International Business

B494A Chinese Business Management

Note:

This course is offered in cooperation with the China Centrum Tübingen.

Please note: The course is offered in English with the exception of two film clips.

Content

As the largest economy in Asia, the People’s Republic of China plays a pivotal role in international business. Therefore, developing a profound understanding of China’s unique economic, political, social and cultural conditions is an indispensable premise to successfully conduct business in this region. Those managers of tomorrow who feature such expertise will have a competitive edge among their peers. The objective of this course is to develop and the understanding of China’s cultural values and their influence on management activities, to enhance the ability to effectively communicate and interact as well as how to behave in a Chinese business environment. The course will be supplemented by group assignments, group presentations, discussion parts, case studies, movie clips and role plays. In more detail, we will look at:

  • Perception of the self and of the other
  • Cultural dimensions and managerial implications
  • The Chinese economy and culture
  • Introduction into Chinese history
  • Building trust and relationships with business partners and colleagues
  • Business etiquette
  • Meaning and effects of direct and indirect communication styles
  • Successful conflict management
  • Leadership and knowledge transfer
  • Business negotiations
  • Human resource management in China
  • Sunzi’s art of war
  • Case studies, movie clips and role plays

Key facts about the course

ECTS-Credits

6

 

Level

M.Sc.

Level

Workload

30/150

class/self

Cycle

WS

generally

Course language

ENG/DE

 

Duration of the module

1

semester

Exam written

60

minutes

Max. student number

40


Objective

Students are enabled to explain the business environment of China and to manage business challenges that are of strategic importance for a Western company operating in China. In addition, students enhance their ability to develop projects assigned to them in small teams. Students test theoretical knowledge already acquired through practical projects.


Registration

Registration period: October 26th - November 8th, 2020
Please register for this course in the given period by using the online form (available here during the registration period).

Course work

Written examination (60 minutes)

Course type

Seminar (2 SWS)

Literature

Will be announced in the lecture!

Prüfung

Registration: Please register at the examination office during the central registration period.

Prüfungsamt


Course can be taken as part of the following programs/modules:

General Management

Vertiefungsbereich Schwerpunktmodul International Business

European Management

Vertiefungsbereich Schwerpunktmodul International Business

International Business

Vertiefungsbereich Schwerpunktmodul International Business

International Economics

Free Elective Studies

Economics

Free Elective Studies

Economics and Finance

Free Elective Studies

European Economics

Free Elective Studies

Management and Economics

Elective Studies