Highlight of the Program
The International MBA is a two-year study programme at Peking University HSBC Business School - UK Campus (henceforth “the UK Campus” for one year and at the Peking University HSBC Business School – Shenzhen, China Campus (henceforth “the School” for another year. The Programme will lead to Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree awarded by Peking University.  The programme offers tailor-made courses designed and delivered by academics and practitioners who are experts in teaching the programmes with a global vision and China insights. The programme will equip students with management skills, business knowledge, and analytical ability through rigorous study in classroom as well as during field studies. This will equip them with the skills as well as the cross-cultural perspective which is necessary to address the challenges of business development and management in a globalized world.  Students in this programme will also have numerous opportunities to develop business network across UK and China.
The Programme aims to build a strong foundation of business and management disciplines for students to develop their expertise in management and entrepreneurship across a wide range of business sectors.  It will equip students with not just management knowledge and theories, it will also enable them to learn practical skills and acquire authentic industry experiences which will be essential in developing their leadership and innovative capabilities in the ever-changing business landscape. The Programme also aims at helping students to nurture and build up a keen sense of analytical ability from a cross-cultural perspective, towards the application of economic and management theories in investigating issues relating to global business management and development.  It will also provide students with an opportunity to develop their business connectivity with industries across the UK and China, which will further enhance their international capabilities and assist them in achieving their career goals and developing their business in an increasingly globalized world.
Mode of Study
Time of Study
Two Years of Full Time: One year in the UK; One year in China
Maximal Period of Registration: 5 Years
Study Credits
Compulsory Course:   36
Selective Courses:      14
Total:                           50
*Credits are transferable between the UK and China Campus
Learning Outcomes
•Acquire skills, theories, knowledge and practical experiences necessary for a solid foundation in business and management studies.
•Being able to integrate theories, skills and knowledges learnt from classrooms, textbooks and field studies to good understanding of management and innovation for business growth and its sustainability.
•Build up analytical abilities in applying economic and management theories, statistics, and AI techniques to analyse critically the phenomenon and issues of business management and development
•Good understanding of AI and machine learning for business applications  
•Be skilled in critical thinking and developing arguments from case study and observation of real business and practice
•Develop management leadership from course learning and teamwork on projects, group discussion, and presentation
•Be able to carry out effective communication through writing reports or essays, engaging group discussion and presentation, as well as explaining logically and defending arguments related to management studies
•Develop abilities necessary for independent studies of business and management
•Develop leadership capabilities in business development and innovation
•Develop cross-cultural perspectives and business connectivity
•Understand China’s economic reforms and its challenges for its further development
•Understand basic Chinese for business
•Gain first-hand experience in business operations from field studies
•Build up teamwork capabilities for research projects
•Develop time management skills to complete the required work under a set timeframe and pressure.
Mode of Teaching
· Lectures and Seminars/workshops
· Teamwork
· Field study
· Independent Study
Learning and Teaching Strategies
In order to achieve the learning outcomes as specified in the curriculum, students are required to attend lectures, seminars, study workshops, participate actively and utilise teamwork in group discussions, as well as engage in research and presentations.
Learning from lectures will be supported through the provision of textbooks, academic papers, handouts and other documents recommended by course lecturers.
Students will also be required to pursue field study and independent study for project works and dissertation.
The primary assessment includes:
· Examinations: demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability to apply knowledge that has been taught.
· Reports and Projects: demonstration of independent research skills, evaluation skills, project management and written communication skills.
· Essays: demonstration of analytical abilities and written communication skills
· Seminar based assessment: demonstration of knowledge, analytical abilities, and verbal communication skills.
· Presentations: demonstration of knowledge, understanding and verbal communication skills
· Independent Study Report: demonstration of good knowledge and understanding of a specific issue or topic as proposed in the study, and good written communication skills from the clarity of discussion and arguments presented by the written report.
· Field Study Report: demonstration of business knowledge and understanding acquired from the student’s first-hand experience during a field study of a real business case and relating its relevance to management concepts or theories or general implication to businesses or further research.  
· Assessments used for evaluating the learning outcomes above will be planned by the course lecturer in the course’s syllabus.
o If assessment is a written examination, then it follow these general guidelines: a 3-hour examination for 3 credit course, a 2-hour examination for 1.5 or 2 credit course, unless otherwise specified by the course lecturer.
o The assessment shall be graded according to the Assessment Policy, Moderation Policy, and Academic Regulations of the UK Campus.
o The assessment grade will be approved by the examination board of the UK Campus for all courses undertaken at the UK Campus.
