Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree and normally 8 years of experience, including at least 4 years management experience at middle and senior management level. UK: Upper Second Class Honours. China: 1st tier universities: 75% or above; 2nd tier universities: 80% or above. North America: 3.0 cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme. Other regions: Equivalent academic qualifications; ELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all sections. TOEFL iBT: 94 (min 21 listening, 22 reading, 23 speaking, 21 writing).

Months of entry


Course content

The IMBA programme combines rigorous academic modules with a wide range of professional development activities aimed to foster your managerial and leadership capabilities. It does this within a unique environment that blends Chinese and Western cultures.

The IMBA is an international passport that will give you an edge in the world’s largest and most competitive markets, whether based in China, the UK, or elsewhere.

Throughout the IMBA programme, traditional academic courses will alternate with seminars, 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 on 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 to share ideas and inspirations. In addition, you are supported throughout your programme by a team of online tutors accessible through this platform.

The IMBA’s flexibility and diversity make it a perfect fit for managers from international and domestic companies as well as those in the public sector, helping to develop skills and knowledge while at the same time connecting to a well-established and powerful network of professional relationships that includes the alumni of the prestigious University of Liverpool Management School.

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.

Core modules

  • Managing the Economic Context
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • The Organisation in the Strategic Context
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Negotiating in the International
  • Management of Change and Innovation
  • International Marketing
  • Strategic and International Human Resources Management
  • Final Individual Project

Career development and leadership

  • Developing as a Manager and a Leader
  • Meeting with the Leaders
  • Social Events with Alumni
  • Individual Career Development
  • Business Simulation

This course is part-time and can be taken in the Autumn or Spring.

Fees and funding

UK students
RMB 260,000
International students
RMB 260,000


XJTLU offers a generous scholarship of 50% of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes. All applicants for September 2015 will be considered for this scholarship, based on academic merit, and no separate application is required.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

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