International MBA (part time)

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Overview

The International MBA programme combines rigorous academic modules with a wide range of professional development activities to foster your managerial and leadership capabilities.

Delivered in a unique environment that blends Chinese and Western cultures, the IMBA is an international passport that will give you an edge in the world’s largest and most competitive markets.

Whether you are based in China, the UK, or elsewhere, this programme will give you the diverse management and leadership skills to work confidently in an international context.

The programme is delivered in the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Less than 100 business schools worldwide have both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation.

Why should I study the International MBA at XJTLU?

  • Benefit from the University's well-established and powerful network, including the alumni of the prestigious University of Liverpool Management School
  • Enjoy the flexibility of an IMBA programme that allows you to continue in full-time employment while you study
  • Study integrated, practice-focussed learning environment with strong connections to industry
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.


Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the International MBA programme, you will have:

  • a broad 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
  • the ability to research, 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.


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

  • 211 Project; Top 100 of 2019 Shanghai Ranking--75 percent or above
  • Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2019 Shanghai ranking – 80- 85% percent or above, depending on your Undergraduate institution

Note: Shanghai Ranking of The Best Chinese Universities is subject to annual update http://www.zuihaodaxue.com/zuihaodaxuepaiming2019

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)

If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5 – 1.0 of an overall IELTS band but meet the language requirements for the Pre-sessional English (PSE) courses (including minimum component scores or equivalents), you may be accepted onto the PSE course subject to Programme Director’s approval. Upon successful enrolment on the PSE course, you will be able to change your XJTLU Master’s offer letter to ‘Unconditional’ for English level.

If you are a conditional offer holder, you can also send an email to pgadmissions@xjtlu.edu.cn to apply to take the onsite Password English language test provided by XJTLU in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or its equivalent.

Please note that the Password Test is only available to students who have been issued a conditional offer to study at XJTLU. The University provides one Password Test opportunity for each conditional offer holder. 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 who are admitted onto a Master’s programme by taking the Pre-sessional English (PSE) Course are required to complete English language modules listed on the Programme Specification on a pass/fail basis as part of their Additional Learning Activity plan 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:

  1. Click/tap the APPLY link
  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.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time. If you need to provide any additional supporting documents after you submit the application online, please send the documents to pgadmissions@xjtlu.edu.cn(with your application ID, name, and applied programme name).

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