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International Business (Mandarin Chinese) - undergraduate

Fact sheet

Graduation
Bachelor, BA (Hons)

Taught language
Chinesisch, Englisch

Specialization
Business & Management

Program Emphasis
International Business

Course options
Vollzeit Studium

Internationalism, innovation, creativity, leadership, and employability are the key themes of this programme. You will develop a broad base of core business, management, intercultural and language skills which will equip you as a leader, strategist and decision-maker of the future.

Language and intercultural intelligence are a very important features of the degree. You will study a foreign language and spend two terms at one of our many partner institutions around the world.

In addition, significant periods of work experience during your studies will challenge you to test your learning in a variety of real-world business and cultural settings.

Program Emphasis

Additional information

The design of the programme enables you to develop a full knowledge and understanding of business and management, to acquire the relevant language and cultural skills, to choose subject areas of interest from a wide range of options, to take advantage of studying and working in more than one ‘foreign’ country and to experience the real world through work placements.

Language study

You will be able to choose one core target language from Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Languages are taught with a marked focus on professional communication skills, which prepares you to succeed in your SPA and beyond.

You can either study a language as complete beginner or choose a language that you already speak and be accepted up to an intermediate level of competence in the language. You must not have an A-level equivalent award issued by the country of the target language (e.g. a student cannot take French if they have a French Baccalauréat). The level will be ascertained in a diagnostic test on enrolment.

You can also choose to study a second foreign language as an elective.

*Please note that you cannot choose your native language as part of your degree.*

Study Period Abroad (SPA)

You will study abroad in Term 5 and 6*, spending time in one (or two) countries to gain life-changing international experience. Your target language choice will determine which partner institution/s is/are available for you. You may replace one of your SPA terms in an English speaking country, e.g. USA or Australia, subject to the competency of target language and the approval of SPA Academic Advisor. At least one of your SPA terms must be in the target language of your degree.

We have partnerships with over a hundred around the world. This provides students with the opportunity to strengthen intercultural understanding, gain exposure to a more varied selection of academic modes, as well as significantly driving up their language skills. The University’s International Partnerships Office will support you before, during and after your SPA.

* Fees for the Study Period Abroad Year is 50% of annual tuition fee.

Placement Learning Project (PLP)

This is an optional replacement for the second SPA in Term 6. The Placement Learning Project is a 4 to 5 month (16 week minimum) module which aims to formally and academically utilise the student’s theoretical business knowledge in a real-life industry environment. The module is formed of these three elements:
• a 16 week placement in an internship setting

• a formal and concurrent structure of academic submissions

• a supervisory tutor/student relationship  

Work Placements/Internships

Work placements are an integral part of the programme and you are required to undertake two 8-week blocks of work placements before the final year of study, in order to gain valuable industry experience, and also to provide a source of reflection and investigation for your final-year capstone module – Applied Business Project.

The work placements provide practical enrichment of your learning, allowing you to test your knowledge in a variety of real-world business and cultural settings. Such experience is highly valued by potential employers and will significantly enhance your career prospects and employability after graduation.

The University’s Careers & Business Relations team will support you throughout your placement.

*You may eligible to replace your second SPA in Term 6 with a Placement Learning Project (PLP). The PLP requires the student to undertake a 16-week Internship and conduct and academic analysis/investigation of certain aspects of the placement and our role. Various academic submissions are demanded, culminating in the submission of a major report.

Modules

Year 1

Term 1 & 2 (year-long module)
  • Analytical Tools and Techniques for Business
  • Accounting and Finance
  • People and Organisation
Term 1
  • Language module
  • Academic Environment
  • Global Perspectives
Term 2
  • Language module
  • Business Economics
  • Regent’s module elective
The Regent’s module elective (RME) is a free choice for you to pick an area from anywhere on the campus subject to availability to broaden your perspective and enjoy your studies.

Year 2

Term 3 & 4
  • Sustainability
  • Marketing Principles
  • International Business
Term 3
  • Language module
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Regent’s module elective
Term 4
  • Language module
  • Option module**
  • Regent’s module elective
** Option modules are related to business and management subject areas. You can choose the option module based on your subject area of interest.

