Dauphine officially inaugurates its Shanghai program: the first class of Bachelor's in Management students take off for the Middle Kingdom


23 third-year Dauphine Bachelor's students have arrived at ECNU Shanghai for an exciting and instructive 2nd semester.

Dauphine's Shanghai program was officially launched on January 12th at an inaugural ceremony hosted by Program director Professor Denis Darpy in the presence the Honorable Axel Cruau, Consul General of France in Shanghai, and representatives of two of Dauphine's global corporate partners: Mr. Thomas Chen, of Mazars and Ms. Christine Chen, Recruiting Manager for Carrefour. Also in attendance was Mr. Zhou AOYING, Vice President of ECNU. Numerous Paris-Dauphine alumni currently working in Shanghai turned out in support of the program.

Modeled after Dauphine's Brooklyn New York initiative, the Shanghai program is designed to give 3rd-year Dauphine Bachelor's in Management students the opportunity to spend their second semester studying in China at East China Normal University (ECNU) in an academic and cultural environment radically different from Dauphine Paris. The curriculum follows that taught at the Paris campus while providing an additional focus on the specificities of China. Students cover all prerequisites for acceptance into a Dauphine Master's program.

To facilitate their cultural immersion, program participants take 7 hours per week of intensive Chinese language classes and 2 classes in contemporary Chinese society taught by ECNU. The rest of the curriculum is taught by visiting Paris-Dauphine professors.

Academic courses are concentrated at the beginning of the semester giving students the opportunity to complete their Shanghai experience with an internship (from May through August).

The festivities that surround the Chinese New Year (the coming year is the year of the Rooster), should be an exciting and colorful introduction to Chinese culture for our lucky students!

Click here for more information on the program.