• One Global Experience: Two Degrees

    Be part of a rich academic legacy and evolving global economy, as you grow your cultural acumen and leadership skills.

    Set yourself apart with the Future Leaders program in partnership with the Guanghua School of Management. After completing two years of study at the Schulich School of Business, travel to Peking University for years 3 and 4 of your degree program, where you’ll study alongside business students from top international universities.

    A Competitive Advantage

    Learn firsthand about the world’s largest manufacturing economy with the fastest growing consumer market in the world. Benefit from specialized business courses taught by leading experts in the field from Guanghua’s world class faculty. In just four years, graduate with both a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA or iBBA) from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Management from the Guanghua School of Management.

  • Access to a Global Network

    As a member of the Future Leaders program, you become part of a diverse and prestigious international cohort. With foundational Chinese language courses and cultural immersion opportunities, you’ll gain access to business leaders, government officials and top ranked instructors to prepare you for opportunities to work in China.

Future Leaders Program:

  • 5 Schulich students selected annually

  • 15 Founding Partner Universities

  • 4 years to earn two undergraduate degrees

  • Program Partners

    The Schulich School of Business is proud to be a founding member of the Future Leaders program alongside the following globally recognized schools:

    Bocconi University, Italy
    Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands
    ESSEC Business School, France
    FGV Business School, Brazil
    The University of Hong Kong, China
    IE Business School, Spain
    Keio University, Japan
    Queen’s University, Smith School of Business, Canada
    University of Mannheim, Germany
    Moscow State University, Russia
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
    SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
    Tel Aviv University, Israel

Program Details

  • Am I eligible? Am I eligible?

    BBA and iBBA students who are currently in Year 2 of their program (entering Year 3 in Fall 2024) are eligible for the program this year.

    How do I learn more? How do I learn more?

    Upcoming Information Sessions

    Schulich’s International Relations Office is holding a program specific information session on September 29th 9:30-10:30AM (Toronto time).

    Topics include: overall program structure, funding, application process

    Joining us LIVE from Beijing: Schulich students currently in the program!

    Click here to register.


    PKU Guanghua’s Future Leaders Program Team is also holding an information session on September 25th 8:30-9:30PM (Beijing time).

    Topics include: academics, campus life, application process, and scholarships

    Click here to sign up.

    **Information about the application process and scholarships may overlap between the two sessions.


    Carefully review the Evaluation Criteria and Application Process below before completing and submitting your application online by Tuesday, October 10 @ 9AM. Short-listed applicants must be available for an interview during the day on Monday October 16th. 

    Contact intlrelations@schulich.yorku.ca if you have any questions.

    Evaluation Criteria Evaluation Criteria
    • Demonstrate a strong interest in the interdisciplinary study of China and be willing to contribute to addressing global challenges and promoting cross-cultural communication;
    • Exhibit strong moral character, a clear sense of mission, and global vision;
    • Have a track record of leadership potential and social responsibility, or the ability to make an impact in their field/community;
    • Determination, energy and adaptability to drive changes despite obstacles, and inspire others to help make changes happen
    • Meet Peking University International Student admissions requirements
    Application Process Application Process

    Application Requirements — Deadline October 10th @ 9AM

    1. Completed Online application form
    2. Resume
    3. Transcripts/academic records (scanned copies are acceptable during the application stage, but original documents must be submitted upon start of the program);
    4. Two letters of recommendation:
      • One letter focused on academic ability and potential, coming from someone such as a current or former professor.
      • One letter focused on the personal characteristics and leadership potential as described in your application materials. People responsible for coordinating programs or activities in which students are involved may be good sources for recommendations.
    5. Two essays:
      • Essay 1: Personal Statement (up to 500 words)
      • Essay 2: Answer one of the following two questions (up to 500 words)
        • Option A: What characteristics do you think are essential to global leadership in today’s world and why?
        • Option B: In what ways do you anticipate that understanding China will help you accomplish your personal and professional goals?

    Interviews — October/November

    1st-round interview: Schulich’s Selection Committee will carry out a preliminary evaluation of application materials and conduct a 1st-round interview for qualifying candidates. Applicants must be available October16th for an interview via Zoom.

    2nd-round interview: Peking will invite candidates nominated by Schulich to attend a second round interview for final evaluation. This year’s interviews will take place IN-PERSON with Peking’s delegates early-November

    How many students are accepted into the program? How many students are accepted into the program?

    The Future Leaders program accepts up to a maximum of five students from each consortium school.

    The Schulich School of Business will interview and shortlist up to a maximum of 10 candidates for a second round interview with representatives from Peking University.

    Peking University will issue offers of admission to the Future Leaders program to a maximum of five students in December 2023.

    What is the study period for the program? What is the study period for the program?

    Students enrolled in the Future Leaders program will study full-time in Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Fall 2025 and Winter 2026.

    Summer 2025 will remain a break term, in which students may travel home, or work with Peking University to secure work authorization and source opportunities.

    Can Future Leaders count as my experiential component for the iBBA? Can Future Leaders count as my experiential component for the iBBA?

    YES, the Future Leaders program serves as the international exchange component for iBBA students.