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The MSc Chinese Business and Management is a one-year, full-time course. It is a multidisciplinary taught course focusing on business and management in the Chinese context. These include, for example, Chinese-owned and foreign-owned businesses operating in China, as well as Chinese multinational firms operating outside China. The course examines in depth a wide range of issues related to Chinese business and management and its cultural and institutional environment. It draws on disciplinary knowledge from economics, organisational behaviour, human resource management, marketing, supply chain management, politics and cultural studies. Students also receive a thorough grounding in social science research issues and methods, including techniques of quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. The course consists of eight subject-specific course units and one Masters dissertation on a Chinese business and management related topic. It takes a comparative and international approach to the study of Chinese business and management issues. In other words, China is not studied in isolation but in the global context. The course is delivered by a number of high profile academic members of staff who have internationally renowned expertise on Chinese business and management, politics and cultural studies. Whilst located in and managed by Manchester Business School, the course draws expertise and other resources from a number of schools across the Humanities Faculty of the University, including the Faculty?s Centre for Chinese Studies and MBS?s Centre for Chinese Business and Management Studies. The course provides a rich and interesting experience for students. Course structure (all taught course units are 15 credits) Semester 1 - Managing across Competing Capitalisms* And at least one and no more than two of the following electives: - The Chaning Dynamics of Management in China - Marketing for China - Designing Organisations: An International Perspective and one at most from: - Research Methods for Organisations - Chinese Language Semester 2 - Managing across Competing Capitalisms* - Business Environment and Strategy in China And at least one and no more than two of the following electives: - Corporate Restructuring and Governance in China - Managing Global Supply Chains - Performance Assessment and Decision Support and one at most from: - East Asian Business and Management - Global Business Strategy - The Management of International Organisation Change - Chinese Language * Managing Across Competing Capitalisms is a dual- semester module worth 30 credits. Summer research period (60 credits) Research dissertation You must complete a satisfactory dissertation to be awarded your MSc. This piece of work, undertake in your third term and over the summer, gives you the opportunity to apply the techniques and theories you have learned during the taught modules. Dissertation topics reflect the expertise of your lecturers and you may be asked to choose from a list of options. Subsequently you will be allocated to one of these options. Supervision often starts with small groups of students studying similar topics meeting with their supervisor, who then guides students in deciding on the focus for their individual dissertations. The dissertation itself normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work. Dissertations have analysed: ? The development of foreign-owned multinationals in China: pitfalls and prospects ? Marketing in China: the images of domestic and foreign hypermarkets in China ? Foreign direct investment and environmental standards in the textile and electronics industries in China ? The Chinese beer market: marketing to reach the regions others can't ? Corporate social responsibility in Chinese textile and apparel enterprises ? Environmental management in the aviation industry: an analysis of best practices in Chinese and UK firms.

The MSc Chinese Business and Management is a one-year, full-time course. It is a multidisciplinary taught course focusing on business and management in the Chinese context. These include, for example, Chinese-owned and foreign-owned businesses operating in China, as well as Chinese multinational firms operating outside China. The course examines in depth a wide range of issues related to Chinese...

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