UK China Institue


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Done Mar 26 – UK China Institue


All of our programs, from MBA, through PhD and DBA have a central focus on entrepreneurship.  This focus is reflected in the students body we teach, the professors who do the teaching and the institutions we meet along the way – global business schools, governments and industry giants.


China has a long history of entrepreneurship, dating back thousands of years.  It was with this in mind that we decided to make entrepreneurship the central focus of all of our programs.

Modern China too is characterised by a sense of entrepreneurship – global entrepreneurship.  Chinese businesses have come to dominate the domestic as well as global landscape and will continue to do so well into the future.  The UK China Institute hopes to play some small role in the evolution of the Chinese entrepreneur.


A principle reason for establishing our program across so many different countries, rather than just running it in one, was to provide the student with commercial opportunities across the globe.

The type of student undertaking any of our programs seeks to carve their own path, rather than being led and seeks opportunity over comfort.  Our global programs facilitate this through connections to entrepreneurial academic and commercial environments across several countries and continents.

Our university partners

  • A focus on entrepreneurhsip
  • Helping to uncover myriad possibilities

Our industry partners

Not simply company visits but real high level connections to industry and government leaders that help facilitate real world, global commercial possibilities.  Helping build long term relationships on a global scale.

  • Hedge Funds in New York: working with some of the world’s biggest hedge funds to provide access to their facilities for the MBA program and research opportunities for both DBA and PhD programs.
  • Marketing Agencies in China: working in brand development agencies to different social media environment that exists in China and what relevance this has for the rest of the world for the likes of TMall and other Chinese platforms.
  • Logistics and Shipping in Singapore: As one of the world’s premier logistics hubs, Singapore ports offers a unique insight into the world of a smart city shipping and air freight hub.
  • Primary Industry in Sao Paolo: Brazil is one of the world’s largest commodity producers and exporters.  Mining and agriculture form the backbone of Brazil’s economy and offer a window into an intriguing global supply chain through visits to key facilities and insight from our university partner.
  • Luxury and Fashion in Paris: In that France is the heart of fashion and luxury goes without saying.  From food to clothing to technology this theme runs true throughout their economy, with our luxury agency partner providing real insight for our students.
  • Adding 2 new locations: Not content with our vary wide range of global locations, we will be adding locations in the middle east and an additional location in the pacific in 2024/25.
  • Building a new technology platform: While we are currently using a 3rd party platform in 2023, we will start building our own purpose built technology platform from 2024.
  • Developing our online training program: It isn’t enough to have academic programs without corporate training programs.  These will take the form of online Problem Based Learning (PBL) modules.
  • Building out our Advisory Committee: Advice is an ever evolving phenomenon and so too the nature of our advisory committee, with is constantly evolving and adding and subtracting advisors over time to meet the changing needs to the evolving global commercial environment.
  • Investigation a new MBA stream: While entrepreneurship will always be our flagstone course, we will be investigating an MBA majoring in finance in 2025.
  • Rolling out our new technology platform: our new technology platform is scheduled to roll out in late 2024 or early 2025
  • Moving beyond China to the Middle East: Evolving our China success into something that is based out of the Middle East is our next big strategic challenge.
  • Rollout of our online training program 2025 will see the launch of our first 5 online training modules.  These will be made available for FREE for our alumni



Our Board of Directors are drawn from a wide variety of Chinese industry and also global academic institutions.  In keeping with our commitment to provide a mix of top level academic and commercial experience for our students, we felt it important that this vision is maintained at the highest level in our organisation – our Board – and reflects our commitment to these values.


  • The advisory committee is made up of current leaders of industry and various representative groups from within the institute.  These groups include professors teaching on the program, the Dean of the institute, past students (alumni) and current students.  The objective of this advisory committee is to ensure the quality and dynamic nature of the program as well as maintain its compliance with the global accreditation bodies it belongs to or is a member of.

