Doing Business in China

For whom

If you are looking for an opportunity to study abroad, learn about Chinese language and culture, and learn how to do business in China, this minor is for you. You need to be able to adapt to the local culture, work together with others students and have a flexible attitude and an open mindset.

Entry requirements

An intake meeting with the coordinator to assess your motivation, attitude and English language skills is part of the admission process. As all courses are taught in English, you are expected to have attained English language skills at CEFR level B2. If you are unsure about your level, you can do a (free) written and spoken assessment. Contact the programme coordinator for more information.


China is the second largest economy in the world and one of the fastest growing ones. Its production capabilities and market potential influence all global markets. European companies recognise the potential of China and business relationships are developing. In this globalising world, having awareness, knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture, language and business policies is an asset. It is this asset that this minor aims at.

This minor programme is an intensive programme on Chinese language, Chinese culture and the Chinese business environment, of course organised in China’s most important and vibrant cities: Beijing, Wuhan and Shanghai.

Learning objectives

During the programme, you’ll work on the following competencies:

  • International business awareness
  • Intercultural competency
  • International marketing and sales management
  • International supply chain management
  • Co-operation
  • Business communication
  • Business research methods
  • Planning and organising


The programme takes place at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (Business Assignment) as well as at three universities in China: BJUT (Beijing University of Technology), WhUT (Wuhan University of Technology) and SHUFE (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics).

Course Unit Title ECTS
Business in China 10
Chinese Language 15
Chinese Culture 5


Course Assessment
Business in China Assessment through written assignment
Chinese Language Assessment at partner university; type of assessment based on partner university’s requirements
Chinese Culture Assessment at partner university; type of assessment based on partner university’s requirements


You will receive a definite reading list before the start of the minor. TBD


Classes take place five days a week.

Additional costs