Prepare for a global economy

The intercultural programme Chinese-European Economics and Business Studies provide students with key insights into major aspects of economic development in China and Europe. The skills taught include analyses of specific aspects of trade relations and financial flows, and an understanding of the social and economic interrelations between these two geopolitical regions.

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China’s rapid economic development, its integration into the world market, as well as its significance for the global economy are changing the development of companies and institutions at a national and international level. Europe is still an important player in the world market. Its integration process is difficult but unique. In an intercultural setting, students will learn to describe major aspects of the economic development in China and Europe and learn to analyse trade relations and financial flows as well as social and economic interrelations between the two regions.

The cross-cultural learning and teaching environment is further supported by a mandatory semester in China (at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, known as SWUFE, in Chengdu/China). The staff involved in the Master's programme are internationally-renowned academics and senior researchers. An international academic staff exchange is an essential element in the programme included in team-teaching. The programme takes a comparative Chinese-European perspective in the majority of the modules. The programme offers an international and application-oriented approach towards a multidisciplinary and academic education in Economics and Business Studies.

The Master's programme addresses applicants who have acquired their first degree (Bachelor/Diploma) and who have a particular interest in the field of the rapidly growing Chinese-European economic and business relations. Participants in this programme will acquire a good base of knowledge in economics and business, as well as in the specific cultural and political foundations of China and Europe. Students seeking to build a career in this field will also appreciate the intercultural learning and teaching environment in this Master's programme.

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This full-time Master's programme comprises three parts:

  • the first part builds and extends expertise in International Business and Economics,
  • the second focuses on Chinese- European Business and Economics, and
  • the third is dedicated to Cultural Studies and Language Learning.


To apply for this postgraduate programme, you need to fulfil the following requirements:

  • A recognised international undergraduate degree (Bachelor, Diploma)
  • Four-year Bachelor's degree (China) or at least 180 ECTS credit points
  • Professional experience increases the chances of submission
  • Excellent knowledge of English equivalent to a TOEFL certificate of at least ibt 79 points or cbt 213 points, IELTS with an overall band score of 6.5 or other equivalent certificates
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV including study terms or internships abroad
  • Interview
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Last updated November 28, 2018
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Sep 2019
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