As the world’s largest economy, China holds exciting career opportunities for graduates who can speak its official business language. On this course, you study business management alongside learning beginners’ level, intensive Mandarin. Your language modules are taught by a native Mandarin speaker and you gain a comprehensive introduction to the language, vocabulary and grammar. In your business modules, you learn what’s involved in managing organisations in an increasingly complex world. We focus on responsible decision making and business ethics and develop your transferable management skills in communication, team work and analysis. You study a broad range of business areas, such as: business strategy; leadership; organisational behaviour; human resource management; international business environment and marketing management. You can also choose from optional modules. You spend your third year in China, where you experience the country’s culture and business customs. We have strong links with Chinese industry and higher education, giving you the chance to study at some of the country’s finest universities, such as Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, in the country’s leading business city, and Nankai Universityin Tianjin, just an hour from Beijing. In your final year, you can put your knowledge into practice by completing an in depth, independent research project or dissertation (subject to approval). This gives you the chance to further develop vital employability skills in areas of research, time management and critical thinking. The University of Essex is home to more than 1,000 Chinese students. Our Students’ Union and Chinese Student Scholars Society organise events, including the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and Chinese New Year celebrations, so you can immerse yourself in Chinese culture on campus.