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Master in Chinese Economy and Business

Master of Science in Chinese Economy and Business (MSc)

China dominates the business headlines. With input from Leiden University, Rotterdam School of Management presents an MSc in Chinese Economy and Business, exploring its economy and culture.

China’s firms are floating on European markets and the country is the world's largest recipient of FDI. This MSc in Chinese Economy and Business from RSM and Leiden University meets an increasing demand for knowledge of China's dynamic economy, business sector and culture with sound business management skills. An extensive partnership network consisting of companies and universities is an integral part of the programme.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is ranked as a top 10 player by the Financial Times European Masters in Management list. It has the widest selection of one-year MSc programmes in the Netherlands and is located in a city with a truly international flavour.

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Why study a Master in Chinese Economy and Business in Rotterdam?

Why a Master in Chinese Economy and Business?
  • business knowledge from RSM combined with expertise in Chinese Studies from the University of Leiden;
  • hands-on experience during a three-month professional internship in China;
  • membership of a diverse, ambitious, international student community;
  • an enthusiastic and supportive teaching faculty.

Career opportunities Master in Chinese Economy and Business

Career opportunities Master in Chinese Economy and Business

Master graduates who combine sound business management skills with a thorough knowledge ofChina’s economy, business and culture, are in demand. Career prospects are excellent. Positions are varied and include finance, marketing and HRM. International consultancy firms, NGO’s (World Bank, IFC, EU) and global firms are all searching for graduates offering this added value.


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Education objectives Master in Chinese Economy and Business

Education objectives Master in Chinese Economy and Business You will:
  • understand the differences between Chinese and Western business systems and develop skills to manage cultural differences also outside the Chinese context;
  • adapt conventional concepts and skills for international management purposes;
  • know how to invest in sustainable business with key Chinese or Asian relationships;
gain an MSc in Chinese Economy & Business.

Curriculum Master in Chinese Economy and Business

Curriculum Master in Chinese Economy and Business
  • Predicting China
  • International Business and Chinese Enterprises
  • Understanding China's Economic Development
  • Chinese Economy and its Institutions
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Network & Leadership
  • Life in Contemporary China
  • Economics and Business Chinese


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Mode of Education Master in Chinese Economy and Business

Mode of Education Master in Chinese Economy and Business

In addition to  lectures, you will work in small groups on business cases and assignments. Many of the exercises are carried out in teams. Skills training, presentations, visiting lecturers and practitioners are all part of the curriculum. In order to graduate you will be trained in analytical and research skills and will must write an individual thesis on a topic of your choice.

Target audience Master in Chinese Economy and Business

Target audience Master in Chinese Economy and Business

This master is designed for recent bachelor graduates with a background in business administration, economics, political science or HRM, whose ambition it is to learn more about the Chinese and Asian economy and business culture. This master is also suitable for sinologists with an interest in business management. It is a perfect starting point for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Admission criteria Master in Chinese Economy and Business

Admission criteria Master in Chinese Economy and Business
  • Pre-determined undergraduate degree from a research university
  • GMAT > 600
  • GPA equivalent to 7 out of 10 in the Dutch education system
  • English language requirement (TOEFL / IELTS)
For exact admission requirements please visit RSM’s admission pages.


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Application Master in Chinese Economy and Business

Application Master in Chinese Economy and Business

You should apply directly to  Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) through its online application system (OLAF). Please visit RSM’s admission pages for comprehensive instructions on how to proceed.


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