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.
International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), a globally recognised standard for the highest quality in business education. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide have been awarded the accreditation and IBSS is the youngest school ever to have achieved it.
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 leadership and professional skills and management 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. The flexibility of our IMBA also means that you can enjoy all of these benefits whilst continuing in full-time employment.
Knowledge and skills
The International MBA programme will equip you with:
- A broad-based theoretical and practical understanding of modern management in a globalised environment.
- A strong awareness of how the external environment, including political, economic, social and technological factors, impacts on the modern organisation at a national and international level
- Skills in research to analyse and find solutions to problems facing both local and globalised companies.
- Skills in critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving, as well as in report writing and making effective presentations.
Minimum entry requirements
Upper second class (2:1) honours
- 1st tier universities: 75 percent or above
- 2nd tier universities: 80 percent or above
Note: Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.
3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme
Equivalent academic qualifications
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.
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 five- or eight-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 five- or eight-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.
How to apply
Applications should be submitted via our online application system:
- Click/tap the APPLY link
- Create an account or log in to your existing account
- Complete your application
Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.
You may log-in to view your application form at any time and upload any remaining supporting documents.
For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.