What will I learn?

The International Business and Chinese Enterprise (IBCE) is the first and only undergraduate program in Hong Kong with an emphasis on international business activities between the United States and China.

It aims at training a group of future business leaders who are equipped with comprehensive knowledge about the business environment in China and the United States. IBCE is a joint program between CUHK Business School and the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina (USC). In IBCE, students are offered exclusive opportunities to explore the world and business by study trips, as well as the rare chances to train up their transnational mindset by working abroad. As such, IBCE students will be well-equipped to cope with any challenges upon graduation.

Program Overview

CUHK Business School and the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina (USC) are together offering the International Business and Chinese Enterprise (IBCE) for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in international business with an emphasis on China and the United States.

The program builds on the unparalleled access that CUHK offers to China and Asia, the strong Chinese language programs available there, and the outstanding professors and curriculum of the School.

The Darla Moore School of Business at USC brings to its alliance its recognized excellence in international business education and its facility for developing innovative academic programs as well as its location in a region markedly integrated with the global economy.

Students from the two business schools will share a number of courses and experiences together. They will have abundant opportunities to create and sustain cross-cultural relationships with classmates and professors in Hong Kong and the United States. Additionally, through coursework, internships, study trips and travel, they will be able to personally experience the impact of culture on business practices.

Program Structure

This is a "4+1" program. Upon completion of the 4-year undergraduate degree at CUHK, participating students will receive a bachelor’s degree awarded by CUHK (i.e. Bachelor of Business Administration). Eligible students shall continue the 1-year Master of International Business (MIB) at USC.

Before graduation, IBCE students need to attempt the Computerized Oral Proficiency Assessment (COPA) organized by the Chinese Language Centre at CUHK or the Putonghua Shuiping Ceshi, and meet the required standards.

Career Prospect

Over the years, IBCE graduates are eagerly sought after by the most prestigious global companies. Breakdown of offers accepted by IBCE graduates in the past 3 years.

Which department am I in?

CUHK Business School

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (US$ 18,641) per year
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants who have completed only the first year of IB Diploma studies with outstanding results, may be considered admission under special circumstances on individual merits case-by-case. Mature applicants should be aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL (iBT): 80; SAT Reasoning Test (Old): Essay - 8; SAT (New) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590; ACT combined English/ Writing or English Language Arts (ELA): 23; GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE-OL: C; GCE-AL/AS: E; IB: 4; HKDSE: Level 3; HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2; Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80%; Canadian Grade 12 English: 70%; Indian Central or State Board Exam Grade 12 English: 80%; Malaysian UEC-Senior English Language: B4; Singapore GCE A-Level H1 General Paper: C.

For international students

JUPAS applicants seeking admission on the strength of their Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination results must have obtained the following requirements:

  • Level 5 or above in English Language; Level 4 or above in Chinese Language; AND
  • Level 3 or above in Mathematics, Liberal Studies, and the Best TWO elective subjects; AND
  • a minimum TOEFL score at 600 (paper) / 250 (computer) / 100 (internet) or a minimum IELTS score at 7.0 or native speaker documentation.

English Language Requirements:

A minimum TOEFL score of 600(paper) / 100(internet) or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or native speaker documentation.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.