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Why Choose SBC?

Flexible Courses and Pathways
World Class Education
Fantastic Location
Great Employability Prospects
Good Value for Money

WHY SHANGHAI ?
International Living Environment
Centre of Art, Culture and Cuisine
Sports, Entertainment and Night-Life
One of World’s Largest Seaports
Business & Trading Exhibition Venue
The Emerging Finance Hub of Asia
Fantastic Internship and Career Opportunities for SBC Students

WHY CHINA ?
China Increasingly Important Globally
Despite The Global Economic Crisis China’s GDP was up 7.8% in 2012
Huge Opportunities for Good Graduates with China Experience
Knowledge of Chinese Language and Culture are in Demand
SBC has 9 UK partner universities, meaning students have more choice and flexibility then they do at the other Sino-Foreign universities. The 9 partners include:


Universityof Sheffield
Sheffield University has a global reputation as an international leader in teaching and research. It is among the top ten universities in the Russell Group, the association of leading UK research-intensive universities. In the 2009 National Student Survey, six departments spanning all faculties were rated top in the UK for student satisfaction. The university is rated 9th in the UK, 25th in Europe, and 81st in the world in the annual academic ranking of the top 500 universities worldwide published in November 2009 by China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
 
Universityof Leeds
 
Leeds University is ranked 80th in the THES-QS world university rankings. The other principal world league table, from Shanghai Jiao Tong University's institute of higher education, has ranked Leeds in the 102-150 range every year since it was first published in 2003. Leeds University Business School is ranked 40th in the world. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise showed the University of Leeds to be the UK's eighth biggest research powerhouse. Popular courses include Accounting and Finance, International Business, Human Resource Management and Engineering.
 
Universityof Bradford 
Bradford University's School of Management is in the world's top 100, ranking at 71st, accredited by the prestigious AMBA and EQUIS. The school has also been accredited by HM Treasury placing it in the top 50 MBA programmes in the world. The school is ranked in 89th place in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2010. In the 2001 RAE, 83 per cent of the staff submitted work of national or international significance. From 18 subject areas inspected, one area was given a 5* rating, four given a rating of 5 and a further right rated at 4.
 
LiverpoolJohn Moores University
 
LJMU is highly rated for its quality teaching, priding itself on traditional disciplines and professional training. It holds a reputation for developing programmes geared towards the needs of the business world. 94% of students secure graduate level work or further study within six months of graduating. Popular courses include Business and Finance, Tourism and Leisure, and Engineering related courses.
 
LeedsMetropolitan Univesity
Leeds Metropolitan was previously short listed ‘University of the Year’ by the Times Higher Education awards. With high employability rates and a dedicated Business School placements office, they offer practical courses, with an international focus. Popular courses include International Business, Public Relations, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, International Hospitality and Tourism.
 
ManchesterMetropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan has an established reputation for providing work-ready graduates by offering subjects that service industry, commerce and professions. Emphasis is placed on high-quality teaching and learning environments. MMU houses the second largest Business School in the UK and is one of the largest providers of science, engineering and technology education in the UK. Popular courses include Business Management, Tourism Management, Hospitality, Engineering and Computing.
 
Universityof Salford
Salford offers vocational career-focused courses and has very strong links with industry. Popular courses include Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, Supply Chain Management, International Business, Chinese and English Translating and Interpreting, Data Telecommunication and Networks.
 
Universityof Huddersfield
The University of Huddersfield is ranked in the top 10 UK universities for high quality staff and lectures. In the National Student Survey students gave the majority of courses a satisfaction rating of over 80%, going right up to 99%. Popular courses include International Business, Accounting and Finance, Hospitality Management and Events Management.
 
SheffieldHallam University
Sheffield Hallam is consistently ranked as the number one university for International learning experience, living experience and student support. Popular courses include Hospitality and Tourism, Business and Management and Media and Communication. 92% of graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating. Graduates work for high profile organizations such as HSBC, IBM, Samsung and Motorola.
 
SBC Academic Strengths
1)       Dedicated team of over 90 highly qualified international staff.
2)       Regular visits from UK visiting lecturers.
3)       SBC provides its students with the highest quality Western-style university educational system within an all-English teaching environment. This means that there is a great emphasis on the student-centred learning experience. Small classes ensure that all students have close access and interaction with both their teachers and classmates.
 
Location
1)       Located in downtown Shanghai, close to shops, restaurants and museums.
2)       Beautiful red brick campus in the French Quarter.
3)       Shanghai is the site of the 2010 World Expo and is one of the most popular places for foreigners to live and work in Asia. Shanghai's economy continues to grow in leaps and bounds, making it one of the biggest economic powerhouses in Asia.
 
Employability
1)       Fantastic career opportunities available.
2)       Opportunities to build important relationships for the future. 
3)       Opportunities for internships with multinational companies
4)       Students are able to gain work experience and employment with our corporate partners who include KPMG, IKEA, H&M, Ogilvy, HP, Johnson Electric, IMI, Louis Vuitton, Ciba and Deutsche Bank.
 
Value for Money
1)       Fees and living expenses lower than studying in the UK.
2)       Large number of scholarships available for outstanding students, ranging from 10000 to 20000 RMB.
3)       Learn two languages (Mandarin Chinese and English) while studying, thus increasing employment opportunities. 
 
Competitive Advantages over other Sino-Foreign Programmes
1)       Rankings of our partner universities are higher than the partners of other Sino-Foreign ventures (E.g. Leeds and Sheffield Universities)
2)       Students that perform well are able to go to universities that are ranked top ten in the UK.
3)       Students that don't perform well have a second chance, as they are still guaranteed a place at one of our partner universities.
4)       We are located in Shanghai, a major metropolis where there are job opportunities for foreigners and there is access to foreign facilities and restaurants.