G-20 leaders reached an important consensus at the Hangzhou Summit 2016, which is to take innovation as a key driver and foster new driving force of growth for the global economy. The economic growth is now occurring mostly in emerging markets, and today’s global challengers-fast-growing, fast-globalizing companies-are from emerging markets. These trends and characteristics provide a new set of opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors in both the developed and developing worlds. Therefore, it is time to get the globalization story right and understanding the rise of emerging and frontier markets, especially China, is the way to do it.

To share opportunities and interests through opening-up and achieve win-win outcomes, the School of Management, Zhejiang University (China) has devoted itself to offering the Program in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership (PIEGL). The program is designed for recent graduates from international prominent universities, with the aim of nurturing future business leaders who can obtain a deeper understanding of the emerging markets and work in global or multicultural contexts.

In this program, the students are expected to acquire comprehensive knowledge about leadership philosophy and frontier management practices in China and other emerging markets, think systemically and collaborate with diverse peoples across a multicultural context, and get practical, hands-on experience, so the students can learn to solve business problems in an innovative and entrepreneurial way. The students will sharpen not only leadership skills, but also perspectives indispensable for a true global innovator.


Focusing on the leadership skills needed to successfully manage global business, the program is based around an action learning model in which the students will get access to business consulting projects from excellent corporate partners.
The program offers the students great opportunities to dialogue with the most influential entrepreneurs and executives from famous Chinese companies, such as Alibaba, Netease and Vanke.
The program is delivered by SOM professors, visiting scholars and adjunct professors who are internationally recognized as leading experts in their fields. Living in Hangzhou, the most innovative and entrepreneurial city in China enables you to open their mind and broaden their vision.
The program facilitates peer-to-peer learning for excellent students with different professional goals, backgrounds and cultures.

School of Management

School of Management, Zhejiang University is a leading business school and a pioneer in business education in Mainland China. The mission of the School is to advance management theories and methods with insights from Chinese context that contribute to social welfare and cultivate professionals and leaders with global perspective, innovative capability, entrepreneurial spirit and social responsibility. For its cutting-edge research and entrepreneurial education, the School is particularly renowned in innovation and entrepreneurship. The School has achieved the triple-crown accreditations from AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA, as well as the Chinese Advanced Management Education Accreditation.The School also has become first CEEMAN member from China.


Zhejiang University is a comprehensive national university. Founded in 1897, it was one of the earliest modern academies of higher learning established in China. In September 1998, a new Zhejiang University was established on the basis of the amalgamation of the four former individual universities, namely Zhejiang University, Hangzhou University, Zhejiang Agricultural University and Zhejiang Medical University. The new Zhejiang University is a key comprehensive university whose fields of study cover eleven branches of learning, namely philosophy, literature, history, education, science, economics, law, management, engineering, agriculture and medicine. At present, the total number of full time students has reached over 39,000, including more than 22,900 undergraduates, over 9,500 postgraduates working for master's degrees and over 6,600 Ph.D. candidates.


Mr. Mo (Program director)
Ms. Huang
School of Management Zhejiang University, Hangzhou
Tel: (86 571) 8820 6822
Email: piegl@zju.edu.cn

Ms. Yu
International campus
Zhejiang University, Haining
Tel: (86 573) 87572718
Email: piegl@zju.edu.cn



The PIEGL program is a 2-year (4 semesters) full-time program,
fully taught in English.


Students will be awarded a master degree in Enterprise Management from Zhejiang University, China, if they successfully finish all the requirements prescribed by the Univeristy.


The program places great emphasis on global leadership development by integrating the essence of innovation management and entrepreneurship. Through the two years, students will study, live and work with peers from all over the world. They will immerse themselves into cultural experience as well as academic studies. A mixture of case studies, lectures, action learning projects, company visits and cultural events ensure a rigorous and complete learning experience. The program consists of seven parts.

Leading for global impact (5 credits)
This part provides students with an in-depth understanding of the key challenges and opportunities in the global market.
  • (1 credit)- Globalization and emerging markets
  • (2 credits)- International business
  • (1 credit)- E-business and China's experience
  • (1 credit)- Social entrepreneurship
Leading for competitive advantage (5 credits)
This part develops the advanced knowledge and skills needed to understand and manage organizations in the global context.
  • (2 credits)- Global strategy and innovation
  • (2 credits)- Leadership and organizational management
  • (1 credit)- Technology leadership and intellectual property
Leading for entrepreneurial spirit (9 credits)
This part equips students with an entrepreneurial mindset and skills necessary for a global career.
  • (2 credits)- Entrepreneurship
  • (2 credits)- Family business in emerging markets
  • (2 credits)- Design thinking
  • (2 credits)- Doing business in emerging markets
  • (1 credit)- Marketing in China
Action learning (2 credits)
Students will be divided into different consulting project teams. Together with faculty and company executives, they will have opportunities to provide business consulting services for selected corporate partners.
General courses (7 credits)
  • (3 credits)- Overview of China
  • (2 credits)- Chinese Language
  • (2 credits)- Management Research Methods
Seminars (2 credits)
The students are required to attend at least 6 research or practice seminars.
Master thesis
Students are required to write their master thesis under the supervision of ZJU-SOM professors.


