2014 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).

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Chinese for Business
UoS Code CEMS6007
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
Lectures 10 weeks in 2 X 3 hours session per week
Assessment 2x writing projects (30%), 2x oral presentations (40%), 5x on-line learning assignments (20%), and classwork (10%)
Description This unit provides communicative language skills in standard modern (Mandarin) Chinese engaging students in the subject matter and asking them to relate the Chinese language to their own lives. Upon completion students should be able to communicate effectively in a Chinese business context using an introductory level of language skills together with broader cultural and professional business communication skills. They are taken to a level where further self-study is possible to reach a higher level of language competency. This unit enables students to engage more effectively in a Chinese business context and be more aware of the broader issues that are critical to effective business relationships in China. In addition, students gain a greater understanding of the requirements to effectively manage a more diverse workforce and communicate more effectively with Chinese stakeholders.