BA Human Resources Management XJTLU

Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a three or four year program for international students taught in English.


Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is a new international university jointly founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University China and the University of Liverpool UK as a joint venture. As an independent Sino-Foreign cooperative university, it captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the first and only one of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education in China. The University offers undergraduate degree programmes in the fields of science, engineering and management, and awards both its own Chinese degree and a degree from the University of Liverpool.

About the Program

On the BA Human Resources Management programme you will learn how individuals are managed within an organisational context. You will be introduced to current human resource management theory and practice and be encouraged to think creatively and critically about the role of human resource management within the wider business world. You will acquire a range of intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills that are relevant to the field and develop an understanding of the frameworks used to manage employer and employee relationships.

About International Business School Suzhou

Founded in 2013 as the exclusive business school of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, International Business School Suzhou offers a unique blend of Western and Chinese academic practices. It is the youngest business school ever to earn Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation and has accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Located in Suzhou, Jiangsu, near Shanghai, one of China’s the fastest-growing commercial centres, IBSS seeks to become an international leader in business education and research. It is perfectly placed to support your talent development and research needs.

Creative interaction and collaboration with international and domestic businesses, coupled with solid academic grounding, underpins the IBSS learning and teaching environment. This prepares Chinese students for international business and international students for doing business in or with China.


Human resources management professionals work in every sector of the economy, so you will have many job opportunities available to you when you graduate. Roles include human resources management generalists, recruitment specialists, training professionals and change management positions as well as consulting and employment research work.

You may also choose to pursue further study in the form of a specialised masters, MBA or a professional qualification.

Knowledge and Skills

When you graduate from the BA Human Resources Management programme, you will:

  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of both human resource management theory and general management theory and practice
  • understand the legal frameworks concerned with the employment of people, and the implications which these have for human resources management policies and functions
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the ways in which individuals, groups and organisations learn, and be able to relate this to individual and organisational change and development strategies
  • understand the challenges of changing work patterns and environments for human resource management.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students have completed A-levels of International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB: 30 points
  • SAT: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three SAT subject tests of at least 600 in each subject, if you took the SAT before March 2016.
  • AP: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three AP subjects at Grade 4 or above.

English Language Requirements

If you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering into Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.0 or above will take five credits EAP.

Application Deadline

30th June


Year One

UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Year Two

In Year Two, you will develop a broad understanding of business principles through the study of:

  • Introduction to organisations and management
  • Fundamentals of marketing
  • Introduction to leadership
  • Introduction to financial accounting and accountability
  • Introduction to human resource management
  • Economic principles for business and markets
  • Foundations of finance
  • Introduction to international business and management

Year Three

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Learning, training and development
  • People resourcing
  • Market research
  • Career skills and current issues in business
  • Business and employment law
  • Performance management
  • International development

Year Four

  • Strategic management and business policy
  • Employee rewards
  • Managing the employment relationship
  • Diversity in organisations
  • International human resource management
  • Organisational change and development
  • Final year project

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB88,000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 352000 RMB.

Fees for studying in the University of Liverpool, UK

Tuition Fee: GBP 12,000 – 16,000 (approximately)


The accommodation facilities are located within the Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, where the University is situated. All accommodation within this area is private and managed by the Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development & Investment Limited Company (SIPEDI), and also provides to students studying at other institutions.

For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.


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.

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