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MBA in English(Part Time)
- General Information

    Teaching Methods

    As an MBA student, we encourage you to contribute and share your knowledge and experience in classroom and group work. Good preparation, active listening and discussion, high levels of engagement and devotion of time and energies will bring about unexpected and highly satisfactory results.

    Our faculty uses a variety of teaching methods which they think it fits best with the course contents. Thus, you will experience different methods such as lectures, case studies, group work and study trip.

    Lectures and discussions

    It is the commonest teaching pattern in MBA teaching. Through sharing work experiences, you are expected to be fully engaged in structured lectures and classroom discussions, learn from lecturers, classmates and yourselves.

    Case studies

    Case studies are one of the most popular learning tools in MBA study, which embody a diversified method of individual preparation, group meeting and analysis, class discussion and faculty instruction and facilitation. There is no absolutely correct or wrong answer to solve any business problems; however, diverse perspectives and fresh insights will be evoked.

    Group work

    Group work is a form of cooperative learning. It aims to cater for individual differences, develop your knowledge, generic skills and attitudes. You will be assigned to a study group of five to seven people based on your diverse backgrounds at the beginning of the first semester, and will work with your group members throughout the first term. You have the opportunity to form your groups by yourselves from the second semester.

    Field trips

    Feild trip is a new method in MBA teaching.Instead of classrooms, students will be taken outside, such as companies, public areas etc. Professors and corporate guests will be there sharing their knowledge. By exposed to the above mentioned environment, students are expected to experience and learn more first-hand and course related information.

    Study trips

    An extended group experience off campus is supplemental to regular courses. Accompanied and supervised by faculty, a short-term visit to other cities or companies helps you gain an awareness of the real business world, and establish connections with social communities.


    Pre-term Courses Module

    The Pre-term Courses ensure that the new class begins the Fallsemester with a consistent level of introductory knowledge. Pre-term offers preparatory courses in accounting and statistics in fundamental level to make sure the students understand the basic knowledge prior to the Fall semester coursework. Pre-term also provides open class of second foreign language, as well as lectures in soft skills workshops. Varied sharing sessions from faculty, students and executives are also a prominent part of Pre-term to prepare students for MBA study planning and know about the perspectives from outside community. Induction session to university’s facilities and resources, rules and regulations provides guidance to students in their MBA journey. Case day in Pre-term is to motivate students to participate in a case discussion and familiarize the students with this typical MBA learning method. One-day team-building builds up team spirit, and students will be assigned to their learning team for the first semester of the program.MBA students are required to participate in all the activities in the Pre-term as it is part of the core curriculum of SISU MBA. After the Pre-term, Opening Ceremony of SISU MBA program will be held and the first week of September is the start of the Fall semester for the first year MBA students.

    Required Courses

    Core Business Courses Module

    The core business courses will be taken in the first year. They give students a strong foundation in business essentials in both international and China-based contexts. Analytical foundations of core business courses such as Managerial Economics, Accounting, Data, Model & Decision Making will be taught firstly. Followed are functional courses such as Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management and then advanced & leadership essential courses, like Strategic Management courses.

    Cross-Cultural & Soft Skills Module

    The increasing complexity of the global environment demands business leaders can collaborate with people from all parts of the world. Individuals with a high stock of global mindset can navigate cross-cultural issues and understand the nuance of global business. This module is to develop students’ interpersonal skills, foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills in an intercultural context.

    Integrated Module

    In Integrated module, integration and application is emphasized, students get the opportunities to practice what they learnt from the classroom to outside world, integrate functional knowledge into whole business background. Senior executives from well-known multinational, local and private enterprises are invited to give a seminar and provide real projects.

    Elective Courses

    MBA Students register for elective courses after completing required courses. They can select elective courses from General Management and different concentrations in International Integrated Marketing and Public Relations, Global Fashion and Luxury Management, International Finance & Financial Management and Transnational and Cross-cultural Management, as required from the second year. They can improve language skills by attending Business English or studying a second foreign language in elective courses as well.


    MBA Students register for elective courses after completing required courses. They can select elective courses from General Management and different concentrations in International Integrated Marketing and Public Relations, Global Fashion and Luxury Management, International Finance & Financial Management and Transnational and Cross-cultural Management, as required from the second year. They can improve language skills by attending Business English or studying a second foreign language in elective courses as well.

