Why choose MIB at GDUFS

1. Location and Economic Advantages

The Master of International Business (MIB) Education Center of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) is located at the North Campus of GDUFS which is at the northern foot of the Baiyun Mountain, and enjoys fine surroundings featuring green trees, crystal streams, scenic bridges and fresh air. GDUFS is situated in Guangzhou. Guangzhou, a city with a long history, rich cultural legacy and the economic hub in South China, is the first choice for foreign students to pursue his business professional learning in China and to cognize the Chinese history and culture.

As the excellent port on the Pearl River navigable to the South China Sea, about 120 km north-northwest of Hong Kong and north-northeast of Macau, and with fast accessibility to Hong Kong and Macau, Guangzhou serves as the political, economic (especially international business), scientific, educational and cultural center in South China. Guangzhou, also known as Canton, a prosperous metropolis full of vigor, is the capital and largest city of the Guangdong Province. Guangdong province located along the south coastline of China, neighboring Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, ASEAN, is especially prosperous in commerce, tourism, dining, finance and real estate. The developed market and fair competition environment in Guangdong favor the development of international business and FDI. Now, Guangdong has become the province of the highest level of deep opening and of the top FDI recipients. So far, more than 200 enterprises of the World’s Top 500 have settled in Guangdong, and 150,000 foreign funded enterprises have been approved there. And being the first cities benefited from the Reform & Opening Up policy since 1978, Guangzhou acts as the pioneer of the economic development of the country, with thousands of large, small and medium-sized enterprises. Additionally, Guangzhou hosts a series of significant business events which offer many opportunities for business enterprises every year. For instance, the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair), which is the best international trade event in terms of scale, quality and effectiveness, is hosted in Guangzhou twice a year since 1957. The International Expo for Small and Medium Enterprises held in Guangzhou is the “Grand Stage” and “The way to go abroad” for both Chinese enterprises and foreign enterprises. Guangzhou Liujiao Fair is becoming the important platform for the joint between talents from all over the world and high-level positions in China.

Moreover, Guangzhou has a massive number of malls and retail stores. Grand shopping malls such as the TeeMall Plaza, the China Plaza plus the trade fairs in the Guangzhou International Building provide easy access to top-notch products from all over the world.

Furthermore, Guangzhou also has a worldwide reputation for good food. It has more restaurants and teahouses than any other city in China. Cantonese cuisine (Yuecai), one of the eight famous cuisines of China, is redolent with color, fragrance, taste and presentation.

2. Academic Advantages

GDUFS is a key provincial university and a high-tier one with distinctive features of internationalization in South China in its education of internationally-oriented personnel and its research on international business, finance, law, foreign languages & culture. The University serves 20,454 full-time undergraduate students, more than 2,000 graduate students and over 13,000 international and continuing-education students.

For years, GDUFS adheres to the education modes of “profession + language + practice” and “language + profession + practice” for the inter-disciplinary talents and have cultivated a large number of excellent talents. And in the year of 2010, GDUFS was identified as the unique innovational and experimental area for the international business talent nurturing mode. And in the same year, GDUFS was awarded as the exclusive university with distinguished international features by the Education Department of Guangdong Province.

3. Employability and Salary Advantages

According to the research report of MyCos, the world’s leading consulting and evaluating company in education area, the employability of GDUFS’ graduates ranks No.2 among 30 Chinese top universities’ graduates. And the average salary of GDUFS’ graduates ranked No.14 among the colleges and universities in China.

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