Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

The BBA is designed to cultivate the business executives of the future for leadership positions in China and globally.

Studying a BBA in China will develop your decision making and problem-solving capabilities and equip you with strategic business foresight, as well as developing your entrepreneurial drive. You will study Chinese language and culture alongside business academic subjects (which are taught in English) throughout the course. The study and internship experience, alongside the opportunity to learn Mandarin, mean that as a graduate from this course you will acquire a unique "China skillset".

  • Nankai University ranked 10th in China (QS World University Rankings 2015-16)
  • Nankai Business School joined AACSB in 2012 and received AMBA accreditation in 2013
  • Nankai Business School were granted AACSB accreditation in 2016
  • Nankai Business School is ranked 10th in China (Forbes 2010)

About the BBA programme

Global companies looking to grow their business in China, and Chinese companies looking to venture into international markets, are looking for employees who understand the China business environment, conventions and language. The BBA is designed to produce international business executives of the future who meet these requirements.

Why choose this programme?

The BBA degree is a widely sought after degree. Earning a BBA can lead to a variety of positions in management, is relevant to careers in almost any field of business, and improves marketability in an ever-evolving job market.

The added value of the Nankai BBA is the high level of Chinese language and exposure to Chinese and business culture you will obtain, as well as access to Nankai Business School's wide alumni network.

Links with Industry - Student Internships

Students have the opportunity to take an internship with an international or Chinese business in China during their BBA. This is an excellent opportunity for students to put their learning to the test in the real world, gain real experience, and build business networks. 

Chinese language and culture

You will study Chinese language alongside your degree classes. Living in China will provide every opportunity to practice your Chinese language skills. You'll learn the conventions and cultural expectations of conducting business in China, and you'll see that happenning in the real world every day while living in China. 

Getting the Chinese perspective


What will I study?

You will study Chinese language and culture alongside business academic subjects (which are taught in English) throughout the course. This will equip you to help meet the growing demand for these skills and experience from international and Chinese employers.

Your studies will cover the theory and practice of business management with an emphasis on international business issues, new research findings and case studies, and compare perspectives on the management of international organisations.


Modules will include: 

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • Chinese Business Environment
  • Chinese Language
  • Chinese Society and Culture
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • International Management
  • International Marketing
  • International Trade
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Management


Do I qualify?

Academic requirements:     

Successful completion of high school with good grades

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 overall or equivalent


17 years and above


When can I start?

This is a four-year programme.

Start date Term dates Fees

September 2017

September - July

RMB 50,000 per year

Scholarships are available for this programme. Contact us to apply.


Tuition fees do not include:

  • Text books - Students will be able to access published material through the university library - books can be borrowed or purchased
  • Application and Registration fee of RMB 1,400 - payable upon application
  • Accommodation (first year accommodation included in price for new applicants as part of our special offer promotion) - RMB 16,200 per year (twin en-suite room). Find out more about accommodation at Nankai University.
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