Tongji University in Shanghai, second among more than 200 finance-focused MBA programs in China.

The ranking, released last month, rated the Case Western Reserve-Tongji program behind only the joint program between Cornell and Tsinghua universities.

The Case Western Reserve-Tongji program has already admitted more than 300 students in nine cohorts since its launch in 2011. The 10th cohort is scheduled to start the program this fall.

“Our strong presence in China all these years also has something to do with the growth and sustainability of our applicant pipeline from China for our programs in the United States,” said Anurag Gupta, the program’s director and H. Clark Ford Professor of Banking and Finance, as well as the vice dean at the Weatherhead School.

“The entire finance faculty at Weatherhead and Yuan Wu, the MSM Finance program manager, deserve a ton of credit for this ranking,” he said. “They have created outstanding outcomes in and outside the classroom for our students, with sky-high teaching ratings.”

The program, designed to balance the technical dimension and managerial practice of finance not usually offered in general MBA programs, is delivered in Shanghai with final residency in Cleveland. The program is designed to give graduates a global view of financial markets, models and instruments.

“We are poised now to continue to take our program to the next level,” Gupta said. “This ranking is an affirmation of our vision to build successful select programs in large growth markets and further our reputation as a school of choice.”

The students in the joint program earn both an MBA from Tongji as well as a Master of Science in Finance degree from Weatherhead School.

“These graduates are placed in high positions within their respective firms, and are making an incredible impact that brings prestige to both Tongji as well as Case Western Reserve University,” said Manoj Malhotra, dean of the Weatherhead School of Management.

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