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East China Normal University

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Accreditation

East China Normal University is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and under the guidelines of the Municipal Government of the city of Shanghai.

Founded in 1951, East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the most prestigious universities in China, under the direct auspices of the Ministry of Education. The first university founded after the establishment of the People's Republic of China, ECNU has developed into a comprehensive university that incorporates 21 schools and colleges, five advanced research institutes, and 58 departments offering 130 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. Approximately 30,000 students study at ECNU’s Downtown and Minhang campuses. 

ECNU emphasizes internationalization and enjoys both a wide influence and an excellent reputation. Every year, over 3,500 international students from 45 countries study at ECNU, creating a diverse and friendly community. CEA students will join the Global Curriculum Program at ECNU's Global Education Center, an ideal setting in which to learn about China through academic and cultural immersion with other international students. Taught in English by international faculty team, the courses cover subject areas such as Business/Economy, Sociology, Politics, Culture, and Philosophy. The credit structure is identical to North American Universities and colleges. 

ECNU’s Downtown campus is nicknamed the "Garden University" for its beautiful scenery. On campus, you’ll find old trees, gardens, rivers, bridges, and lawns, while just outside are two huge malls, four metro systems, and a mature international community. 

Classroom and Information

  • Faculty members are from North America, Europe, and China with teaching experience in multiple countries.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in China may be different from those found in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 10 and 20 students.
  • You’ll attend class with students from the U.S., Canada, Asia, and other parts of the world.

Grading

All final course grades will be reported in the form of a numerical grade, as follows:

ECNU Global Curriculum Program Grading Scale

Letter Grade

Numerical Grade Low Range

 

Numerical Grade High Range

 

Percentage Range

 

Quality Points

 

A+

9.70

10.00

97.0 – 100%

4.00

A

9.40

9.69

94.0 – 96.9%

4.00

A-

9.00

9.39

90.0 – 93.9%

3.70

B+

8.70

8.99

87.0 – 89.9%

3.30

B

8.40

8.69

84.0 – 86.9%

3.00

B-

8.00

8.39

80.0 – 83.9%

2.70

C+

7.70

7.99

77.0 – 79.9%

2.30

C

7.00

7.69

70.0 – 76.9%

2.00

D

6.00

6.99

60.0 – 69.9%

1.00

F

0.00

5.99

0 – 59.9%

0.00

W

Withdrawal

 

 

0.00

INC

Incomplete

 

 

0.00

                                                                         

Completion of a course is defined as a receipt of a letter grade (A+ to F) as opposed to Withdrawal or Incomplete.

In order to determine a quality point ratio, each letter grade from a completed course is assigned a quality point value. The quality point value for each grade earned during a semester is multiplied by the number of semester hours assigned to that course. The sum of these points is the total number of quality points earned during the semester. It is divided by the number of semester hours completed to obtain the quality point ratio.

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ESSCA École de Management - Shanghai

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Accreditation

ESSCA École de Management applies the same standards, rules and regulations of quality assurance to all its campuses and teaching sites. The programs and academic curricular are regularly audited and the group therefore allows students to profit from high quality education in all of the international environments ESSCA is established in. ESSCA’s location in Shanghai is accredited with the international institutions of quality assurance, AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

  

Ranked among France’s top 20 undergraduate business schools, ESSCA École de Management is internationally accredited and one of the prestigious “Grandes Ecoles” in France. ESSCA’s history began in 1909 when the dean of the law faculty at the Catholic University of the West founded the Angers Business School. Today, ESSCA operates the original school in Angers, France along with 7 other sites worldwide, including the Shanghai campus. In addition to being a “Grande Ecole,” ESSCA is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, & AMBA. 

ESSCA’s mission is to equip students and managers for a successful and sustainable career while taking fully into account the human and social dimensions of a globalized world. The university has a permanent team of 120 faculty members, 4000 students, and 13,000 alumni around the world. 

ESSCA Shanghai opened in 2007 and offers programs at undergraduate and master levels taught entirely in English by local and international faculty members. You’ll attend class with French and international degree-seeking and non-degree seeking ESSCA students. You will receive a transcript from ESSCA École de Management. 

The ESSCA Shanghai campus is located in the heart of downtown Shanghai adjacent to two metro stops and about 25 minutes walking distance from the Bund

Classroom and Information

  • Courses are taught by a combination of local and international professors  
  • Students and faculty represent a variety of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds 
  • CEA students attend elective and Chinese language courses with European and other international students 
  • Periodic group assignments and final examinations will be administered 
  • Class attendance is mandatory and monitored by each professor 
  • ESSCA Shanghai adopts the French style of teaching, which differs from that of the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations. 

Grading

ESSCA Shanghai adopts the French grading system, which is based on a scale of 20, as opposed to 100 in the U.S. system. It would be inaccurate to merely multiply a French grade by a factor of five to find its U.S. equivalent. Grades are awarded on a scale of 1-20, but the tradition is such that grades higher than 16 are seldom awarded. The passing grade for a single subject is usually 10/20, although grades of 8 and 9 may indicate satisfactory performance. Grading is severe and can vary from one institution to another and from one course to another. 
 
The Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange recommends the following comparison of grades:  

French Number Grade

US Letter Equivalent

14-20

A

12-13.9

B+

11-11.9

B

10.5-10.9

B-

10.1-10.4

C+

10

C

9-9.9

C-

8-8.9

D

0-7.9

F

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