ZIBS is a global and innovation-oriented business school benefiting from, and supporting, China’s expanding role in the new global economy. ZIBS develops senior managers and future business leaders with an interdisciplinary perspective, building cross-cultural business skills to thrive in the ever-changing global economy.

Our international MBA program is dedicated to advancing leaders who can envision and implement original business concepts. Scholars and students of diverse backgrounds benefit from the collaborative learning environment, world-class research and academic theory which is integrated with business practice.

Corporate Support

Zhejiang University International Business School is pleased to partner with Ant Group, a leading global technology firm headquartered in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

As a strategic supporter of the iMBA Program at ZIBS, Ant Financial provides access to expertise and corporate executives who help ensure the relevance of the program to the needs of the business community and unique insights about developments in technology which are transforming the way we do business globally. Through this partnership, students enrolled on the full-time iMBA format also have the opportunity to engage in a professional project as a formal part of the program, deepening their professional experiences.

Program Structure

At ZIBS we cultivate senior managers and future leaders with global vision, social responsibility and innovative entrepreneurship. The program ensures that students master solid foundational theories, effective leadership, interdisciplinary vision and cross-cultural business skills which prepare them to face the challenges of an increasingly complex business environment.

The iMBA program is offered in two different formats:

Format Language Duration In-Company Experiences Location Time
Part-time(For Chinese and International Students) Mainly in English, supplemented by bilingual instruction 2.5 Years Individual professional projects Haining International Campus with extension to Shanghai and Hangzhou Twice a month on weekends
Full-time(Only for International Students) English 2 Years An in-company experience upon the completion of program. Haining International Campus with extension to Shanghai and Hangzhou Intensive modules every week

Graduates of the iMBA program will obtain the diploma of Master of Business Administration of Zhejiang University.
Note: For part-time program, we only take international students who are fluent in Chinese, e.g. with an equivalent level of HSK 5 or above

Program Outline

A select series of courses, which have been chosen and vetted by ZIBS, may be taken online. The formal curriculum is supplemented by guest lectures and webinars, which provides further insights into current business trends and best practice. For both part-time and full-time formats, the curriculum is composed of three main course elements: required coursework, core subjects and electives.

Program Highlights

  • Cross-border Education

    Cooperating with top universities outside of China, the program offers global classroom opportunities and allows students to take short courses or lectures overseas to develop their ability to analyze business issues and challenges from an international perspective.

  • International Faculty

    Through cooperation with peer universities globally, ZIBS brings leading global professors, scholars and industry experts to the classroom to establish a truly international faculty which blends theory and practice.

  • Corporate Connections

    In order to ensure the relevance of the iMBA coursework to challenges being faced in today’s increasingly complex business environment, corporate support provides opportunities for practical exchange with professionals and experts in their fields. The partnership with Ant Financial brings to ZIBS and its students a deep level of access to current practices. In addition, guest speakers from industry are often invited on campus for discussions and exchange.

  • International Student Environment

    The iMBA Program provides a unique environment for students to learn from each other. Through both in-class and after-class activities, students will have the opportunity to develop their cross-cultural communication skills, establish their own international contacts and explore potential cooperation opportunities. The International Campus provides an ideal setting for global connection.

  • In-company Experience

    The program actively promotes practical cooperation with top domestic and international firms. It encourages students to expand their professional opportunities and to apply their MBA learnings to real, practical situations.

  • Language Courses (for non-native speakers)

    The part-time iMBA format provides English training opportunities to help its students better master the content of the program, express their ideas and exchange views in English, and make full use of the advantages of international bilingual teaching courses. The full-time iMBA format provides Chinese training opportunities to help students take full advantage of their China experience and opportunities.