Forget Harvard. Hamburger University -- the Shanghai branch of McDonalds' managerial training program -- is one of the hardest college to get into in the world, with an acceptance rate of less than one percent, according to Bloomberg News. (Harvard's acceptance rate hovers at 7 percent.)
Young corporate hopefuls are flocking to the managerial training program, which is primarily designed to prepare current McDonald's staff members for positions in crew development, restaurant management, mid-management and executive leadership. So far, the tuition-free school has trained 1,000 of the 70,000 McDonald's employees in mainland, with plans of educating another 4,000 in the next two years. All restaurant branch heads must graduate from the university.
According to McDonald's, HU graduates can transfer credits to traditional two-and four-year colleges. The weeks-long program can yield around a semester's worth of class credit.
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