Dual Degree Program
Tsinghua University is a leading university located in Beijing, China, and one of the nine members in the C9 League.
Students Visit UNC's Old Well
UNC-Tsinghua students take a walking tour of the UNC campus with Doug Shackelford, dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Sculptures on Tsinghua's Campus
During the Tsinghua University Centenary Celebration in 2011, a set of remarkable stone sculptures — "Tsinghua Seal" — were added to campus.
Class Session in Chapel Hill
UNC-Tsinghua students engage in case study with operations professor Wendell Gilland at our Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill.
The UNC-Tsinghua EMBA Dual Degree Program develops the next generation of supply chain
leaders through a unique partnership between top-ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and Tsinghua
University’s Department of Industrial Engineering, the premier engineering school in China.
It fuses the disciplines of business and engineering in a dual-degree program that meets the
growing need in China for executives with both the leadership skills and technical knowledge necessary to compete in the global marketplace. Graduates of the program:
- Earn MBA and MEM degrees from top global universities
- Develop global leadership skills and technical knowledge
- Observe and learn best practices in the global supply chain industry
- Build a global network: UNC Kenan-Flagler has over 32,000 alumni living in 81 countries.
Tsinghua alumni occupy top leadership positions in government and industry around the
- Build connections to classmates, government and industry leaders, and trade organizations
Learn more about the UNC-Tsinghua EMBA Dual Degree Program.
- Target students are:
- Mid-to-senior level executives and supply chain managers in global enterprises
- Government officials from ministries of transportation and commerce
- Executives from diverse industries including logistics and transportation companies.
- The 21-month program includes 19 months of study and a thesis/project. A new class begins each October.
- Classes are taught in Chinese and English with simultaneous translation. They meet once a month (from Friday to Sunday) at Tsinghua and other
locations in China. They also meet for two 15-20 day residencies at UNC Kenan-Flagler in
- Students visit state-of-the-art logistics facilities and infrastructures around the world, in such
locations as Dubai, Rotterdam and Memphis.
- The curriculum focus is:
- Managing the global enterprise
- Building cross-cultural leadership skills
- Designing and coordinating the global supply chain
- Business courses are designed and taught by UNC Kenan-Flagler professors; engineering
management courses are designed and taught by Tsinghua faculty.
- Program innovations include an integrative course that fuses cross-disciplinary and
cross-cultural learning to develop a new business opportunity, and logistics cases
developed by the UNC-Tsinghua Center for Logistics and Enterprise Development.
- Admissions requirements include:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of 5 years of work experience with 7 years preferred
- English proficiency required (UNC Kenan-Flagler's dean has the discretion to grant exceptions on rare occasions.)
- Personal interview
- Written examination
- Letters of recommendation
For more information, write April Zhong, Associate Director at UNC Kenan-Flagler, at and contact at Tsinghua.