MSc-Diploma-Certificate East Asian Business

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  • Objectives
    The MSc in East Asian Business is highly sought after by a range of different students: it is designed for those who studied East Asia as part of their undergraduate degree, as well as for those who studied another disciplines but who recently began to combine such knowledge with East Asia. Our graduates not only become business managers; they also seek to carve out a career at the cutting edge in finance, journalism, trade, education, international organisations, as well as becoming independent professionals. It is Sheffield´s track record in actually producing graduates with the knowledge and language skills that employers want, whether in the UK, Japan or more broadly throughout the world, that is the ultimate measure of the quality of the programme. This commitment to excellence has helped make Sheffield University one of the top ten universities in the United Kingdom, with a distinguished tradition of teaching and research excellence in East Asian Studies. If you are looking for quality, the kind of teaching quality the Higher Education Funding Council for England has endorsed as excellent, then come and join us in Sheffield. Yes, the MSc in East Asian Business is something slightly different, but it is a degree that will allow you to gain an understanding of the Asian business environment rather than simply a familiarity with the practical skills of management.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements At least 2:1 honours degree, or overseas equivalent. If you have a lower class of degree plus relevant professional experience or other relevant qualifications, please contact the School's graduate admissions tutor or distance learning admissions tutor, as appropriate. Our standard English requirements for overseas students are: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6 in each part); TOEFL 575 (paper test) or TOEFL 232 (computer test). Taught courses involving intensive language study may require a higher score. Please contact the relevant course tutor for details, or see the School of East Asian Studies web pages (link below).
  • Academic title
    MSc/Diploma/Certificate East Asian Business
  • Course description
    MSc in East Asian Business

    (Also available to Certificate and Diploma level)

    Course duration: 12 months

    Introducing the degree

    Sheffield´s unique blend of in-depth analysis of the East Asian business environment and advanced business practice is the proven combination no MBA can match. Key options include functional language training in Chinese, Japanese or Korean, or specialized management options including modules on marketing, corporate finance, human resource management and e-business. We offer a well-tested method to study business which is grounded in conceptual understanding, practical knowledge, and, for those who wish it, East Asian language skills. It is an innovative degree, which will give you the knowledge and theoretical background to join our successful graduates, who are already employed on the cutting edge in various fields of business in Asia and Europe.

    East Asian Dynamism
    East Asia will without doubt remain the most dynamic region for world business in the 21st century but this dynamism cannot be understood simply on the basis of a collection of piece-meal bits of knowledge about business. Practical knowledge is necessary and useful, but this knowledge takes on added value when deployed on the basis of a broader and deeper understanding of the East Asian political economy. That´s why our programme challenges you to think beyond the narrow confines of a particular business situation. We want you to acquire long-lasting tools, based upon social science methodology, so that you can succeed in business through a flexible and effective understanding of East Asia. You will also be given the opportunity to test your new skills, conceptual understanding, and language in challenging projects on business, and in a dissertation.

    Programme of Study
    1. A candidate shall take

    -The East Asian Economic Miracle 20 credits
    -Business and Society in East Asia 20 credits
    b) units to the value of eighty credits from the following, not less than forty credits being selected from (i)

    -Contemporary Japanese Business and Management 20 credits
    -Contemporary Chinese Business and Management 20 credits
    -Contemporary Korean Business and Management 20 credits
    -International Politics of East Asia 20 credits
    -China in Global Politics 20 credits
    -East Asian Women on the Move 20 credits
    -Work and Employment in Japan 20 credits
    -War and Peace in East Asia 20 credits
    -Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture 20 credits
    -State and Economy in Contemporary China 20 credits
    -Japanese Language I 20 credits
    -Japanese Language II 20 credits
    -Korean Language I 20 credits
    -Korean Language II 20 credits
    -Chinese Language I 20 credits
    -Chinese Language II 20 credits
    -Human Resource Management 10 credits
    -Organisational Behaviour 10 credits
    -Marketing Principles 10 credits
    -E-Business 10 credits

    (c)The following

    -Project 60 credits
    * Pre-requisite of three years´ post-graduation work experience and 7 in IELTS. No student may take more than two Management School modules and his/her choices must be approved by the Management School. Students will only be accepted if there are places available in a given year.

    With the approval of the Head of Department a candidate may replace one or more units listed at 1(b)(ii) above with other relevant Postgraduate units.

    2. A candidate who has been awarded one hundred and twenty credits in respect of units listed at 1(a), (b) and (c) above shall be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in East Asian Business.

    3. A candidate who has been awarded sixty credits in respect of units listed at 1(a), (b) and (c) above shall be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in East Asian Business.

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