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Business Management and Chinese University of Central Lancashire Degree level: Undergraduate

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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

Modules

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code NT1C
Institution code C30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code U

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 112 points Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
A level 104-112 UCAS points at A2
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 104-112 UCAS points
Scottish Higher 104-112 UCAS points
AS Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent, and preferably Foreign Language at grade C/4 (or good personal statement). Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104-112 UCAS points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D*
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*
Scottish Advanced Higher 104-112 UCAS points


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Provider information

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston
PR1 2HE


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