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Business Management with Mandarin (4 Year)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English at C/4 or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104-112

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2022

Subjects

Business and management

Chinese languages

**Immerse yourself in business management and China**
This course is tailored towards ambitious students who want to work internationally in business through Mandarin. In our Mandarin pathway you are free to shape your studies towards your career ambitions and give yourself the ability to work within one of the world’s leading economies.

You’ll be supported not only by academics with industry experience, you’ll also have specialist Mandarin classes with a fluent tutor to hone your business language skills.

As part of the course you’ll spend a year immersing yourself in China so you can understand the culture and develop your language skills. Some students even go on to work part-time at Beijing International Studies University (BISU) as teaching assistants.

**Develop your language skills**
Depending on your level of language fluency and understanding, you’ll enter either the beginners or intermediates stream, where you’ll learn and develop your language skills. You’ll also be working on a range of broader business topics, including corporate culture and effective business practice.

You’ll learn marketing management theory and financial analysis, as well as HR management and operation management. You’ll work in teams on projects in order to build your business ideas and confidence. You’ll gain specialist knowledge in design, production and business resourcing among other modules.

**Supporting your career goals**
Our personalised approach gives you the support you need to succeed as a student. While you are an undergraduate student, you’ll have a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. If you need support with academic writing, numeracy and library skills, we’ll be sure to provide it. Our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants have studied your subject and can support you with their own first hand experience.

Once you've completed the course you'll be ideally placed to begin working in industry, government or third sector organisations throughout the English and Chinese speaking business worlds. Previous graduates have gone on to work in marketing and finance, while many others go on to study for a postgraduate in Chinese Studies.
**Course highlights**
- Collaborate and establish networks with like-minded students whilst undertaking projects aimed at building your business ideas and confidence.

- Spend a year within China so you can understand the culture and develop your language skills first-hand.

- Dedicated support from Personal Tutors, Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants who will support you through their own first-hand experience within the subject area.

**Accreditation**
This programme is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status. Upon graduating, you will be eligible for a CMI Management and Leadership qualification in addition to your Middlesex University Degree. The qualification recognises the core skills necessary to succeed in Management and aims at enhancing employability and earning potential.

Modules

Year 1- Mandarin Language beginners:
Marketing Theory and Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Financial Concepts of Business (30 credits) - Compulsory
Business Mandarin Written (30 Credits)- Compulsory
Business Mandarin Spoken (30 Credits)- Compulsory

Year 1- with Mandarin language experience
Marketing Theory and Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Financial Concepts of Business (30 credits) - Compulsory
Business Communications in Mandarin I (15 credits) - Compulsory
Business Communications in Mandarin II (15 credits) - Compulsory
Management Concepts (15 credits) - Compulsory
People Management (15 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2- Mandarin language beginners
Human Resource Management in Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Business Communications in Mandarin I (15 credits) - Compulsory
Business Communications in Mandarin II (15 credits) - Compulsory
Business Environment (15 credits) - Compulsory
Principles of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (15 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2- with Mandarin language experience
Operations Management (30 credits) - Compulsory
Human Resource Management in Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Business Communications in Mandarin I (15 credits) - Compulsory
Business Communications in Mandarin II (15 credits) - Compulsory
Business Environment (15 credits) - Compulsory
Principles of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (15 credits) - Compulsory

Study abroad: choose one option (Compulsory)
Study Abroad I / II (year abroad) (120 credits)
Study Abroad I and Study Abroad II (summer placements) (60 and 60 credits)

Year 3/Year 4- Mandarin language beginners
Strategic Management (30 credits) - Compulsory
Workforce Management (15 credits) – Compulsory
Professional Communication (15 credits) - Compulsory
Mandarin: Culture and Society I (15 credits) - Optional
Mandarin: Culture and Society II (15 credits) - Optional
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (30 credits) - Optional
Business Start-up (30 credits) - Optional
Business Game (30 credits) - Optional
Research Project (30 credits) - Optional
Principles of Project Management (30 credits) - Optional
Innovation Management (30 credits) - Optional
Global Supply Chain Management (30 credits) - Optional
Work Internship (30 credits) - Optional
Consulting in Organisations (30 credits) - Optional
International and Cross-Cultural Marketing (30 credits) - Optional

Year 3/Year 4- with Mandarin language experience
Strategic Management (30 credits) - Compulsory
Research / Consultancy Project (30 credits) - Compulsory
Workforce Management (15 credits) – Compulsory
Professional Communication (15 credits) - Compulsory
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (30 credits) - Optional
Business Start-up (30 credits) - Optional
Business Game (30 credits) - Optional
Research Project (30 credits) - Optional
Principles of Project Management (30 credits) - Optional
Innovation Management (30 credits) - Optional
Global Supply Chain Management (30 credits) - Optional
Work Internship (30 credits) - Optional
Consulting in Organisations (30 credits) - Optional
International and Cross-Cultural Marketing (30 credits) - Optional

Modules for direct entry onto year 2 or 3 differ from those listed above. For details please visit the course page on Middlesex University’s website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

International Management and Innovation

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
med
Business and management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
72%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

69%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

46%
UK students
54%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Chinese languages

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
99%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,400
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
49%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
18%
Managers and proprietors in other services
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

Language and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

91%
low
Employed or in further education
46%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Other administrative occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Languages and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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