International (Part Time) - MBA

  • Full or part time
    Part time & On campus available
  • Course fees
  • Course Disciplines
    International Business Management Studies Business
  • Course Start
  • Course Duration
    2 years part time
  • MBA Program Type

Course Description

The International MBA programme combines rigorous academic modules with a wide range of professional development activities to foster your managerial and leadership capabilities.

Delivered in a unique environment that blends Chinese and Western cultures, the IMBA is an international passport that will give you an edge in the world’s largest and most competitive markets.

Whether you are based in China, the UK, or elsewhere, this programme will give you the diverse management and leadership skills to work confidently in an international context.

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 the International MBA at XJTLU?

  • Benefit from the University's well-established and powerful network, including the alumni of the prestigious University of Liverpool Management School
  • Enjoy the flexibility of an IMBA programme that allows you to continue in full-time employment while you study
  • Study integrated, practice-focussed learning environment with strong connections to industry
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the International MBA programme, you will have:

  • a broad theoretical and practical understanding of modern management in a globalised environment
  • a strong awareness of how the external environment, including political, economic, social and technological factors impacts on the modern organisation at a national and international level
  • the ability to research, analyse and find solutions to problems facing both local and globalised companies
  • skills in critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving, as well as in report writing and making effective presentations.


Core modules

The IMBA programme is divided into four quarters, with core modules integrating key themes concerning management and leadership in an international context. These modules are accompanied by ongoing career development and leadership activities. The modules are:

  • Managing the Economic Context
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Management of Change and Innovation
  • The Organisation in the Strategic Context
  • Final Individual Project for IMBA
  • Competing in the Global Market Place
  • International Marketing
  • Negotiating in International Environment
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management Strategy

Additional learning activities

Throughout the IMBA programme, traditional academic modules will alternate with seminars and meetings with key representatives from different industries and a range of other activities that provide an integrated and concrete learning environment with strong connections to the real world.

The experience is further enriched by simulations and case studies dealing with issues at the cutting-edge of today’s business. The IMBA programme’s online platform builds teamwork skills by enabling you to work smoothly with peers and share ideas and inspiration. In addition, you are supported throughout your programme by a team of online tutors accessible through this platform. All this will enable you to:

  • Develop your skills and attributes as a manager and leader
  • Meet and engage with like-minded peers and industry leaders
  • Attend social events with alumni
  • Participate in business simulations
  • Join individual career development workshops.
  • During your IMBA studies you will also attend the following additional learning activities:
  • Business Communication skills
  • Leadership Development
  • Project Management
  • Business Simulation
  • Advanced Finance
  • Research Methodology

Visit the International (Part Time) - MBA page on the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University web site for more details!

(Student Profile)

Nicola Adamo (MBA student)

“The major challenge of an MBA programme is to apply theory into practice. Live case studies and ‘hands-on’ projects give us practical experience and are some of the most valuable parts of the curriculum.”


Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

50% ScholarshipXJTLU offers a generous scholarship of up to 50% of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes. All applicants will be considered for this scholarship based on academic merit.
Note: There are currently no scholarships available for part-time programmes.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to 50% off the tuition fee


All applicants for full-time programmes will be considered for this scholarship, based on academic merit.

Application Procedure

For any enquiries regarding scholarships please contact [email protected]

Further Information

Entry Requirements

UK: The ideal candidate is a manager with eight years’ work experience, some of which should be in a managerial position, and an undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in any discipline.

China: 211 Project; Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai Ranking--75 percent or above; Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai ranking – 80- 85% percent or above, depending on your Undergraduate institution.

Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

North America: 3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

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