Open to those with an undergraduate degree in any discipline, the MSc Management programme offers you broad theoretical and practical knowledge of management.

Management (part time)


This dynamic and innovative programme prepares you for management positions across a wide range of industries and assists you in preparation for more senior roles.

Open to those with an undergraduate degree in any discipline, the MSc Management programme offers you broad theoretical and practical knowledge of management. The modules cover a range of topics of relevance in China and around the globe, including international business, strategy, finance, leadership, marketing and entrepreneurship. You will also complete a research project based on a critical problem related to your current work or future role.

The programme is delivered in the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), one of the elite institutions worldwide to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Just over 100 business schools around the world have this triple accreditation.

Who should join?

  • Young professionals looking to kick-start their managerial career journey and unlock their high potential.
  • Professionals wishing to integrate work experience with the systemic knowledge available from this masters programme in order to broaden their horizons and create more sustainable value.

Why should I study Management at XJTLU?

You will:

  • benefit from XJTLU’s strategic location in Suzhou, home to one of China’s largest economies and many Fortune 500 companies;
  • have support from IBSS’s career development team, who engage with national and multinational employers to identify career enhancement opportunities for our students and graduates;
  • be able to tailor your studies for your career ambitions with elective modules in entrepreneurship and innovation, big data, and people management; and
  • earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by China’s Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Management, you will have:

  • a richer understanding of management practices and theories;
  • more insight into how to develop a business with a broad range of managerial functions and tasks;
  • awareness of latent demands of management improvement in a dynamic business environment;
  • research skills gained through project work; and
  • a comprehensive view of various industries’ differences and the shared managerial issues that need to be addressed.

“If you wish to integrate your work experiences with systemic knowledge and empower yourself for better performance, higher positions, or even further self-actualisation, no matter what industry you are working in, this programme is the very best choice for you. Welcome to join in the wonderful ‘big family’ of MSc Management .”

Xiao Wang

Programme director


The university offers a broad range of activities aiming to enrich master students’ theoretical and experiential learning and professional development. Trainings, workshops and seminars, covering varieties of themes and topics, both generic and subject-specific, are often offered at both university and school/department levels. Additionally, IBSS programmes offer discipline- specific supplementary modules which will aid to broaden your knowledge in that specific field and enhance your skills. These would include opportunities to work as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or intern at XJTLU. Depending on the programme, field trips and company visits will be organized, and invited talks will be given by the industrial experts and professionals. All these activities will not only support you in your programme study, but also develop your personal and professional skills and enhance your overall career and employability.


For this part-time programme, modules will be mainly delivered on weekends.


This programme includes career skills and personal development support to assist you with career advancement and professional skills development, such as:

  • professional development activities;
  • career consultations with experts;
  • the building and assessment of soft competencies such as teamwork, communication and presentation skills; and
  • business collaboration opportunities.

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