International Master of Business Administration (IMBA)

Introduction to the Program

The International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) at Renmin University of China (RUC) is a two year program for international students taught in English.

About Renmin University of China

Renmin University of China (RUC) is a key comprehensive and research-oriented university in China. It is one of the earliest universities in China that established Graduate Schools, and is the most prestigious university in the humanities and social sciences in China. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

In 2009, RBS launched the IMBA program which dedicates to provide an international study environment and foster world-class management elites with an international vision. The IMBA students from overseas and China will take classes together. All the core courses will be taught in English and certain elective courses taught in English or bilingually. Teaching materials are chosen from popular textbooks and cases used in American and European business schools and are combined with the practice of Chinese business techniques. Lessons are given by professors with rich experiences both from RBS and famous overseas business schools.

The IMBA program is a two-year full time study. Students have to complete a total of 47 credits, including 34 for core courses, 12 for electives, and one for the report on social practice. Students who meet the graduation requirements will be awarded the MBA degree by RUC.

About RBS

Renmin University of China (RUC) school of businessThe School of Business at Renmin University (RBS) is one of the most premier business schools in China. It was founded in 1950 with the reputation of “being the cradle of modern business administration education in China”. RBS started its MBA program in 1990, which is one of the first business schools to provide a MBA education in China. It offers a full range of programs from Bachelors of Business Administration to PhDs of Management.

RBS has established close and long-term relations with famous universities from US, Canada, Britain, France, Japan, Korea, Israel, Australia, Belgium, Holland, Singapore, India, and Thailand in fields of academic communication and exchange programs.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  • Preferably one year or longer of relevant work experience
  • A bachelor’s degree or above
  • A competitive GMAT/GRE score
  • English proficiency

Required Documents

  1. Completed application form
  2. Two photocopies of bachelor or higher degree certificates
  3. Two original copies of official transcripts
  4. Official GMAT/GRE score
  5. Two recommendation letters
  6. Resume
  7. Two copies of passport’s main page
  8. Four recent passport photos
  9. A non-refundable application fee of 600 RMB

Application Deadline

May 15


Compulsory Courses

Managerial Economics
Data Model and Decisions
Financial Management
Enterprise Strategic Management
Management Information System
Operations Management
Marketing Management
Organizational Behavior
Business report (Case Analysis) Writing
Managerial Communication
Business Ethnics
Management Communication

Elective Courses in Six Concentration Areas

Enterprise Strategy and Culture
Human Resource
Finance and Portfolio
International Management
Real Estate Investment and Management

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB89000 per year. The tuition fee for the 2 year program is 178,000 RMB.


There are four different international residence on campus. They are No.1 International Student Residence, No.2 International Student Residence, No.3 International Student Residence, and International Cultural Exchange Center. For further information on the accommodation at Renmin University of China (RUC) visit the accommodation page here.

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