Lingnan International MBA


Program Description


One of the leading MBA programs in China

Lingnan MBA program is among the top ten programs nationally and enjoys an unshakable leading position in south China.

Close Partnership with MIT Sloan

In 1998, Lingnan began its partnership with MIT Sloan School of Management, and now the collaboration has grown into course co-teaching, visiting fellows program, study tour, as well as exclusive opportunity for MIT MSMS Dual Degree program. Furthermore, all the Lingnan-MIT International MBA graduates will receive a certificate from MIT Sloan and be recognized as MIT Sloan Affiliate Alumni.

Triple Crown international accreditations

Lingnan has achieved Triple Crown accreditations from AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA, which is an exclusive quality indicator reflecting the quality of our program. We're proud to be part of the top 1% of all business schools globally.

Located in Guangzhou, the southern gateway to China

China has become the second largest economy in the world and Guangzhou is the largest and most flourishing industrial and foreign trade center in south China with pleasant weather and good air quality.


Dual Degree Program

Aiming to provide the most up-to-date business perspectives and knowledge, Lingnan offers full-time international MBA students with the opportunity to get a dual degree from the partner universities.

MIT Sloan Visiting Fellows Program

To further broaden the global business vision of international MBA students, Lingnan will select up to 4 international MBA students as MIT Visiting Fellows to study at MIT Sloan for one semester every year, which is one of the most strategic move for Lingnan international MBA program.

International Exchange Program

Lingnan has established exchange programs with 40 partner schools around the world. Students could apply for semester-based exchange to broaden their global visions and enrich their MBA experience.

International Study Tour

In addition to international exchange opportunities, Lingnan offers overseas study tour for MBA students to further broaden their global business perspective. Every summer since the year of 2012 Lingnan (University) College has organized international study tours in the U.S.A. and Europe. The study tours include lectures, company visits, and student events.


Action Learning Program

Lingnan international MBA program integrates Action Learning in the core of its curriculum. International MBA students are assigned to specific projects that emphasize the application of traditional classroom learning into real-life settings while addressing critical business issues faced by corporate clients.

Lectures and Forums

Lingnan (University) College and Lingnan MBA Center provide various lectures and forums, opening windows for the students to understand the rapidly changing business world and to communicate with the industry elites and senior executives.


Lingnan has established an extensive and stable network with leading domestic and international enterprises. Many of Lingnan corporate partners, including Deloitte, Bayer, Pepsi, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco, Olympus and Toyota, provide scholarships for MBA freshmen.


Year One

1st Semester

Core Courses

Ethics and Leadership (2 credits)

Data, Model, and Decision-making (3 credits)

Managerial Economics (3 credits)

Financial Accounting (3 credits)

Organizational Behavior (3 credits)

Compulsory Courses

Orientation (1 credit)

International Experience (1 credit)

2nd Semester

Core Courses

Marketing Management (3 credits)

Corporate Finance (3 credits)

Strategic Management (3 credits)

Macro Economics(3 credits)

Compulsory Courses

Project-based Learning (3 credits)

Summer Break

Optional Courses

Year Two

3rd Semester

Exchange/ Dual Degree

Optional Courses

Thesis Writing Preparation

4th Semester

Exchange/ Dual Degree

Optional Courses

Thesis Writing & Thesis Defense


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • An acceptable GMAT or GRE score within the period of validity will be preferred


RMB 180,000 (cost of textbook and accommodation fees are excluded)


Application online via

  • Email documents to transcript, degree certificate, passport copy, two recommendation letters and resume


To apply for entry at the fall semester, applications should be submitted before May 5 each year.


Jan-April: Submit application documents

May: Interview by Lingnan MBA Center

June: Receive the confirmation letter

July: Obtain the written enrollment notice

August: Register and pay tuition; Orientation

Contact Us

Adds: Room 302, Lingnan MBA Center, Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen

University, 135 Xingangxi Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510275, China

Tel: 86-20-84115222

Fax: 86-20-84111918



Last updated Jan 2020

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About the School

Originated from Lingnan University, a renowned private university in the early 20th century, Lingnan (University) College was reestablished in 1988 within Sun Yat-sen University and is now one of the ... Read More

Originated from Lingnan University, a renowned private university in the early 20th century, Lingnan (University) College was reestablished in 1988 within Sun Yat-sen University and is now one of the top schools of economics and management in China. Guided by the motto “Education for Service” from Lingnan University, the College provides high-quality economics and management education that draws strength from the liberal arts and is tirelessly striving for the advancement of teaching and research of the knowledge of economics and management. Read less