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Overview

With China’s growing presence in international markets and its rising influence on global economics, a sound knowledge of international business issues is becoming increasingly important for university graduates seeking roles in both international and Chinese organisations. The BA International Business with a Language programme aims to enhance your employability by equipping you with:

  • a broad and comprehensive knowledge of international business issues
  • knowledge of functional areas of business and management in an international context
  • communication skills in both English and an additional language (Chinese, Spanish or Japanese)

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). Fewer than 100 business schools worldwide have both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation.

Why should I study International Business with a Language at XJTLU?

  • Take advantage of internships with and field trips to Fortune 500 multinational companies within the Suzhou Industrial Park area of Suzhou and the greater Yangtze River region
  • Learn from a curriculum that combines traditional business theories with broader theoretical knowledge and practical studies of the key success factors that influence business in an international context
  • Gain new language skills
  • 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.

Accreditation

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 authoritive 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.

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), a globally recognised standard for the highest quality in business education. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide have been awarded the accreditation and IBSS is the youngest school ever to have achieved it.

Qualification XJTLU BMan International Business University of Liverpool BA International Business
BA International Business with a Language
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Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BA International Business with a Language, you will have:

  • knowledge of the key principles of doing international business with an understanding of the complexities of the international business environment
  • the ability to reflect critically on the operation and strategies of international businesses
  • the skills to communicate effectively in English, as well as in Chinese, Spanish or Japanese
  • broad and comprehensive knowledge of international business issues and the relatedness and interaction of many functional areas of business and management in an international context
  • the demonstrated skills, competencies and understanding required to operate appropriately, ethically, productively and with confidence when managing businesses in the international arena, especially in countries where the language of study is spoken.
Arguably, China is THE key player in business this century. The BA International Business with a Language programme provides comprehensive knowledge of international as well as Chinese business practices with language training in Chinese, Spanish or Japanese and exciting internships.
Ellen Touchstone
Programme director

Modules

The international environment in this programme gave me the opportunity to work with students from different cultural backgrounds for group assignments and team presentations. In addition, the workshops and exchange programme really helped me improve my communication skills and enabled me to have a flexible mindset.
Ziran Sun
Student, BA International Business with a Language, China

Careers

There is a growing need for multilingual graduates with international business knowledge and experience. Study and summer school abroad opportunities in countries where the target language is spoken as well as internship opportunities in multinational organisations provide students with the skills to respond to the dynamic and volatile international business environment of today. Graduates from this programme will be well-prepared for further, more specialised postgraduate study or careers in different functional areas of business including marketing, management, import-export, logistics and general administration.