BA International Business with Language
Introduction to the Program
The Bachelor’s in International Business with Language 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 theoretical and practical grounding in the key disciplines of modern business. You develop a competence in an Asian or European language, together with an appreciation of important management issues.
International students have the opportunity to become competent in Mandarin as they deepen their knowledge of management issues in modern China. Students take core modules in entrepreneurship, business computing and quantitative methods.
This degree prepares you for a business and management career and equips you with the capacity for lifelong learning in the global environment. In an increasingly international work environment, graduates armed with business know-how as well as language skills are likely to succeed.
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 three (Part I) and Year four (Part II)
In Parts I and II of the degree core modules are taken in economics, organisational behaviour, strategic management and human resource management.
Year 3 modules (Part I)
Year 4 modules (Part II)
Students must elect for a foreign language from a choice of either French, German, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish.
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.