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MBA COUNTRY GUIDE

Why study an MBA in China?

The rapidly growing economy and fast-paced business environment in China means it is a great place to study for an international MBA program.
 
In a business community that is global and ever changing leaders must be equipped with broad skills, must be able to easily adapt to both global and local perspectives, and be capable of dealing with complexity and change. China is home to the top MBA program in Asia - getting your MBA here will undoubtedly give you the skills you need to be successful in business.

What international MBA programs are offered in China?

A typical MBA program in China consists of compulsory courses in management, economics, marketing and finance, as well as elective, foundation and integration modules and group consulting projects. Programs are designed to lay a solid foundation in management, while providing the flexibility to tailor a programme that fits individual interests and career ambitions. Tailoring your MBA to your own interests can be done by choosing modules that focus in particular areas, such as marketing or entrepreneurship.

Immigration and visas in China

Foreign students intending to study on an MBA program in China for longer than 6 months need to apply for a student visa (X-visa). Applicants will need the following:
 

  • A passport valid for at least six months after arriving in China
  • A health certificate legalised by the Chinese Embassy
  • A Letter of Admission, Foreign Student Visa Application Form (JW202) issued by the relevant Chinese government unit

 
More information about visas can be found on the website of the relevant Chinese Embassy.

What are the costs of studying for an MBA in China?

Tuition fees for international MBA programs in China vary massively, so it is impossible to predict an average cost. Here are some examples below.

The cost for an 18-month MBA at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai is 336,000 Yuan – approximately £33,540 or $53,320. At the Chinese University Hong Kong the cost is HK$82,500 – around £6680 or $10,625. The differences are obviously huge, and therefore so will be the funding options that you need to look into when you have decided on your MBA course and university.

On top of this you must take into account living expenses, but luckily these are generally pretty affordable in Asia. Studying in China will significantly boost your career prospects, as many of the big business schools themselves are recognised by the corporate world as a great source of recruitment – so, often the most successful students will have the first choice of jobs.

Working in China

China is the world’s second largest economy after the United States, and there is fierce competition for graduate vacancies. Although the main language is Mandarin, multinational employers tend to use business English.

Growing industries in China include plastics, rubber and pharmaceuticals, while graduates with IT and other technical qualifications are in demand. Teaching is also an area with many opportunities for foreign graduates and having a graduate program from China will help you to get into work much more easily than having a foreign postgraduate.

What to do next

If you would like more information on choosing and applying for an MBA program in China, sign up to our Free Application Service. We’ll get in touch with you with information tailored to your requirements, including advice on the best business course for you.