Our 24-month Masters in Business Administration Programme, awarded by Peking University, offers a once in a lifetime un-paralleled 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. For our 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 core modules which must be completed within 16 months, a three-month field study in China, and a dissertation research project. Each module will be taught bi-monthly over two weekends - a Friday evening and a full day on Saturday. On top of business and management courses, the advantage of our MBA programme is that it offers our students the added opportunity to know more about China, the Chinese economy, as well as Chinese business practices. Our students are offered the opportunity to study Business Communication with Chinese, Cross-Cultural Understanding, and Basic Mandarin Chinese. Furthermore, on Friday evening of each study weekend, our programme offers our students an informal environment to network with our local Chinese students, academics, and entrepreneurs. This would provide our students with the added advantage of more networking opportunities on top of the opportunity to practice and improve their language skills as well as deepen their understanding of the Chinese culture and Chinese businesses.

Our MBA programme aims to equip our students with a global and strategic business outlook, while building a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical framework underpinning different business processes and strategies. At the same time, we will also be developing and honing their business acumen to make them more astute in this highly competitive global market. Our MBA programme also aims to provide our students with the opportunity to develop a strong business network with leading professionals, academics, company directors, and entrepreneurs who are experts on China and the Asia-Pacific region. This will be achieved through numerous seminars, workshops, and thematic activities and networking events that will be organized on top of the main course material of the MBA programme. Another added advantage of our MBA programme is that PHBS will always support and guide our students in accessing funding opportunities in China for business start-ups, or helping our students in their career developments within or outside China after graduation.

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

The 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 aim to widen 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 allows for our students to gain the first hand knowledge of Chinese enterprises and their business practices. Each field study consists of 10 -12 days. Our MBA students are also expected to conduct a scholarly research project (6 credits) resulting in an academic dissertation.


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 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 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
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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