Through an agreement between Western Michigan University and Guizhou University of Finance and Economics, Western Michigan Institute enables students from the university in China to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accountancy, electronic business marketing or finance. As part of the program, students study with WMU professors and GUFE professors in Guizhou. Students who then complete their degree program on WMU's campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan, will earn their degree from Western Michigan University.
The program was officially established in May 2017 and has been approved by China's Ministry of Education. It is being reviewed by both AACSB International and the Higher Learning Commission. Associate deans from Western Michigan University and from GUFE oversee the WMI program.
WMU faculty teach core courses, including courses such as finance, marketing, information systems and several accountancy courses. Dr. Mingming Feng works with other faculty members to help the GUFE students both in China and in Kalamazoo to ensure they are on track to complete their degrees.
Western Michigan Institute, Guizhou University of Finance and Economics
Jointly established by Guizhou University of Finance and Economics and Western Michigan University
About Western Michigan University
The University offers more than 140 bachelor’s, and many master's and doctoral programs as well, along with programs leading to specialist degrees and several others that lead to graduate-level certificates in innovative or high-demand areas of specialization.
WMU's Haworth College of Business, one of the largest schools of business in the United States, is the academic home to more than 3,300 undergraduate students majoring in 17 specialized areas of business. An additional 300 graduate students study business administration and accountancy.
The Haworth College of Business is among an elite group of fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is among a select 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accountancy programs. Learn about accreditation.
The college is housed in Schneider Hall on WMU's main campus in Kalamazoo. The facility, named for founding dean Dr. Arnold Schneider, is adjacent to the Fetzer Center, forming a unique and outstanding business education complex.
About Guizhou University of Finance and Economics
Located in the Guizhou province in southwestern China, GUFE offers 62 undergraduate programs and numerous graduate programs. Its three campuses serve more than 25,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students and employ nearly 900 full-time faculty members.