Management with Chinese Studies BA

   
   
  

Fact file - 2017 entry

UCAS code:N2T1
Qualification:BA Hons
Type and duration:3 year UG
Qualification name:Management with Chinese Studies
UCAS code
UCAS code
N2T1
Qualification
Management with Chinese Studies | BA Hons
Duration
3 years full-time
A level offer
AAB (excluding general studies, critical thinking and citizenship studies)
Required subjects
GCSE maths grade B or above
IB score
34 (18 points at Higher Level including 5 in the relevant language) 
Course location
Jubilee Campus (years one and three) and The University of Nottingham China Campus (year two)
Course places
Approximately 40 places across N2T1, N2R1 and N2R4
School/department
 

Overview

Based on our Management BSc, this course also includes the opportunity to take four modules in Chinese studies, learn Mandarin and spend a year abroad at our China campus.
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BA (Hons) Management with Chinese Studies is based on the same set of core modules as BSc (Hons) Management, with the core accounting modules removed and four Asian/Chinese studies modules added per year of study.

You will study Mandarin in your first year. You do not need any previous language experience and language study is not compulsory after year one. The wide range of modules and the opportunity to study a language will prepare you for a number of careers.

Your second year will be spent at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

Year one 

The first year serves as a broad foundation to the study of a range of business disciplines and includes core modules in entrepreneurship, organisational studies, business economics, marketing, managing operations, quantitative analysis, introduction to contemporary China and to business and the economy of China. You will also study the Mandarin language and you will take one further optional module. 

Year two

Students of Management with Chinese Studies spend their second year at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China campus. The second year includes core modules in strategic management, human resource management, marketing, economic policy, technology and organisation, and Chinese studies. There are two optional modules.

Year three

The final year includes core modules in strategic management, human resource management, international business, business ethics and Chinese studies. You will also take part in a sustainable business challenge and will have three optional modules.

See also the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies.

 

Entry requirements

A levels: AAB excluding general studies, critical thinking, and citizenship studies

GCSEs: GCSE maths grade B or above

English language requirements 

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to prepare for their future studies. Students who pass at the required level can progress directly to their academic programme without needing to retake IELTS. Please visit the CELE webpages for more information.

Alternative qualifications 

View the alternative qualifications page for details.

Flexible admissions policy

In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information.

Notes for applicants

Whichever degree you choose, you will also have the chance to select a number of optional modules alongside your core subjects, enabling you to tailor your degree to your particular interests.

The range of subjects is extensive and includes modules in accounting and finance, business law, entrepreneurship, marketing, information systems, organisational theory, operations management, industrial economics, strategic management, human resource management and business ethics. For the majority of programmes, options can also be selected from other schools in the University.

The Business School has accreditation agreements with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Professional stage of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII). The CII accreditation also includes the Industrial Economics programme.

All applicants who are made an offer are invited to visit the Business School and meet members of staff and students. The school does not normally interview candidates for its undergraduate degrees; our offers are made on the basis of the information contained on your UCAS form. We welcome applications from mature candidates and consider academic and professional backgrounds on an individual basis. We also consider other qualifications in addition to those listed above.

 
 

Modules

Typical year one modules

Compulsory

Business Economics

This module introduces students to the microeconomic theory of the market and the firm. Topics covered include:

  • Market Demand
  • Supply and Equilibrium
  • Firm Production and Costs
  • Market Structure
  • Perfect Competition
  • Monopolistic Competition
  • Oligopoly
  • Monopoly
  • Consumer Theory and Market Failure

The module aims to introduce students to key microeconomic tools and concepts in order to prepare them for Level 2 economic modules.

 
Consumers and Markets

This module will cover the ways in which marketing and consumption drive business and shape society. It will provide an historical perspective, consider marketing professions and leadership within organisational contexts, and examine contemporary environments for marketing and consumption with particular attention to globalisation, innovation (including the transformative force of new technologies), and ethical and sustainability issues.

The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of the contexts in which markets develop, and marketing and consumption are practiced, to enable students to develop a personal and critical perspective prior to studying the technical aspects of marketing management.

 
Entrepreneurship and Business

This module presents a formal analysis of entrepreneurship in theory and practice leading on to a consideration of creativity and business concept generation. You will have 11 two-hour lectures with the module concluding with the practical application of these theories and concepts in a business planning and business concept presentation. 

 
Introduction to Business and Economy of China

This module intends to provide the fundamental knowledge of China's economic transformation and business development. It assists students to establish an understanding of issues including economic strategies, industrial sector transformation, investment, trade and business management.