All courses taught or lectured at the UK Campus for credit towards the international MBA degree of PKU will be approved by Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) – Shenzhen Campus.    
Students can take courses provided by PHBS at the Shenzhen Campus either via online lectures or via face-to-face teaching when the students go to Shenzhen, China for their 2nd year of study.
The syllabus of each course will be prepared by individual lecturers in line with the academic standards and required formats prescribed by Peking University (PKU), including assessment methods.
For a PKU credit course, each taught course will either have have 24-36 of direct contact teaching hours for 3 credits, or 18 direct contact teaching hours for 1.5-2 credits.
Teaching can be delivered offline or online, depending on the circumstances.
A course will normally be taught either in 8-9 consecutive weeks over a term or in block teaching for 4 full days.
See List of Courses in Appendix 1 for International MBA that will be lectured at the UK Campus or at the Shenzhen Campus in China.
Criteria of admission for the Programme
(a) Satisfy the postgraduate admission criteria of Peking University
(b) IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL (100 or above) or equivalent for international students from outside China and non-English speaking countries or regions.
(c) First University degree at a grade of upper merit (2.1 from UK universities) or an overall GPA at or above 3.5 or equivalent
(d) A valid GMAT or GRE score (1300 or above), or other proof of competency.
(e) Full time work experience for a year or more.
(d)  Satisfied admission Interview
(1) Dissertation project shall normally be conducted at the Shenzhen Campus in China in the 2nd year study of the Programme, unless there is a special circumstance for students to pursue dissertation research at the UK Campus.
(2) Dissertation standard and supervision shall follow the Thesis Guidance of PKU;
(3) The supervisor shall normally be appointed by the PHBS-Shenzhen Campus (“School), and a list of supervisors with their expertise will be provided by the School for students to consider their choice.
(4) The supervisor is expected to provide guidance when necessary, such as to suggest an initial reading list, and to advise on possible routes around research problems
(5) For supervision of individual projects, both student and supervisor are expected to establish a sensible working routine. The supervisor is expected to have one hour of contact time with the supervisee per week, on average, for the entire duration of the project. Email or Skype/Zoom communication may count as contact time.
(6) Dissertations will be structured as follows: title page, abstract, table of contents, main text including introduction, literature review, methodology, analysis/discussion, and concluding marks, plus the list of references and appendix if applicable.
(7) Dissertations shall be original, critical, structured, and formatted clearly in terms of its presentation and arguments
(8) Dissertations need to show clear evidence of understanding the difference between existing or previous studies on the topic and the contribution of the dissertation.   
(9) The dissertation can be written in either English or in Chinese with an abstract written in both English and Chinese.
(10) The length of the dissertation is usually around 8,000 - 12,000 words.
(11) The dissertation will normally take 5 months for research and writing.
(12) Assessment of dissertation is through a Viva Voce Examination attended by 3 independent examiners who are not engaged in supervision.   
(13) The deadline for handing in the dissertation will be set on the last week of April of the 2nd year of study, or in December if a delay in submission is permitted.
(14) The dissertation will be checked against plagiarism software (such as Turnitin) to prevent cases of plagiarism. The failing grade F will be given if instances of plagiarism is found.  
(15) The credit of dissertation is: pass or failure
(16) If failure, then students will be required to resubmit their dissertation with time period specified by the School.
(17) Any complaints about supervision and appeals towards the outcome of dissertation shall follow the Student Complaints and Academic Appeals Policy and Procedures as of the UK Campus or the School.
Learning Support
• University induction week
• Student Handbook
• Course Handouts and Syllabus
• Electronic library facilities including access to journal papers and datasets
• Bloomberg data
• Textbooks for students to borrow
• Weekly Office Hours or direct email liaison with lecturers
• A computer room
• Statistical software, such as Stata, installed in computer room
• Senior Tutor advisory support
• After-class activities
• Welfare service support
• Dissertation supervisor for advice and guidance
• Staff-student liaison meeting
Course List
Topic Area Course Title   Credit
Generic foundation courses for business Managerial Economics
C 3
Data, Models and Decisions / or Business Statistics
 04712740 / 04716532
C 3
Financial Accounting
C 3
Organizational Behaviour
C 3
Strategic Management
C 3
Marketing and Big Data
C 3
Corporate Finance
C 3
Academic Writing / or Business English  04716760 / 04716582 C 3
Research Method  
C 1.5
Specific courses related to study of China   China’s Economic Reform and Development   04716722 C 3
International Trade with China  04716100 S 3
Entrepreneur and Chinese Enterprise 04716730 S    3
Business Communication with Chinese  04719220 and 04719230 S 6
Specific Management Studies Operational Management
C 3
Business Ethics  
C 1.5
AI Analytics for Business
S 3
Merger and Acquisition
S 3
Cross Culture Management
S 3
Human Resources Management
S 3
Business Negotiation
S 3
Project Management
S 3
  Strategic Leadership
S 3
Independent Study Field Study of Business Case   
C 1.5
Independent Study of China
C 1.5
Thesis Research Project Research with a focused theme for thesis    
Note:  C – Compulsory Course;  S – Selective Courses
How to apply
1. Send your CV and official transcripts in English to  and copy 
2. Start online application through  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 115 ,Peking University HSBC Business School University Town,Nanshan District Shenzhen China. Post code: 518055,
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

Start Date: September 2022

Duration: 2 years

GBP 46,000