MBA

Overview

Our 24-month Masters in Business Administration Programme, awarded by Peking University, offers a once in a lifetime unparalleled opportunity for professionals to undertake a UK-China cross-border study. Our students have the option to choose between spending one year studying at our UK Campus in Oxfordshire and their second year in Shenzhen, China, or spending their full two years here in UK with residential visits to China. For students who choose to study solely in the UK, the progrmame will organize visiting study trips to PHBS Shenzhen Campus in China, or Peking University Campus in Beijing in order to offer our UK-based students the same cross-border opportunity.
 
Our MBA programme consists of 16 courses or modules which must be completed within 16 months, as well as two field studies in China, and a dissertation research project. Related modules will be organized in comprehensive and holistic teaching blocks. To facilitate our students who are also working professionals, lectures will be primarily scheduled on the weekend[1]. To maximize learning and interaction between our students and lecturers, our lectures, tutorials, and seminars are all conducted in person in state-of-the-art teaching venues[2].



[1] Teaching schedules are subject to change and are dependent on the schedule and availability of our lecturers.
[2] Online teaching can be made available on request and subject to demand.

In addition to learning about standard theories and management skills from generic MBA courses which are widely available, the PHBS MBA programme has the one key element that sets it apart from the rest – Opportunity. Our MBA programme not only provides students with the opportunity to develop a good understanding of China’s economy and business, it also provides the invaluable opportunity for them to build up their connectivity to one of the largest markets in the world. To further maximize this opportunity, our students are offered the option to study Business Communication with Chinese, Cross-Cultural Understanding, and Basic Mandarin Chinese. These elective courses will boost their communicative skills and give our students the competitive edge in this increasingly globalized world. Furthermore, our MBA programme provides our students with business networking events which connect them with local and Chinese businesses, entrepreneurs, and innovators, thus increasing the opportunity for joint ventures, investments, and collaborations. PHBS MBA Programme is an opportunity laden programme aimed at equipping students with a Global Vision and China Insight.


Academic excellence: Peking University HSBC Business School’s (PHBS) MBA programme is designed and delivered by academics who had received their PhD from top universities in the world, as well as working professionals who are renowned in their fields and well-versed in current business strategies. They are specifically selected and are highly qualified to teach our MBA programme, particularly one with a China focus.

 

Structure of the course

Of the 16 courses (or modules), the PHBS MBA programme has nine compulsory core Business Management modules (totalling 18 credits) and one language module - Business Communication with Chinese (4 credits). The core modules will provide our students with the solid foundation in business management and operation as well as an in-depth understanding of China’s economy, governance, and business practices. In addition to these ten compulsory taught modules, our students would also need take seven optional modules (totalling 14 credits). The optional modules are aimed widening the management knowledge and skills of our MBA students.

Our MBA programme also requires our students to attend two field studies (totalling 8 credits) in China. The field studies provide our students with the opportunity to gain the first-hand working knowledge of Chinese enterprises and their business practices. Each field study lasts between 10 -12 days. Our MBA students are also expected to conduct a scholarly research project (6 credits) resulting in an academic dissertation.

 

Career and Job Prospects 

Peking University is ranked #19 in the 2020 Global QS Graduate Employability Rankings. Thus, after graduation from PHBS MBA programme, our graduates are now equipped with the internationally renowned and prestigious Peking University MBA degree which will provide them with not only a strong competitiveness in international job market, our graduates will have an excellent job prospect with international organizations and multinational corporations. These organizations demand talents and professionals with good cross-cultural understanding of business.  The unique learning experience at Peking University together with the membership in the prestigious Peking University Alumni Global Network, our graduates will continue to reap lifelong benefits. As our alumni, our graduates have the exciting opportunity to continuously develop their leadership capabilities and the lifetime network to pursue a long-term career in business development and to become a China-business expert in their respective professional fields.

Another added advantage to the job prospect of PHBS MBA programme is that PHBS will always support and guide our students and alumni in accessing funding opportunities in China for business start-ups, or helping our students and alumni in their career developments within or outside China after graduation. 

 

Apply

Entry requirement
The programme is mainly designed for residents of the UK and the EU.  
Applicants must:

1. Have graduated from recognized universities with a Bachelor degree or above;
2. Have at least one year’s relevant working experience; and
3. A valid GMAT or GRE score, or other proof of competency.
4. Non-native speakers of English need to provide proof of English proficiency with a score of TOEFL (100 or above), GRE (1300 or above) or IELTS (6.5 or above). 

How to apply
1. Send your CV and official transcripts in English to int.admission@phbs.pku.edu.cn and copy phbsuk@pku.org.uk
2. Start online application through www.studyatpku.com after receiving instructions from us
3. Post all your documents and application forms to our admission office in Shenzhen, China :Admissions Office for International Students,Room 114 ,Peking University HSBC Business School University Town,Nanshan District Shenzhen 518055, China.
 
Documents that need to be included:
1. A copy of your degree certificate and transcript
2. Evidence of your English language qualifications
3. An up-to-date CV
4. Two academic references
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students.
 
Fees & Scholarships:
Tuition for the two-year MBA program is £46,000, payable in two-halves at the beginning of each academic year. Partial scholarships will be considered on the basis of merits and work experiences.
A range of scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.
Read more about Business School scholarships.

Start Date: September 2021

Duration: 2 years (part-time)

Entry requirements:

oA good bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognized university, preferably with a strong quantitative background

oEnglish proficiency for non-native speakers: TOEFL (80 and above) or IELTS (overall 6.5 and above)

Tuition fees: £46,000

Application deadline: 15th April, 2021