MBA in International Business
Introduction to the Program
The MBA at the Business School at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) is a one, two, or three-year program taught in English. Students can start the program in September or March each year.
About UIBE - University of International Business and Economics
The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) is China's leading university in Economics, Finances and International business. UIBE offers a large number of high quality Bachelors, Masters and PhD in English for international students and Chinese language programs. There are 13,000 Chinese students and 3,000 international students. For more info visit the UIBE page here.
An applicant must have completed or be in the final year of completing a four year or honours degree in an undergraduate program.
Students also need to be proficient in English with one of the following: TOEFL iBT (internet based) result of at least 86 points: TOEFL (computer based) test result of at least 213 points: TOEFL (paper based) test result of at least 550 points: IELTS test result of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each score band. This requirement does not apply to an applicant who has studied for at least two years at or received a degree from a college or university with the instruction language in English.
Students also need to demonstrate that they possess the necessary learning ability to succeed in the program. For instance, work experience, or extra-curricula activities and achievements.
The application deadline is June 30th each year for September intake and November 30th for February/March intake.
Period of Study
The University divides an academic year into two semesters. On average, each semester consists of eighteen weeks. The first semester of the academic year, from the beginning of September to January, is called the Fall Semester. The second semester of the academic year, from the beginning of March to the end of June, is called the Spring Semester. The School doesn’t provide any course in summer. The prescribed schedule of the Fall and Spring semester are specified in the University Calendar.
The normal length of study for the Master program is two academic years. The maximum time for completion of a master's degree is three years. This time limit is counted from the time that the students enter the graduate program regardless of any leave of absence taken.
About the UIBE Business School and MBA
“The MBA program is a young and dynamic program with a strong international profile. There have been over 300 students from over 20 countries on the program, there have been over 40 exchange students. The program is taught fully in English by an experienced faculty from leading universities both in China and abroad. The MBA program exposes students to the latest theoretical and applied knowledge about international business, economics, marketing, finance, and law, as well as the practices in China.
Nowadays a top manager is someone with broad vision and values who is able to take risks and formulate strategic changes in a highly demanding economic world. The International MBA is aimed at high potential managers who expect to gain state of the art knowledge in management as well as acquire better business practices in China, especially Asia.”
Dr. Tang Guliang, Dean of the Business School
About the MBA
The international MBA program is normally a two-year program for full-time students. Since its inception in 2006, the program has been intended for international students who are interested in business management and China-specific managerial practices. It is designed to provide individuals with the opportunity to obtain an advanced professional business education that will enable them to realize their full potential and career goals. The program provides students with advanced management education, including advanced knowledge relating to professional business designations. This objective is carried out in the program by emphasizing the development and integration of broad-based, functional business knowledge needed to advance an individual’s management career. At the same time, students are allowed the opportunity to develop in-depth specialized knowledge in a selected field.
As well as equipping you with the knowledge foundation you need to excel in the business world, the MBA will develop your interpersonal skills, your business intuition, your sense of entrepreneurship and your ability to tackle everyday challenges, within a supportive environment of friendly competition and collaboration.
The MBA will provide you with:
o The competence and confidence to apply new knowledge to key areas of business and management
o The ability to solve practical management problems by turning theory into practice
o A better understanding of the cultural issues of working in both China and the international environment
o Develop communication, self-management, and time-management skills.
Period of Study
The normal length of study for the Master program is two academic years. The maximum time for completion of a master’s degree is three years. This time limit is counted from the time that the students enter the graduate program regardless of any leave of absence taken. The program can be completed within one year if a student completes all the required credits in time.
The University divides an academic year into two semesters. On average, each semester consists of eighteen weeks. The first semester of the academic year, from the beginning of September to January, is called the Fall Semester. The second semester of the academic year, from the beginning of March to the end of June, is called the Spring Semester. The School doesn’t provide any course in summer. The prescribed schedule for the Fall and Spring semester are specified in the University Calendar.
Each student in this program must complete 48 credits of coursework: 30 credits of eight compulsory courses, 18 credits of elective courses. There is no thesis requirement for the program. However, students can choose to take an internship and complete a thesis, which is equivalent to 6 credits of elective courses.
o Managerial Economics (3 credits)
o Management and Organisational Behaviour (3 credits)
o Data model and decision-making (3 credits)
o Financial Accounting (3 credits)
o Marketing Management (3 credits)
o Advanced Corporate Finance (3 credits)
o Strategic Management (3 credits)
o International Business Management (3 credits)
o Operations Management (3 credits)
o Business Research (3 credits)
Module 1: Management and Organisation
o Human Resource Management
o Business Negotiation
o Managerial Communication
o Business Simulation Game
o Introduction to Managerial Decision Making
o Business Risk Management
o Cross-cultural Management
o Comparative Management
Module 2: Finance and Accounting
o Managerial Accounting
o Mergers and Acquisitions
o Financial Statement Analysis
Module 3: Marketing
o Consumer Behaviour in China
o Service Marketing
Module 4: Operations Management
o Project Management
o Supply Chain Management
Module 5: Business Environment
o International Trade Practices
o Global Strategy
o Global Environment for Business
o Doing Business in North America
Module 6: China Focused:
o Business Practice in China
o Marketing in China
o Leadership in China
o Business Legal Environment in China
o China’s Capital Market
o Accounting in China
o HRM in China
o Business – Government Relationship in China
o Mass Media and Public Relations
o Introduction to China’s Foreign Trade Policy
Module 7: Culture and Others
o Business and Chinese Traditional Culture
o Physical Education
o Business Chinese
o Business Ethics
The tuition fee is 148,000 RMB for the two-year program. 74,000 RMB is due at the start of the first semester, and 74,000 is due at the start of the second semester.
Tuition fees of re-take courses and any additional courses taken are charged on a credit basis, and these are 2,680 RMB per credit.
Note: After students applied and were accepted they have to pay advanced payment: 10000RMB. Once the payment has been paid the official admissions letter and visa form will be sent to the student.
Careers and Internships
UIBE places great importance on helping students to find work experience and career opportunities. UIBE was the first University in China to establish an advisory service for international students to help students to get a job and there are a number of opportunities for students to take internships while they are studying and to find a job afterwards. The location of UIBE is close to the CBD of Beijing and the international companies and job opportunities there. There are also some companies that have moved their location to be close to UIBE campus and the students. This is a unique advantage of UIBE compared to other Universities.
Students can stay on-campus in dormitories or off campus in private accommodation, students need to apply early for on-campus accommodation. For private accommodation students can search on thebeijinger.com.
To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and before an admissions decision is given. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.