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Doing Business in China

Code

GBE-DBC1

Version

1.0

Offered by

Global Business Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

Intermediate or higher level of oral English proficiency

Main purpose

The purpose of this course is to give the students in-depth knowledge of factors that affect the business climate in China. The course will develop the students’ oral and written proficiency and expand their vocabulary relevant to the course topics.

Knowledge

After the course the student should be able to:
  • Account for and explain factors that influence the business climate in China, including key concepts of Chinese business trends, Chinese economy, Chinese geography, politics, philosophy, and life-styles.
  • Basic knowledge of Chinese language for business usage.

Skills

After the course the student should be able to:
  • Analyze and comment on the attractiveness of the Chinese market for import/export and investment within the framework of the course content
  • Discuss the course content in relation to ongoing trends and rapid developments in China
  • Locate information relevant to setting up a business in China
  • Apply relevant terminology when discussing the course content
  • Communicate by using basic Chinese language.

 

Competences

In their project work, during their internships, and in their future jobs as global business engineers, the students should be able to:
  • Apply the knowledge and skills acquired in relation to factors that influence the business climate in China when dealing with Chinese partners.
  • Communicate effectively about Chinese topics, using correct terminology.
  • Critically acquire new knowledge about trends and developments in China.

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

12 weeks of four lessons, equivalent to 137.5 hours of work for the student.

Class-based tuition, discussions, debates and presentations.
 
CATEGORY 1

Participation of lecturer and students
Initiated by the lecturer
41.25 hours -  30%
  •  Lessons, scheduled
  •  Excursions
  •  Project guidance
  •  Exams and tests
CATEGORY 2

Participation of students
Initiated by the lecturer
55 hours - 40%
  •  Assignments, self-study
  •  Project and group work
  •  Homework and preparation for exams
  •  Evaluation of the teaching
 
CATEGORY 3

Participation of students
Initiated by students
27.5 hours - 20 %
  •   Homework and preparation for exams
  •  Self-study
  •  Project work
  •  Study groups
  •  Literature search
 
CATEGORY 4
Participation of lecturer and students 
initiated by students
13.75 hours -10 %
  •   Debate meetings
  •  Study guidance

 

Resources

Boye Lafayette De Mente, The Chinese Way in Business, Tuttle, latest edition

Evaluation

Permit criteria for attending examination:
  • Mandatory course activities completed.

Examination

Oral Examination
  • Individual oral examination based upon a subject found by draw.
  • No preparation.

Allowed Tools:

  • Personal notes

Duration of the examination (grading included) app. 20 min/ 5 ECTS.

Censor can be either external or internal.

Grading criteria

Grading criteria:
  • Examinations account for  100 % of final grade

Additional information

Responsible

Susanne Halle Wase (SHWA)

Valid from

2/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Business and Management

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