MBA (China)

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

International Business School Suzhou (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 for success in today’s dynamic global business environment. It is developed to international standards with value-added, China-specific content.

Our real-world curriculum is taught entirely in English by a diverse and expert academic business staff from around the world. 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.

This MBA programme has deepened my understanding of international business, strengthened my critical thinking skills, and given me a vision that will benefit my career.

Daisy (Ting) Xu Alumna, MBA (China), China


The MBA (China) offers a well-rounded business curriculum of finance, management and marketing, combined with exciting global experiences and China business expertise.


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.



XJTLU offers a generous scholarship of up to 50 percent of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes based on academic merit. Should you wish to apply for XJTLU master scholarship, please submit a scholarship application letter in your application stating the reasons why you should be considered.

Entry requirements

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.

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

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) and a minimum of three years’ full-time working experience.

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.

An MBA is one of the best educational investments that you can make and MBA (China) compares favourably with other top international business schools in its peer group. The reasonable tuition investment, low cost of living and intense, full-time, three-semester format allows you to complete your education and rejoin the job market at a new career level as soon as possible. As a finance educator, I find it hard to ignore such a great ROI!

Dr Warren Wu Associate professor

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

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  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.