BSc Economics

General

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Program Description

The BSc Economics programme will provide you with comprehensive training in the theoretical and quantitative tools used in economics. You will learn how to apply this training to understand, analyse and interpret the workings of real-world markets. While all students receive a rigorous grounding in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, you can specialise in one of three areas: finance, international business or marketing.

Why Should I Study Economics at XJLTU?

  • Choose from a broad array of modules with a range of theoretical and applied topics, as well as specialised modules that give you an enhanced understanding of economic theory;
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the global economy and the Chinese economy in particular while obtaining insight into businesses and their contribution to on-going development in China and in other countries;
  • Take advantage of work placements that will give you an understanding of how your academic skills apply to real-world situations through XJTLU’s continuously developed links with public and private sectors;
  • Be well-prepared to sit for the CFA Investment Foundations Program exam at a discounted registration fee by successfully completing the only module in China accepted into the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Academic Programme;
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

Accreditation

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) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)in 2016 and 2018 respectively. AACSB accreditation is a globally recognised standard for the highest quality in business education. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide have been awarded accreditation. The EQUIS accreditation is a quality certification system for business schools set up by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). It has become the most global authoritative and select business school certification body in the world with its comprehensive and rigorous review process. IBSS becomes the youngest business school in the world to have received both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. There are only less than 100 business schools that have received both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation. This is an important milestone in becoming a world-class business school and highlights the strength and significant influence of IBSS at the international level.

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.

“Saints don’t live on Park Avenue.”

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BSc Economics programme, you will have:

  • the ability to demonstrate a comprehensive and systematic understanding of economic concepts, principles, theory and modelling approaches, including theoretical foundations of modern economic thought, and practical and theoretical knowledge of micro-economic and macro-economic systems;
  • the knowledge to apply economic theories to analyse the workings of real-world markets;
  • the skills to analyse and identify creative solutions to problems relating to business, industry and economic policy;
  • the ability to collect, organise, manipulate, present, critically evaluate and analyse economic and business data and information in an informative and accessible way for different audiences and users.

"The Austrian theory of business cycles helped me understand Chinese financial markets, while the principal-agent model in advanced microeconomics inspired me."

Ruoyan Ji
Alumna, BSc Economics, China

Modules

Year One

UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Year Two

Compulsory modules:

You will also choose optional modules in finance, international business, or marketing, depending on your chosen specialisation.

Optional modules (Finance specialisation):

Optional modules (International business specialisation):

Optional modules (Marketing specialisation):

Year Three

Compulsory modules:

You will also choose optional modules to continue with your chosen pathway in finance, international business, or marketing.

Optional modules (Finance specialisation):

Optional modules (International business specialisation):

Optional modules (Marketing specialisation):

Year Four

Compulsory modules:

You will also choose optional modules to continue with your chosen pathway in finance, international business, or marketing.

Optional modules (Finance specialisation):

Optional modules (International business specialisation):

Optional modules (Marketing specialisation):

Careers

Graduates from this programme will be well-prepared for management and specialist positions in business sectors such as management consultancies, financial sectors, international organisations, government and civil service, as well as positions in marketing, law and entrepreneurship.

Graduates will also gain a solid foundation for postgraduate study in economics, finance, the management or public administration.

Fees

International students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All international who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount

Join a free Chinese language course

We now offer a free summer Chinese language course for all undergraduate and postgraduate students starting their degree in September 2020.

Choose from a two-week, four-week or six-week language course.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao students who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students who apply to XJTLU through the Joint Entrance Examination on the governmental online application system (Education Examination Authority of Guangdong Province) will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Mainland Chinese students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Entry Requirements

International students

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two, different programmes have different subject-relevant requirements.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • Advanced Placement Tests/Subject SATS--High school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above, plus:
    • Redesigned SAT: 1280+ (students that took the SATs previous to 2016 will require 1800+) or ACT: 27, and 2 AP examinations: 4+ or 2 SAT subject tests: 600+ or
    • 3 AP examinations: 4+ or
    • 3 SAT subjects: 600+

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan may apply with the following:

  • A minimum grade of 400 on the Joint Entrance Examination to Chinese Universities for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, or
  • General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) ranking of at least the top 50 per cent for 4 subjects, including English and Maths. For detailed information see information in Chinese.

English language requirements

For international applicants, if you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering into Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.5 or above will take five credits EAP.

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap the apply link
  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time.

For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. ... Read More

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. Read less

Accreditations

EFMD Equis Accredited
AACSB Accredited