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Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS)

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS)

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS)


Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) was founded in 2004 with the vision to advance Peking University’s involvement in global economics, finance, and management research. Located in Shenzhen, PHBS brings Peking University’s historical presence and first-tier business education programs to the country’s south and benefits from the dynamic and entrepreneurial spirit of the thriving city.

PHBS currently offers a doctoral program, specialized master’s programs, an MBA program, an executive MBA program, and numerous executive development programs. With internationalization as its goal, PHBS has been accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EFMD, and has taken a bold step by opening a new campus in Oxfordshire, England.

As the most internationalized China-national business school, PHBS offers about 130 graduate-level business courses per year, taught in English. 80 full-time international and Chinese faculty have earned their PhDs from top institutions. All of your classmates, 95% of whom are Chinese nationals, are fluent in English and have graduated from the top universities in China. As such, students can take advantage of our highly internationalized campus.

Global Recognition

The first endorsement that PHBS received was from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) in 2011 when the organization conferred EPAS accreditation on the PHBS Master of Economics program. PHBS continues to set its sights on worldwide recognition, now holding AACSB and AMBA accreditations.

Unique China Focus

Our programs also include a Chinese focus in the context of a global perspective. Not only will students learn important professional knowledge and skills, but also can they develop a deeper understanding of business and economics in China, making them more competitive in the job market, or even better prepared to start a business in this dynamic country.

Why Us?

For more than 120 years, Peking University has been an elite institution of learning, recognized internationally as one of the leading universities in the world. Established in 2004, PHBS has rapidly grown in reputation and as a center of international excellence in business education.

PHBS has more than 80 internationally educated faculty members with PhDs from leading universities around the world. Thomas Sargent, Nobel laureate in economics, has joined PHBS to conduct research as the head of the Sargent Institute of Quantitative Economics and Finance.

Our programs focus on in-depth subject learning in finance, management, and economics, with courses including both theoretical and practical learning. The programs also include a Chinese focus in the context of a global perspective. These unique characteristics, which few other business schools possess, can help students develop the capabilities and connections they need to succeed in global business.


Teaching Project

  • Full-time master's degree program: 7
  • Full-time doctoral program: 2
  • Part-time degree education and on-the-job training of Peking University: 3


  • Full-time professors: 74
  • Visiting professor: 14
  • Distinguished professors: 3

New College Building

  • Building foundation stone laying: January 6, 2010
  • The top of the building: September 21, 2011
  • Official opening: November 2013
  • Obtained LEED platinum certification: May 2017

Full-time master's program

  • Number of participants from different countries: 49
  • Chinese students: 1050
  • Foreign students: 118

    Campus Features

    The campus draws off the diversity of neighboring Pingshan Village while maintaining an on-campus culture all its own. Subway and bus transportation is easily accessible from campus, and it is a short ride into the city center. From Shenzhen airport, the campus can be reached by taxi or subway, and there are several hotels located nearby.


      Please note that the application system is open from October 11th, 2021 to March 31st, 2022. However, we strongly recommend students apply online and send their application documents as soon as possible!

      Application requirements

      • Must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
      • Must be a non-Chinese citizen with a valid passport.
      • Must have proof of English proficiency with a satisfactory TOEFL (90 and above) or IELTS (6.5 and above) score, unless you're a native English speaker.

      Scholarships and Funding


      AMBA AccreditedAACSB Accredited

      Program Admission Requirements

      Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

      Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


      • Shenzhen

        Peking University HSBC Business School Nanshan Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng China, 518055, Shenzhen