Doing Business in China

20 February 2009

A one-week course, June 18-24 2010, that gives students a general overview of how factors sch as culture, history, politics, legal and economic systems influence business operations in China. The course focuses especially on foreign companies operating in China.

During the course, the students will be introduced to basic principals related to China’s political economy; banking and foreign direct investments, human resource management and corporate social responsibility in China; foreign trade legislation; differences between Eastern and Western thinking as well as Chinese consumer behaviour.


Students and assignments

The course content is designed for MA students, but promising BA can also be enrolled. Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of marketing or international business or China studies.

The course includes 20 hours teaching, project reports by students and supervision by the instructors.

The course is taught in English and students are required to participate actively. The class is expected to have between 20 and 30 Nordic students.

The students can extend their stay in Shanghai to do fieldwork if needed.

The course is only open for students from Nordic Centre member universities. Please download the information folder  (right hand menu)  to get more information on the course.

ECTS and grading

The course is estimated to 4 ECTS and is graded according to the following percentages: Class participation 25%, project presentation 10%, project report: 65%.


Online application

Application deadline: February 28, 2010  

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