Tsinghua International MBA (IMBA) Program

The Tsinghua IMBA Program is a collaborative program between Tsinghua SEM and MIT Sloan School of Management. It was launched in September 1997 and currently, more than 900 alumni (more than 5900 MBA graduates of Tsinghua SEM) have
graduated and played important roles in business management in China and around the world. This program is a full-time, two-year, English-taught program. After two years of management and leadership education, students obtain a Master of Business
Administration (MBA) degree from Tsinghua University as well as a certificate from MIT Sloan School of Management. Once the students are admitted, they can choose to apply for MIT-Tsinghua MBA/MS Dual Degree and Tsinghua-HEC Dual Degree MBA Program.

Tsinghua IMBA Program Curriculum

The Tsinghua IMBA Program is a two-year full-time program. The curriculum, along with other program elements, is designed to groom future general managerial talents with leadership skills.

During the first year, students take foundation courses on general management. Afterwards, the second year provides a broad set of options. The program offers elective courses covering a range of industries and functions and allows international exchange programs that can last from a couple of weeks to a whole semester. Between the two years, students are encouraged to pursue a summer internship.

Classes follow an open and participative style, with a focus on both theoretical and application knowledge. Case studies on international and Chinese companies are widely incorporated into the coursework, to build the bridge between the classroom and actual business operations. Group discussions are the norm, allowing students to practice managing teams and to learn from each other.

Tsinghua IMBA Program’s main objective is to foster future world business leaders. For this reason, entrepreneurship and social responsibility issues have been incorporated into current courses and influence new course offerings.

A unique contribution of Tsinghua IMBA Program curriculum is the understanding of the complex reality of China. In-depth content on Chinese economy and business environment is woven into course material and various courses focusing on specific
aspects of the Chinese markets are also offered.

Elective Courses / Tracks

MBA elective courses are offered in English and Chinese. IMBA students are free to create their own concentration by selecting courses from the Elective Courses/Tracks as follow.


An area of choice for students interested in the finance sector or in finance positions within organizations. Courses build up an in-depth understanding of how financial markets operate and be well-equipped with quantitative tools to interpret and analyze financial data.


Capture customers’ needs through effective marketing. Students learn how to develop and implement marketing strategies amidst competition and the multitude of channels available today.

E-Commerce and Supply Chain Management

With the trend of vertical integration, this is a key issue not only limited to the manufacturing sector. Students gain insights on boosting operational efficiency by leveraging technology to enhance value chain systems and to increase distribution
channel options.

HR and Organizational Behavior

A constantly challenging area for organizations to address. Students learn to optimize and leverage human capital within organizations, through strategic tools such as organizational structures and incentive frameworks.

Strategy and Leadership

Develop a multi-disciplinary approach and strengthen abilities in strategy formulation and implementation. Courses analyze how individuals and organizations achieve market success against the backdrop of globalization and technology development.


Take the leap into enterprise and innovation, either by becoming a start-up entrepreneur or by creating new value in existing organizations. This set of elective courses aim to enhance core capabilities of business development, decision-making and risk management.

Financial Analysis and Management Control

Focus on financial analysis, and corporate management control system, together with financial and management accounting. This direction builds on mechanisms to better implement strategy and ensure that operations proceed according to plan
and that strategic objectives are achieved.


Broaden your scope. Students may complement their studies with off-track topics such as Microeconomics of Competitiveness, Advanced Managerial Communication, International Economics and Doing Business in China.

Your Needs, Your Courses

Besides being able to choose from the eight functional tracks, you can tailor your curriculum along individual thematic interests. Here are a few options to structure your learning to achieve your own specific goals:

In-depth China Knowledge

Gain insights on the Chinese market from within and be equipped to pursue opportunities in China. As a knowledge center on the Chinese economy, Tsinghua is undoubtedly one of the best places to learn about China. In addition to learning from Chinese materials in the general coursework, students may take up China-specific courses for in-depth knowledge development.

An International Perspective

Acquire knowledge and skills in managing global stakeholders and multi-national organizations. Besides facilitating vibrant exchange amongst an international talent pool, the program also offers specific courses on international enterprise issues.

Key Drivers of Technology and Innovation

Suit your learning to effectively handle technical improvement as business growth factors. As the top university in China in technological innovation, Tsinghua offers access to state-of-art
techniques and leading experts.

In-Depth Studies in Specific Industries

Delve deep into your target future industry. An array of courses is offered to provide specific industry knowledge and career skills.

General Management Skills

Drive your MBA to develop a broad business perspective by incorporating all functions into your curriculum. This is the most suited option if you intend to take up leadership and strategic planning positions or to start up your own company.

World Class Faculty

Tsinghua SEM is proud of its widely recognized faculty members including many of China’s leading management experts. Here, they are both teachers and scholars, undertaking leading-edge research and in the meantime, conducting attractive classes.

80% of the 134 full-time faculties have studied aboard. Those who teach International MBA Program courses also have rich backgrounds in consulting and business practices.

The school also invites management practitioners with rich experience to teach IMBA Program courses, which give opportunities to the students to interact directly with the
most successful entrepreneurs and business people.

As a joint project, some IMBA Program courses are taught by professors from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Global Perspectives

Tsinghua SEM has built up student exchange programs with 74 top business schools from 22 different countries and regions, the largest exchange program of all Asian business schools. In 2008, we opened over 110 seats for International MBA Program students to go abroad and study in our partner schools in their 3rd Semester.

Admission Requirements

The Tsinghua IMBA Program expects to admit students with proven intellectual capacity, excellent development potential, and leadership skills, who are motivated to learn and to share their own personal knowledge and experience.

Admission Requirement for International Students:

• Undergraduate degree from a recognized university, equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree;

• A competitive GMAT score; GMAT Code for Tsinghua MBA Programs: Country code: CHN Program Code: VH0-JJ-18

• Finishing Tsinghua MBA online application and submitting required supporting materials.

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