- Big Data Analytics
“Big data” is a field that treats ways to analyze, systematically extract information from, or otherwise deal with data sets that are too large or complex to be dealt with by traditional data-processing application and relative software. Most of the methods of big data analysis are closely associated with the cutting-edge artificial intelligence, especially machine learning algorithms. The course Big Data Analytics (BDA) is designed for master candidate students in order to let them understand the evolution of BDA, tendency of BDA and major methods of BDA. By studying the course, the student will learn not only how to deal with big data in the business circumstances for deeply understanding the scenarios and making optimizing decision, but also how to apply these methods in the academic studies. The course concerns itself with major BDA algorithms, such as logistic regression, decision tree, random forest, support vendor machine and neural network. Although all these mainstream algorithms will be introduced in the course in a way that is easy to understand, the course will mainly focus on the applications of BDA, other than the mathematic details of these algorithms. It’s not compulsory for students to have programming experience previously, however it would be better to understand the course if they have such experience. Weka, a mature computing software of BDA, will be used in the course as an important computing platform to apply the BDA algorithms without writing any codes.
- Corporate Finance
This course is designated for business major graduate students from overseas. From the global and perspective, it introduces both conceptual theory and practical techniques of financial management within a firm. Through various problems and cases, students should be able to arrive at short-term and long-term decision-making. Topics include financial statements, time value of money, stocks and bonds valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure, and corporate liquidity management.
- Banking and Financial Markets
This course discusses banking and financial market mechanism, and the behavior of main players under market economy. Basic elements, functions and development of banking and financial market will be introduced, followed by study of the main sub-markets, i.e. money market, bond market, stock market, fund market, foreign exchange market, gold market and financial derivative market.
China has developed and opened up its banking system and financial market step by step. The paces have quickened significantly in the recent years in line with its WTO commitments and The Belt and Road Initiative. Now financial market plays a central role in the modern market economy system.
- Global Supply Chain Management
Supply chain management consists of firms that collaborate to leverage strategic positioning and to improve operating efficiency. Today, this management of upstream and downstream relationships with suppliers and customers in order to deliver superior customer value at less cost is widely recognized as a major source of competitive advantage.
This course provides an understanding of fundamental concepts of Supply Chain Management with a focus on China. Students will learn how a Supply Chain can contribute to a company’s success and how to design a Supply Chain that meets customer’s demands. Functional areas such as warehousing, transportation and procurement will be explored.
- Integration Practice
In this course you will apply all your previous knowledge and act as a consultant to a real company. You will be collecting data (primary and secondary), use several tools for analysis, and prepare a final report that will help the company to develop its future online-sales strategies. Working in a cross-cultural team, you will also learn about inter-cultural behavior, decision-making, and presentation styles. With direct access to a Chinese company and its founders, it is further possible to encounter entrepreneurs that created their own company and learn from their experiences.
- Doing Business in China Module
- （1） Digital Innovation in China
This course focuses on the strategic and managerial implication associated with the deployment of information technology in modern organizations, with a particular focus on China context. The course objective is to identify and explore the challenges, opportunities and solutions that enable digital transformation process and create new business ventures in a global and cross-cultural environment.
- （2） Business Negotiation in China
This course focuses on state-of-the-art negotiation theories, methods and tactics. Problems faced by the firms and their management in China are discussed. Students will be able to understand the point of view of the diverse negotiation stakeholders in China and be able to deal with real negotiation problems in context of international business. With the combination of lectures, structured interactive exercises, case studies, role plays/group simulations and class discussions; this curriculum brings the introduction of a pragmatic and effective approach to reaching agreement through negotiation. Since everyone negotiates and negotiation occurs all the time, negotiation skills that people already have are also addressed in class through systematic exploration of various themes and issues.
- （3） Managerial Economics in China
This is level 2 microeconomics course. It is less theoretical than a microeconomic principles course and more attention is given to topics which are relevant to managerial decision making especially those in China. Managerial economics concerns the decisions made within a firm. In this course, we will teach you to increase a company’s profitability by applying economic analysis to a wide array of business problems. A problem-solving approach will be used to achieve this objective. This will encourage us to focus on the application of economic tools rather than allowing ourselves to settle for a purely theoretical understanding. This course will especially focus on the situation of managerial decision making in China so that you can have better understanding of Chinese economy and culture.
- （4） Business Law in China
This course will help students learn and understand how they can do business according to Chinese business law. It will first introduce the important laws relating market access, so that students can know in which fields they are allowed to do business in China. Then it will focus on illustrating the provisions regulating the different forms of enterprises/companies in China. In this way students will get to know their Chinese business partners. After that the course will discuss about the three most important forms of enterprises for foreign investment according to the related laws and cases. At last it will talk about the two most important forms of companies for Chinese investors that can also adopted by foreign investors. During the course we discuss not only about the related laws and regulations, but also about their background and cases in real business life.