BSc in International Business Management

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in International Business Management at DUFE is a four year undergraduate degree program taught in English.

About DUFE

Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE) was founded in 1952. DUFE is one of China’s top-ranked finance, banking and economics universities, consistently in the top three nationally for producing the most employable graduates. With over 20,000 students, the campus is in Hei Shi Jiao – close to the seaside and surrounded by lush, green mountains.

About the Program

Students will study the theory and practice of business management with an emphasis on international business issues, new research findings, case studies and compare perspectives on the management of internationally-operating organisations.

The programme provides students with opportunities to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired throughout their course in a practical context. Students will spend part of their course on an internship with an organisation focused on international business.

What will I study?

In order to graduate with an undergraduate degree in International Business Management from DUFE you must successfully complete 105 credits, comprising 91 compulsory credits and 14 optional credits.

Modules in Chinese language are a compulsory part of your degree and provide you with a unique opportunity to develop new skills. You do not need any prior knowledge as you can study from beginners’ level Chinese.

The four year course will include study of a vast range of topics, of which a selection is highlighted below. A full module listing can be found further below.

Economic and Business Maths

A unique feature of this module is its emphasis on the applications of advanced mathematics in the study of economics and finance. Economic and financial concepts such as price elasticity and compound interest are rigorously defined; students who previously only had a vague notion about them are thus able to grasp a more precise meaning of these concepts.

Profile of China

An important module for international students in China that covers Chinese history of nearly 5,000 years, focusing on dynasties. Formed of three parts: Chinese culture, education, science and technology; folk customs; and tourism – the course aims to help students better live and study in China and promote mutual communication.

Chinese Grammar and Vocabulary

There is a strong focus on vocabulary and grammar in this module which is aimed at basic level students who know little or no Chinese. A multi-way teaching method will be adopted to motivate learners’ interest, including basic topics, sentence-forming exercises, computer-aided presentations and interactive games about new words learned.

Intercultural comparison and management

This module examines the economic, political, legal, and technological environments in which multinational corporations operate. Special emphasis is be placed on cross-cultural communication and negotiation, including how to deal with communication barriers caused by individual differences in their cultural background. Students will also come to understand corporate social responsibility in the context of multiculturalism.

Entrepreneurship and business plan design

Students will receiving training to prepare comprehensive business plans. The students are expected to develop an understanding of the concepts associated with business planning to enable them to relate these ideas to practice. From concept and design of plans through to evaluation and critical analysis of exploring their own entrepreneurial capability, students will gain a great insight to the nature and characteristics of the entrepreneur.

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of High School with good grades. Students are also required to provide a personal statement.
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Students with an IELTS score of 5.5 should apply for Pre-Sessional English.
  • 17 years and above

Start Date of the program


Application Deadline

15th August

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB64000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 256000 RMB.


DUFE international students have the choice of living on campus in student dormitories in either single or twin-shared bedrooms. Living on campus gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in campus life, allows you to meet other international students and make friends from all over the world. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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