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Overview

Designed for students without any prior educational background in business or management, and taught by leading authorities in their field, the Master of Arts (MA) in International Business and Global Affairs aims to develop current and future managers and potential business leaders who are able to work successfully in a world increasingly characterised by uncertainty, volatility and change.

This innovative programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding, leadership abilities, analysis skills, decision-making tools and strategic vision needed to effectively manage people, organisations and business dealings across national borders in an increasingly risky, complex and challenging world.

Why should I study International Business and Global Affairs at XJTLU?

  • Learn about global economic, political and governance issues, and how they affect the environment and prospects for trade and investment across countries and regions;
  • Gain a global mindset by studying at both the Department of International Relations, and at the AACSB- and EQUIS-accredited International Business School Suzhou (IBSS);
  • Experience the opportunity to learn or improve your language skills in Chinese or Spanish;
  • Highly-experienced academic staff with wide variety of international backgrounds;
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.


By the time you graduate from the MA in International Business and Global Affairs, you will:

  • understand the theories, debates and contemporary challenges within key thematic domains of international relations, such as regional integration, global security and peace studies, and global transformations and crises;
  • improve your decision-making by better understanding business challenges in cross-border trade, investment, political risks, biodiversity loss, resources depletion, environmental degradation, climate change, food insecurity, economic development, social injustice, international mass migration, and globalisation;
  • be equipped with the knowledge, understanding, leadership abilities, analysis skills, decision-making tools and strategic vision needed to effectively manage people, organisations and business;
  • evaluate different interpretations of world political events and global humanitarian challenges.


  • Start date 7 September 2020
  • Department International Relations
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration 18 months
  • Location Suzhou
Our programme is designed to develop current and future managers and potential business leaders who have a global mind-set and who can apply their critical understanding of global political and economic developments to comfortably lead international investment and business.
Adam Cross
Programme director

Modules

  • Compulsory modules

    • International Management and Global Institutions
    • Regional Integration and Globalisation
    • International Business
    • Global Transformations and Crises
    • Transnational Corporations and Global Challenges
    • China in the World
    • Doing Business with Chinese Companies and Consumers
    • Research Methods for International Business
  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.

Careers

Graduates from this programme are well prepared to start or advance their career across a variety of fields. These include: multinational and trading companies, non-profit organisations, consultancies, service providers, business facilitators, and government agencies around the world who are looking to recruit graduates with knowledge and experience of contemporary international business and management.