In 2003, STIEI and Bath Spa University signed a "3 + 2" cooperative course agreement, and established a China-UK class in the School of Economics and Management. In 2007, a "3 + 1" business management professional cooperation course agreement was signed, allowing students to enter the final year of undergraduate study at the University of Bath Spa, UK. After passing the exam, they can obtain a British undergraduate diploma and bachelor's degree.

Teachers and administrators from both sides will visit and communicate with each other, and students will be organized to visit and communicate regularly. This project contributes to the communication of educational ideas and teaching methods, and construction of school specialties and teaching staff. It broadens the international perspective of students and promotes the cultural communication between China and the UK.