The Great Wall MBA (GW MBA) is an 18-month, joint venture program between Trinity Western University (TWU) in Canada and Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (TUFE) in China. The program is delivered in English at TUFE’s campus in Tianjin with online classes from Beijing and Shanghai. The courses are taught by expert faculty from TWU’s School of Business and TUFE’s MBA programs. The goal of the program is to help students develop a global business perspective by studying in one of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies. As part of this process, the Great Wall MBA program equips students in the art and science of strategic leadership, providing a solid foundation in core business areas through engaging in analysis of theories and application to real-world solutions in China and globally. The intention is to create a globally diverse classroom that supports and encourages business connectivity through the exchange of relationships between business leaders from China, Canada, and other countries. The program also engages students in conversations about ethical business practices in the global marketplace. TWU’s MBA degree is recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Using a cohort model, the Great Wall MBA program delivers 14 courses over approximately 16–18 months, with a course usually offered every four to five weeks.
Each module course consists of one week of preparation, one weekend in class (Thursday evening and all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), followed by two to four weeks to complete assignments.
The courses and pre-program courses are delivered in English, including any courses taught by TUFE faculty.