MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Changchun University of Science and Technology
Basic Information
Degree: Master
Starting Date:
Please be subject to the starting date on admission letter you got, since the starting date may change.
Sep 1 , 2024
Duration: 2 Years
Teaching Language: English
Tuition Fees: RMB 22,000 per Year
Application Deadline:
The deadline means the date of Beijing time. You are suggested to submit your application 3 or 5 days before the actual deadline so that you can have time for necessary changes on documents.
Jul 15 , 2024
Application Fee:
You will pay the application fee to the university by yourself. Usually, you will need to pay it during the registration period.
USD 82 (Pay to University)
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USD 54 (Check Policy)

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Special Requirements
Program Description

1. Program Highlights

Editor Notes: The MBA of CUST is outstanding in the research on Strategic Management, Financial Management, Operations Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management and among others.

The significance of the specialty/discipline in China 

Changchun University of Science and Technology(CUST) initiated the discipline of Management Science in 1980 and obtained the right to grant master's degree in 1998. Enterprise Management has been approved as aprovincial key specialty in the Eleventh 5-year Plan. Management Science and Engineering is accepted as a key specialty in the Eleventh 5-year Plan. CUST was approved to have the right to grant MBA degree in 2009.

MBA program embodies CUST's characteristics and its superiority. Based on Management Science with multi-disciplines as its corner stone, it is especially outstanding in the research on Strategic Management, Financial Management, Operations Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management and among others. CUST employs rigorous education philosophy, attaches great importance to teaching quality and focuses closely on combining theory with practice. The university has solid foundation with its coordinate development of Science, Engineering, Economics, Management, Law and Literature. CUST now has formed a featured teaching system with a formidable team of qualified teachers, rich disciplinary basis and abundant experience in running a university, favorable education environment and perfect curriculum management by means of offering excellent courses and systematic professional training.

Relying on the platform of Jilin Business Economics Research Center which is provincial university key research base of humanities, CUST engaged in research closely related to practical applications to serve local and regional economic construction. The university undertakes projects of Natural Science Fund of China, Social Science Fund of China. Faculty members have published many high-qualified papers on SCI and CSSCI with a serial research achievements which exert influence in Jilin Province and even domestically.

Introduction to the team of teachers

Currently there are 40 full time teachers devoting to the Program of MBA including 18 professors, 22 associate professors and 22 among them have obtained Ph.D degree. The university also employs part-time professors. Among all the academic leaders there are provincial senior experts in jilin, experts without standing contribution in Changchun, Discipline Expertsor ganizing the twelfth 5-year plan and Communication Evaluation Experts Reviewed China's Social Science Fund Projects. 5 of the faculty members have been awarded as new-century talents in Jilin Province and 2 of them have been awarded as Chunmiao Talents.

The school of Management and Economics has a powerful team of teachers with international vision and capable of teaching students in English. The school has all along been positively exploring international cooperation and currently established joint-cooperation in academic research and students exchange with many universities from foreign countries.

2. Cultivation Goals

Editor Notes: The purpose of this program is to cultivate students to be senior business administration talents with rich humanistic spirit and sense of innovation.

The program aims at training students to master modern management theory,methods and skills with a global vision and strategic view. Students are supposed to be fostered as senior business administration talents with rich humanistic spirit and sense of innovation. They are to be trained to obtain theoretical knowledge with actual abilities as follows,

(1) The ability to obtain knowledge

Through various learning forms and channels, students are expected to have a deep understanding of theory, methods, techniques and expertise at business administration. They are go get familiar with the latest developments and trends in the discipline.

(2) The scientific research and innovation capacity

Students are expected to grasp basic research methods and techniques on business administration,and figure out relevant scientific issues from literature and management practice, so as to propose solutions to the problems. Students will be trained to have strong independent working and research capability in the field of management.

(3) The ability of business communication

Students need to be proficient in a foreignl anguage, and can read relevant literature review in a foreign language, as well as have the ability to use a foreign language for business communication.

(4) Academic Exchange Capacity

Students are not only able to read foreign materials concerning their research, but also are capable of writing, translating, listening and speaking in a foreign language. Students need to have good communication skills and team work spirit, as well as the ability to communicate, compete and cooperate with partners under certain international perspective and cross-cultural environment.

3. Research Orientations and Courses Arrangement

Editor Notes: Students can chooses from 5 research orientations to study, and learn more from their introduction.

Orientations and its introduction

a. Strategic Management

Taking strategic management idea as its guidance, modern strategic management theories as its fundamentals, the school cultivates competitive students with systematical strategic management theories and methods. In this orientation, the school encourages students to do research on business strategic decisions and core competitiveness of enterprises.

b. Financial Management

Specific to practical issues on business accounting and financial management, students taking this orientation mainly focus on research in enterprise cost control, financial risk prevention, and capital operation with basic theories and methods employed in accounting and financial management.

c. Marketing Management

In the context of globalization, the school cultivates those students who take Marketing Management as their orientation with fundamental theories and modern methods and techniques to meet the consumer’s demands. Students are supervised to do research on marketing strategies, brand management, marketing channel development, customer-relationship establishment and maintenance as well as marketing integration.

d. Operations Management

Students who take Operation Management as his or her research orientation are required to study supply chain management, logistics management, production management, information management, quality management, lean manufacturing and intellectual management by means of systematic analysis, modeling, optimizing and decision analysis, specifically to the business operations management issues in the complex production. Students are to design, develop decision-supporting system to apply to the process of enterprise’s operations management.

e. Human Resources Management

Based on human resource management theories, aiming at maximizing the efficiency of human resource management, students taking this orientation as his or her research are to learn how to allocate the personnel of an enterprise, design employees’ remuneration and manage their performance with mathematical statistics tools and methods.

