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Business Management with Chinese and Year Abroad

Entry Year: 2024

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BSc (Hons)
4 years
September 2024
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Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. Excludes Chinese, Mandarin, General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
Full entry requirements (including contextual admissions)
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Business Management with Chinese and Year Abroad


Immerse yourself in business management theories, 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 prepare you to become a global citizen.

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Learn to address complex business and management issues.
  • Spend a year abroad at one of our partner universities in China, where you will receive direct exposure to one of the world's most exciting business backdrops.
  • Prepare for working in an international environment by studying Mandarin Chinese.
  • Gain a broad understanding of business, covering general management, human resources, marketing, accounting, finance and entrepreneurship.
  • Explore China's business culture and deepen your knowledge of the country's language, history, culture and political environment.

The programme consists of 75% Business and Management modules, with 25% Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture modules. 

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. The third year is 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
  • Research Methodology

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 a 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:

  • Corporate Law and Governance
  • Digital Business
  • Financial Management
  • Firm Governance and Strategy in the Institution Context
  • Macroeconomics Modelling and Policy
  • New Product Development
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Principles of Evidence-Based Management

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; as well as 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 advisor 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 to help with 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.

Entry requirements

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. Excludes Chinese, Mandarin, General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include a minimum of 4 in Standard Level Mathematics.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade C or 4.

Alternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.

For further information please visit:

Contextualised admissions

Our standard contextual offer: Grades AAB at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking.

Our enhanced contextual offer (for care experienced students, refugee/asylum seekers or students who have completed Realising Opportunities or Access to Queen Mary): Grades ABB at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking.

More information on how this information is used for a contextual offer can be found on our contextualised admissions page.

Native or proficient Mandarin Chinese speakers will not be considered for this programme and are instead encouraged to apply for BSc Business Management.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.


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.


Graduate destinations

Graduates who have developed an international perspective on business and speak Mandarin Chinese, will be advantageous to companies which have offices in China, or conduct business with companies there.

Graduates from our business degrees gain skills such as: analytical and critical thinking, creative approaches to problem solving, numeracy, 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, industry networking events and visits to companies such as Bloomberg and Salesforce.

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.

The School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which ensures that the highest standards of excellence in teaching, research, curriculum, and learner success are met.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), the School of Business and Management dramatically moved up the Times Higher Education rankings. Among 108 UK business schools, the School now ranks:

  • 22nd for overall research quality (up from 39th in REF2014)
  • 28th for research outputs (up from 34th)
  • 12th for research impact (up from 24th)
  • 21st for research environment (up from 59th)

Queen Mary is also part of the Russell Group - a body of leading UK universities dedicated to research and teaching excellence.


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