Asian Studies: Doing Business in China
Are you interested in a challenging career focused on conducting business in and with China via the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)? Sign up for the Doing Business in and with China exchange course at HAN University of Applied Sciences!
Beijing’s multibillion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been called a Chinese Marshall Plan, a state-backed campaign for global dominance, a stimulus package for a slowing economy, and a massive marketing campaign for something that was already happening – Chinese investment around the world.
Over the six years since President Xi Jinping announced his grand plan to connect Asia, Africa and Europe, the initiative has morphed into a broad catchphrase to describe almost all aspects of Chinese engagement abroad.
Belt and Road, or yi dai yi lu, is a “21st century silk road,” confusingly made up of a “belt” of overland corridors and a maritime “road” of shipping lanes.
From South-east Asia to Eastern Europe and Africa, Belt and Road includes 71 countries that account for half the world’s population and a quarter of global GDP.
There is an ever-growing demand for qualified professionals who understand supply chains and its financing and know how to conduct business in China. This exchange course provides you with an excellent opportunity to prepare yourself for a business career focused on China.
Business trip to China
A business trip to China will give you an unique opportunity to develop essential cultural competencies for doing business with/for Chinese entities. It will also help you build a valuable foreign network through meetings with partner universities, companies and institutions operating there.
- Chinese Economy and Business Environment
- Supply Chain Management and Financing
- Research and Analysis of the Chinese Market
- China Cross Border Ecommerce
- Knowledge of Cultural Differences
- Chinese Language
- Professional Skills (Negotiation, Qualified Presentations, and etc.)
- Ethical, Normative, Social and Cultural Issues
Type of exchange course
This is a differentiation exchange course. This means it enables you to develop your professional competences in a different/broader context.
Block exchange course
This exchange course is offered once or twice a year in a block during a semester.
The learning outcomes listed below will help you decide whether this exchange course matches your personal goals.
You will have gained insight into a range of topics related to setting up business in China. Whilst working within a project team, you will solve a relevant company issue in the area of Logistics & Distribution, Finance and Marketing.
- Able to research and analyse the Chinese market
- Basic Chinese conversation skills
- Team cooperation skills
An exchange course will be of most benefit to you if it complements your study and/or your professional profile, is at an appropriate level and does not overlap with your major.
This course is intended for highly motivated students in their 3rd year or later. An affinity with and knowledge about International Business, Logistics & Distribution, Finance and Marketing is required. You will also need to be able to work as a team player in a project setting.
- There is a maximum of 30 participants per semester for this minor.
- You should send a mail (in the enrolment period) with motivation to Arno.Teunissen@han.nl.
Mind you: after the enrolment period has expired lots will be drawn to assign places for minors that have been over-enrolled.
This exchange course has the following schedule and working methods:
The business trip to China is planned for halfway through the semester. It is an essential component of the course and is therefore compulsory. Financial contribution by students for travel & expenses will be determined at a later moment (indication of expected costs are around euro 1500).
- Business trip to China
- Case teaching
- Consultancy hours
- Project learning
- Guest lectures
- Company visits
During this exchange course your performance will be assessed in the following ways:
- Peer assessment and self assessment
- Presentations and role-playing
- Case studies
- Written exams
- Project plan
For content information:
E-mail: mailto: Arno.Teunissen@han.nl
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- For minors starting in September, after the registration period in March, a draw takes place in April if there are at that time more subscribers than available places.
- For minors starting in February, after the registration period in October, a draw takes place in November if there are at that time more subscribers than available places.
For the minors with places still available applies until the closing of the subscription period: Once a minor is full, it is closed!
In addition, if the number of subscribers after four weeks is below the norm; this minor may possibly be withdrawn. So if you are interested, sign up immediately!
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Even then: Once a minor is full, it is closed!
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