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China and the World Economy

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20 weeks
12 -18 hours per week
  • About this minor
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Do you want to know more about the biggest economic story since the industrial revolution?

The 21st century global business environment is full of opportunities and challenges – probably the most important of these is that the Chinese economy is now #2 in the world and expected to surpass America in the coming decade or two. The central goal of this Minor is to offer students a theoretical and practical toolbox about contemporary China that will enable you to understand how China achieved this extraordinary economic success and the consequences for the rest of the world.

By enrolling on the Minor, you can explore the political, economic and historical context of the rise of China with a selection of expert staff located in the International Business Department, Eindhoven. Every student is involved in practically orientated projects which are based on carefully selected corporate case studies from China. In addition, the involvement of our partner university in Shanghai will offer students some unique opportunities for tapping into business and academic networks in China itself.

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All in all – this Minor combines all the exciting aspects of an international study with tangible benefits for students with ambitions for expanding their knowledge of the contemporary world and preparing themselves for the future trends and challenges within the global business environment.

There will be 3x5 credit modules concerning the economic, political and historical context that will form a background understanding of contemporary China which can then be applied to the current global business environment by students. Included here is a unique course about the Beijing Consensus – the specific set of Chinese economic policies pursued since China ‘opened up’ its economy at the end of the 1970s.

The project will be in two parts (totalling 10 credits) and will focus on up-to-date Chinese corporate case studies. It will be developed and implemented with the direct assistance of the Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT). This will offer students hands-on expertise concerning Chinese business practices and opportunities.

A China ‘log’ or diary based on your experiences of the Minor (which might include a study excursion to Shanghai) will make up the final 5 credits of this study.

Student of the China minor are working on a project

From February 1 you can apply for a minor that starts in September. The application period ends on July 1 at the latest.

Some minors have a numerus fixus, which means that a minor closes the application early, make sure to make your choice on time!

To attend a minor you have to

  • Have passed the propaedeutic phase or;
  • Have permission from the examination board of your study programme

Contact information

Minor Coordinators: Anthony Murphy & You Wang

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