The educational aims of this module are to:

  • provide an introductory programme that facilitates students learning in the disciplines of Management, Economics and Chinese Studies
  • introduce to students theoretical debates and empirical materials that are used in explaining business-related issues
  • familiarize students with comparative perspectives on business practices generally, and Chinese business practices specifically
  • practise and develop students' intellectual and transferable vocational skills 
  • foster students' awareness with economic issues, policies and institutions of China
 
Introduction to Contemporary China

This is an introductory course designed to provide students with an overview of contemporary China and help students establish a foundation of knowledge and skills to pursue more advanced studies of China in their later years of study. The module examines the following topics since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, though particular attention is paid to the changes in China since 1978.

On completion of this module, students will:

  • have a basic knowledge of political, economic, social and environmental developments in contemporary China 
  • be familiar with theoretical debates regarding issues in contemporary China and differing empirical approaches to studying the nature of changes in contemporary China 
  • be able to comment in an informed, critical manner on contemporary issues and developments 
  • have improved their capacity to conduct research on contemporary China
 
Managing Operations in the Digital Enterprise

In this module, you will study the Digital Enterprise, which will provide an integrated overview of Operations Management and Information Systems; key technology trends such as cloud and mobile computing; manufacturing systems design and management including lean thinking and business process re-engineering; service operations design and management, including operations planning and control; supply chain design and management; Customer Relationship Management; Business Intelligence and analytics. You will have 11 90-minute lectures, four one-hour seminars and five computer laboratory sessions.

 
Mandarin 

Mandarin modules are available from beginners’ (Level 1) to research (Level 5). Students are assessed and placed at the appropriate level of study. 

Please note: Native speakers of Mandarin will take Advanced English for Disciplinary Study modules instead of Mandarin.

This module provide students with the knowledge of Chinese phonetics, grammar, vocabulary and cultural information in order to develop their competence in Mandarin Chinese. The focus is on communicative competence in both spoken and written language. The script of Mandarin Chinese is taught to make sure that students on the course are not disadvantaged by their written language.

The overall aim of the module is provide students with the phonetic and basic grammatical knowledge and develop a competence in Mandarin Chinese in spoken and written language.

 
Organisational Behaviour

This module will introduce students to the basic ideas of organisational behaviour. The content will encourage them to develop an understanding of managing and developing people within business organisations. The module will draw its primary material from the major theorists and theories of both organisational psychology and organisational behaviour. The module will also develop links with other aspects of the business school curriculum such as general management and international business.

The module aims to introduce students to the basic ideas and concepts of organisational behaviour.

 
Quantitative Analysis for Business

This module provides a grounding in practical aspects of quantitative analysis with an emphasis on understanding and analysis of data. You will learn to apply statistical techniques to formulate and solve quantitative business problems as well as develop skills in the use of spreadsheets for statistical analysis and in interpreting statistical results.

A group project forms part of the assessment allowing you to improve your team working and management skills. You'll have ten two-hour lectures and three one-hour computer labs.

 
Work and Society

This module explores the nature of work and society. The module will look at the development of our understanding of work and society. The development of the industrial and the post-industrial society will be explored and its impact on the nature of work, organisation and management. There will be a historical and critical review of the schools of thought and key writers. Examples of research into individual and group experiences of work, organisation and management will be discussed.

The module aims to develop an understanding of the key theories and concepts in the development of society and the nature of work.

 

Optional

Insurance in a Risky World

This module provides you with an introduction to the demand for and supply of insurance. The module examines how insurance markets operate to satisfy commercial and individual customers' demand for protection against risk, and would usually include topics such as private and social insurance, the historical development of insurance, the supply of insurance, Lloyd's and the London Insurance Market, how insurance is distributed to consumers, the role of insurance in the economy, international aspects of insurance and insurance and catastrophes.

 
Managing Tourism and the Environment: Conflict or Consensus

The module will examine and explore: the interactions between and the management of tourism and the environment, the emergence of environmentally-concerned consumers and the implications of different environmental paradigms for tourism development, debates surrounding the environmental and economic impacts of tourism and the role played by pressure groups in influencing tourism development. You'll have 11 90-minute lectures and two 60-minute seminars. 

 
New Venture Creation

New Venture Creation will engage you in the more practical elements of innovation and enterprise activity, in terms of creating new businesses and entrepreneurship within the corporate environment. You will become prepared for enterprise activity across a variety of contexts. You will have 11 two-hour lectures and four one-hour mentored groups. 

