Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, the first university in China to be recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education with the right to award all degrees as dual UK and Chinese qualifications, is celebrating the international launch of its new business school.
International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) will also be the first business school in China to have a Thomson Reuters Financial Lab on site, offering students practice in real-time, dealing in equities, bonds and other financial products, while providing a significant tool for research and analytics.
The launch of IBSS coincides with £28.6 million of investment to construct two new buildings for IBSS on the University’s South Campus.
All IBSS programmes are taught in English and offer a Western approach to teaching and independent thinking. IBSS also offers students a high degree of engagement and interaction with Chinese business. Through its on-campus language centre, students are encouraged to build skills in Mandarin or other non-native languages.
At IBSS’s international launch event, senior executives from leading global companies such as HSBC, Coca Cola, Standard Chartered Bank and BP joined public officials and Chinese business leaders for a day-long event on “Innovation – China’s next challenge”.
Professor Sarah Dixon, Dean of IBSS, says: “China is on the cusp of change, moving from the position of manufacturing hub of the world to one of growing innovation. As such, China is vitally important to the world economy. Our students experience this transition in real time, gaining a UK/Chinese degree from both XJTLU and the University of Liverpool.”
IBSS offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business and finance, including an International MBA for Managers launching in early 2014. IBSS is based on the principles of internationalism, innovation, inspiration and integrity, which together ensure that the business school has a positive impact on society.
For further information about the School please visit: http://academic.xjtlu.edu.cn/ibss/SitePages/HomePage.aspx