International Business (Japan Studies)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in International Business (Japan Studies)
(Full-time, UGC Funded)
|Normal Period of Study:|
|· 4 years (for normative 4-year degree)|
|· 3 years (for Advanced Standing I students)|
|· 2 years (for Advanced Standing II students)|
Minimum Number of Credit Units Required for the Award
|Normative 4-year Degree||Advanced Standing I||Advanced Standing II|
|120 credit units||93 credit units||63 credit units|
Aims of Major
This major aims to:
1. prepare and develop students for a career in International Business Management with focus on Japan
2. study the operational and strategic management of multinational corporations (MNCs) and the changing global environmental forces, structures, and institutions which impact on and influence the operation of the MNCs, with particular emphasis on Japanese Multinationals.
3. develop in students the intellectual skills of understanding the theories of international business; defining problems and understanding the approaches to solve problems related to international business; communicating with Japanese businessmen using the appropriate Japanese language style; evaluating the literature and other sources related to international business.
4. develop graduates who can demonstrate high proficiency in the English and Japanese languages; deep understanding of the culture, society, economy and politics of Japan; global mindset; high level of computer literacy, and good analytical and research skills.
5. produce graduates who possess a variety of transferable attributes including communication and international business management skills to work with companies and people of different nationalities; the broad-mindedness to accept opinions, feedbacks and criticisms from people of different ranks and cultural backgrounds; the leadership skills to help subordinates achieve their tasks; the maturity and independence to respond to complex issues arising from international business.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)
Upon successful completion of this Major, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate key knowledge and skills in business and management specific disciplines.
2. Communicate effectively in English and Chinese.
3. Apply creative and critical thinking in solving business-related problems.
4. Attain personal and team goals using individual and interpersonal skills.
5. Demonstrate awareness of ethical and global issues in business.
6. Demonstrate competence in fundamental concepts and models related to the strategy and operation of MNCs in the international business context.
7. Analyze major issues related to effective management of MNCs in the international business context, with emphasis on firms associated with Japan.
8. Apply knowledge of diverse cultures and societies to deal with intercultural problems in business.
Major Requirement (45 credit units)
1. Required Courses (30 credit units)
|Course Code||Course Title||CreditUnits|
|CTL2959||Beginning Japanese I *||3|
|CTL2965||Beginning Japanese II *||3|
|CTL3969||Intermediate Japanese I *||3|
|CTL3989||Intermediate Japanese II *||3|
|CTL4929||Advanced Japanese for Business *||3|
|CTL4944||Practical Business Japanese I *||3|
|CTL4945||Practical Business Japanese II *||3|
|MGT3429||Perspectives on Japan: Cultural, Social, Political and Economic||3|
|MGT4227||International Business #||3|
(For BBA3, BBA4) (12 credit units to be chosen from the courses below)
(For BBA2) (12 credit units to be chosen from the courses below, 6 more credit units to be chosen from the courses below or from related language courses to be approved by Programme Advisor)
|Course Title||Credit Units|
|CTL4946||Advanced Japanese *||3|
|CTL4947||Improving Japanese Communication Skills *||3|
|MGT3422||Product and Service Innovation Management||3|
|MGT3424||Principles of Entrepreneurship||3|
|MGT4225||Global Human Resources Management||3|
|MGT4229||Special Topics for International Business||3|
|MGT4230||Management & E-Commerce||3|
* revised syllabus, syllabus pending
+ revised syllabus
3. Major Research Courses (3 credit units to be chosen from the courses below)
|Course Title||Credit Units|
|MGT3412||Research Methods in Management||3|
|MGT4239||Business Research Skills for Japan||3|
Students may need to take 15 credits of minor/elective courses to fulfil the minimum credit requirement for graduation.
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