University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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BA English with International Business

 

English is the global language of business with companies around the world increasingly expecting their business executives to have a high level of spoken and written English.

This course offers you the opportunity to combine your flair and love of English language and literature with your desire to deepen your understanding of important business issues and concepts.

You will combine your study of English with modules offered by Nottingham University Business School China, which is part of the Nottingham University Business School in the UK, one of the best business schools in Europe.

By the end of your course, you will:

  • develop a good understanding of the nature and uses of English, in particular in the contexts of entrepreneurship and business
  • be highly knowledgeable on the theory and practice of business management with a particular focus on international business issues
  • have an understanding of the way in which organisations might be made to operate more effectively in the modern world
  • gain language skills, knowledge and analytical abilities that are attractive to potential employers with global aspirations.

Please note that this is a highly selective course with limited places.

 

Course structure

For domestic Mainland Chinese students the course structure follows the Chinese higher education system and is based on a four-year programme.

For international students the course structure follows the UK higher education system and is based on a three-year programme.

Year 1 (Preliminary Year)

This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.

In the preliminary year, the focus is on a special programme and English for academic purposes. Designed by staff at the University’s Centre for English Language Education, this programme prepares students for their degree courses.

Year 2 (Qualifying Year)

Compulsory

Students must take all modules

Code Title Credits
ENGL1027 Introduction to Linguistics 20
BUSI1114 Business Economics 20
BUSI1116 Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 20
ENGL1025 Language and Context 20

Optional (Group 1)

Students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from this group

Code Title Credits
INCM1003 Inter Faculty French 1a 10
INCM1005 Inter Faculty German 1a 10
INCM1007 Inter Faculty Japanese 1a 10
INCM1009 Inter Faculty Spanish 1a 10
INCM1011 Mandarin for Everyday Life 1A 10
INCM1046 Inter Faculty Korean 1a 10
INCM1004 Inter Faculty French 1b 10
INCM1006 Inter Faculty German 1b 10
INCM1008 Inter Faculty Japanese 1b 10
INCM1010 Inter Faculty Spanish 1b 10
INCM1012 Mandarin for Everyday Life 1B 10
INCM1045 Inter Faculty Korean 1b 10

Optional (Group 2)

Students must take a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 credits from this group

Code Title Credits
ENGL1028 The Influence of English 20
ENGL1026 Studying Literature 20
ENGL1030 Introduction to Drama 20
ENGL1029 Academic Community 20

 

Year 3 (Part I)

Compulsory

Students must take all modules

Code Title Credits
ENGL2037 Fundamentals in Research Methods 20
BUSI2109 Introduction to Business Operations 10
ENGL2039 Business Communication 20
ENGL2041 Language in Society 20

Optional (Group 1)

Students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 10 credits from this group

Code Title Credits
INCM2009 Mandarin for Everyday Life 2A 10
INCM2055 Inter Faculty French 2A (heritage) 10
INCM2053 Inter Faculty German 2A  (heritage) 10
INCM2051 Inter Faculty Japanese 2A  (heritage) 10
INCM2049 Inter Faculty Spanish 2A  (heritage) 10
INCM2047 Inter Faculty Italian 2a 10
INCM2045 Inter Faculty Korean 2a 10

Optional (Group 2)

Students must take a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 50 credits from this group

Code Title Credits
BUSI2115 Economics of Innovation 10
ENGL2036 Investigating English Language: Psycholinguistics 20
ENGL2042 Literary Linguistics 20
BUSI2130 Marketing Management 10
ENGL2046 Introduction to English Language Teaching 20

Optional (Group 3)

Students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 10 credits from this group

Code Title Credits
INCM2010 Mandarin for Everyday Life 2B 10
BUSI2114 Technology and Organisation 10
BUSI2132 The Consumer Psychology of Brands 10
INCM2054 Inter Faculty French 2B (heritage) 10
INCM2052 Inter Faculty German 2B  (heritage) 10
INCM2050 Inter Faculty Japanese 2B  (heritage) 10
INCM2048 Inter Faculty Spanish 2B  (heritage) 10
INCM2046 Inter Faculty Italian 2b 10
INCM2044 Inter Faculty Korean 2b 10

 

Year 4 (Part II)

Compulsory

Students must take all modules

Code Title Credits
BUSI3093 International Business Strategy I 10
BUSI3100 International Business Environment I 10
BUSI3092 International Business Strategy II 10
BUSI3099 International Business Environment II 10

Optional (Group 1)

Students must take a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 80 credits from this group

Code Title Credits
ENGL3085 Sociolinguistics 20
ENGL3088 Corpus Linguistics 20
ENGL3089 Workplace Discourse 20
ENGL3102 Introduction to Translation and Interpreting 20
ENGL3086 Brain and Language 20
ENGL3087 Teaching English as a Foreign Language 20
ENGL3090 Intercultural Communication 20

Optional (Group 2)

Students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from this group

Code Title Credits
ENGL3092 Dissertation (FY) 20
ENGL3091 Dissertation 20

 

Students should take a minimum of 220 credits in English subject and 90 credits in Business subject

Detailed module information can be found through the online module catalogue. Please enter the module title or code when searching. Detailed programme specifications information can be accessed on the Online Programme Catalogue

Please note: This degree structure and modules may be subject to change. 

 

Careers and further study

Studying international business with a strong focus on English language prepares our graduates for a wide range of careers in global organisations and companies around the world.

Our graduates are highly successful in going onto further study and careers at prestigious institutions where advanced communication skills, analytical abilities and cultural awareness are highly sought after. Of the 31 undergraduates who graduated from the School of English in 2014 and continued onto postgraduate studies, 68% were admitted by world top 100 universities and 45% by world top 40 according to the 2013-14 QS World University Rankings. Typical graduate career destinations include: business and finance, journalism, publishing, teaching, internet and ecommerce, government and public institutions.

 

Contact

For further information, please contact:

Margaret Dowens Margaret.Dowens@nottingham.edu.cn