Sun Yat-sen University students

International Master of Business Administration (IMBA)

Introduction to the Program

The International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) at Sun Yat-sen University is a 2 year program for international students taught in English.

About the Program

IMBA has an elite reputation and attracts top-tier students from both in and outside China. Currently, it is run by both Sun Yat-sen Business School (SYSBS) and Lingnan (U) College.

SYSBS is one of the China’s first institutes for MBA education and research and is one of the nation’s leading business schools. SYSBS has outstanding faculty, 92% of whom hold doctoral degrees and have overseas study, research, and work experience. SYSBS invites elite international and domestic economists, managers, and entrepreneurs as the guest lecturers and visiting professors. SYSBS is the first business school in South China awarded with triple international accreditations, which includes AACSB/EQUIS/AMBA. Only the most elite 5% of business schools are AACSB accredited worldwide.

The MBA education at Lingnan (U) College is among the Top 10 in China. It is established on a basis of international and domestic experience, with 96% of the faculty holding doctorate degrees. Additionally, students are instructed by professors from top international universities, international political dignitaries, domestic economists and outstanding business leaders. Lingnan (U) College was accredited by AMBA and EQUIS in 2010.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

An acceptable GMAT or GRE score within the period of validity preferred

Application Deadline

May 5

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 90000 per year. The total for the 2 year program is RMB 180000.


Accommodation is not guaranteed but we will try our best to place international students on on-campus options. For more information see the accommodation page here.

About the Application Process

To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. Applications take 4-6 weeks before a decision is given, and students are accepted on a rolling basis. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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