International MBA (iMBA)


Program Description

The International MBA Program by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) and Webster University (Webster) was recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) in 1996, which makes it one of the first iMBA programs recognized by MOE. The program aims at cultivating business leaders with a global perspective and cross-cultural management talent.

The curriculum and teaching methods meet international standards. The coursed and lectures are professional and cutting-edge, based on leading U.S. MBA programs. This is an all-English program. Courses are thorough, given in 9-week semesters. The goal is deep learning and student skills. Students have enough time to accumulate knowledge on an every-week basis.

Student-centered, we adhere to the belief of life-long education. Students have a variety of overseas study tours and take part in international exchange trips, making this program unique. Students and alumnus are the greatest wealth of a business school, which is the reason our program provides opportunities for life-long education. Students and alumnus participate in outstanding monthly lectures and discussions. The relationship of cooperation between the College of Business in SUFE and Webster University will be further enhanced by regular teacher-student communication programs.

Instructors in the iMBA Program are selected from both SUFE and Webster University. Half or more are foreign professors. High-quality teaching and over 2000 outstanding graduates have made great contributions to economic and social development. We believe that, until now, iMBA program has been one of the most influential international MBA programs in China.

Pre-requisite Courses (2)

  • BUSN 5000 - Business
  • BUSN5620 - Current Economic Analysis
  • BUSN 5600 - Accounting Theory and Practice
  • BUSN 6080 - Management Information Systems

Core Courses (10)

  • MRKT 5000 - Marketing
  • BUSN 5760 - Applied Business Statistics
  • FINC 5000 - Finance
  • FINC 5880 - Advanced Corporate Finance
  • BUSN 6120 - Managerial Economics
  • BUSN 6070 - Management Accounting
  • BUSN 6110 - Operations and Project Management
  • MNGT 5590 - Organizational Behavior
  • MNGT 5990 - Corporate Responsibility and Society
  • BUSN 6200 - Strategy and Competition

Elective Courses (2/12)
Finance Track:

  • FINC 5860 Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
  • FINC 5840 International Finance
  • FINC 5210 Investment
  • BUSN 5680 Issues in Business – Business Law: Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • PROC 5840 Negotiations

Marketing Track:

  • MRKT 5950 Consumer Behavior
  • MRKT 5980 International Marketing
  • MRKT 5500 Professional Seminars - Products and Service Development
  • MRKT 5940 Promotional Management
  • PROC 5850 Supply Chain Management / Logistics
  • MNGT 5500 Professional Seminars - Marketing Engineering
  • PROC 5840 Negotiations

General Track (Neither Finance Track Nor Marketing Track):

  • HRMG 5000 Managing Human Resources

Requirements and Admission

  1. Application Requirements
    1. Bachelor or 4 year’s college degree
    2. Or college degree with more than 108 hours of credit
    3. 3 Years of significant working experience
  2. Application Documents
    1. Application Form
    2. Diploma and Bachelor degree certificate (2 copies with official seal of the issuing institute both in English)
    3. Official Transcripts (2 original ones with official seal both in English)
    4. Resume
    5. Three passport size photos
    6. Two copies of ID card / Passport
    7. Two Name Cards
    8. At least One Recommendation Letter
    9. GMAT, GRE, IELTS or TOEFL test score or other if available
    10. Application Fee RMB 500
  3. Recruiting Procedure
    1. Verification: Provide diploma and transcripts of your undergraduate studies
    2. Documents Review: Submit all required application documents
    3. Background Assessment: Evaluate documents and qualification
    4. Interview: Take an English interview
    5. Acceptance: Issue acceptance letter and welcome letter

2016 Opening Season for Foreign students: Summer Term in May


2 years (5 semesters per year, and 9 weeks per semester, total 15 months), the longest is 4 years

Teaching methods: Part-time, 2 courses every week, normally on Saturday

Cost & Fees

  • Registration fee: RMB 500
  • Prerequisite Courses: RMB 18,000 (optional for Foreign students)
  • Degree Courses: RMB 170,000
Last updated Mar 2018

About the School

As China's first higher education institution of business studies, SUFE suggested since it was established "to train and develop those talents who have guidance and organizational capabilities and can ... Read More

As China's first higher education institution of business studies, SUFE suggested since it was established "to train and develop those talents who have guidance and organizational capabilities and can take the lead in industry and commerce." Adhering to this tradition and spirit, SUFE’s several generations of excellent educators have been committing themselves to business research, exploring the truth and contributing to the society with their research and education achievements by forming a close partnership with the society. Read less