The Academic Education Programs sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce ofthe People’s Republic of China in 2008 is designed tofoster high-end business officials and managerial personnel for the recipientcountries, offering one-year and two-year master programs as well as three-yeardoctoral programs for the purpose of educating high-end and inter-disciplinarytalents working inthe applied fields of government, trade, foreign affairs, agriculture,technology, education, culture and health, building intellectual capacity andfacilitating the economic and social development of the recipient countries.These programs provide assistance to governmental officials, research fellows,and senior managerial personnel on their master and doctoral education in China,which are fully conducted in English. Admission requirements include abachelor’s degree, relevant working experience, and decent physical conditions, which are essential forthe intense study needed for obtaining the degrees.
These graduates are nowworking in their fields ofspecialization in their home countries and are undertaking anincreasingly significant role in the economic development cooperation between China and their home countries. The Shanghai National Accounting Institutelaunched the two-year “Master of Professional Accounting Program” in 2015. So far 74 governmentofficials from developing countries have beenadmitted tothe program.