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MN30400: Doing business in China: opportunities and challenges

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 30%, EX 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Group Coursework (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Examination (EX 70% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: In taking this module you cannot take MN20599
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The key objective of this course is to:
* Introduce China's business environment
* Help students attain familiarity with major differences between doing business in China and the West
* Provide students with theoretical framework and practical knowledge about how to do business in China.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the unit, candidates should be able to:
* Develop a detailed understanding of the evolution and development of China's economic reform
* Develop a detailed understanding of the relationship between Chinese government and business
* Develop a detailed understanding of its industrial structure and analyse its competitive advantage in selected industries.

Skills:
Intellectual and practical ability to
(i) Compare and contrast business environments in China against other countries (TFA),
(ii) Analyse and interpret data to draw logical conclusions across a range of variables relating to doing business in China (F),
(iii) Synthesise theories and models as they apply to modern Chinese business landscapes (TFA).

Content:
The course introduces students to the core perspectives, themes, and issues in doing business in China.
* China's business environment and industry structures
* The interaction between national culture and globalization process
* Business opportunities, strategies and challenges related to entrepreneurship, innovation, multinational enterprises, consumer behaviours and human resource management in China.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN30400 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 4)

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