Year 3

Term 5
  • Study Period Abroad
Term 6
  • Study Period Abroad/Placement Learning Project 1
Year 4

Term 7 & 8
  • Strategic Management in Theory and Practice
  • Applied Business Project
  • Option module
Term 7
  • Language module
  • Planning a New Venture
  • Leading with Intercultural Intelligence
Term 8
  • Language module
  • Option module
* Module descriptions will be available shortly.

Requirements / Application

Academic requirements
  • Five Scottish Highers
  • Five Irish Leaving Certificates
  • International Baccalaureate Full Diploma
  • French Baccalaureate
  • German Abitur
  • Italian Maturita
  • US High School Diploma with 3 APs at grade 3 or 2 APs at grade 4
  • Swedish Slutbetyg
  • Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted; please contact us for further information.

    Please note, if you are applying with a 12-year high school qualification such as an American High School Diploma (without any AP passes), you will normally be required to complete the one-year Integrated Foundation before progressing to your chosen BA (Hons) degree course.

    If applying via UCAS, please refer to the full list of UCAS course codes. Please refer to the How to apply section below, for more information.

    Transfer of credits
    If you have already participated in degree-level education, you may be able to transfer some of your credits towards a course at Regent's University London. We recognise Advanced Prior Learning (APL), which may make it possible for you to begin your studies at a more advanced level within the programme.
    This is at the discretion of Regent's University London.

    Any applicant being considered for APL will be required to have equivalent qualifications from another university. A key criterion for the acceptance of APL qualifications will be the similarity of the learning outcomes between the two programmes, so that the exemptions can be matched specifically to particular modules within the Regent's University London undergraduate degree programme.

    To apply for transfer of credit, you must provide detailed descriptions (certified English translations where necessary) of any courses taken, and transcripts of relevant grades. Transfer of credit will only be assessed before entry. Please note: all transfer students must complete at least three semesters at Regent's University London, and transfer into the final year of the degree programme is not possible. All credit transfer is subject to a language test in your chosen foreign language(s). Your level of foreign language skills will determine the level at which you can enter the programme.

    Languages
    English is the language of instruction, but it is not a language option. Of the nine languages offered at Regent's, you cannot study your native language. In addition, the programme does not allow students to take more than one language at beginner level.
    >Language Testing
    At registration, if you are a non-beginner language student you will be required to take a diagnostic test in your chosen language. The results of this test will determine which language class you will be placed in.

    English requirements

    PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

    Please see the Home Office website for further information.

    Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

    We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:
    • IELTS
    • PTE Academic
    • Cambridge Advanced
    • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test
    If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

    For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:
    • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
    • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
    • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.0 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
    • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
    • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
    • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
    • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
    Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

    Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration. Please check their website for current information.

    On-campus diagnostic test

    If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test.

    This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

    Tuition / Fees

    Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July.

    Fees September 2017

    Annual tuition fee: £16,400
    Home/EU students advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
    Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

    * Fees for the Study Period Abroad Year is 50% of annual tuition fee.

    Financial Aid

    Duration of study

    This is a four-year, full time programme, including 1 year study period abroad.

    Career Perspective

    The complex, fast-moving world of international business offers many challenges and opportunities. The diverse nature of the BA (Hons) International Business programme will prepare you for a career as a leader, manager, strategist or entrepreneur in many different sectors and in small, large, multinational or family-run businesses across the world.

    All areas of the international business sector will be open to you, including Management, Finance, Banking, IT and Big Data Analytics, Corporate Governance, Consultancy, Strategy, Retail, Human Resources, Advertising and Marketing.

    You can also seek the opportunities to specialise your knowledge and skills by taking a more specialised postgraduate degree. Examples of postgraduate degrees undertaken by our students are MSc in Finance, MSc in Banking, MSc in Investment and Wealth Management, MSc in Marketing, MA in Brand Management, MA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MA in Human Resource Management, MSc in Management with Technology Management, etc.

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