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Foundation Courses
  •   Chinese Language
    The Chinese lessen aims to develop the learner’s communicative ability in Chinese by learning language structures, functions and related cultural knowledge as well as by training their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
  •   Chinese Culture
    This course is to present a fairly systematic account of Chinese culture. The geography, the history and the classical philosophy of China are introduced to begin with, which helps to explore the roots of Chinese culture. Then, we go further with some of the most splendid Chinese artistic traditions for they are all taken as carriers of Chinese culture. Considering Chinese culture is pervading all the respects of present typical Chinese life, Chinese etiquette, Chinese folklore and customs and even Chinese cuisine are discussed in our class. A wide range of topics are to be covered in the course. To help overseas students understand better, lectures on some topics are given by
    comparison with those in western cultures.
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Elective Courses
  •   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.
Core Courses
  •   Marketing in China
    This course explores the conceptual and applied dimensions of marketing management, and provides an experienced-based approach to marketing theory and its practical application in China’s markets. The course will first address the concept of marketing and marketing philosophies and discuss the development of marketing in China. In the second part, China’s marketing environment, we will explore how environmental factors affect the performance of business in China. The course will discuss on the topic of customer relationship management and analyze consumer market and business market in China. Finally, we will focus on discussing marketing strategies and marketing mix elements in the China’s context. During the semester, students will have the opportunity to review research articles, discuss marketing cases, as well as develop marketing strategies for businesses in the class.
  •   Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
    After completing the course, students are expected to understand and be able to use a number of very practical methods to manage innovative and entrepreneurial projects and performance indicators as part of a company or organization strategy.
    The course consists of several parts. It starts with an introduction to a revisited strategic management, including economic foundations and the increasingly relevant role of innovation and entrepreneurship. From here a number of cases and projects will be selected for the students to team work on them. All the projects will loosely follow the lean approach to innovation using methodologies such as creative thinking, value creation, ecosystem analysis, business model canvas and lean startup. It will also include practical sessions about other aspects of the strategic management with a view on innovation and entrepreneurship such as the role of organizational structure, technology, communication, IPR and internationalization.
    The course will emphasize the practical side of the tools and will introduce related key concepts on the innovation / entrepreneurial ecosystems with a particular focus on China / Shanghai.
  •   Leadership and Organizational Behavior in China
    The aim of this course is to provide a critical review of many of the most significant theories within the field of Leadership, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, to improve the students’ understanding on these theories and applying these theories to cases from real world. By the end of this course, the students should get: (i) Relevant Knowledge on HRM, by lecture. (ii) Analytical skill: by class discussion, group work and individual work. (iii) Teamwork Skill: by group work. (iv) Cultural Capacity: by working with classmates from different countries with different cultural background. (v) Communication Skill in global context: by group working and class discussion, Oral presentation in English. (vi) Awareness on morality standard and ethical issues in different countries with different cultural, and skills on ethical reasoning in OB and HRM field. (vii) Interpersonal Skill and Networking Skill in global context: by group working.
  •   Research Methods in Management
    After completing the course, students are expected to understand and master systematically the whole process of research methods on management. Problem-oriented teaching will cross all of teaching steps. We will put key methods into practice through the completed research design from the selection of topic, research questions, searching literature, literature review, research framework, survey, sampling, questionnaire, data collection, data analysis to other key points. Firstly, we will encourage students to do these points in person firstly, then they will present their works to everybody, after discussion and comments of professors, they will find what are the problems they made, then facing on these problems, we will systematically discuss how to resolve these problems, which will make sure that students not only know which problems they maybe will occur , but also know how to resolve them. As a result, from theory to practice, they will master methods much better. We will divide all of students into small groups in which each group is consisted with four to five students. All of practice will be completed by each group. What more important is this class will design the class project which will be completed by all of students through the social participation and practice.
  •   Financial & Management Accounting
    Financial & Management Accounting is the compulsory module for postgraduate students. From the global and sustainable perspective, it introduces basic concepts and principles for both financial and management accounting. Based on it, it interprets basic financial statements such as balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flow. After the study, students should be able to analyze financial statements and extend it to master budget, fulfill different decision makings such as marketing decisions and production decisions with accounting information. Then students can increase their practical capabilities.
  •   Technological Innovation Management
    This course introduces the systematical theories, method and implementation of technological innovation management. We put emphasis on the process of technological innovation, sources of innovation and types of innovation, new product entry timing, technology strategy formulation, new product development process and project management, innovation organization and R&D team management, innovation protection and technology transfer as a competition strategy, etc. Through the introduction of this course, the graduates will not only acquire the technological innovation capacity, but also be familiar with the formulation and implementation of technological innovation strategy, which cater to the business demands.
Research & Dissertation
  •   Thesis Proposal
  •   Code of Academic Integrity
  •   Seminars for Graduate Students
  •   Mid-Term Evaluation
International Exchange (optional)
  •   Double- degree Exchange (2 semesters)
  •   Non-degree Exchange (1 semester)
  •   Summer School / Study trip
Remarks: Please note that the curriculum is subject to minor changes due to unforeseen circumstances or program needs in every academic year.