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The award
PhD

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
CNY 80000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
CNY 80000 per year

All study options

About International Business School Suzhou at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

The PhD programme in International Business School Suzhou prepares students to become academic scholars or to embark on other research related careers in education, industry, government or international organisations. You will specialise in specific areas of economics (including financial economics) or management.

The economics PhD has a number of sub-specialisations including (but not limited to):

  • Financial economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • International trade and finance
  • Public finance
  • The Chinese economy
  • Game theory
  • Econometrics.

The management PhD has a number of sub-specialisations including (but not limited to):

  • Entrepreneurship
  • General management
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • Information management
  • Marketing
  • Operations and supply chain management
  • Accounting.

The PhD degree is awarded by the University of Liverpool but taught at IBSS in Suzhou with academic instructors and advisors from both institutions. Upon successful completion of your programme you will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by the UK's Department of Education as well as China's Ministry of Education.


Key benefits of PhD study at XJTLU:

  • Our PhD programme equips you with a range of professional skills to help you maximise your future employability
  • Our supervisors will guide you through one of the most intellectually satisfying experiences of your life
  • Supervision from respected academics at both XJTLU and the University of Liverpool
  • PhD students have dedicated travel budgets for participating in international conferences
  • The chance to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months
  • Opportunities to work as a teaching assistant and develop crucial academic skills.

Scholarships

We have a number of scholarship options for PhD candidates, including tuition-only scholarships for full-time PhD study and an academic merit scholarship for international students. Please see our scholarships page for more information.

Additionally, specific funded PhD projects are available that have a scholarship covering the tuition fee and a monthly stipend. Please visit scholarships for specific financial information. The Department has the following funded PhD projects available (this list is updated in January and July every year):

Title of PhD projectReference numberStatusSupervisor

Corporate social responsibility strategy of multinational companies in China: A legitimacy perspective

NSFC 2016 Project No. 71672146

Open

Professor Juelin Yin Juelin.Yin@xjtlu.edu.cn

Research on Big Data Analytics Framework for Fraud Management

RDF-16-01-24

Open

Dr Ou Liu
Owen.Liu@xjtlu.edu.cn

Disclosure quality and political connection in determination of interest rate in Chinese internet lending market

RDF-15-02-04

Open

Dr Xudong Ji
Xudong.Ji@xjtlu.edu.cn

Big Data for financial analysis

RDF-16-02-36

Open

Dr Victor Chang
Victor.Chang@xjtlu.edu.cn

Economic complexity, Product complexity and Sophistication of exports

RDF-16-02-38

Open

Dr Nimesh Salike
nimesh.salike@xjtlu.edu.cn

The role of government subsidies in high-tech firms' access to external finance

RDF-16-02-47

Open

Professor Jean Chen
Dr Li Xie
Li.Xie@xjtlu.edu.cn

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 awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesCNY 80000 per yearInternational course feesCNY 80000 per year
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study4 - 7 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesCNY 60000 per yearInternational course feesCNY 60000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

  • Full-time students

    Currently the tuition fee payable by full-time students on postgraduate research programmes is RMB 80,000 per year. It normally takes three years to complete a full-time PhD programme.

  • Part-time students

    For part-time students, tuition fee payable is RMB 60,000 per year. Part-time PhD study is typically completed in four to seven years.

  • Fee waiver

    Fees are waived for students who are awarded an XJTLU PhD scholarship.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of academic qualifications for entry onto our PhD programme. Please see our entry requirements for additional information.

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