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The award
MRes

How long you will study
18 Months

Domestic course fees
CNY 120000 per total

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
CNY 120000 per total

All study options

About Management at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

The MRes Management programme helps you develop a systematic understanding and critical appreciation of alternative approaches, methodologies and paradigms of research in the field of business and management. It will equip you with an understanding of what constitutes quality research, and acquaint you with the research processes involved from the point of inception to project completion. You will be registered as an off-site University of Liverpool postgraduate research student, while studying at XJTLU in China.

The overall goal of the programme is to develop fully trained and competent management researchers who are able to understand and use research techniques appropriate to their subject area.

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), a globally recognised standard for the highest quality in business education. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide have been awarded the accreditation and IBSS is the youngest school ever to have achieved it.

Why should I study Management at XJTLU?

  • This programme is both a stand-alone masters programme as well as a prerequisite to those who wish to earn a PhD degree in management, economics or financial economics.
  • Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

The MRes Management programme will equip you to:

  • review systematically, and evaluate critically, research paradigms, and demonstrate how they inform management research projects
  • analyse business and management processes and their environment using a multitude of conceptual approaches
  • understand how the examination of different aspects in business and management research can be integrated
  • demonstrate comprehensive understanding and critical reflection of literature in the field of study
  • demonstrate self-direction and originality in the design of quality research projects in a range of managerial and organisational settings
  • understand and systematically apply research skills in quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method data collection and analysis relative to business and management research
  • appreciate how the organisational context affects the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of research in business and management
  • advance your knowledge and understanding through the completion and comprehensive write-up of independently conducted research projects.

Modules

  • Core modules

    MRes Management students are required to take the following core modules, followed by a research project (dissertation):

    • Business and management as a social science
    • Quantitative methods
    • Qualitative methods
    • Advanced research methods.

    Co-registration onto the PhD programme is possible after 12 months subject to satisfactory performance.

  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.

    Available additional learning activities on MRes Management include:

    • Operations modelling and simulation
    • Postgraduate English
    • Chinese language
    • Graduate teaching assistantship
    • Graduate research assistantship
    • Graduate work placement
    • Participation in IBSS research seminar series
    • In-company project
    • Presentation of scholarly research paper
    • Writing of scholarly research paper
    • Thompson One Certificate achievement
    • EIKON Certificate achievement
    • Datastream Certificate achievement
    • Personal and employability skills
    • Professional software skills
    • Volunteer work for University and school projects and events
    • Field trip/company visit
    • Career development activities

Careers

Industry opportunities may manifest themselves in the form of research posts in private and public sector organisations. The programme has a substantial theoretical and methodological core that provides an essential basis for students moving on to doctoral level study.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMResHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study18 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesCNY 120000 per totalInternational course feesCNY 120000 per total

Notes about fees for this course

  • RMB 120,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme.

    University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us.

  • Alumni discount

    If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi'an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

  • Payment options

    Masters students have the option to pay tuition fees in instalments each semester. You can also choose to pay the fees upfront at the time of registration, in this case a discount of five percent of the total fees will be offered.

    You will be asked to indicate how you would like to pay the fees when you confirm your acceptance of the unconditional offer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

UK

Upper second class (2:1) honours

China

  • 1st tier universities: 75 percent or above
  • 2nd tier universities: 80 percent or above

Note: Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

North America

3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Other regions

Equivalent academic qualifications

Academic background

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in finance, accounting, economics, management, science or engineering.

English language requirements

If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections)
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill)

In exceptional circumstances, individual cases will be considered on their own merits. You may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate your English proficiency.

If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5-1.0 of an IELTS band, or a similar number for other English language exams, you can be admitted to the programme after successful completion of our five- or eight-week intensive English presessional course.

You can also apply to take the XJTLU English language test in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent. Based on the score, students may be admitted or may be required to take and successfully complete the five- or eight-week intensive English presessional course.

Additionally, students may be required to complete English language courses on a pass/fail basis as part of the additional learning activity requirement during their studies at XJTLU.

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