How do I sign up for an information session?+
What can I expect at an information session?+
You will receive details about the program curriculum and requirements, facilities, the global network, and the admissions procedure. You will also meet staff members and other prospective students. It will be an opportunity to see a formal presentation about the program and to ask questions.
I would like to visit campus. How can I arrange that?+
How long is the program?+
The program lasts 22 months. It begins in September 2017, and ends with graduation in July 2019.
What degree will I earn?+
Graduates of the Guanghua-Kellogg Executive MBA Program will receive a Master of Business Administration (MBA) issued jointly by Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and Peking University's Guanghua School of Management.
How many credits are required for graduation?+
Thirty-two credits are required for graduation. Each course typically counts for one unit of credit.
Can I complete my core courses at a partner campus?+
Generally speaking, no. However, we will consider extenuating circumstances. Contact program staff to discuss your situation.
Before You Apply
What is the language of instruction?+
Courses are taught entirely in English. You are not required to speak or write in Mandarin.
My first language is not English. Do I need to take the TOEFL?+
Contact the program office to discuss your specific situation. However, if your last degree was not from an English-language institution, you may be required to take an English language proficiency test.
Is full-time employment necessary?+
Yes. In order for each student to fully contribute to the classroom experience and immediately apply theory and lessons learned in the classroom to their professional life, students should have full-time employment.
What if I do not have eight years of work experience?+
Please feel free to call the program office to discuss your experience.
Do I need to take the GMAT?+
The GMAT is not required, though it may be requested in certain circumstances.
Application & Admission
When and where do interviews take place?+
Interviews take place in Beijing and Shanghai. Online interviews may be arranged as necessary. Admission decisions are reached on a rolling basis; thus, early application is advised.
What can I expect during the interview?+
Expect to meet with faculty and staff from Kellogg and Guanghua. The interview will involve a discussion about your goals and objectives and how the program will fit into those plans. This is an opportunity to tell the admissions committee about your background, work experience and career goals.
What does the committee consider when reviewing applications?+
We base admissions decisions on the quality and quantity of work experience, recommendations, academic records, and the applicant's potential ability to enrich the classroom experience.
Can I defer admission?+
You may defer admission for one year.
How much is tuition?+
The Guanghua-Kellogg Executive MBA Program 2017-2019 tuition fee is RMB ¥930,000 (about USD $150,000). The tuition fee includes tuition, books and supplies, some meals, accommodations, and transportation to and from accommodations and the classrooms.
When is tuition due?+
Tuition due dates are posted on our admissions financing page.
Is the GK-EMBA program certified for the G.I. Bill?+
The Guanghua-Kellogg Executive MBA program is pleased to provide support to U.S. military veterans by working with the U.S. Veterans Administration to become authorized to accept G.I. Bill benefits for tuition and fees. For information regarding the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, please refer to the following links on the Veterans Affairs (VA) website:
VA Benefits Calculator:
Students are responsible for completing any necessary steps as directed by the VA to ensure that the Guanghua-Kellogg EMBA program office receives the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill tuition payment. Please refer to your Certificate of Eligibility or call 1-888-GIBILL1 (442-4551) to verify that you have completed all necessary steps with the VA. In order to qualify to use G.I. Bill benefits, students must submit their Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veteran Affairs, as well as a copy of their DD214 showing separation date to the Guanghua-Kellogg EMBA program office showing their percentage of eligibility.
Tuition and fees payments will be issued directly to Guanghua-Kellogg EMBA by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and will be credited to the student's account. The amount of tuition and fees that will be paid is determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and may not cover the full cost of tuition and fees. If a student is eligible, living stipends will be issued directly to the veteran by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on a monthly basis. The Guanghua-Kellogg EMBA program is not responsible or able to determine a student’s eligibility for the living stipend; eligibility is determined by the VA.
Payments for the Montgomery G.I. Bill-Active Duty (Ch. 30), Montgomery G.I. Bill-Reserves (Ch. 1606), and REAP (Ch. 1607) are made directly to the veteran from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans using these chapters should contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at 1-888-442-4551 for information on how payments will be issued.
Do I have to be financially sponsored to be accepted into the program?+
No. However, you will need approval from you employer for the time away from work.
What can I expect for the accommodations?+
Accommodations at all of the program's core campuses feature executive housing. This includes single-occupancy rooms with convenient access to restaurants and classes.
Am I required to stay in the hotel during the module if I live locally?+
Yes. This is an important part of the "group study" requirement, and is essential to the collaborative learning experience. Tuition includes the cost of your accommodations.