Check the entry requirements and find out how to apply:
CHINA - Mainland CHINA - Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan GLOBAL


The interdisciplinary BA English and International Business programme combines the subjects of English language and international business 50-50 with the aim of producing graduates who have an excellent command of English and a critical awareness of the use of language in a business context.

English modules offer a wide choice of topics, such as linguistics, literature, interpreting and translation. In International Business modules, you will study marketing and international management alongside students in XJTLU's International Business School Suzhou (IBSS).

Why should I study English and International Business?

  • Gain insights into the language of specialist domains such as the business and finance world
  • Choose from options in marketing, management and economics to develop and extend your knowledge of business-related management methods
  • Use your strengths in the English language and linguistics to gain deeper insights into the use of language across different domains
  • Acquire the intellectual, interpersonal, technical, and strong language skills highly valued by employers
  • 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.
Qualification University of Liverpool BA English and International Business More about qualifications

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BA English and International Business programme, you will have:

  • the ability to communicate professionally in English, using the language confidently in the context of international business and finance
  • an understanding of the functional aspects of international business, such as international markets and ethical problems facing international organisations
  • the ability to evaluate the application of international business theory within private, public, large and small business sectors.
This undergraduate programme combines opportunities of learning English literature, translation/interpretation and linguistics, as well as various topics in business and finance. This unique feature provides our students more opportunities to thrive in their future professional and academic careers.
Yan Zhao
Programme director


This programme develops critical thinking skills to look beyond disciplinary boundaries between business and linguistics. It allows me to synthesise ideas and explore topics from multiple perspectives. Interdisciplinary knowledge leads me to embrace greater creativity and open-mindedness. They are beneficial to my career and my life.
Shuyang Xu
Student, BA English and International Business


Graduates from this programme will be well-prepared for positions such as administrative and managerial positions in industry, business, the financial sector, local government and civil service, as well professional translator or interpreter.

Graduates may also choose to go onto further study in the areas of English language and international business.