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2021-02-01

Connecting the World – 2021 iMBA Open for Admission!

Q&A

1.WHAT is the structure of iMBA Program?

The iMBA program is offered in two different formats: Part-Time and Full-Time in English.

Part-Time:2.5 years

Full-Time:2 years

2.WHAT are the iMBA course modules look like?

The curriculum is composed of core subjects, electives and an English thesis. Our core subjects cover courses across Managerial Economics, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Macroeconomic Policy and Analysis, Corporate Finance and HR Management etc., whereas our elective subjects include courses such as Business Practice, International Finance, Research on Globalizations and Cross-border international sessions etc.

3.WHAT is the language of instruction?

4.WHAT are the iMBA external sessions?

For iMBA program, the management team put a lot of emphasis on practical fields apart from the academia. In 2020, we have structured two series of extra-curriculum events, that span across sectors such as asset management, quantitative finance, auto industry and marketing business etc.:

  • INSIGHT Salon, where students could have the opportunity to invite sector expertise and share their thoughts on the business field
  • Jinglun, where we invite top leaders from China’s domestic firms to give lectures on their development and expertise.

Apart from our in-house corporate activities, our iMBA students always have opportunities to experience the business world outside the campus. Our iMBA classes have actively participated in the 2020 INCLUSION Fintech Conference in Shanghai, closely tutored by industrial leaders from Hwabao Trust, Zheshang Venture Capital, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, DH Fund Management, Hyperchain, Ant Group and World Bank Group etc.  

5.WHAT career support are available for students?

Principally, our iMBA student would have a mutual choice on their preferred mentor, to give specific guidelines & thoughts on their further career development. The mentors are now divided into expertise area across fintech, international business, finance, manufacturing etc. that are tailored around our students’ profile.

Additionally, Ant Group provides our iMBA students with access to expertise and corporate executives. Through our partnership with Ant Group, students enrolled could engage in a professional project as a formal part of the program, deepening their professional experiences.

6.WHAT degree and certificate can students get?

Graduates will obtain both degree and diploma of iMBA from Zhejiang University.

7.WHAT scholarship are available for applicants?

iMBA program usually does not take Chinese government scholarship given program’s professional nature, but if applicant could obtain scholarship from their own national country, we are happy to accept them.

ZIBS also offers ZIBS First Year Scholarship for merit students, but it only covers a small fraction of the tuition fee, so the candidates still need figure out the rest of the tuition fee themselves. The scholarship offer will be determined based on the applicant’s: Academic Background (70%) + Interview Performance (20%). The result will be announced by the end of June.

8.WHAT is the deadline and timeline for application?

9.WHEN will applicants receive application result?

We are recruiting on a rolling basis; therefore, early applicants usually have a higher chance to get admitted in. You should get the official offer letter by July 2021.

 

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS ELIGIBILITY

1.General Requirement

(1) Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with relevant working experience.

(2) Prefer 2 years of working experience.

2.Language Requirement

(1) Full-Time: Native or fluently in English.

(2) Part-Time: Native or fluently in English and fluent in Chinese (with an equivalent level of HSK 5 or above).

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

1.Application online via ZJU Online Application System (http://isinfosys.zju.edu.cn/recruit/login.shtml).

2.Application Checklist

Please send digital/scanned version to zibs-imba@intl.zju.edu.cn

1.Signed application form with photo (white background, 35mm x 45mm size)

2.Copy of valid passport (photo page)

3.Original or notarized copy of highest degree

4.Official transcripts for each degree held

5.Official TOEFL or IELTS score report (if applies) (Department Code for GRE: 4741/Department Code for TOEFL C603)

6.Working experience & job description

7.Personal Statement (minimum 1,500 words) either in English or Chinese

8.A full curriculum vitae & two reference letters with referees’ signature and contact information (one academic & one professional)

9.Remittance receipt of the application fee (RMB 800) (Payment Information)

3.Interview

1.There will be interview in each month from March to May.

2.The Degree Program will determine a short-list of students who will be interviewed. The Degree Program will notify students via email.

3.The Interview will be face-to-face or via Online Conference (Zoom).

iMBA Program

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.

 

Official iMBA webpage: http://zibs.intl.zju.edu.cn/eng/imba

 

iMBA Brochure:

CONTACT US

iMBA Degree Program

Email: zibs-imba@intl.zju.edu.cn

Tel: +86 571 8757 2609/ +86 571 8757 2718