PIEGL
Overview

G-20 leaders reached an important consensus at the Hangzhou Summit 2016, which is to take innovation as a key driver and foster new driving force of growth for the global economy. The economic growth is now occurring mostly in emerging markets, and today’s global challengers, fast-growing fast-globalizing companies, are from emerging markets. These trends and characteristics provide a new set of opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors in both the developed and developing worlds. Therefore, it is time to get the globalization story right and understanding the rise of emerging and frontier markets, especially China, is the way to do it.

 

To share opportunities and interests through opening-up and achieve winwin outcomes, the School of Management and the International Campus, Zhejiang University has devoted itself to offering the Master of Science (M.S.) Program in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership (PIEGL). The program is designed for recent graduates from international prominent universities, with the aim of nurturing future business leaders who can obtain a deeper understanding of the emerging markets and work in global or multicultural contexts.

 

In this program, the students are expected to acquire comprehensive knowledge about leadership philosophy and frontier management practices in China and other emerging markets, think systemically and collaborate with diverse people across a multicultural context, and get practical, handson experience, so the students can learn to solve business problems in an innovative and entrepreneurial way. The students will sharpen not only leadership skills, but also perspectives indispensable for a true global innovator.

 

Location: 

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY


Program Duration: 

The PIEGL program is a 2-year (4 semesters) full-time program, fully taught in English.

Degree: 
The student will be awarded a master degree in Management from Zhejiang University, China, if they successfully complete all the required courses and the thesis.


More Information: http://www.som.zju.edu.cn/piegl/


Why PIEGL?

LEADERSHIP AND PROBLEM SOLVING

Focusing on the leadership skills needed to successfully manage global business, the program is based around an action learning model in which the students will get access to business consulting projects from excellent corporate partners.

INDUSTRIAL ENGAGEMENT AND EXPERIENCE

The program offers the students great opportunities to dialogue with the most influential entrepreneurs and executives from famous Chinese companies, such as Alibaba, Netease and Vanke.

ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDY AND LIFE

The program is delivered by ZJU-SOM professors, visiting scholars and adjunct professors who are internationally recognized as leading experts in their fields. Living in Zhejiang Province, the most innovative and entrepreneurial place in China, enables the students to open their mind and broaden their vision.

GLOBAL COMMUNITY AND LEARNING

The program facilitates peer-to-peer learning for excellent students with different professional goals, backgrounds and cultures.


How to apply?

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

- Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health with no infectious disease or any physical or mental diseases that may affect the normal study, have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 40 (Age limit is flexible for healthy applicants with certain work experience and high academic ability).

- Students who apply for English-taught programs (except for English native speakers) are required to reach internet-based TOEFL 90 or IELTS 6.5.


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DOCUMENTS FOR APPLICATION

[Please Bound and Placed materials in the Following Order]

1. Application Form for Admission to Zhejiang University pasted with a recent photograph (white background,35mm×45mmin size). Applicants shall fill in and submit the application form via the online application system first, then print and sign the Application Form produced by the online application system. Link: http://iczu.zju.edu.cn/english/

2. A photocopy of passport biographic page

3. Highest degree certificates (photocopy of original document or notarized copies) If applicants are 4th year university students, they shall provide an official pre-graduation certificate showing their student status and stating expected graduation date. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

4. Academic transcripts during Bachelor' s degree study, which must be original documents or notarized copies. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

5. Photocopies of English proficiency certificates (TOEFL or IELTS; Not required for English native speakers)

6. Personal statement in English (including study and work experience, reasons for application and Master research proposal)

7. Two recommendation letters in English with the referrer' s business card/contact phone number and email address.

8. Remittance receipt of the application fee (RMB 800 Yuan).

 

ONLINE INTERVIEW

Once paper-application documents are received, the Admissions Committee will shortlist the candidates for the interview. Overseas candidates will be interviewed by Skype.

Interview invitation will be sent to the email provided in the application form.


ENROLLMENT

The university enrollment will be made on the basis of competitive selection according to the students' academic performance, study plan and interview performance.


