• Main International Exchange Cooperation Programs in Evergrande School of Management ,Wuhan University of Science and Technology
Program 1: Washburn University Exchange Student and X+Y Program
Since 2008, ESM has sent exchange students to Washburn University to carry out 1-year learning. At the beginning of March every year, Office of International Exchange & Cooperation posts “Notice of Selecting and Sending Exchange Students to America’s Washburn University”. The candidates are selected from undergraduate sophomores and postgraduates. According to the Cooperation Agreement signed by our two universities, the exchange majors include:
(1) master degree candidates: MBA, MLS. Certification of English level’s reaching TOEFL82 or IELTS6.5 should be provided in application.
(2) bachelor degree candidates: English, Nursing, Management, Information & Computer Science, Accounting, Marketing, Computer Science, Public Relation, Social Security, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Processing, Painting and those related to the above majors.
In the application for Nursing major, the certification of English proficiency (TOEFL 72 or IELTS 6.0) should be provided. In the application for Biological Engineering and Chemical Engineering & Processing, the certification of English proficiency ( TOEFL 82 or IELTS 6.5) should be provided. Time of exchange in Washburn University: from August 15th to May 15th next year. Potential students can make a written application to their own school that files the list and then submits to Office of International Exchange & Cooperation. The Office then organizes the students’ assessment. Exchange students should return to WUST and finish reentry procedure after completing the 1-year learning in Washburn, and continue with the courses in Grade 4.
Wuhan University of Science and Technology – Washburn University (WUST-WU) “X+Y” Program is a double-degree education program, in which students in WUST are able to obtain two degrees – Degree in WUST and Degree in WU. “X+Y” Program helps undergraduates in School of Management in WUST convert recognized courses so as to reach the requirements on degree in WU’s BBA project. “X” refers to the learning years in WUST before studying in WU. “Y” refers to the learning years in WU. From the previous education experience, “X” is two years; and “Y” is two and a half to three years. In general, they are decided by the following factors:
(1) Students’ English level when entering WU;
(2) Number of equivalent courses convertible in WU;
(3) Number of courses selected every semester and in summer semester in WU;
(4) Academic research courses in WUST (graduation paper).
If the student does not need to learn Integrated English course and selects courses in summer semester, the student is able to obtain double degrees in four years. “Y” is shortest, including two years and one semester.
Program 2: China-America-Belgium Joint Student Internship Program
In December 2006, WU and ESM reached the agreement of carrying out joint student internship and applied for the university’s approval. On January 17, 2007, leaders in the two universities held a video conference and discussed about further cooperation. We decided to carry out joint internship in May 2007. On May 14, 2007, students in Business School of WU came to Wuhan. With the students in WUST, they comprised 4 teams and interned in 4 enterprises. On May 23, 2007, the four teams reported their internship results on Internship Report Conference. Since then, joint internship between our two universities has become an annual project, which has been carried out till now.
From 2015, Belgium PXL Applied Technology University joined in the project, thus forming China-America-Belgium Joint Student Internship Project, which is launched at the end of every autumn semester. Depending on the local enterprise as the joint internship investigation unit, we preliminarily choose the investigation theme. At the meanwhile, our foreign partner will elect proper students. At the beginning of spring semester, each side complete students’ meeting, investigation and theme communication on video conference, and complete mixed student group division. Then, the students in each country collect relevant information, carry out personnel interview or questionnaire survey in local companies on the investigation theme, and then compile an investigation report about the research theme. During this period, Management School in our university dispatches tutoring teachers to instruct students’ investigations in the company so as to ensure effective proceeding of the investigation. In middle May or early June, professors in America and Belgium instruct their students in our university to deepen into companies to investigate, collect data, revise and improve group report. Finally, Management School will hold a large-scale joint internship report conference, on which school leaders and tutoring teachers, internship companies’ leaders, leaders in different departments of our university will attend, and issue certificates to the students from varied nations after the report conference.
Joint internship has provided sound opportunities for exchanges among students from different countries, which is of great help for improving English level, communication and collaboration ability and the ability of solving actual problems in enterprises in our school. Furthermore, by knowing culture and life in each country from the communication with foreign students, our students are able to broaden their vision. It is expected that joint internship project participant countries will expand. In recent years, we have also jointly organized China-UK Joint Student Internship with School of Laws and Business in Birmingham City University.