4. Courses on Credits

Editor Notes: Compulsory, specialty, selective courses and credits information are listed for reference.

Practical Training

Supervisors direct students to carry on their professional practice on CUST's training platform or relating companies. In general, students should submit practice application and plan to their supervisor before they start their practice and submit a practice report after the practice is over (the report is required to be an integrated one with case analysis) Joint instructors or supervisors assess students’ performance. Qualified students will get 2 credits each, which are recorded accordingly. Students are encouraged to combine professional practice with their dissertation writing.

5. Study Procedure

Editor Notes: Students are required to complete at least 28 credits and finish thesis and defense at the end of the 4th semester.

(1) Courses Requirement

Principally, all the courses should be finished within two semesters. Master candidates must get at least 28 credit. Students must pass all the compulsory courses and get at least 8 credits on minor courses, 4 credits on research training and academic activities. According to the students' practical needs, Chinese course will be strengthened and required to learn as minor course.

(2) Thesis Requirements

After getting required credits, students must prepare paper proposal in the third semester, thesis writing in the third and fourth semester, and finish their thesis writing and defense at end of the fourth semester. Thesis may be a thematic research, or a case analysis report. (2 years)

6. About School of International Education (SIE)

Editor Notes: International Culture Exchange Association builds a favorable platform to help those international freshmen get accustomed to the campus life soon.

The School of International Education (SIE) of CUST is an organization specially engaged in enrolling international students and in charge of the educative matters. Up to now, SIE has hosted a total number of more than 2,000 students from 98 countries around the world since its very beginning of accepting international students in 1987. At present, the total number of our international students (Chinese language students, undergraduates, postgraduates, doctoral students and senior scholar,) amounts to more than 400 each year. Our college has a well-developed educational system, rich teaching experience, good environment of study and sound living conditions for international students.

The programs offered in our college are: Chinese language training courses, short-term Chinese language and culture experiencing programs, undergraduates, graduates and doctoral programs.

7. Introduction of Changchun University of Science and Technology

Editor Notes: It has been widely acknowledged as "the Cradle for Chinese Optical Talents".

Changchun University of Science and Technology (the original name is Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics) was founded in 1958 by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Wang Daheng, a famous scientist, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a Chinese Academy of Engineering, is the founder and the first President of CUST. CUST was renamed as Changchun University of Science and Technology in 2002. According to the statistical data, there are 15,863 undergraduates, 4,304 postgraduates and 367 doctoral candidates in March 2014. Now there are more than 300 foreign students from about 50 countries studying in CUST every year, Among them, there are 200 degree students. Learn More>>

8. Colorful Activities

Editor Notes: The quality of the graduates in CUST always gain well-reputed for employers.

Graduation & Degree Awarding Ceremony

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Entry Requirements

  • 1. Non-Chinese citizen, in good health and under the age of 35.
  • 2. Bachelor degree or above, with a GPA of 2.6/4.0 or above.
  • 3. Applicants from non-native English speaking countries must have an IELTS of 5.5 or a TOEFL (IBT) of 80 or above.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee
Master RMB 22,000 pre year
RMB 44,000 in total (About $ 8,980)
Accommodation Fee
International Students Apartment
Double Room RMB 3,000  (More Details)
Other Fees
Application Fee:
You will pay the application fee to the university by yourself. Usually, you will need to pay it during the registration period.
RMB 400
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 54 (Check Policy)
Living Expense RMB 1,000 to RMB 1,500

Application Materials

"*" means necessary documents that you must provide in your application.

*1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

*2. A photo consistent with the passport of the applicant.

*3. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included.

*4. Two recommendation letters in Chinese or English issued by professors or associate professors.

*5. A notarized certificate of the highest academic qualification.

If the applicant is a student at school, he/she must additionally submit a certificate of attendance issued by his/her school of study. A notarized copy is also required if it is in a text other than Chinese or English.

*6. Academic transcripts

Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

*7. English proficiency test certificate

Certificate of English proficiency, IELTS or TOEFL, only for Non-English Native speakers.

*8. A Study Plan or Research Proposal in Chinese or English (A minimum of 500 words ).

*9. A copy of the Physical Examination Form for Foreigners within its validity period of 6 months.

*10. A life photo of the full body taken within 3 months and a full-body video in 10 seconds.

*11. A certificate of no criminal record within its validity period of 6 months.

12. Copy of visa

Indicate whether you are or not in China. If in China, please provide a copy of visa.

13. Supporting Documents: Certificate of Good Conduct

Provided by your current/previous school/company in Chinese/English to improve your success rate.

14. Talents in art, sports, and other fields are preferred. Please provide certificates or performance videos.

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