BEGINNING OF THE PROGRAM

Master programs of Zhejiang University are supposed to start in Mid-September every year. 

For exact date, please refer to the Admission Notice Letter.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

Please make sure all the mailed application documents arrive before the deadline.

Application for scholarships will be processed according to the schedules of different scholarships respectively.

Please note the winter break is from January 26th 2019 to February 21st 2019, during which there will be no real-time processing of your application.


Fees & Scholarship

FEES FOR THE PROGRAM (2-YEAR)

- Application fee: CNY 800

- Tuition fee: CNY 76,000

- Accommodation on campus: CNY 18,000 (Zijingang campus, twin-room)

- International student medical insurance: CNY 1,600. (Relevant medical insurance items can be found at www.lxbx.net)

- Living expenses: approximately CNY 2,000 per month

- Basic learning materials

Notes:

1. Costs of the laboratory experiments or internships beyond the university’s arrangements should be self-funded.

2. Fee for basic learning materials ONLY covers the necessary learning materials prescribed by Zhejiang University. Other textbooks and materials shall be self-funded.

3. Self-funded students need to pay tuition fee, accommodation fee, International student medical insurance, learning materials and living expenses.

4. Zhejiang University wiring account:

Chinese Yuan / US Dollar Account

Beneficiary: Zhejiang University

Account No: 374065939298

Name of the Bank: Bank of China, ZHEDA SUB-BRANCH, HANGZHOU

Swift Code: BKCHCNBJ910

Bank Address: No. 28, Qiushi Road, Hangzhou

户 名:浙江大学 账号: 374065939298

开户行:中国银行杭州浙大支行 地址: 杭州求是路28号


SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Students are encouraged to apply for the following scholarship/s.

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APPLICATION PACKAGE

- The application package should be labeled “PIEGL 2019”

- Please sent scholarship materials (if any) together with application materials

- The incomplete application materials or the application submitted by email will NOT be processed

- Additional documents may be required when necessary.

- Application materials will NOT be returned regardless of the result of the application.

- Applicants MUST post or submit all the following application materials (strictly in required order) to the Office in person or entrust others.

- Mailing address

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- Following chart explains the content of one copy of application material

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Curriculum

The program places great emphasis on global leadership development by integrating the essence of innovation management and entrepreneurship. Through the two years, students will study, live and work with peers from all over the world. They will immerse themselves into cultural experience as well as academic studies. A mixture of case studies, lectures, action learning projects, company visits and cultural events ensure a rigorous and complete learning experience. The program consists of seven parts.

 

LEADING FOR GLOBAL IMPACT (5 CREDITS)

This part provides students with an in-depth understanding of the key challenges and opportunities in the global market.

(1 credit)- Globalization and emerging markets

(2 credits)- International business

(1 credit)- E-business and China' s experience

(1 credit)- Social entrepreneurship


LEADING FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE (5 CREDITS)

This part develops the advanced knowledge and skills needed to understand and manage organizations in the global context.

(2 credits)- Global strategy and innovation

(2 credits)- Leadership and organizational management

(1 credit)- Technology leadership and intellectual property


LEADING FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT (9 CREDITS)

This part equips students with an entrepreneurial mindset and skills necessary for a global career.

(2 credits)- Entrepreneurship

(2 credits)- Family business in emerging markets

(2 credit)- Design thinking

(2 credits)- Doing business in emerging markets

(1 credits)- Marketing in China


ACTION LEARNING (2 CREDITS)

Students will be divided into different consulting project teams. Together with faculty and company executives, they will have opportunities to provide business consulting services for selected corporate partners.


GENERAL COURSES (7 CREDITS)

(3 credits)- Overview of China

(2 credits)- Chinese Language

(2 credits)- Management Research Methods


SEMINARS (2 CREDITS)

The students are required to attend at least 6 research or practice seminars.


MASTER THESIS

Students are required to write their master thesis under the supervision of ZJU-SOM professors.


Contact us

Mr. Mo (Program director)

Ms. Huang

School of Management Zhejiang University, Hangzhou

Tel: (86 571) 8820 6822

Email: piegl@zju.edu.cn