UBI Business School

United in the advancement of your future

At UBI, every programme, activity and conversation is a spark for a journey of learning for all our stakeholders. 
Together, we create the future of Business.

Our Purpose


Internationally Oriented Business Education

All our programmes feature an internationally oriented business education that supports students’ professional and career development


Lifelong learning and leadership

Empower students with the knowledge, attitudes, skills and habits for lifelong learning and leadership roles in the global economy


Contribution to Global Development

Enable students to contribute to global understanding and socioeconomic development


Our Institutional Promise


Immersive Learning Environment

Cultivate a stimulating learning environment in which international business practices are informed by the highest standards of scholarly theory and principles of ethical behaviour


Commitment to Excellence

Be a centre of intellectual and practical excellence where teaching and practice are integrated.





One of the major business and cultural capitals of Europe.



A recognised centre for financial institutions, service providers and tech entrepreneurs.



The Shanghai campus offers an immersive and unique cultural insight into Asia's business and financial centre.

UBI Management

Professor Gaston Fornes leads the development of the school’s overall academic strategy, and chairs UBI’s Academic Executive Committee. As a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of LSE-IADB, Prof. Fornes provides leadership for UBI in fostering excellence in teaching and research activities. He is also a recognised foreign expert consulted by the Shanghai government and an established reviewer for EFMD accreditation processes. Prof. Fornes received his PhD from University of Bath and completed his Post-Doc at IE Business School.

Giuseppe Bellia is the Dean of UBI Brussels. He is responsible for the overall implementation and operational success of UBI’s strategic plans at our Brussels campus. Giuseppe is a member of UBI’s Academic Executive Committee, which shapes the direction of UBI’s academic portfolio. He joined UBI in 2014 as a faculty member of both the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, and currently takes on the concurrent appointment as UBI’s BSc Programme Director. Giuseppe is an official member of the PM² Alliance, and is registered within the Netherland’s CRKBO. Giuseppe holds an MSc in Management (Business Administration and Management) from Boston University, and is the Founder of Beddru Contemporary Art.

Vincent Tam is the Dean of UBI Luxembourg. Beyond his core responsibility leading the operational success of UBI Luxembourg, Vincent is also an experienced digital marketing specialist spearheading the Marketing initiatives of UBI Business School. Vincent joined the UBI faculty in 2015, and was appointed Dean of UBI Luxembourg since 2019. He is a member of UBI’s Academic Executive Committee, and holds an MBA from Asian Institute of Technology and Masters in European Business from ESCP Europe. Prior to his involvement with UBI, Vincent was a successful entrepreneur in Luxembourg’s health industry.

Jenny Xia is the Dean of UBI Shanghai. Jenny’s journey with UBI started in 2004, beginning with her involvement in UBI Brussels as a partner of executive programmes. She is instrumental in the process of establishing UBI Shanghai, and currently heads the strategic and operational aspects of the Shanghai campus. UBI Shanghai currently runs the MBA and DBA programmes in Chinese, supported by an esteemed team of academics and practitioners from China and Europe. Jenny holds an MBA from Tsinghua School of Management and a LLB from Southwestern University. She is also an EBC certified coach, and a former Programme Director of Tongji University’s EMBA.

Programme Validation

Our BSc and MBA programmes are validated by Middlesex University London. Middlesex University London is a British university based in London, with a distinguished heritage of excellence and innovation in higher education. It is one of the top 100 Young Universities in the World (Times Higher Education) and top 10 transnational universities (Times Higher Education) in the world.

There are over 40,000 students on Middlesex courses at campuses in London, Dubai and Mauritius, and with prestigious academic partners across the world.

The Middlesex vision is to be internationally outstanding in teaching and research. The University has a reputation for the highest quality British teaching and research that makes a real difference to people’s lives and a practical, innovative approach to providing business solutions