Founded in 2013 within Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) offers a unique blend of Western and Chinese academic practices.


As a top-ranked business school, at IBSS we teach cutting-edge knowledge and prepare students of all ages for careers in the corporate world, in government, or as entrepreneurs. As a part of the vibrant XJTLU community, IBSS offers academic staff and students valuable opportunities including cross-disciplinary partnerships in research, learning and teaching.

Located within the fast-growing Suzhou Industrial Park - home to 4,800+ foreign enterprises (including 150 Fortune 500 companies) and 67,000+ Chinese enterprises - we are near China’s mega-commercial centres: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Wuxi.

The School is based on strong principles of internationalism, innovation, inspiration and integrity to create a positive impact on society through teaching, research and business engagement. IBSS is not only one of the few business schools internationally recognised through its accreditation by AACSB and EQUIS but also through its school/programmes and associations with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the CFA Institute, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, CPA Australia, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

From its inception, IBSS has been committed to promoting ethics, responsibility and sustainability in business education. IBSS has gained Advanced Membership status with the UN Global Compact Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative.

IBSS’s learning and teaching environment are underpinned by creative interaction and collaboration with international and domestic businesses, coupled with solid academic grounding. Thus, the IBSS environment prepares Chinese students for international business and international students for doing business in or with China.


To be a model international business school in China, driving impact creation in the business community and society we serve.


To contribute to society through bridging East and West, delivering student-centred education, conducting impact-oriented research, and acting as a catalyst of business education and sustainable development.

Core Values

We are driven to explore and understand all aspects of the complex and shifting business environment in order to add value to society.

We are cognizant of our fundamental role in building a more inclusive and sustainable global economy of tomorrow.

We are deeply committed to our profession, the creation and dissemination of theoretical and applied knowledge, and the respectful treatment of our students, colleagues, and clients.

We complement our factual knowledge with soft and social skills which allows us to create understanding, interact with mutual benefit and to move forward boldly in an ever-changing world.

We are part of an eco-system dedicated to advancing knowledge, educating the business leaders of the future, providing insightful Executive Education for our corporate clients, and developing solutions to every-day challenges.

We see the opportunity that comes with every challenge as we anticipate trends and shape the skills and mindsets of future leaders.