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BA in International Business with Chinese (Full Time)

University of Westminster

Bachelor Degree , International Business

Course Description

This three-year or four-year course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the increasingly internationalised business world. It provides the opportunity to study Chinese language, culture and business in an integrated way, exploring the relationships between these elements and the broader economic, financial and cross-cultural contexts in which they are produced. The comprehensive language training places strong emphasis on the day-to-day use of language in a business environment, enabling you to deal with all aspects of business transactions. The training in cross-cultural communication equips you with flexibility and creativity in global interactions.  

On successful completion of this degree you will have the rare attributes of both competency in your chosen language and a range of professional skills and knowledge from relevant business areas. You will also be able to experience life, culture and work outside the UK by living abroad for a year and studying alongside local students. 

Year 1 and Year 2 prepare you in skills and knowledge for an optional year-long placement overseas, including study at a recognised educational institution, in a country where Chinese is spoken. 

The course focuses on active student learning, through seminars, workshops, problem- based and blended learning, designed to engage your interest and to promote your learning.

Assessment methods include essays, reports, presentations and case studies, as well as time-constrained in-class tests and exams.

This three-year or four-year course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the increasingly internationalised business world. It provides the opportunity to study Chinese language, culture and business in an integrated way, exploring the relationships between these elements and the broader economic, financial and cross-cultural contexts in which they are...

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Course Content

YEAR 1

Subjects of study include:

  • The Chinese World and the Word 
  • Introduction to the Study of Language and Culture 
  • Communication for Global Business
  • Global Business Environment
  • Foundations of Accounting and Finance 
  • Marketing for International Business

Credit Level 4

YEAR 2

Subjects of study include:

  • Expressions of Chinese Culture 
  • Multi-lingual e-collaboration
  • Cultures and Conflicts 
  • International Business Practice
  • International Financial Analysis
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Digital Business
  • International Business Law

Credit Level 5

Professional experience or Study Abroad year

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you may choose to study abroad for a year at one of our partner institutions or complete a work placement in UK. You can also choose to split your year abroad into a first semester exchange and a second semester work placement, both conducted overseas, or undertake a placement year overseas.

YEAR 3

Subjects of study include:

  • Themes in Contemporary Chinese Studies
  • People and Things on the Move
  • Gender Matters: Femininities, Masculinities and Trans-Cultural Practice
  • Developing Career Competencies for Linguists 
  • Dissertation 
  • International Economy
  • Global Strategic Management 
  • International Business
  • International Project Management 
  • Global Marketing Management
  • International Financial Management

Credit Level 6

YEAR 1 Subjects of study include: The Chinese World and the Word  Introduction to the Study of Language and Culture  Communication for Global Business Global Business Environment Foundations of Accounting and Finance  Marketing for International...

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Entry Requirements

  • A Levels – BCC to ABB
  • International Baccalaureate – 27 points. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM to DDM
  • BTEC Diploma – D*D to D*D*
  • Access – 104 to 128  UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSE English Language grade 4/C – IB grade 4 Higher Level, GCSE Maths grade 4/C – IB grade 4

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each component.

Our Chinese courses are available to beginner or 'false beginner' and intermediate entrants – false beginners are students who may be able to speak a Chinese dialect or to read the Chinese script, and/or have the equivalent to one or two years part-time study. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point.

We also welcome applications from students who are taking a combination of qualifications listed above. 

A Levels – BCC to ABB International Baccalaureate – 27 points. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM to DDM BTEC Diploma – D*D to...

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