International MBA - Spring (part time)

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Overview

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.

I travel a lot for my job so XJTLU’s location, and the flexible programme, was important for me. Studying this programme will benefit my career.

Alex Walschewski Student, International MBA, Germany

Modules

Fees

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

UK

Upper second class (2:1) honours

China

  • 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.

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

Academic background

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 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.

The IBSS MBA curriculum is rigorous and subject to the UK quality assurance system. The degree is granted by our founding partner, the University of Liverpool, a 134-year-old UK institution and a member of the prestigious Russell Group. Students benefit from state-of-the-art module design, dynamic instruction and careful assessment.

Professor Adam Cross Professor of international business and associate dean for learning and teaching

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

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  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. 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.

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For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.