 
 

Typical year two modules

Compulsory

Contemporary Economic Policy

This module introduces you to the nature and scope of the macroeconomic policy agenda, and develops the analytical frameworks necessary for the evaluation of policy instruments. The module enables you to understand the economic arguments that underlie different views and to evaluate relevant arguments. You'll have ten two-hour lectures and three one-hour tutorials to study for this module.

 
Human Resource Management

The module looks at theories of HRM, recruitment and selection, reward, training and development, performance appraisal and broader contextual issues.

The module aims to introduce students to the concepts and ideas of Personnel Management and HRM.

 
Marketing Management

This module is designed to focus on the strategic and operational aspects of marketing management. It will examine:

  • understanding the marketing concept
  • the role of marketing within business and its contribution to business performance and enhancing value
  • developing marketing strategy
  • segmentation, targeting and positioning
  • managing the marketing mix
  • planning and implementation

The aims of this module are to:

  • introduce the concept of marketing as an approach to business
  • discuss the nature of marketing strategy
  • investigate the challenges of managing the marketing mix
  • understand how the application of the principles of marketing can assist in the strategic management of an organisation
 
Strategic Management: Content and Analysis

To aid the formulation of effective strategies, this module will introduce and analyse the fundamental tools and techniques of strategic management. Content will include:

  • The concept of strategy
  • Environmental analysis (including the Five Forces framework, strategic groups, and scenario planning)
  • Internal resources and competencies (including the resource-based view, core competencies, and dynamic capabilities)
  • Positioning strategies (including Porter's Generic Strategies, Value Chain, and Blue Ocean Strategy)
  • Corporate Strategy and diversification (including portfolio matrices and Rumelt's diversification types)
  • The alignment of strategy and structure
  • Growth methods, including M&A and strategic alliances

The module aims to provide students of management with the key tools, concepts and frameworks of strategic analysis.

 
Technology and Organisation

This module will examine a number of technologies , including cloud computing, 3D printing, nanotechnology, genetic modification, synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, robotics, genetic medicine and bioprinting, in the context of wider sustainability issues. In doing so it will explore the broader themes of convergence, technological determinism, transhumanism and the Singularity.  

The module aims to examine the technologies that organisations will use in the future and why, and in particular to address how new technologies may play a key role in sustaining organisational operations and industrial civilization.

 

Optional

Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

This module develops an understanding of corporate entrepreneurship and an appreciation of how larger firms can be designed to be more entrepreneurial, flexible and innovative. You'll have 11 90-minute lectures and two one-hour seminars. 

 
Economics of Innovation

In this module, you will cover topics including: innovation in the history of economic thought, basic concepts in the economics of innovation, Intellectual property, economics of networks, standards and dominant designs, the entrepreneur, innovation, demand and consumption, clusters, innovation and the division of labour, innovation, competitiveness and trade, policy for innovation. You will have 11 90-minute lectures and two one-hour tutorials.

 
Environment and Development in China I

The module provides an introduction to environmental challenges faced by China, with special reference to the reform era since 1978. A variety of environmental issues, including air, land and water management will be dealt with in connection with analyses of economic policies, institutional changes, politics and social and cultural changes.

The lectures will address a number of environment and development issues in contemporary China, including the implications of industrialisation and urbanisation on the environment, the tensions between economic development and environmental protection, the characteristics of government decision-making and public participation in environmental governance, the evolution of the environmental legal system and the rise of environmental activism in China in recent years.

The lectures will also cover such topics as the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on China's environment, China's position on climate change and international environmental cooperation.

The module aims for students to:

  • have a basic knowledge of the main environmental challenges faced by China today, including their causes 
  • gain a deep appreciation of the complexity of environmental problems in China
  • have a good understanding of the international dimension of China's sustainable development
  • be able to comment in an informed, critical manner on environmental governance in China
  • have improved their capacity to conduct research on topics related to China's environment and development
 
Inter Faculty Mandarin Chinese 2a

This module assumes a basic knowledge of the language at approximately GCSE standard - it is, however, recognised that the GCSE may have been taken several years ago and the courses are designed to revise and develop basic structures. The four skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing are expanded to enable participation in discussions with reasonable fluency and accuracy.