    International Integrated Marketing and Public Relations

    IMPR 601 Public Relations (2 credits)
    IMPR 602 Integrated Marketing Communications (2 credits)
    IMPR 603 Crisis Management (2 credits)
    IMPR 605 New Media & International Public Opinion (2 credits)
    IMPR 606 Event Planning and Management (2 credits)

    Global Fashion and Luxury Management

    GFLM 611 Foundation of Fashion & Luxury (2 credits)
    GFLM 613 Case Study of Famous Luxury Brand (2 credit)
    GFLM 614 Strategy and Supply Chain Management in Fashion & Luxury (2 credits)
    GFLM 615 Retail and Customer Relation Management in Fashion & Luxury (2credits)
    GFLM 616 Fashion and Luxury Brand Management (2 credits)

    International Finance & Financial Management

    MGMT 601/IFFM 601 International Investment (2 credits)
    MGMT 602/IFFM 602 International Finance (2 credits)
    MGMT 603/IFFM 603 Managerial Accounting (2 credits)
    MGMT 604/IFFM 604 Corporate Governance (2 credits)
    MGMT 611/IFFM 606 Finance Workshop (2 credit)

    Transnational and Cross-cultural Management

    MGMT 606 International Business and Cross-cultural Management (2 credits)
    MGMT 607 International Trade (2 credits)
    MGMT 608 Oriental Management (2 credits)
    MGMT 609 International Business Law (2 credits)
    MGMT 610 World Culture and Business (2 credits)

    General Management

    MGMT 613/MGMT 561 Leadership (2 credits)
    MGMT 614 Planning of Start-up Business (2 credits)
    MGMT 615 Innovation Management (2 credits)
    MGMT 617 Simulation (2 credits)
    MGMT 618/ITSM 502 Information Systems Management (2 credits)

    English Language / Second Foreign Language

    Students are encouraged to improve their English skills or learn a new language in their MBA study. Knowledge of foreign languages plays an important role in communication and doing business. Besides English language, currently SISU can offer second foreign language electives in French, Spanish, German and Japanese which are based on students' demands and registered numbers. Language courses will open in every semester.

    Part-time Students

    1st Year -- Knowledge & Competency

    Jul - Aug

    1st semester
    Sep - Jan

    2nd semester
    Feb - Aug

    Career Development Courses (1cr) & Overseas Study Trip (2cr) (optional) & Lectures & Activities (1cr)




    Pre-term Courses (1cr)

    Induction to MBA

    Preparatory Courses

    MBA Learning Methods


    Soft Skills

    Case Study

    Core Business Courses

    Accounting (3cr)

    Organizational Behavior (3cr)

    Managerial Economics (3cr)

    Operations Management (3cr)

    Core Business Courses

    Data, Model & Decision Making (3cr)

    Corporate Finance (3cr)

    Human Resource Management (3cr)

    Marketing Management (3cr)

    Strategic Management (3cr)

    *Subject to change without prior notice

    Cross-cultural & Soft Skills

    Cross-cultural Competence and Communication (2cr)

    Theory and Practice of the Socialism with Chinese Characteristics(2cr)

    Cross-cultural & Soft Skills

    Marxism and Social Science Methodology (1cr)
    Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility (2cr)

    Integrated Module

    Integrative Management Thinking (2cr)



    English Language or

    Second Foreign Language

    English Language or

    Second Foreign Language


    Tuition Fee
    Master RMB 89,000 pre year
    RMB 222,500 in total (About $ 40,795)
    Accommodation Fee
    SISU Guesthouse
    Double Room RMB 75 to RMB 95
    Single Room RMB 130 to RMB 165
    SISU Hotel
    Double Room RMB 75 to RMB 80
    Single Room RMB 120 to RMB 130
    Foreign Experts’ Building
    Double Room RMB 60
    Single Room RMB 100
    Jinjiang Inn (Hongkou Football Stadium)
    Double Room RMB 85
    Single Room RMB 160
    International Students Dormitory
    Double Room RMB 50
    Single Room RMB 100
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 450 to RMB 810
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 2,400 to RMB 3,000
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  89,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

1. Bachelor or international equivalent as recognized by Chinese Government from a recognized university;

2. Minimum 1 years working experience;

3. TOEFL, GRE or GMAT test is not required but recommended for International applicants. Scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency.

- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Passport-sized color photos

3. Passport-sized photo

A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

4. Photocopy of valid passport

5. Photocopy of degree certificate(s)

6. Photocopy of transcript(s)

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