City of Shanghai

Why Shanghai

China is the world’s largest exporter and second largest importer of goods and is still the world’s fastest growing economy.
Shanghai is China’s largest city and is the booming financial and commercial capital of the region.
Experience of this pivotal market is a key differentiator in the global job market and an absolute must for any aspiring international business leader.
There is a growing focus on the services industries in Shanghai, the top three sectors are financial services, retail, and real estate.
World-leaders in science and technology, Shanghai has flourishing start-up, research and development, and creative scenes.
Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world and is a highly valuable addition to any résumé. 

China is changing the game

Busy Shanghai city

Now the world’s largest exporter of goods and second largest importer, the emergence of China as an economic powerhouse has completely changed the landscape of global business. Firsthand experience of this hugely important region is high on employers’ wish lists, and gives you a real competitive advantage in today’s international job market.

The business scene

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The engine driving the world’s fastest growing economy, Shanghai is China’s commercial and financial center, and the region’s most influential city for international trade. With the Shanghai stock exchange now a major player, and the world’s busiest container port operating out of the city – the biggest names on the global business scene are moving to Shanghai to ensure they have a stake in this pivotal market. Our Shanghai campus is a magnet for many of these big names with the number of corporate visitors topping 120 last year, including speakers from Unilever, Apple, IBM, Mckinskey & Co, KPMG, Deloitte, and The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Access key industries

Manufacturing and export are traditionally the largest industries in China, and the region continues to be at the forefront of science and technology. But there’s a growing focus on the service sector. Financial services, retail, and real estate are the top three service industries. Shanghai’s new generation of entrepreneurs are making serious waves on the international start-up scene and original thinkers are leading a renaissance in the creative industries. As a student here, you’ll have access to the major networking events hosted in Shanghai across all these industries.

Nightlife in Shanghai

Shanghai chic

A young and internationally aware population makes Shanghai the birthplace of new ideas and cutting-edge thinking in China. With a booming fashion scene, much talked-about art movement, world-renowned restaurants and shopping districts, and a lively nightlife – Shanghai has a glamour all its own. As a student at Hult Shanghai, you’ll be right in the thick of it and able to make the most of the campus’s central location.

Traditional building in Shanghai

Unique look and feel

Its spectacular skyline and love of all things new have given Shanghai a reputation as ultramodern. But the rich cultural heritage of this ancient city is still very present in its look and feel. The blend of traditional and contemporary, oriental and western, can be seen everywhere. Here, you can explore the history of China and get a real insight into the values of the culture.