How long does the IMBA program take?
The IMBA program takes 2 years to complete under the circumstances that all requirements are met by the student. Most students are able to finish academic courses in the first year leaving the second year free to embark on international opportunities.
What is the size of an average class?
The size of an average IMBA class is around 55 students with an additional 11 spots saved for exchange students for core courses.
When does the first semester normally start?
The first semester usually starts at the end of August.
Can I also start the IMBA program in the spring semester?
No, our program only starts each fall.
How long is a semester?
The fall semester usually starts from the end of August to the middle of January. The spring semester usually starts from the middle of February to the end of June. Dates subject to change according to the Chinese New Year holidays.
When are the final exams?
The exams are normally at the end of a course therefore there are no set exam times.
Will I have classes on the western holidays like Christmas or Easter?
Yes, the academic schedule follows Chinese holidays only.
Can I claim credit for courses taken during my prior degree?
No, we currently do not accept transfer students.
How does a typical IMBA curriculum look like?
During the semester you will have about 8 to 10 courses. Some courses will be completed during the first half of the semester and a few others will start after the first half of the semester. Please visit the Curriculum Structure
section of our website.
What kind of electives can I choose?
Specialized electives in English or Chinese are offered by the IMBA program. English or Chinese electives are also available for credit from other Schools at RUC (e.g. Law School, School of Finance, International Master of Public Administration, International
Summer School [over 130 English courses] and School of Economics).
Do I have courses in the third semester?
Normally students are able to complete all required courses during the first and second semester. The third semester gives students the chance to do an internship in China or travel abroad. The third semester can be also used to start the Master Thesis.
How many electives can I choose?
Students are required to complete at least 12 elective credits in order to graduate from our program. For more information, please contact Ms.Zhang Ying (Cathy)