BA (Hons) International Business with Language

General

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Program Description

Key information

  • Degree: International Business with Language BA (Hons)
  • Types of study: Full-time
  • Duration: Three or four years depending on entry qualifications
  • Start date: September 2020

For this programme, you will spend your entire degree programmes in Ningbo China with ‘study abroad’ opportunities.

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Course overview

This degree course provides theoretical and practical grounding in the key disciplines of modern business. You develop competence in an Asian or European language, together with an appreciation of important management issues.

International students have the opportunity to become competent in Mandarin as they deepen their knowledge of management issues in modern China. Students take core modules in entrepreneurship, business computing and quantitative methods.

This degree prepares you for a business and management career and equips you with the capacity for lifelong learning in the global environment. In an increasingly international work environment, graduates armed with business know-how as well as language skills are likely to succeed.

Special features

  • Competence in an Asian or European language with an appreciation of important business and management issues for Chinese students
  • Opportunity to become competent in Mandarin at the same time of deepening knowledge of management issues in modern China for international students

Course structure

Preliminary year

The preliminary year is designed to help you develop your English language skills so that you can make the most of your degree programme. 

This special English language programme designed by the English for Academic Purposes experts at the University's Centre for English Language Education is carefully integrated with academic content modules so that you are prepared fully for years two to four of your degree programme.   

*Note: This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
CELEN048 Undergraduate Reading and Writing in Academic Contexts 20 Autumn
CELEN069 Oral Communication Skills A 10 Autumn
CELEN042 Introduction to Business Economics 15 Autumn
CELEN045 Introduction to Analytical Thought 15 Autumn
CELEN082 Oral Communication Skills B 10 Spring
CELEN051 Undergraduate English in Specific Academic Contexts A: Arts & Social Sciences 20 Spring
CELEF002 Introduction to Information Technology 15 Spring
CELEN041 Introduction to Business & Management 15 Spring

Qualifying year

The qualifying year provides a foundation for Parts I and II of the degree.

The following is a sample of the typical compulsory modules. There are also optional modules, from which you can choose to develop a combination that fits your career interests. Please refer to the module catalogue for more information.

Compulsory

Students must take all modules in this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI1116 Entrepreneurship:  Theory and practice 20 Full Year
BUSI1114 Business Economics 20 Full Year
LANG1082 Mandarin 1A 20 Autumn
BUSI1088 Work and Society 10 Autumn
LANG1083 Mandarin 1B 20 Spring
BUSI1086  Organisational Behaviour 10 Spring

Restricted

Group:1

Students must take 10 credits from this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI1087 Quantitative Analysis for Business 10 Autumn
BUSI1074  Quantitative Methods 1b 10 Autumn

Group:2

Students must take 10 credits from this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI1073 The Digital Economy 10 Spring
BUSI1091  Humanistic Philosophy in Modern Business 10 Spring

Year 3

Compulsory

Students must take all modules in this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI2178 Marketing Management 20 Autumn
LANG2075 Mandarin 2A 20 Autumn
BUSI2131 Marketing analytics 10 Spring
LANG2076 Mandarin 2B 20 Spring

Restricted

Group:1

Students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 30 from this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI2124 Introduction to Management Science for Business Decisions 10 Autumn
BUSI2179 Human Resource Management with International Perspectives 20 Autumn
BUSI2180 Industrial Economics I: Economics of Organisation and Innovation 20 Autumn
BUSI2128 Analysing organisations 10 Autumn

Group:2

AND students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 40 credits from this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI2182 Industrial Economics II: Pricing and Decision Making 20 Spring
BUSI2183 Firm Strategy and Internationalisation 20 Spring
BUSI2181 Technology and organisation 20 Spring
BUSI2107  Introductory  Econometrics  10 Spring
BUSI2102 Economic Development in Asia 10 Spring
BUSI2109 Introduction to Business Operations 10 Spring
BUSI2132 The Consumer Psychology of Brands 10 Spring
BUSI2129 Managing Across Cultures 10 Spring
BUSI2184 Trends in HRM and Organisational Development 10 Spring

Group:3

AND students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 from this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI1113 Fundamentals of Financial and Management Accounting 20 Full Year
BUSI1112 Business Law 20 Full Year

Group:4

AND students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 from this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
INCM2025 Emergence and Development of the Culture Industry 10 Autumn
INCM2031 Global Media & Communication 10 Autumn
INCM2028 Cultural Analysis 10 Autumn
INCM2032 Translating Cultures 10 Spring
INCM2029  Public Relations and Propaganda  10 Spring

Year 4

Compulsory

Students must take all modules in this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI3188 Strategic Management: Perspective, Process and Practice 20 Full Year
BUSI3194 International Business Environment and Strategy 20 Autumn
LANG3080 Mandarin 3A 20 Autumn
LANG3081 Mandarin 3B 20 Spring
BUSI3198 International Alliances 10 Spring

Restricted

Group:1

Students must take a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 credits from this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI3189 Business Ethics and Sustainability 20 Full Year
BUSI3101 Corporate Restructuring and Governance 10 Autumn
BUSI3115  Logistics and Supply Chain Management 10 Autumn
BUSI3118 Marketing Services 10 Autumn
BUSI3195 Globalization and innovation in China 10 Autumn
BUSI3196 Economics of Regulation and Public Choice 20 Spring
BUSI3116 Management of Quality 10 Spring
BUSI3145 Digital Marketing 10 Spring
BUSI3120  Strategic Innovation Management 10 Spring
BUSI3146 Brand Management 10 Spring
BUSI3144 Issues in Contemporary Leadership 10 Spring
BUSI3199 Managing Headquarters – Subsidiary Relationships 10 Spring

Group:2

AND students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 from this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI3088 Business School Dissertation 20 Full Year

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Careers and further study

The majority of our graduates were employed by leading global companies such as Citi Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of China, PwC, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, L’Oreal, Wrigley, Siemens, Mars, Ogilvy & Mather, Nestle, Neilsen, and McKinsey.

For those who pursue further study in the class of 2018, 50% were admitted by World Top 50 universities according to QS Ranking. Examples of further study destinations include Johns Hopkins University and the University of Sydney.

Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships. 

Historically nearly 30% of our undergraduate students were awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships and awards, which covers approximately 32.5% of our whole student body.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our programmes vary depending on your school qualifications, which determine your entry into either the preliminary year (Year 1) or qualifying year (Year 2). Please visit here for more detailed information.

*Entry for Mainland Chinese students is through the National Higher Education Entrance Examination, commonly known as Gaokao.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we ... Read More

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by the University of Nottingham in partnership with Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China. Read less