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The BA Business Administration programme offers you a comprehensive introduction to business. You will learn how to analyse real-world business problems and find innovative solutions.

Through your studies, you will develop creative business thinking and the intellectual, interpersonal, technical and cognitive skills required to build a successful business career, and to adapt and respond positively to changing circumstances in the business arena.

Graduates have the knowledge, skills, and commercial awareness to pursue a career in a wide variety of public, private and not-for-profit organisations.

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 Business Administration at XJTLU?

    • Gain a comprehensive understanding of business and management and learn about every functional role in companies and how these functions are connected
    • Tailor your programme to suit your interests with a number of elective modules available, including marketing, human resource management, accounting, finance, and operations management
    • Learn in an interactive environment which includes case studies, group projects, workshops and student presentations
    • Gain practical experience and engage with industry through guest lectures, field trips, internships and company visits
    • 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 from the BA Business Administration, you will have:

  • an understanding of the different ways in which businesses can be organised
  • the ability to reflect critically and holistically on the organisation and operation of businesses
  • the knowledge to apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods to solve business problems
  • an understanding of the social, cultural, and economic contexts in which businesses operate.
The BA Business Administration programme focuses on both soft and hard skill sets that students will utilize in real-world problem solving, interpersonal communication, and strategic critical thinking. Graduates are primed for taking up further study or directly entering the modern business environment.
Seth Hartigan
Programme director


  • Year One

    UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

  • Year Two

  • Year Three

  • Year Four


Graduates from this programme can find employment in wide variety of roles within public, private and not-for-profit organisations. Your knowledge of business practices in both China and the international context will give you a competitive edge in securing employment in international organisations. The knowledge you gain in this programme will also provides strong foundation for pursuing further study.