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MN30400: Doing business in China: opportunities and challenges

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6
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.

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).

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)
  • 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)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.