BA Business Administration

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The BA Business Administration programme offers you a comprehensive introduction to business. You will be introduced to real-world business problems and analyse how these may be solved.

By the end of your degree, you will have the knowledge, skills, and commercial awareness to pursue a successful career in a wide variety of public, private, and not-for-profit organisations.

Why should I study Business Administration at XJTLU?

  • Business administration enables students to develop comprehensive knowledge and skills related to business and management. You will learn about every functional role of companies and how these functions are connected
  • The programme offers many shared modules and elective modules, which enables you to develop broad-based business knowledge, including in marketing, human resource management, accounting, finance, and operations management
  • Interactive learning methods, including case studies, group projects and student presentations are widely used in business administration modules
  • The programme emphasizes practice and business engagement. Guest lecturers from industry are invited to share with students their real-business insights and experience
  • You will have the opportunity to go on field trips and company visits to get first hand business knowledge.
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities


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) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)in 2016 and 2018 respectively. AACSB accreditation is a globally recognised standard for the highest quality in business education. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide have been awarded the accreditation. The EQUIS accreditation is a quality certification system for business schools set up by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). It has become the most global authoritative and select business school certification body in the world with its comprehensive and rigorous review process. IBSS becomes the youngest business school in the world to have received both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. There are only less than 100 business schools that have received both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation. This is an important milestone in becoming a world class business school and highlights the strength and significant influence of IBSS at the international level.

Qualification XJTLU BMan Business Administration University of Liverpool BA Business Administration
BA (Hons) Business Management
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Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate, you will be able to:

  • understand the different ways in which businesses can be organised
  • reflect critically and holistically on the organisation and operation of businesses
  • apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods to solve business problems
  • understand the social, cultural, and economic contexts in which businesses operate



The BA Business Administration programme provides a broad introduction to the business world, so you will be equipped to work in a wide variety of roles within public, private, and not-for-profit organisations. Your knowledge of business practices in Eastern and Western countries will enable you to work with confidence in international organisations. The knowledge you gain on this programme will also give you a strong foundation for further study.


Entry requirements

Please visit the entry requirements page for the comprehensive list of qualifications required to study at XJTLU.

Dr Fangrong Li is a Lecturer in International Business and Management at IBSS. She received her PhD in International Business from City University of Hong Kong. Dr Li has taught various subjects across international business, management and marketing. Her main research interests are business strategies of firms in and from emerging economies, with particular interests in internationalisation strategies. Her current work focuses on the institutional environment and the strategies and performance of multinational enterprises (MNEs).

Dr Fangrong Li Programme director, BA Business Administration

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