East Asia

International MBA:  Shanghai, China



The Fuqua School of Business is deeply committed to East Asia. With the Duke Kunshan University campus under construction, office space in downtown Shanghai, and an alumni presence throughout the region, we are an active and engaged member of this fast-growing and dynamic region.

Our global strategy is to embed and connect in the most important economic regions of the world. This approach allows us to understand East Asia from a local perspective, while also providing a context for how East Asia fits into the larger global business landscape. We are learning about the infrastructure, the pertinent issues, key players, and cultural nuances that make this region tick. Even in the virtually connected world, there is no substitute for first-hand experience. By connecting the region to our base in Durham, North Carolina, USA, and all our locations around the world, we are uniquely qualified to train the leaders of a business environment without boundaries.

Fuqua Programs

Every year Fuqua welcomes many East Asia students to its programs. If you are considering Duke and would like to learn more, please contact us directly or attend one of our information sessions.

MBA Programs

The Duke MBA is an internationally renowned business degree that can be studied in one of four programs, depending on your level of professional experience, your personal and professional goals, and your geographic location.

US-Based MBA Programs

  • Daytime MBA — a traditional, two-year, full-time program that takes place on campus in Durham, North Carolina, and is ideal for candidates with several years of business experience.
  • Weekend Executive MBA — a 19-month, weekend-format program that takes place on campus in Durham, North Carolina, and is ideal for working professionals who live in North America and have at least 5 years of work experience.

Global MBA Programs

No matter where in the world you live and work, working professionals can complete these global programs without interrupting successful careers. You will study in multiple locations across the world, including the first and last terms on the Duke campus in North Carolina.

  • Cross Continent MBA — a 16-month international program for professionals (average age is 30) who will study in 5 different locations across the world.
  • Global Executive MBA — an intensive 15-month international program for senior executives (average age is 39) who will study in 7 global locations.

MMS Programs

Fuqua offers two Master of Management Studies (MMS) programs that are perfect for recent college graduates from East Asia who have little to no professional experience, and wish to obtain a master's level business degree. Each MMS program is full-time and 10-months long.

·         MMS: Foundations of Business — program takes place solely on campus in Durham, North Carolina.

·         MMS: Duke Kunshan University — program starts on campus in Durham, North Carolina, for 3 terms, and then the last 2 terms are spent at Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China.

Other Programs

Fuqua also offers a PhD program as well as non-degree, executive education programs. Visit the main Programs page to learn more. 

Alumni in East Asia

One of the great benefits of the collaborative and inclusive culture of Duke is that the alumni network is not hampered by degree or school affiliation, but is extended to any graduate of any Duke program. East Asia is home to many Duke and Fuqua alumni with a wide selection of academic and cultural backgrounds who are united by their experience and love of Duke.

Visit Fuqua's alumni website to learn more about the latest club events and activities. Active Duke and Fuqua alumni communities gather in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, and other cities throughout East Asia.


East Asia Office

Contact Us: We hope to continue to broaden our partnerships and involvement in East Asia! Please feel free to contact us should you have questions about Fuqua activity in the region or wish to learn more about any of our programs.

Suite 730, West Office Building, Shanghai Center
1376 West Nanjing Road,
Shanghai 200040, China

Telephone: (+86) 021.6289.8365
Email: asia@fuqua.duke.edu

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regional directorJingqiu (Jodie) Zhu, MBA
Regional Director, East Asia

Jodie has extensive entrepreneurial experience in developing new projects, teams and businesses. Before joining Fuqua, she worked for a leading educational services company with a focus on delivering oversea curricula to Chinese students. In her role, she is responsible for launching and developing world-class educational programs in East Asia. In addition to education, she also has experience working for an American investment company and the business it acquired.

Jodie graduated from Fuqua's Cross Continent MBA program. She holds a master's degree in Marketing and Management from Loughborough University. She is passionate about global education and social responsibility.

associate deanPatrick Moreton
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, East Asia
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Patrick Moreton is a strategy professor at The Fuqua School of Business and the Associate Dean for Graduate programs for the Duke Kunshan University initiative, a joint-venture university under development by Duke University, Wuhan University, and the county of Kunshan in Jiangsu Province China. Prior to assuming his current position, Prof. Moreton was posted full-time in Shanghai beginning in 2004 as the managing director of the Washington University-Fudan University Executive MBA Program. Prof. Moreton holds a bachelor's in Biochemistry from the University of California at San Diego, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D., from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He continues to reside in Shanghai, and writes and speaks regularly on business strategy, human resources, and education in East Asia.

Read a blog post from Professor Moreton about Fuqua's MMS programs.

