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UNC-Tsinghua EMBA
Dual Degree Program

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 more than 35,000 alumni living in 80 countries. Tsinghua alumni occupy top leadership positions in government and industry around the world.
  • Build connections to classmates, government and industry leaders, and trade organizations


  • Target students are:
    • Mid-to-senior level executives and supply chain managers in global enterprises
    • Executives from diverse industries, including finance, marketing, logistics and manufacturing
  • 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 Thursday to Sunday) at Tsinghua and other locations in China, and for two 15-20 day residencies at UNC Kenan-Flagler in Chapel Hill.
  • Students visit state-of-the-art logistics facilities and infrastructures around the world in such locations as Dubai, Jerusalem and Boston.
  • 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  and 3 years of management experience
    • English proficiency required 
    • Personal interview
    • Written examination
    • Letters of recommendation

Learn more about the UNC-Tsinghua EMBA Dual-Degree Program.

For more information, write April Zhong, director at UNC Kenan-Flagler, at April_Zhong@kenan-Flagler.unc.edu or Tsinghua at tuemba@tsinghua.edu.cn.


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