This module concentrates on revising the basic skills acquired during previous study and aims to develop speaking and comprehension skills in more complex situations. Grammatical structures of the language are practised with authentic materials. The target language is used as much as possible in class. Teaching is communicative with regular opportunities for pair- and group-work. Emphasis is placed on oral and aural skills, making use of videos, the language laboratories and the Self Access Centre.

 
Introduction to Business Operations

This module will introduce you to the scope and importance of operations management in both service and manufacturing businesses. The content of the module will be explored using a variety of management games and includes how IT and knowledge management is used to support operations, strategies for success in manufacturing operations, planning and forecasting, infrastructure development, how to gain competitive advantage through the effective management of the supply chain, the virtual enterprise, and achieving, managing and measuring quality. You will have 11 90-minute lectures and two one-hour seminars.

 
Introduction to Finance

This module will introduce you to basic corporate and personal finance concepts, including the time value of money, financial markets, shares and bonds, financial risk and return, raising money, and the elements of investment. You will 11 90-minute lectures and two one-hour workshops.

 
Managing Tourism and Environment: Conflict or Consensus?

The module will examine and explore: the interactions between and the management of tourism and the environment, the emergence of environmentally-concerned consumers and the implications of different environmental paradigms for tourism development, debates surrounding the environmental and economic impacts of tourism and the role played by pressure groups in influencing tourism development. You'll have 11 90-minute lectures and two 60-minute seminars. 

 
The Rise of Modern China

This module covers the history of China from the 1840s, through to the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949. It looks at social, cultural, political and economic developments in this period from a variety of angles and approaches.

The module focuses in particular on the ways in which Chinese society responded to the arrival of 'modernity' in the form of the Western powers and Japan throughout the period in question, but also how different groups in China tried to remould or redefine China as a 'modern' nation-state and society.

The educational aims of this module are to:

  • develop students' understanding of the major events and processes which shaped Chinese society between1840 and 1949 
  • enhance students' understanding of historiographical debates around the subject 
  • practise and develop students' intellectual and transferable skills
 
Social Change and Public Policy in China's Reform Era

Students will learn how the Chinese central government has responded to socio-economic changes by issuing a number of key policy initiatives, most notably in the field of social security, health, education, labour, innovation and the environment. In the first part of the module participants will be sensitized about the interplay between socio-economic transformation, administrative reform and public policy making during China's reform era (1978-). Students will gain a deeper understanding how new government functions contribute to innovations in public sector management.

Drawing both on primary and secondary sources students will familiarise themselves with the increasingly lively domestic debates among social and political scientists, educators, media professionals, civil society practitioners, government officials and lawyers about goals and means of China's modernisation drive. In the second part of the module students will learn about the expanded spaces for participatory policy making in China by analysing case studies in all five substantive policy fields.

Students will be enabled to acquire the necessary theoretical and practical skills to analyse public policies in China. They will be encouraged to think critically about policy models and contrast them with evolving practices of public policy making in China.

Participants will gain a better understanding of the scale of social change in China, learn about the value of participatory policy making, and through small and big group deliberations and action will internalise a culture of collaboration by developing group presentations on selected public policies.

 
 

Typical year three modules

Compulsory

Business Ethics

This module explores the relationships between business and society through the theories and practices of business ethics and social responsibility. You will begin by looking at the concept of business ethics, discussing citizenship theory and the challenges of globalisation, before going on to discuss the impact of businesses on individual stakeholder groups and analysing business ethics and social responsibility in relation to each group.

This module consists of a one-hour lecture each week, with four one-hour seminars.

 
Contemporary Developments in Human Resource Management

This module examines a number of advanced topics in the area of Human Resource Management and you will cover topics including employment regulation; equality and diversity; voice and participation.

 
International Business

This module will introduce you to key international business concepts. You will study topics such as the environment, theory of multinational enterprises, entry strategies, international leadership and operating in international markets.

 
Strategic Management: Process and Practice

To aid the formulation of effective strategies, this module will introduce and analyse the fundamental tools and techniques of strategic management. Content will include:

  • The concept of strategy
  • Environmental analysis (including the Five Forces framework, strategic groups, and scenario planning)
  • Internal resources and competencies (including the resource-based view, core competencies, and dynamic capabilities)
  • Positioning strategies (including Porter's Generic Strategies, Value Chain, and Blue Ocean Strategy)
  • Corporate Strategy and diversification (including portfolio matrices and Rumelt's diversification types)
  • The alignment of strategy and structure
  • Growth methods, including M&A and strategic alliances

The module aims to provide students of management with the key tools, concepts and frameworks of strategic analysis.

