Industry, business and community

Industry, business and community

We collaborate with both multinational and domestic Chinese companies and firms, offering a broad spectrum of services – from customised executive education courses to opportunities for companies to recruit, collaborate, grow and prosper with our IBSS students.

Executive Education

Our executive education courses are recommended for businesses exploring new ways of thinking, working, developing employee skillsets to meet evolving demands, and continuously improving organisational efficiencies and the bottom line. See our range of open-enrolment and customised programmes here.

In-Company Project

In today’s challenging environment, companies must be proactive in the marketplace. Success requires actively analysing new trends and developments. Our seasoned staff members, who boast strong professional as well as academic backgrounds, can provide strategic analysis, global best practices, and China-savvy knowledge to help our partner organisations solve their most pressing business problems through the In-Company Project. This programme matches companies with student teams and a faculty advisor to produce customised research.

“In 2019, Modula (China) had the opportunity to share an experience with students from XJTLU. It was a very positive experience due to the attention the students paid to our products and to our current and potential markets. In a very short time, we received a deep analysis of our customers’ segmentation, the suitable media to reach existing and new customers, and our foreign and domestic competitors. I hope we will have this opportunity again in the future since the first one has been very enriching to our staff.”

Riccardo Campanile
General manager
Modula (China) Automation Equipment

Academic Knowledge Sharing

Companies can engage with IBSS in the classroom: providing live case studies for students to work on, arrange factory visits, or sending guest lecturers to discuss practical management issues. These are just a few examples of how companies can directly benefit from engaging IBSS’s young minds.

“ICAEW is very happy to have collaborated with IBSS on the strategic master programme, MSc in Professional Accounting, the establishment of the ICAEW Centre at IBSS and the offer of ICAEW prizes to top IBSS students. We will continue to explore avenues for future collaboration.”

Mark Protherough
Executive Director, Learning & Professional Development
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Student Internships

IBSS facilitates high-quality internships which allow our students to contribute to real-world projects while experiencing day-to-day operational management. Companies offering internships to our students directly benefit from the insights and services of students who are fluent in English, China-savvy and have a thirst for knowledge.

Corporate sponsorship

Through sponsorship of academic initiatives and research efforts, our business partners receive a range of tangible strategic benefits including promoting their company brand among the global XJTLU family. Specific sponsorship offers include business competitions, student prizes, research, travel grants and scholarships.

Joint seminars and conferences

IBSS acts as an ideal partner for businesses seeking to host world-class conferences and seminars for employees, clients or customers. Our faculty provide excellent and highly relevant speakers, panel discussion moderators and workshop facilitators. The University’s state-of-the-art classrooms and lecture halls are equipped with world-class presentation technology.Working in partnership, together we create tailored solutions to strategic and tactical issues.

For private management retreats, IBSS faculty can provide moderators and facilitators to assist in solving pressing business problems or to develop new projects. Working in partnership with company executive teams, we collaborate to develop tailored solutions for strategic and tactical issues.

Our offerings include:

  • Joint conferences and seminars
  • Themed corporate “away days”
  • Facilitated workshops
  • Conference facilities.

“Corporate social responsibility is important to the stability and wellbeing of those who live and work in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). The joint research conducted between IBSS and our organisation will lead to the adoption of techniques which will ultimately benefit senior and middle management in SIP and around China. Cooperating with SIP, IBSS has made full use of our resources, enhancing its connection to both foreign and domestic enterprises.”

Wenlei Yao
Director of the Publicity Spiritual Civilisation Office, SIP


Guest Lecturers

Our excellent, world-class faculty deliver academic research and business knowledge combined with international and China-specific expertise. They bring their distinctive talents and research skills to all of IBSS’s educational and consulting offerings for executives and businesses.