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Peking University - UCL MBA Programme

Publish:2017-07-15 00:24:23


UCL Campus
Start date:                 2 September 2017
Duration:                  16 months full-time, 28 months part-time
Programme fees:                RMB 310,000 (Fees must be paid in Chinese Yuan)
Seats:                                     60
Degree Granted:                  UCL MBA degree and Peking University Certificate
Application starts:               08 October 2016
Application deadline:         10 July 2017
Application fee:                    None
Location:                                Peking University, Beijing

* Hold non-Chinese citizenship
* A good undergraduate degree from a recognised university
* Minimum 3 years’ full-time work experience
* Take and submit results from GMAT, GRE, or equivalent standardised campus test set by Peking University and UCL
* A “standard” level of English (IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests / TOEFL 92 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening)
The Peking University-UCL MBA launches in September 2017 and brings together two world-leading universities together in Beijing, the heart of one of the largest and most dynamic economies in the world, where the MBA programme will be offered.
Students will also have the opportunity to complete elective courses in London during the summer months.
The Peking University-UCL MBA combines the unique research and teaching strengths of the UCL School of Management and the Peking University National School of Development.
Management best practices are evolving to adjust to the ubiquity of technology and forward-looking academics at the UCL School of Management, which specialises in innovation, entrepreneurship, technology, and analytics, will help you develop the quantitative and qualitative analytical skills necessary to engage with our changing world.
The National School of Development at Peking University hosts some of China’s foremost academics responsible for advising the Chinese Government on development policies that have driven decades of strong and consistent economic growth.  The experienced National School of Development academics will give you a high-level perspective of managing companies in shifting national and international government policy contexts.
The Peking University-UCL MBA programme will create managers and leaders who can operate in the complex, innovation-intensive, data-driven environments of the future.


The Peking University-UCL MBA programme provides a broad, analytical, and integrated study of business and management and develops the key skills necessary to make decisions, manage, and lead people and organisations in a changing world.  Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external context in which they operate, and their management.

Canary Wharf (UCL)
The combination of teaching from the UCL School of Management and the Peking University National School of Development will focus on understanding, responding to, and shaping the dynamic and changing nature of business with respect to innovation and technology and consideration of the future of organisations within the Chinese and global business environments.

Core and elective modules

The Peking University-UCL MBA programme includes core modules in accounting and finance, strategy, and organisational behaviour and leadership.  As well, core modules in decision-making and analytics, marketing, and operations explore how technology, data, and analytics are transforming these key areas of business.  Additionally, a core module in economics and business in China will give key insights into Chinese Government policies and how these polices present unique challenges and opportunities in managing and leading companies in China.
The Peking University-UCL MBA programme will also include a range of elective modules in entrepreneurship, finance, and contemporary issues in Chinese business.  One elective module on entrepreneurship will be offered in London, which will allow students to be taught first-hand by entrepreneurs from the UCL community who have helped to make London a global centre for innovation and creativity.
Students will complete a total of ten modules, seven core modules and three elective modules, covering over 20 different management areas.
Each module is based on a broad management ‘theme’ that is separated into two related or complementary ‘topics’.  Each of the two topics is taught as a separate course.  Assessment is at the module-level and is based on coursework and exams in the two courses.
Core modules (taught)
(all seven modules compulsory)
Core courses (taught)
Accounting and Finance Financial and Managerial Accounting
  Corporate Finance
Marketing Marketing Science
  Marketing Research
Operations Operations Analytics
  Operations and Technology Management
Strategy Corporate Strategy
  Strategic Management
Decision-making and Analytics Decision-making for Business
  Business Strategy and Analytics
Economics and Business in China Managerial Economics
  China's Economic Development
Organisational Behaviour and Leadership Managing Organisational Behaviour
  Global Leadership
Core module (project-based) (compulsory) Core course(project-based)
Business Research Project Business Research Project
Elective module (or half-module) (taught) Elective courses (taught)
Entrepreneurship in Europe (half-module) Entrepreneurship in Europe
Corporate Venturing (half-module) Corporate Venturing
Entrepreneurship in a Global Context (half-module) Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
Entrpreneurship in China (half-module) Entrepreneurship in China
Contemporary Issues in International Finance Managing Finance
  Mergers and IPOs
  International Business Finance
Cross-cultural Management and Negotiation Influence and Negotiations
  Managing across Cultures
Consumer Behaviour and Digital Marketing Digital Marketing
  Consumer Behaviour

Business Research Project

Students will also undertake a business research project.  Based on availability, students can choose to develop a consultancy project with a company.  Students can also choose to write a business plan for a new or existing business or choose to write a dissertation based on a piece of management- or business-related research.  Students are offered training and guidance on consultancy services, business planning, and business research.

