Entry requirements

NOT LISTED ON WEBPAGE 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

Months of entry


Course content

Your Ticket to China and the World

​​​Are you looking for an exciting and innovative Master of Business Administration programme in the heart of China’s booming eastern corridor?

International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU offers a contemporary and highly creative, world-class MBA degree through close cooperation with the University of Liverpool, UK. You’ll be immersed in the business practices and cultural intricacies of both China and the western world—experiencing the best of East and West.

As an MBA student at IBSS, you will earn an internationally recognised MBA degree from the University of Liverpool. IBSS faculty brings the MBA to life with cutting-edge global business knowledge and by employing international best practices in management education.

The IBSS MBA is designed with one key goal in mind: to prepare you to succeed in today’s dynamic global business environment.

The IBSS MBA is designed to international standards with value-added, China-specific content. The real-life curriculum is taught entirely in English by a diverse, expert business faculty from 28 countries and prepares students for the global job market. The programme includes six weeks of study in the heart of the City of London's financial markets as well as exchange opportunities with top business schools around the world.

Core modules

Semester One

  • Microeconomics for Managers
  • Strategic Management
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Quantitative Skills for Managers
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Strategic Operations Management
  • Corporate Finance

Semester Two

Part I: Campus Abroad in London

  • Financial Markets and Institutions

​Part II: China Context and Applications

  • Doing Business with China
  • Enterprise, Entrepreneurialism and Development in China
  • Macroeconomics and the Chinese Context

Semester Three

  • Global Sustainability and Social Responsibility
  • Economics of Emerging Industries
  • Managing Talent and Operations in Innovative Industries
  • Internships with IBSS Corporate Partners

Career development and leadership

​As a student of the IBSS MBA, you will access unrivalled China-based business connections via IBSS' strategic location within Suzhou Industrial Park, home to many Fortune 500 companies within a community of nearly 5,000 Chinese and international enterprises. Internship, field projects and a dissertation will further develop your understanding of the fast growing, critically important Chinese market.

Upon successful graduation, you will become a part of the University of Liverpool's worldwide alumni network of over 100,000 in 130 countries.

Fees and funding

UK students
RMB 188,000

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months

Course contact details

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