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Business Management with Chinese and Year Abroad

Entry Year: 2021

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BSc (Hons)
4 years
September 2021
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Clearing entry requirements *
A-levels: AAA.
IB: HL 36 points / 666 at Higher Level.
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Business Management with Chinese and Year Abroad


Immerse yourself in business management theories and Chinese language and culture.

Our BSc Business Management with Chinese and Year Abroad (4 years) is a joint honours programme providing you with the opportunity to study two complementary disciplines, which will equip you to work in an international environment and prepare you to become a global citizen. You'll build a skill set that prepares you to take up the challenge of addressing complex business and management issues, and, with a year abroad spent at one of our partner universities in China, you will recieve direct exposure to one of the world's most exciting business backdrops.

The programme combines 75% of Business and Management modules with 25% of Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture modules. You'll gain a broad understanding of business and management theories and practices in the subject areas of general management, human resources management and leadership, marketing, accounting and finance and entrepreneurship and innovation. At the same time, you'll explore the business culture of China as well as deepen your knowledge of the language, historical, cultural, and political environment of China. 

This programme is ideal if you wish to undertake a specialist degree in business management and also prepare for working in an international environment by studying Mandarin Chinese.

Native or proficient speakers of the language will not be considered for this programme and are instead encouraged to apply for BSc Business Management. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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This is a four year course, with the third year of the course being a mandatory study year abroad, spent at one of our partner Universities in China.

Year 1


  • Accounting for Business
  • Economics for Business and Society
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Introduction to Marketing and Communications
  • Organisation Studies
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business

Choose one from*

  • Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I
  • Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II
  • Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III

*Compulsory according to level of language.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2


  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Persuasive Strategies in Marketing
  • Strategic Management

Choose two from

  • Corporations and Social Responsibility
  • European Business Context
  • International Marketing
  • Microeconomics for Managers
  • Operations Management
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Strategic Marketing

Choose one from*

  • Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture II
  • Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III
  • Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture IV

*Compulsory according to level of language.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

The modules in your third year will be delivered by our partner university in China.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 4


  • Global Supply Chains
  • International Business
  • Managing Diversity
  • Start-ups and Incubators

Choose two from

  • Business Computing
  • Corporate Law and Governance
  • Financial Management
  • Firm Governance and Strategy in the Institution Context
  • Macroeconomic Modelling and Policy
  • New Product Development
  • Organisational Change and Development

Choose one from*

  • Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture III
  • Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture IV
  • Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture V

*Compulsory according to level of language.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.


Teaching and learning

Teaching and research are based on three pillars: governance; social justice and sustainability; and the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

You'll receive approximately two hours of weekly contact time per module, comprising lectures led by academic staff and smaller seminar groups.

For every hour spent in class, you’ll complete a further two to three hours of independent study. You'll have access to well-designed resources for this self-directed study, and we will pair you with an academic adviser to support your progress at all stages of your degree.


Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (presentations, assignments, essay report writing, in-class tests, research and project work) and/or examinations in May or June.

Resources and facilities

The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • a purpose-built media suite designed to support student entrepreneurship
  • a dedicated Internships Coordinator for work experience opportunities and applications
  • a free four-day leadership development course for third year students, providing practical leadership training outside the classroom
  • an alumni network that can connect you to fellow Queen Mary graduates worldwide.


Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.


Graduates from our business degrees gain crucial skills that are highly valuable to employers – analytical and critical thinking, creative approaches to problem solving, numeracy and confidence in interpreting and applying business data, and the ability to allocate resources and undertake projects.

Some apply their degree knowledge directly, entering roles such as business analyst or marketing and sales manager, while others transfer skills gained during study into areas such as media, law or finance.

Recent graduates from the School of Business and Management have been hired by:

  • BDO
  • Deloitte
  • JP Morgan & Co
  • KPMG
  • Standard & Poor’s
  • Unilever.

Career support

The School of Business and Management has a dedicated Employer Engagement and Internships Coordinator, and we run a tailored careers programme for students. In previous years this has included business-specific workshops, alumni panel events and office visits to Bloomberg.

Our careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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About the School

The School of Business and Management takes a unique interdisciplinary approach that promises students an inspiring educational experience: we teach you to think beyond textbooks, management fads and memorised formulas for success.

Our faculty come from all over the world and bring a sound practical knowledge to their teaching: they have worked for the BBC, UK government ministries and the European Union.

The School’s Mile End location keeps us close to all the action in the City and Canary Wharf. We’re also home to a number of research centres, groups and clusters focused on public engagement and having a real-world impact.


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