Why choose us

·         Peking University and UCL are top-ranked universities working together to deliver a top-ranked MBA programme
·         The National School of Development at Peking University is one of China’s most influential economics and public policy think tanks and focuses on creating leaders with a broad world view
·         The UCL School of Management is one of the UK’s leading and most forward-looking business schools and focuses on preparing leaders for a technology- and innovation-intensive future
·         Students study in Beijing and can study in London and experience living in two the world’s great cities
·         Graduates will be welcomed into both the UCL and Peking University alumni community of over 500,000

National School of Development at Peking University
Peking University (Beida) is China’s leading university and ranks among the best universities in Asia and the world.
UCL is one of the world’s best universities and is consistently ranked in the global top 20 in a number of international league tables.
The Peking University-UCL MBA is a unique programme that brings two world-leading universities together in Beijing, the heart of one of the largest and most dynamic economies in the world.
The Peking University-UCL MBA programme is built upon the diverse and complementary research and teaching strengths of the UCL School of Management and the Peking University National School of Development.
The UCL School of Management focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship, technology, and analytics and offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes to prepare people for leadership roles in the next generation of innovation-intensive organisations.  The proportion of research undertaken at UCL School of Management recognised by the UK Government Research Excellent Framework as ‘world-leading’ is the highest in the UK, together with London Business School and ahead of Imperial, LSE, Oxford, and Cambridge.
The Peking University National School of Development was founded as an academic centre devoted to teaching and researching modern economics, management, and public policy and includes many of China’s leading economists among its faculty.  The Peking University National School of Development enjoys an independence that has allowed it to provide impartial guidance and advice to the Chinese Government through China’s reform and modernisation.  Today, the Peking University National School of Development is one of China’s leading think tanks whose academics contribute to and influence Chinese Government policies to solve issues that China faces today.
Together, the UCL School of Management and the Peking University National School of Development will nurture, develop, and inspire passionate business and entrepreneurial leaders that are prepared for the complex, interconnected world of the future.
Students will be taught by educators and practitioners from UCL School of Management and the Peking University National School of Development and will experience a combination of Western and Chinese teaching that will equip students with an integrated, critically-aware, and advanced understanding of management and organisations in a global and Chinese context.
One of the unique aspects of the Peking University-UCL MBA curriculum is the concept of data-driven decision-making that runs through core modules in decision-making and analytics, marketing, and operations.  Companies are generating and capturing trillions of bytes of information about their customers, suppliers, and operations and these companies need managers who can take this data and use it as a powerful strategic asset.
The Peking University-UCL curriculum also includes a range of China-focused core and elective modules where students learn how Chinese Government policy affects business, which is essential for success in corporate China.
The Peking University-UCL MBA programme offers the opportunity for students to study entrepreneurship in the UK at UCL in the heart of London.  Students will be taught first-hand by SoM’s innovators and entrepreneurs, who have helped to make London one of the world’s leading cities and a dynamic centre for innovation and creativity, and will be able to use UCL’s networks and reputation as a starting point to access London’s thriving entrepreneurship scene.
The Peking University-UCL MBA programme will empower its students with a global perspective as well as a local mindset and create the next generation of leaders who will drive China’s development and change the world.

Application Dates


Online test and Skype interview can be arranged upon request.

Application Process

STEP 1: Submit Online Application
Candidates need to successfully submit the online application first. All the supporting documents need to be uploaded. You can access to our online application system here
Documents needed to be uploaded including:
·      CV
·      A copy of your university degree/diploma
·      A copy of your official university transcript
·      A quick overview of your company
* The overview of the company should include the overview of the company (public, private, or non-profit), the management, and the product(s) or service(s) and the market position in its sector. Please also provide the company's organizational structure as it relates to you (department specific).
·      Two letters of recommendation (The template can be found HERE)
·      A copy of your passport
·      Four passport-size color photos with white background
·      Your TOEFL (or other substitute English language test) score certificate
·      Your GMAT score certificate (original, If you choose to take BiMBA On-Campus Test, this document is optional) score certificate
·      Other documents (optional)
STEP 2: Attend Interview
When your online application is approved, you can take the interview on the date you selected in STEP 1. The 50 minutes interview will be held by our admission committee members, which consists of self-introduction, Q&A about application and themed presentation (the theme will be emailed one week before the interview and 10-15 page slides are needed). 
STEP 3: Take Tests
Candidates can choose to submit GMAT/GRE test score or take PKU-UCL on-campus test. 
STEP 4: Get Admission Result
Candidates will receive admission decision around 6 weeks.


The tuition is RMB 310,000, including fees of textbooks and handouts. Students can pay the tuition in 2 installments within due time.


Full-time international students are required to obtain Student Visa (X visa) during their study at Peking University. The deadline for Visa application is July 5th, 2017. Students from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau do not need student visa.

Contact Us

Admission Officer: Kelvin YU
Tel: 86-10-62754800
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