Zhejiang Business College towards Internationalization
ZJBC has been listed as Top 50 Vocational Colleges for International Influence for three consecutive years and is the first and only vocational college that is selected as China International Culture Communication Base for Overseas Chinese.
ZJBC has 4 China-foreign joint programs—a Sino-Australian joint program in Visual Communication Art Design, a Sino-French joint program in Marketing, a Sino-US joint program in E-commerce, and a Sino-US joint program in Logistics. The Sino-Australian joint program in Visual Communication Art Design has been appraised as first batch of “Zhejiang Provincial Demonstrative China-Foreign Joint Education Program”, and it has passed the China Education International Exchange Association's quality certification of Sino-foreign cooperation in running schools.
ZJBC has built 3 international cooperation platforms—Sino-Nepal Business School, Chinese Culinary Institute in Canada, and Chinese Cuisine School in Spain. Also, 11 sessions of Zhejiang Province Overseas Chinese Cooking Skills Training, sponsored by ZJBC and Zhejiang Overseas Chinese Federation, and co-sponsored by Zhejiang Catering Industry Association, have been successfully held in ZJBC.
In recent years, ZJBC has seen a quick rise of the numbers of international students. From 2015 to 2017, the number of international students in ZJBC rose from 14 to 122. In 2018 and 2019, there were 258 and 220 international students studying at ZJBC, ranking No.3 among all vocational colleges in Zhejiang Province. In post-epidemic era, despite the difficulties, ZJBC had recruited 146 and 108 international students in 2020 and 2021 respectively. International student programs include Hotel Management Program, Chinese Language Program, E-Commerce Program, Pingpong Training Program, etc.
ZJBC boasts a number of characteristic majors, among which Chain Operation Management and E-Commerce are two key construction majors supported by central finance, and 7 are listed ass National Backbone Majors, including: (1)Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Engineering Technology; (2) Environmental Art Design; (3) Culinary Arts and Nutrition; (4) Accounting; (5) Mobile Commerce; (6) Business Data Analysis and Application; (7) E-Commerce.