 
Sustainable Business Challenge

This module aims to integrate your learning from across management topics by exposing you to real-world challenges such as sustainability, responsibility, economic growth, competition, and megatrends. You will be required to prioritise responses to issues and balance economic, social, environmental and reputational value by simulating the challenges of running a large business and meeting the demands of stakeholders.

Teams of students will play the role of the senior management team of a large UK corporation, and must deliver strategic change and react to tactical issues that unfold during the module. Each group will deliver responses to a series of unfolding challenges from customers, media, regulators, and other prominent stakeholders.

 

Optional

Behavioural Economics and Finance

In this module, you will gain an understanding of methods, results and models of behavioural economics and behavioural finance. We will talk about experiments and their importance in several fields. Within this context we will cover topic such as: how to design an experiment, asset markets, labour markets, social dilemmas, bargaining, contests, behavioural finance, market structure and risk.

You will learn how to design your own experiment and how to interpret empirical results. You will have 11 one-hour lectures and three one-hour tutorials.

 
Exploring Perspectives in Entrepreneurship

The module aims to develop an understanding of entrepreneurs and the firms they create and manage. It is designed to examine the nature and role of smaller enterprises, set the context for entrepreneurship and consider characteristics, attributes and resources of entrepreneurs. You will have 11 one-hour lectures and three one-hour seminars to cover material for this module.

 
Globalisation and Innovation in China

This module is designed to analyze and assess the momentous changes taking place in China's technology and innovation landscape from the perspective of globalisation.

After identifying the impacts of globalization on innovation in China, the module will concentrate on the vast transformations that have occurred since 1978 in China's national innovation system. New knowledge creation is being forged across China and new innovation policies have been formulated and refined while foreign corporations have expanded their business strategies in China from subcontracting to manufacturing, distribution, services, and research and development.

The module aims to:

  • foster students' awareness of the role of globalization in China's economic as well as technological development and its implications 
  • demonstrate to the students the key institutions and players related to innovation in China 
  • develop students' understanding of the role played by the Chinese state and China’s science, technology, and innovation policy 
  • inform students of the key issues involving in the technological development in China such as talent, intellectual property right protection, entrepreneurship and venture capital, and so on
  • introduce students to China's competitiveness in key and emerging technologies such as information and communications technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, green technology, and so on
 
Inter Faculty Mandarin 4b

This module develops the four skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing to enable students to gather and process information accurately and quickly through discussion, from radio and TV and from written sources.

This module aims to consolidate and extend the students' knowledge of the subject by developing the four main language skills of speaking, writing, reading and listening. Special emphasis will be put on developing more sophisticated oral and written skills, enabling the students to deal with real-life situations (such as information-retrieval from written and spoken sources, resume- and report-writing in the target language) with proficiency and accuracy.

 
Inter Faculty Mandarin Chinese 3a

This module develops the speaking and productive skills of language learning to enable the students to function effectively at an intermediate level. The module stresses the productive skills, particularly spoken and written ones. Teaching through the medium of the target language is the norm. 

The accent at this stage is firmly on the productive skills of speaking and writing. Each weekly session will consist of a variety of activities arising from the themes and structures which underpin the course programme. Students will also learn to write formal and informal letters in the target language. The passive skills of reading comprehension and listening comprehension will not be neglected as ample practice will be given in class in these particular skills. Students will be encouraged to use the Self-Access Centre where a wide variety of materials is available for follow-up work.

 
Marketing and Society

An overview of marketing and society, macro-marketing issues, responsible and sustainable marketing, consumer response to marketing activities, marketing's impact on society and consumption.

This module explores issues at the interface of marketing and society including:

  • Macro-marketing Issues
  • How the changing political, economic and social environment is affecting marketing decision making
  • Responsible and sustainable marketing
  • Consumer rights, responsibilities and resistance
  • Issues of the consumer society  
 
Marketing Services

The module is designed to develop an understanding of the special context and techniques of the marketing of services. It is designed for those who recognise the crucial role that services play in the economy and its future. The advanced economies of the world are now dominated by services, and virtually all companies view service as critical to establishing and retaining competitive advantage regardless of whether they market physical products, which all have a service element, or pure services. This module explores frameworks for understanding the nature and characteristics of services and the effective marketing of them.

