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Admission Brochure of 2023 NSD EMBA at PKU for International Students


I. Program Overview

National School of Development at Peking University (NSD) is home to one of China’s first EMBA programs. Since its establishment in 2000, the program has helped executives develop a foundation in economics and management with the support of one of China’s most prestigious think tanks. Immersed in this unique environment, entrepreneurs learn to identify trends and patterns in China’s economy, respond to changes in the business world, and forge their own opportunities. EMBA graduates leverage their understanding of the real China to pursue global ambitions. They identify prevailing trends in business management with the confidence that comes from deep-rooted principles. They draw on their curiosity and passion to explore new paths and break new ground. NSD EMBA program encourages entrepreneurs to turn their knowledge, abilities, and responsibilities into tools for self-cultivation.


Langrun Garden and Chengze Garden, both royal gardens in Qing Dynasty, are homes to NSD EMBA program in the PKU campus today. They have witnessed the history of Peking University from its birth to promoting national progress. They are juxtaposed with Weiming Lake and Boya Tower as the landmarks of Peking University.


The distinguished faculty is composed of researchers, professionals, and leaders who inspire successful entrepreneurs. Join us for a remarkable opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in China, including Justin Yifu Lin, Zhou Qiren, Zhang Weiying, Yao Yang, Huang Yiping, Yang Zhuang, Hu Dayuan, Ma Hao, Gong Yuzhen, and Zhang Li.

Think Tank

NSD is one of the top think tanks in the nation and is ranked No. 1 think tank in Chinese universities. Home to an elite assembly of thinkers, NSD EMBA program is the leader in recognizing trends in China’s development and understanding patterns that underlie changing industries.


Since launching one of China’s first EMBA programs in 2000, NSD has dedicated 23 years to fine-tuning our core curriculum and developing unique electives. Our program design combines systematic learning, valuable cultural experience, prescient judgement, innovative technologies, and a global perspective, featuring five modules: introspection, foresight, innovation, collaboration, and action.

Alumni Network

NSD provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Economics, MBA, EMBA, Doctor of Professional Studies (DPS), and executive development programs (EDP) and serve as the home of the Mulan Academy, a program that focuses on female leadership and inspires female entrepreneurs. We are also the base for the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development (ISSCAD), which empowers high-ranking government officials and international organizations from developing nations to achieve their potential and pursue success. Over the past 28 years, more than twenty thousand leaders from around the world have joined the NSD Alumni Network. Our community of leaders from government, business, and academia is committed to helping graduates build on the momentum of our EMBA program to make a difference in the world.

II. Objectives

The EMBA program aims to develop entrepreneurs and senior executives with an international strategic vision and great leadership, and to make pioneering efforts to master modern management knowledge and trends in international economic and technological development, carve out new competitive edges and enhance decision-making abilities under the global economic landscape.

III. Schedule

Duration: 2 years

Starting time: Fall 2023

Location: National School of Development, Peking University

Course schedule: Courses are held four days a month, every other weekend or four consecutive days.

Language of instruction: mandarin Chinese

Tuition: RMB 728,000

IV. Academic Qualification and Degree

Graduation Certificates and Degree Certificates granted by Peking University will be conferred to candidates upon the completion of all credit courses and the thesis defense in line with the Peking University Charter.

V. Application Eligibility

1. Residents of mainland of China, Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan who have immigrated to other countries and apply to Peking University as international applicants, must hold valid foreign passports or citizenship documents before April 30, 2017, along with the proof of cancellation of Chinese nationality.

2. Be physically and mentally healthy, have good conduct and be friendly to China. No criminal record.

3. Non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, applying for Master’s program, must hold a bachelor’s degree. Applicants who graduated from non-Chinese universities must hold a bachelor degree from a university accredited by the Ministry of Education of China. The applicants should have at least 8 years of full-time work experience, including at least 5 years of managerial experience in the mid or senior positions of the large enterprises.

4. The applicant's academic performance, academic level, language ability and other conditions must meet the admission requirements of the applied major.

VI. Application Procedures

1.Visit official PKU NSD website at and click “EMBA online application”.

Applicants may follow the guideline to complete the EMBA program online application, or contact at +86-10-62755706、62767507、62758637  to get more information about the EMBA program.

2. PKU Online Application for International Students

(1) Peking University (PKU) Online Application for International Students’ Admissions (Postgraduate) is open until Dec. 9th, 2022. Applicants may log into the International Student Service System of PKU ( to finish the online application. Please print out the application form and attach a 2-inch certificate photo.

(2) Original or certified graduation certificate and degree diploma indicating applicants’ highest education level either in Chinese or English.

(3) Original or certified official academic transcripts, either in Chinese or English.

(4) Personal statement, including research proposal, written in Chinese and around 1500 words in length (Applicant may download the form at

(5) Two recommendation letters from professors or associate professors in a related field of study (or specialists with equivalent titles) either in Chinese or English. The format of recommendation letters can be downloaded at

(6) Chinese language proficiency certificate: applicants who are not native Chinese speakers are required to submit the following documents as proof of language proficiency. If such test results are not available, applicants must attend a Mandarin proficiency test organized by NSD.

HSK written test:

Applicants applying for humanities and social sciences programs: HSK level 6 and the overall scores of 210 or higher (minimum of 65 in written test) are required;

Applicants who immigrated to other countries from China, do not need to submit Chinese language proficiency test results.

(7) Photocopy of passport: applicants should use valid passports.

(8) Supporting materials: applicants may submit supporting materials to prove his or her academic achievements, including a list of catalogs and abstracts of published academic articles and other original research achievements if applicable.

Except the recommendation letters, the applicants should mail two application material packs, including the original copy and a photocopy, to the NSD EMBA Center before Dec. 15th.

Mailing address:

EMBA Center
National School of Development at Peking University
Office #124
Weixiuyuan Road
Haidian District
Beijing 100080

(9) Application Fee

International applicants, who apply for Master Degree programs should pay the application fee of RMB 800, based on the regulations of National and Beijing municipal education committees as well as Peking University. Cash, credit cards and online payment are accepted.

For online payment, please follow the instructions on the website

Other currencies or traveler’s check are not accepted.

The application fee is non-refundable. If the application materials are incomplete or the application fee is not paid successfully, the application will not be accepted.

3. Application Review

The Admissions Committee will review the application after the full application materials are well received. Those who pass the application review, will be qualified for the school admissions interview.

4. Interview

Applicants who attend the admissions interview should bring the original degree certificates, the hard copies of the degree verification report issued by the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, and valid ID cards for eligibility verification.

5. Admission

According to the results of the admission interview, the enrollment office of the PKU Graduate School will determine the enrollment list after comprehensive review and post it on the school website. The final admission results will be announced by the International Student Office.

For matters not covered in this brochure, please refer to Peking University Foreign Graduate Student Enrollment Brochure in 2023 and EMBA Admission Brochure.

VII. Contact


Tel: +86-10-62755706 / 62767507 / 62758637



Wechat: BiMBA-EMBA

National School of Development at Peking University
Office #124
Weixiuyuan Road
Haidian District
Beijing 100080