The ideal candidate is a manager with eight years’ work experience, some of which should be in a managerial position, and an undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in any discipline.
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Upper second class (2:1) honours
3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme
Equivalent academic qualifications
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess one of the following qualifications:
- IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections)
- TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill)
In exceptional circumstances, individual cases will be considered on their own merits. You may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate your English proficiency.
If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5-1.0 of an IELTS band, or a similar number for other English language exams, you can be admitted to the programme after successful completion of our four- or six-week intensive English presessional course.
You can also apply to take the XJTLU English language test in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent. Based on the score, students may be admitted or may be required to take and successfully complete the four- or six-week intensive English presessional course.
Additionally, students may be required to complete English language courses on a pass/fail basis as part of the additional learning activity requirement during their studies at XJTLU.
Months of entry
The International MBA programme combines rigorous academic modules with a wide range of professional development activities aimed at fostering your managerial and leadership capabilities. It does this within a unique environment that blends Chinese and Western cultures.
Whether you are based in China, the UK, or elsewhere, the IMBA is an international passport that will give you an edge in the world’s largest and most competitive markets.
Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
WHY SHOULD I STUDY THE INTERNATIONAL MBA AT XJTLU?
The IMBA’s flexibility and diversity make it a perfect fit for managers from international and Chinese companies as well as those in the public sector. This will help you develop skills and knowledge while, at the same time, connecting you to a well-established and powerful network of professional relationships that includes the alumni of the prestigious University of Liverpool Management School.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Throughout the IMBA programme, traditional academic modules will alternate with seminars and meetings with key representatives from different industries and a range of other activities that provide an integrated and concrete learning environment with strong connections to the real world.
The experience is further enriched by simulations and case studies dealing with issues at the cutting-edge of today’s business. The IMBA programme’s online platform builds teamwork skills by enabling you to work smoothly with peers and share ideas and inspiration. In addition, you are supported throughout your programme by a team of online tutors accessible through this platform.
- Develop your skills and attributes as a manager and leader
- Meet and engage with like-minded peers and industry leaders
- Attend social events with alumni
- Participate in business simulations
- Join individual career development workshops.
The IMBA programme is divided into four quarters, with core modules integrating key themes concerning management and leadership in an international context. These modules are accompanied by ongoing career development and leadership activities. The modules are:
- Managing the economic context
- Managing financial resources
- The organisation in the strategic context
- Management of change and innovation
- International marketing
- Strategic and international human resources management
- Operations and supply chain management
- Negotiating in the international environment
- Competing in the global market place
- Final individual project.
Information for international students
There are a number of visas available to international students who want to study in China, depending on the duration of your intended period of study. Staff in our International Student Recruitment and Support team can advise you on the correct visa to apply for.
Fees and funding
If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi’an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.
Masters students have the option to pay tuition fees in instalments each semester. You can also choose to pay the fees upfront at the time of registration, in this case a discount of five percent of the total fees will be offered.
You will be asked to indicate how you would like to pay the fees when you confirm your acceptance of the unconditional offer.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- PG Enquiries