Department profile

International Business School Suzhou

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
2016/17 edition

About International Business School Suzhou

International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU is growing in size and influence in pursuit of our vision to be a leading international business school. We have inherited and built on the strengths of our two founding partners, the University of Liverpool, UK and Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.

Our School is based on strong principles of internationalism, innovation, inspiration and integrity, which together ensure that we have a positive impact on society through our teaching, research and business engagement.

With leading international faculty and a superb location in in the heart of Suzhou Industrial Park, close to other major commercial centres such as Shanghai and Wuxi, we enjoy ideal conditions for beneficial mutual exchange between business and academia. This underpins a learning and teaching environment that ensures our students will graduate with the knowledge and skills to succeed in an ever-changing world.

Our Programmes

In IBSS's postgraduate programmes, students pursue advanced knowledge in their fields, learning from top faculty and alongside other intellectually engaged students in a truly invigorating environment. Postgraduate degrees open up many career opportunities and help students to build their professional networks nationally and internationally. Graduates of all of our programmes receive a globally-recognised degree from the University of Liverpool.

Find out more about programmes at XJTLU International Office at

Merit-based Scholarships

XJTLU offers a generous entry scholarship of 50% of total tuition fee, based on academic merit, for students enrolling in September 2015.


International Business School Suzhou, located in the heart of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), is placed in one of the most vibrant centres of business activity in China. One-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies operate in Suzhou. This creates internship and employment opportunities for XJTLU’s students.

Suzhou is well connected to other parts of China and the rest of the world and is a great base to explore all of East Asia. Other Chinese cities can be reached via the high-speed intercity railway network. International and national links are provided by Shanghai’s two major international airports. Shanghai can be reached in just 25 minutes.

Some of Suzhou’s main entertainment hubs are located around the scenic Jinji Lake, near the university. The Science and Culture Centre houses a theatre and IMAX cinema, one of a number of cinemas in the city. Suzhou also has many sports centres and international hotels. For nightlife, there are many restaurants, bars and clubs, with Ligongdi area one of the most popular locations.

There are many international supermarket chains, as well as smaller international food stores, local markets and convenience stores. In addition to the traditional shops located in the old district, there are modern international high-fashion centres such as Times Square and InCity Mall.


Our campus

XJTLU’s campus has expanded rapidly over the past few years, with excellent support and resource facilities all housed on the north campus.

The north campus development provides state-of-the-art teaching, laboratory, research and support facilities. The north campus will accommodate 10,000 students by 2016. This includes the brand new Central Building, housing the XJTLU Library.

In addition to world-class fully-equipped science and engineering laboratories, International Business School Suzhou, and design studios, the campus also has conference facilities, tennis and basketball courts, a sports field and track, and a variety of catering facilities.

Future Expansion

Looking ahead, construction of the south campus development is already underway, with Phase I set for completion in 2016/17. IBSS will be relocated to a brand new building in 2017.

Alumni Network

When you graduate from XJTLU, you will not only join the growing network of XJTLU alumni, but you will also be a member of the global community of more than 100,000 University of Liverpool (UoL) alumni in over 130 countries.

Our English language UK degree offers graduates an exceptionally wide range of opportunities. XJTLU graduates are proving very successful in finding desirable positions across different industries.

You can also take advantage of a range of opportunities for personal and professional development such as free access to UoL’s vast library resources, and discounts on many management journals and databases. You will be able to participate in both UoL and XJTLU alumni events, including social networking get-togethers and online professional development webinars.

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