The module aims to:

  • Explain the distinctive characteristics of services and their implications for the marketing of services
  • Understand the behaviour of the service consumer
  • Identify and explain the key strategies available to service organisations
  • Understand the nature of the services marketing mix
  • Understand the nature and importance of service quality and service relationships
 
Media and Communications in Globalising China

Media systems are critically important in any modern political system, and this module leads students directly to the heart of understanding how the media relates to contemporary society and politics in the People's Republic of China. It introduces students to the unprecedented transformation in contemporary Chinese media and communication in the context of economic reforms, development of new media technologies and globalisation.

The educational aims of this module are to:

  • demonstrate to the students that Chinese media embodies a tense negotiation site between official ideologies and the market, the Party and state and the society, propaganda and commerce 
  • foster students' awareness of the relationships between the Party-state and the society, intensified by powers brought by commercialisation, globalisation and new media 
  • introduce students to the key changes in media and communications embedded in the rapidly changing political, economic and globalising contexts since 1978 
  • develop students' understanding of the debate between media and democracy and their ability to handle relevant empirical materials 
  • practise and develop students' intellectual and transferable vocational skills
 
Purchasing Strategies and Techniques

This module will introduce you to purchasing, its importance, role and impact in organizations. You will study the stages of a typical purchasing process and introduction to various tools buyers use and will consider areas such as strategic sourcing decisions and approaches, the Internal organisation of the purchasing function such as centralisation vs decentralisation, supplier evaluation and selection issues, total cost of ownership and quotation analysis.

You will also cover portfolio and segmentation approaches to supplier management and how incentives and behavioural issues affect the managing of suppliers. You will have 11 two-hour lectures and two one-hour seminars.

 
Technology Entrepreneurship in Practice

This module will introduce you to the importance of, and the processes involved in, the commercialisation of science and technology. The content of the course is highly relevant in the current climate where Government is placing much evidence on the wealth creation process. You will have 11 90-minute lectures plus two one-hour tutorials to cover material in this module.

 
 

 

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

 
 

Year abroad

The University of Nottingham has one of the biggest and most diverse study abroad programmes in the UK, and those who have studied abroad often say that it was the highlight of their time as a student.

Offered in collaboration with the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, this course includes a year abroad and you'll spend your second year at The University of Nottingham's campus in China. The year abroad is an essential part of this course as it allows you to experience the Chinese culture and practise your Mandarin skills, as well as providing you with the opportunity to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability.

Transferring to Ningbo for my second academic year was an invaluable opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and experience a new culture. It taught me to be very independent and opened my eyes to the world and to travel, allowing me to visit numerous Chinese provinces and Asian countries that I would not have seen otherwise. I was also able to improve my Mandarin Chinese which has helped me to secure a graduate job.
 

Natali Dragic, Management with Chinese Studies BA

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Careers

Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. 

Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our Careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.  

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by EQUIS - EFMD Quality Improvement System for business schools.

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2014, 92% of first-degree graduates from The Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. *

In 2014, 100% of first-degree graduates in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. *

* Known destinations of full-time home and EU first-degree graduates, 2013/14.

 
 

Fees and funding

Scholarships and bursaries

The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships. These funds can provide you with an additional source of non-repayable financial help.

Home students*

There are several types of bursary and scholarship on offer. Download our funding guide or visit our financial support pages to find out more about tuition fees, loans, budgeting and sources of funding.

To be eligible to apply for most of these funds you must be liable for the £9,000 tuition fee and not be in receipt of a bursary from outside the University.

* A 'home' student is one who meets certain UK residence criteria. These are the same criteria as apply to eligibility for home funding from Student Finance.

International/EU students

The University of Nottingham provides information and advice on financing your degree and managing your finances as an international student. The International Office offers a range of High Achiever Prizes for students from selected schools and colleges to help with the cost of tuition fees.  
 
 

Key Information Sets (KIS)

Key Information Sets (KIS)

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Assessment

This course contains a period of study abroad. The second year is completed at our Ningbo campus and, taught in English, includes many of the same modules that students take in the UK. 

Autumn Semester:

(i) Strategic Management: Content and Analysis (100% written exam)

(ii) Human Resource Management (100% written exam)

(iii) Marketing Management (100% written exam)

+20 credits approved Chinese studies (often one module is a language, usually 80% written exam and 20% practical) 

+10 credits approved optional module (optional modules could be coursework/written exam or a mix). 

Spring Semester:

(i) Contemporary Economic Policy (100% written exam)

(ii) Technology and Organisation (100% written exam)

+20 credits approved Chinese studies

+ 20 credits approved optional module (as above).

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