-  Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health with no infectious disease or any physical or mental diseases that may affect the normal study, have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 40 (Age limit is flexible for healthy applicants with certain work experience and high academic ability).

-  Students who apply for English-taught programs (except for English native speakers) are required to reach internet-based TOEFL 90 or IELTS 6.5.


Documents for Application

[Please Bound and Placed materials in the Following Order]

  • 1. Application Form for Admission to Zhejiang University pasted with a recent photograph (white background,35mm×45mmin size). Applicants shall fill in and submit the application form via the online application system first, then print and sign the Application Form produced by the online application system. Link: http://iczu.zju.edu.cn/english.
  • 2. A photocopy of passport biographic page.
  • 3. Highest degree certificates (photocopy of original document or notarized copies) If applicants are 4th year university students, they shall provide an official pre-graduation certificate showing their student status and stating expected graduation date. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
  • 4. Academic transcripts during Bachelor’s degree study, which must be original documents or notarized copies. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
  • 5. Photocopies of English proficiency certificates (TOEFL or IELTS; Not required for English native speakers).
  • 6. Personal statement in English (including study and work experience, reasons for application and Master research proposal).
  • 7. Two recommendation letters in English with the referrer’s business card/contact phone number and email address.
  • 8. Remittance receipt of the application fee (RMB 800 Yuan).
  • Once paper-application documents are received, the Admissions Committee will shortlist the candidates for the interview. Overseas candidates will be interviewed by Skype.
  • Interview invitation will be sent to the email provided in the application form.
The university enrollment will be made on the basis of competitive selection according to the students’ academic performance, study plan and interview performance.
Master programs of Zhejiang University are supposed to start in Mid-September every year.
For exact date, please refer to the Admission Notice Letter.
Please make sure all the mailed application documents arrive before the deadline.
Application for scholarships will be processed according to the schedules of different scholarships respectively.
Please note the winter break is from January 26th 2019 to February 21st 2019, during which there will be no real-time processing of your application.


  • - Application fee: CNY 800
  • - Tuition fee: CNY 76,000
  • - Accommodation on campus: CNY 18,000 (Zijingang campus, twin-room)
  • - International student medical insurance: CNY 1,600. (Relevant medical insurance items can be found at http://www.lxbx.net)
  • - Living expenses: approximately CNY 2,000 per month
  • Basic learning materials

1. Costs of the laboratory experiments or internships beyond the university’s arrangements should be self-funded.
2. Fee for basic learning materials ONLY covers the necessary learning materials prescribed by Zhejiang University. Other textbooks and materials shall be self-funded.
3. Self-funded students need to pay tuition fee, accommodation fee, International student medical insurance, learning materials and living expenses.
4. Zhejiang University wiring account:

Chinese Yuan / US Dollar Account
Beneficiary: Zhejiang University
Account No: 374065939298
Name of the Bank: Bank of China, ZHEDA SUB-BRANCH, HANGZHOU
Swift Code: BKCHCNBJ910
Bank Address: No. 28, Qiushi Road, Hangzhou
户   名:浙江大学国际教育学院 账号: 374065939298
开户行:中国银行杭州浙大支行 地址: 杭州求是路28号
Students are encouraged to apply for the following scholarship/s.
Scholarship TypeInformation LinkNote
Chinese Government Scholarship – Chinese University Program http://iczu.zju.edu.cn/english/redir.php?catalog_id=22232 Please sent materials together with application material ( 2 copies in total)
Zhejiang University Scholarship http://iczu.zju.edu.cn/english/redir.php?catalog_id=22233 Please sent application for together with application material (1 copy in total)
Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program http://iczu.zju.edu.cn/english/redir.php?catalog_id=22236 Please sent materials together with application material ( 2 copies in total)
Zhejiang Provincial Government Scholarship http://iczu.zju.edu.cn/english/redir.php?catalog_id=35627 ONLY offered to self-funded students after enrollment
For scholarship issues, please refer to the information in the link.
Deadline of scholarship application: March 31, 2019
Application Package
  • - The application package should be labeled "PIEGL 2019".
  • - Please sent scholarship materials (if any) together with application materials.
  • - The incomplete application materials or the application submitted by email will NOT be processed.
  • - Additional documents may be required when necessary.
  • - Application materials will NOT be returned regardless of the result of the application.
  • - Applicants MUST post or submit all the following application materials (strictly in required order) to the Office in person or entrust others.
  • - Mailing address
    In EnglishMs. HUANG Xiaowen
    Room 307A (Academic office), School of Management, Zhejiang University,
    Zijingang Campus, 866 Yuhangtang Road, Hangzhou, China. Zip code: 310058
    In Chinese 中国?浙江省杭州市余杭塘路866号浙江大学紫金港校区管理学院行政楼307A,教学管理中心
  • - Following chart explains the content of one copy of application material