Scott GoldmanScott Goldman
Project Manager, East Asia
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Scott Goldman is Project Manager for East Asia. He joined the East Asia team after graduating from Fuqua's inaugural Master of Management Studies (MMS) program in 2010. Based in Shanghai, Scott works on all phases of the student experience including recruiting and admissions activities, corporate relations, in-region program support, and alumni engagement.

Scott represented the United States as a Student Ambassador at the USA Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. He received his bachelor's degree in International Relations from Tufts University. Scott is fluent in Mandarin and Spanish. He previously lived in Taipei and Madrid, and now in Shanghai, he is excited to work with Duke as it becomes a truly global university. Read about a day in Scott's life in Shanghai.

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Regional Manager, East Asia
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As Regional Manager in East Asia region, Shan Shan supports the initial start-up, ongoing planning and management of program and residency, and assists in building Fuqua's presence in the region through developing regional social media strategy and executing marketing and PR initiatives.

Shan Shan came to Duke after three years as an Account Executive in the Shanghai Representative Office of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In this role she gained valuable international business insight and experience working with Chinese and American officials, as well as Fortune 500 companies, manufactures, and entrepreneurs.

Shan Shan received her bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology. Upon graduation she pursued study at Imperial College London getting her Master's with Merit in Integrated Circuit Design. Shan Shan also holds a Master of Philosophy in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management from University of Cambridge.

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Office Secretary, East Asia

Yuki Yang joined the East Asia Team in April 2013. As an Office Secretary in the Shanghai office, her responsibilities include office and events support, logistics and scheduling assistance.

Yuki graduated from Anhui Foreign Language College in 2012 where she majored in Applied English. Before joining Fuqua, she worked as an English teacher in an English training school as an intern. She then became the Educational Administration Supervisor for that school.


Corporate Partnerships

We work closely with a variety of organizations and companies in East Asia from state-owned enterprises to government ministries, private enterprises, and multinational corporations. In doing so, we seek out engaging speakers and insightful mentors for our students. Globally educated in a local context, our graduates offer unique human capital solutions to all of the above organizations in East Asia's burgeoning economic climate.

Board of Visitors

Fuqua's Board of Visitors advise senior school leadership on all matters related to curriculum, programs, facilities, and operations while promoting better communication and relationships within the business community. A couple board members hail from the Asian region:

  • Haruo Naito, President and Chief Executive Officer
    Eisai Co., Ltd.
    Board Member Since 1983
  • Pakpoom Vallisuta, Chairman
    The Quant Group Ltd.
    Board Member Since 2005
    Global Executive MBA 1998

East Asia Regional Advisory Board

The purpose of Fuqua's East Asia Regional Advisory Board is to advise the school on matters related to curriculum, programs, and operations with a focus on the promotion of communication and relationships within the business community cross East Asia. Board members directly impact the success of the school by facilitating relationships with key business and government entities in East Asia. Board members are: 


Through our extensive recruiter network, Fuqua alumni work across the globe. Our alumni are currently in positions at a number of fine organizations within the region. A representative, but not exhaustive, list is below:

A.T. Kerney Deloitte Consulting Mizuho Security Company
Abbott Deutsche Bank Morgan Stanley
ABN AMRO DHL Express Nike
Accenture Doosan Corporation Nippon Life Insurance
Acer Dupont Nokia
Adidas Eisai Company Nomura International
Agilent Technologies Eli Lilly & Company NTT DoCoMo
AllianceBernstein Ericsson NVIDIA
American Dairy Inc. ExxonMobil Oracle
Arthur D. Little Fidelity International Philip Morris International
AstraZeneca FUJIFILM Corporation Pizza Hut
Bain & Company GE Healthcare PricewaterhouseCoopers
Bank of America General Electric Procter & Gamble
Bank of Japan General Motors Ricoh Corporation
Banyu Pharmaceutical Global Crossing Salomon Smith Barney
Barclays Goldman Sachs Samsung
Bausch & Lomb Inc. Hay Group Limited Sara Lee
Baxter Healthcare Corporation Honeywell Schering-Plough
Booz Allen & Hamilton HSBC Schneider Electric
Borg Warner Turbo and Emission Systems Hyundai Securities Shinsei Bank
Boston Consulting Group IBM Corporation SK Corporation
British American Tobacco Infineon Technologies Standard Chartered Bank
Carrier International Intel Starbucks
Cathay Pacific Airways JP Morgan Chase Sumitomo
Chevron JAFCO Asia Thai Beverage
Cisco Systems Japan Airlines Corporation The Quant Group
Citibank Johnson & Johnson Tiffany & Company
CNBC Korea Telecom Tokyo Marine & Fire Ins.
Cordis Corporation Lenovo Toshiba 
Cosmo Oil Company McDonald's TRW Automotive
Daiwa Securities SMBC McKinsey & Company Unilever
DeBeers Microsoft Wal-Mart
Dell Mitsubishi Woori Bank