It is a multi-disciplinary taught course focusing on business and management in the Chinese context. These include, for example, Chinese-owned and foreign-owned businesses operating in China, as well as Chinese multinational firms operating outside China.
The course examines in depth a wide range of issues related to Chinese business and management and its cultural and institutional environment. It draws on disciplinary knowledge from economics, organisational behaviour, human resource management, marketing, supply chain management, politics and cultural studies. Students also receive a thorough grounding in social science research issues and methods, including techniques of quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation.
The course consists of eight subject-specific course units and one Masters dissertation on a Chinese business and management related topic. It takes a comparative and international approach to the study of Chinese business and management issues. In other words, China is not studied in isolation but in the global context.
The course is delivered by academic members of staff who have internationally renowned expertise on Chinese business and management, politics and cultural studies. Whilst located in and managed by Manchester Business School, the course draws expertise and other resources from a number of schools across the Humanities Faculty of the University, including that from the Faculty¿s Centre for Chinese Studies and MBS's Centre for Chinese Business and Management Studies. The course provides a rich and interesting experience for students.
It is aimed at graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in multinational firms that have or are developing business relationships with China or Chinese multinational firms. The course will also be useful for government officials, NGOs workers and those who have work experience in (multinational) firms that have business relationships with China, if they wish to deepen their knowledge of China.
Typical compulsory and optional course units include: Business Environment and Strategy in China; Organisations and Human Resource Management in China; Research Methods for Organisations; China in East Asia; Chinese Language; Perspectives on Contemporary China; Marketing for China; Managing Global Supply Chains; Performance Assessment and Decision Support; Global Business Strategy; and Global Politics of China.
The new International Graduate Scheme (IGS) allows international students to apply for a one year IGS visa on completion of their UK qualification. With the visa, an international graduate can work for up to 12 months without the need for an employer to sponsor a work permit application for them.