BA International Business Economics
Introduction to the Program
The Bachelor’s in International Business Economics at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is a three or four year undergraduate degree program taught in English.
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by The University of Nottingham with cooperation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.
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About the Program
This degree course provides a practical grounding in economic theory with a particular focus on its application to the Chinese economy and its business environment. It includes elements of quantitative analysis, organizational behaviour, management, computing and strategic problem solving skills.
It also provides an understanding of theoretical and applied microeconomics needed for China’s continued industrial development with a focus on the modern business enterprise and its operating environment.
A combined management and economics degree has enormous prestige with foreign companies, whether in research or in general management. Knowledge of western economics together with a clear understanding of the problems facing the Chinese economy will also be very attractive to planners in government and the private sector.
Course Structure and Modules
Year one (preliminary year)
N.B. This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.
The preliminary year is designed to help you develop your English language skills so that you can make the most of your degree programme. This special English language programme designed by the English for Academic Purposes experts at the University’s Centre for English Language Education is carefully integrated with academic content modules so that you are prepared fully for years two to four of your degree programme.
Year one modules (preliminary year)
Year two (qualifying year)
The qualifying year provides a foundation for Parts I and II of the degree.
All credits of language modules selected must be within the same language. Students may only choose a language in which they have no prior experience.
Year 2 modules
Year 3 modules (Part I)
Year 4 modules (Part II)
Minimum English Requirement
In addition to academic requirements, students whose first language is not English or entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English.
To ensure that you can fully benefit from your studies at UNNC, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency.
For Preliminary year (year one) entry
- IELTS 5.5 with the writing band no less than 5.0 or
- PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51)
For Qualifying year (year two) entry
- IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0 or
- PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55)
Students who have completed a recognised degree, or completed the whole of their secondary education in one of these countries within the last 10 years are not normally required to take a separate English language test.
Otherwise, in addition to the more common language qualifications – such as IELTS, TOEFL, (I)GCSE, O level, IB and A and AS level English – the University also considers a number of other English language qualifications for admission.
The minimum English language requirement for BA English Language and Applied Linguistics, BA English Language and Literature, and BA English with International Business is:
- IELTS 7.0 with each band no less than 6.0 or
- PTE Academic 67 (minimum 55)
Start Date of the program
The tuition fees are RMB80000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 320000 RMB.
The University has several buildings designated for international students, building 11, 18 and 20. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning and a telephone and computer point; enabling students to make and receive telephone calls and access the University’s data network from their bedrooms. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.