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International Business with Chinese

University of Westminster

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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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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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Regent, Central London

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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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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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
91%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
91% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
91% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
91% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
45% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
91% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
82% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
91% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
82% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
55% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
73% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
64% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
82% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
82% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
55% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
73% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
73% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
91% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
100% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
100% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
91% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
82% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
91% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
82% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
64% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
45% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
55% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics for Business Studies

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points80

  • Employment Rate87%

  • Average Graduate Salary£21000

Statistics for Asian Studies

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points80

  • Employment Rate87%

  • Average Graduate Salary£21000

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