The honours degree in Chinese and International Business will provide graduates with the language and business skills either to work in China or to work with organisations that do business with China.
As it is a conjoint programme between the Faculties of Applied Arts and Business, 50% of the contact hours are devoted to Mandarin Chinese and 50% to business subjects. Students take up Chinese at beginner‚Äôs level and study it intensively, spending eleven class hours per week learning the Chinese language. This will enable them to achieve the standard of language competence necessary to spend Year 3 in China and, on graduation, enable them to find employment in a variety of businesses using their language skills.
The opportunity to spend the third year of the programme in China gives students the best possible opportunity to attain a high level of fl uency in the language by placing them in a total immersion situation. Students also take the full range of business subjects which gives them the skills and knowledge required to embark on a career in international business.
Career Opportunities In view of the increasing globalisation of world markets and the commercial and trading importance of China it is essential that students develop critical thinking, business skills and linguistic skills. Students who successfully complete the programme will be equipped to play a key role in companies and organisations seeking out new markets and/or expanding within them.
Graduates will be equally well suited to the demands of all business organisations from small and medium-sized enterprises to multinational concerns. This undergraduate programme also provides an ideal foundation for further studies or research.