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Course Description

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

IBSS at XJTLU offers a contemporary and highly creative, world-class MBA degree through close cooperation with the University of Liverpool. 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. IBSS staff bring 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. It is is developed to international standards with value-added, China-specific content.

Our real-life curriculum is taught entirely in English by a diverse and expert business academic staff from 28 countries. Our aim is to ensure that our students are strong candidates in 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 1
• Microeconomics for Managers
• Strategic Management
• Accounting for Managers
• Global Sustainability and Social Reponsbility
• Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
• Marketing and Sales
• Strategic Operations Management
• Corporate Finance

Semester 2
Part 1: Campus Abroad in London
• Corporate Treasury and Financial Markets
Part 2: China Context and Applications
• Doing Business with China
• Enterprise, Entrepreneurialism and Development In China
• Macroeconomics and the Chinese Context


What are my career prospects?

You will access unrivalled China-based business connections thanks to our strategic location within Suzhou Industrial Park, home to many Fortune 500 companies within a community of nearly 5,000 Chinese and international enterprises. Internships, 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 based in 130 countries.

Visit the IBSS MBA page on the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Nicola Adamo (MBA student)

2853.jpg “The major challenge of an MBA programme is to apply theory into practice. Live case studies and ‘hands-on’ projects give us practical experience and are some of the most valuable parts of the curriculum.”


Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

50% ScholarshipXJTLU offers a generous scholarship of 50% of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes. All applicants will be considered for this scholarship based on academic merit.
Note: There are currently no scholarships available for part-time programmes.

The University of Liverpool discount If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi’an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20% of the tuition fee.

Corporate and Association Discounts

We are pleased to offer corporate and business/professional association discounts for managers

• For 2 or more managers from the same company or organisation for the same start date: 10% company discount on presentation of a confirmation letter from the employer • For managers working for a company or organisation that is a paid-up member of an approved professional or industry association: 10% association discount on presentation of a confirmation letter from the employer and/or the association
To sign up for the corporate or association discount or to enquire whether an association has already been approved by the University please contact [email protected] e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% off the tuition fee


All applicants for full-time programmes will be considered for this scholarship, based on academic merit.

Application Procedure

For any enquiries regarding scholarships please contact [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Undergraduate from a recognised university and a minimum of three years of full-time working experience.

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