  • The Academic Board ensures the integrity of all academic programs.  It is overseen by the Dean of all programs at the Institute and draws on the collective knowledge of all our professors and various administrative personnel working on all programs.  It also draws on the elite knowledge of two external academics from eminent institutions who volunteer to assist with review, strategy and implementation of specific programs such as the MBA. They also provide representatives to the advisory committee.

Alumni play an important role in all business schools and the UKChina Institute is no exception
  • sharing their collective experience of their time on the academic programs when they were students
  • assist in establishing and maintaining student communities beyond graduation
  • provide direct connection to industry and government for existing students and other alumni
  • have a representative on the peak advisory committee
  • participate in accreditation reviews

As a UK institution that works with exclusively Chinese students and alumni, it is important that good relations are maintained with both governments.  Furthermore, government relations involve regular reviews of compliance and other regulatory activities in order to maintain good order with both Chinese and British governments.  Constant liaison with the Ministry of Education in China and the Office for Students in the UK.


Industry links for a program that focuses on real world outcomes are critical to the Institute. Industry play an important role in the quality and content of our programs and also play a key role in the non-academic portions of programs such as the MBA. As our delegations are an important part of our program and there is a need to ensure ongoing links to companies as far afield as New York and Singapore, then such a series of links become vitally important.

Many of these industry links are built up through contacts from our students, our professors and government relations – all of whom are keen to be involved at some level in this core aspect of the Institute’s offering. 

Delegations and Study Tours form the backbone of the MBA program.  Students spend Friday afternoons and Saturdays and Sundays in class and repeat this again the following weekend, as part of their ten day study program in each of the countries they visit.  In between this, students will undertake business delegation/study tour visits to various companies and government instrumentalities. 

The Institute firmly believes this is one of the key differentiating dimensions of its programs.  The ability to meet and connect with senior managers and directors of major businesses in the countries the students visit is a critical element of the program.  So too the willingness of government officials from these countries to interact with the students and help navigate some of the major challenges students might have should they wish to do business in that country.

In a world where ‘passive learning’ (sitting and absorbing) is OUT and ‘Problem Based Learning’ (real world connection, reflection and interaction) is IN – input from students is vital to the ongoing integrity of all programs.  Whether this is providing input into content or program development at MBA level of helping shape the research direction that the PhD program maintains, all student input is welcomed and reflects the collaborative nature of all programs at the UK China Institute.

Student representation is drawn from the existing cohort of students, alumni from earlier programs and students attending programs elsewhere to provide a 360 degree perspective of what constitutes the best possible outcomes for the future students and our programs.


Global University and Business School partners make up the core of the MBA, PhD and DBA programs that the UK China Institute has to offer.


  • New York City, USA
  • ABC University of New York. One of New York state’s oldest and most revered public education institutions.
  • Sao Paolo, Brazil

    A dynamic university located in a dynamic country, the University of ABC’s Business School is rated one of the highest in this province of Brazil.

  • Manchester, United Kingdom

    A boutique business school located in an education hub in the north of England, its reputation as a global provider of higher education precedes it.

  • Paris, France

    La Defense is the largest business precinct in Europe and this business school, is the largest business school located in that precinct.  It is currently ranked amongst the top ten business schools in France and is part of the elite French ‘Grand Ecole’ system.

  • Singapore

    This university has its origins as an institute of management but today is a bona fide Singaporean university.  In this way, it has an underpinning of industry connections but an overlay of academic quality

  • Shanghai, China

    This business school is attached to one of the premier universities in China.  Highly regarded both inside and outside of China, it provides both foreign and Chinese students alike with a rigorous business education and insight into the way business is conducted in China.

  • Tokyo, Japan

    A joint US/Japanese university plays host to one of the finest business schools in Japan.  In addition to this, the relationship they have with the Japanese government foreign investment group, JETRO, means that students not only are provided with commercial insight into the workings of Japan but also learn what it means to understand the commercial advantages that a government body can provide should they choose to do business with that country

  • Sydney, Australia

    The commercial heartland of Australia, a G20 nation and one of the world’s wealthiest, provides students with an opportunity to connect with one of Australia’s oldest and most important universities.  This university has significant connections to China, hosting a research centre in Suzhou for some years now.