University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Management and Chinese

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Course summary

Are you looking for a distinctive course that combines the study of business with Chinese language and culture? This degree incorporates practical elements, providing students with the opportunity to live and study in China, in addition to work experience within an international company. It is the only degree course with a compulsory overseas internship. It draws on the close links which the University has with institutions in China and with industry in both China and the UK to provide work placements, industrial visits and guest lecturers. The course includes an intensive summer study tour in Beijing at the end of Year 1/Year 2 if on Foundation and a full year abroad at the end of Year 2/Year 3 if on Foundation , supported by the Confucius Institute and our extensive links with China. The year abroad consists of two parts: a study placement at a Chinese university, and a work placement where you will join an international company operating in China. You could move on to a variety of successful careers in international business, consultancy, translation/interpreting, or worldwide teaching. You will strengthen your CV and enhance your employability through your work placement abroad and further opportunities through the Worldwise Learning Centre. The specialist options and dissertation provide a firm foundation for further study on MA, MPhil/PhD or MBA courses.

Course details


Year 1: Beginners Chinese Language: Literacy, Beginners Business Chinese Conversation, An Introduction to Contemporary China, The Business Environment, Introduction to Business Functions Year 2: Intermediate Chinese: Literacy, Intermediate Business Chinese Conversation, A ‘Preparation for Year Abroad’ module, The Multi-national Enterprises and Cross-cultural Management, Marketing Principles for Business, Managing Personnel & Human Resources Year 3: The 3rd / 4th year if on Foundation of the programme is a placement in China. The first half of the year is spent studying at one of our partner institutions across China, while the second half is spent on a work placement. Year 4: Advanced Chinese, Techniques and Practice of Interpreting / Theory and Practice of Translation, Understanding Chinese Economy and Society, International Strategic Management, Dissertation, An optional module, from HRM, Marketing, Development and Change in the Asia Pacific Region, Cultural and Business, and UK-China Business Creation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Business Management and Chinese at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS