When lecturers at Middlesex University Business School conceived of an MA in Chinese management, they had in mind students from western countries who wanted to do business in China.
They realised only later how useful it would be for Chinese students who wished to become business people in their own country.
"Human behaviour in a business situation is very different in China," programme leader Hong Seng Woo says. "Once we started working on the MA we found it was equally applicable to Chinese students wanting a masters degree that did not just teach them the usual, general, international business."
The degree, which starts in September, will take 30 students and costs Pounds 3,650 for home students and Pounds 7,500 for foreign students. Options include courses on the history and politics of the People's Republic of China, law, business performance and the economy. Students will have the chance to study Mandarin and may be able to visit China.