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Shanghai International Business and Economics University

  • Founded in 1960, the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (former Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade) was affiliated to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (now the Ministry of Commerce) until September 1994, since when it has been under the administration of the Shanghai Municipal People?s Government. In April 2013, it was granted by the Ministry of Education (MOE) a university status and renamed the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE).Among the courses SUIBE offers, financial management and international trade practices are national top-level courses; marketing, securities investment analysis, business logistics are national demonstration courses of bilingual teaching. The teaching team for courses related to business administration is rated as state-level teaching team. There are over 1000 faculty and staff members working at SUIBE and above 400 of them are professors and associate professors. More than 10,000 students are studying in the undergraduate and graduate programs and some 2000 international students in various programs.

  • Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai is the largest Chinese city by population and the largest city by population in the world, home to more than 24 million people. It is a global financial centre, and a transport hub with the world's busiest container port.A vibrant and bustling metropolis, the city is known for its food, its art, its entertainment and its rich history.

  • SUIBE offers 12 joint programs in cooperation with institutions of higher education in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany.


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Main areas of study

The listed areas of study are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the partner institution. Moreover, names for fields of study may be different overseas.A discipline being listed does not in indicate the suitability of the program, nor does it indicate that the discipline is taught in English.Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at RMIT University and subject to available places at the host institution.

Language requirements

Courses offered in Cantonese and English. English taught courses offered in Business, in particular in the areas of International Trade and International Finance.Undergraduate and Postgraduate students can apply.

Additional information


Listed study areas

  • Accounting
  • Business administration and Law
  • Business IT, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Commerce
  • Economics, Finance and Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management

Full time load

1 SUIBE course =

SUIBE credits


Health insurance

Incoming students are highly recommended to purchase insurance in their home countries. Insurance should cover the exchange duration.

Living cost

A number of external services provide comprehensive overviews of global living costs, for example:

Further information is available here

More information


Students require the ?F? visa (for visiting).

Further information is available here.

Partner grading scale

Low demand


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  • You will learn more about yourself in one semester, than the rest of your time spent at university combined.

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