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A&M MAYS Only Exchange: Guanghua School of Management
Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Xi'an, China (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer 1
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Approved Course Equivalencies Click here to view
Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Business
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Information & Operations Management, Land Economics & Real Estate, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Masters of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Pre-requisites:
0
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer
Housing: Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
No
Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

Peking University was originally founded in 1898 as the Imperial University of Peking and renamed in 1912. It is the first modern national university of China and has become a center for progressive thought. Today, Peking University is frequently placed as one of the best universities in China. Peking University is additionally known for its beautiful campus and traditional Chinese architecture.

The Guanghua School of Management (GSM) in Peking University has over 3,700 students and consistently attracts a large number of international students every year. Guanghua was ranked #54 in the top 100 Global MBA rankings by the Financials Times for its International MBA program, and #8 for its Masters of Finance program in 2012. It has consistently been regarded as one of the top business schools in China, often recognized for faculty research, academic teaching and admission selectivity.

 

Location

Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China.  It has been the political center of China for approximately eight centuries. It boasts palaces, gardens, opera, tombs, temples, and is within close proximity to the Great Wall of China. It features galleries of internationally sought after pieces of art and universities of the highest caliber. All of this makes Beijing the center of culture in China. It is immense, urban, and headquarters for most of China’s largest companies and a major hub for transportation. The high-speed rail, national highway and railway all make their way through Beijing.
 
Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification or Graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or Chinese
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
 
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to January)
  • Spring Semester (February to June)
  • Academic year (September to June)

Courses

There are a wide variety of courses offered for exchange students. At GSM, classes are offered in both English and Chinese and they range from 2-3 credit hours with a maximum of 18 credit hours per semester. Two-credit courses are 10-weeks long and three-credit courses are 15-weeks long. Most English taught courses will be finished by December 24, however a few of them will end in mid-January. A three-credit course in “Business Chinese” is open to all international students free of charge.
 
Housing

On-campus housing is currently not available due to the overwhelming demand. Exchange student should arrange their own accommodations outside of the university. Guanghua International Students Association and the Office of International Relations will help and offer necessary information. GSM provides a price reference for off-campus housing: a room in a multiple bedroom apartment should be around $300-600 US dollars a month.

In addition to academics, the Guanghua International Students Association provides an optional buddy program for international exchange students. They also have a welcome event at the beginning of the semester and your buddy is there to be used as a resource for the whole semester!

Costs

One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition & Fees $5,000
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
Accommodations $2,000
International Airfare $950
Meals $1,020
Misc. Expenses, Books & Supplies $800
Personal Spending $2,000+
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $12,070+
Texas A&M Semester Comparison Cost  $13,636+

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
  • Scholarships
    • CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
    • Mays Business School MBA Scholarships
    • ROTC and Corps Scholarships
    • The Study Abroad Fellowship
    • International Education Fee Scholarship
 
 Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding Your Program” page.

 
Helpful Links

GSM Homepage
GSM Exchange Programs
GSM Course Listings
GSM Pre-Arrival Information
GSM Accommodations
GSM Academic Calendar
Guanghua International Student Association Webpage
Peking University Homepage
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Beijing, China City Guide
China Travel Guide
Currency Converter

 

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I would highly recommend studying abroad to anyone who has the opportunity to go. It has changed my life in so many different ways. I am much more independent, traveled, and cultured as a result of the fantastic experience. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
 
 Philip ’14 Finance, Spring 2013 Mays Reciprocal Exchange in Spain
 
 

Contacts

For detailed information about the exchange program at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business. Students should contact their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.
 

 MAYS MBA/MS STUDENTS
(Summer, Semester and Academic Year Studies)
The following summer programs are options for Mays MBA/MS Students:

  • Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • EHDEC Business School, France
  • Guanghua School of Management, China
  • WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany