This master program has been developed for students holding a B.A. degree in Economics, Business Administration or equivalent qualification who want to specialize in China business and economics. Next to classes that offer in-depth analyses of China’s economy and approaches to doing business with China, students will learn the Chinese language and take classes in Chinese Studies. In addition, senior language classes will empower students to understand and discuss economic texts in Chinese language. Methodological classes prepare students to use their economic and Chinese study knowledge for academic research as well as for solving business problems.
Graduates of this program are well-suited for a career in firms with business relations with China. Furthermore, the competencies acquired during the master more generally prepare them for jobs in enterprises and organizations active in international markets and politics.
The Department of Sinology in Würzburg is keen to support students in special living circumstances (e.g. students with children), and to help them realize their study aim.
The program starts with intensive language training in September (!) and proceeds with regular classes in October. Classes are offered by experts of the Sinology Department as well as the Department of Economics. During the first two terms students attend language classes, lectures and seminars in Würzburg, during the third term they attend language classes and seminars at the renowned Peking University. The final semester is intended for writing the master thesis. In general, students are based in Würzburg while writing the master thesis. Exceptions are possible if students write the thesis in cooperation with a firm or if they do research in China for their thesis.