The Carlson School of Management’s partner university in Guangzhou, China is Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yat-sen University. Lingnan (University) College was originally established as a private university in the late 19th century and by the 1930's had developed into a globally recognized university with faculty and graduates around the world. Later, Lingnan University was re-established within Sun Yat-sen University along the Pearl River in Guangzhou, where it resides today.
Lingnan University is guided by its motto "Education for Service," and continues to further its global footprint through international partnerships. Lingnan offers a variety of programs in economics and management for undergraduate and graduate students. In 2010, Lingnan (University) College earned accreditation from both EQUIS and AMBA (Association of MBA’s).