The BComm International with Chinese programme gave me a great opportunity to broaden my understanding of business while simultaneously acquiring knowledge of China's language and culture, something that is highly sought after by employers. As part of the degree I studied in China for a year, attending two different universities in Beijing and Shanghai where I took Chinese classes as well as business courses. This year abroad allowed me to put into practice knowledge learned in UCD and allowed me to enhance my language skills as well as furthering my understanding of Chinese culture.
James Keane - Bcomm International (Chinese)
I am currently in my final year of my BComm (International) with Chinese language degree in UCD. This course has given me a great insight into commerce and has introduced me to a language I have grown to love and enabled me to continuously learn and improve my language skills under the guidance of the excellent Chinese teachers of the Confucius Institute. My Chinese learning has truly opened a new world for me.
Nita Killian - Bcomm International (Chinese)
Studying Law and Chinese studies has given me the opportunity to learn about the fascinating Chinese culture and language along with my law degree. Studying Chinese is hugely beneficial as it is the most widely spoken language in the world. This course gives students the opportunity to spend a year studying in a leading law school in China.
Chloe Shortall - Law and Chinese Studies
I have to say the standard of teaching and instruction is first class. The language content of the course broadly follows the Kuaile Hanyu textbooks and workbooks II and III. There is plenty of scope for individual learning as well as group-work in speaking, listening and reading Chinese as well as writing Chinese characters. The Chinese Cultural aspects of the course have been wide-ranging and most satisfying to gain knowledge of. For instance, we have gained experience in aspects such as Chinese Food and Drink Culture, Confucian Philosophy, the Evolution of the Chinese writing script, etc. through workshops, reading, presentations, essays and assignments.
Michael Fitzgerald - Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture
The CEMS exclusive Chinese for Business and Communication module proved invaluable in giving me insights into the Chinese culture, while also being able to develop basic Chinese language skills.
It is a highly interactive course combining theory and practice and challenges its students with a mixture of assignments along the way. The module offers a rare opportunity to learn a new language as well as generating an understanding of the underlying Chinese cultural facets and developing cross-cultural skills. I would highly recommend this course to anyone seeking to develop Chinese language skills with the drive to get a greater insight into the Chinese culture.
Ceylan Tozlu - CEMS Master in International Management at UCD
The unique CEMS programme here at UCD allowed me to undertake the Chinese Language, Business and Culture module. The module is evenly divided between the language and culture elements, both taught in a very interactive way compared to the other modules I was taking at the same time.
The importance of China in the world's economy is only continuing to grow in significance, and after undertaking this module here at UCD; I have much greater insights into its unique character.
Fiona Murphy - CEMS Master in International Management at UCD
Being the world's most populous country with the fastest growing consumer market and the largest economy in the world, holding prosperous growth rates, China reveals itself to be a tremendous opportunity to invest and conduct business in. Due to this development, I believe it becomes crucial to step forward by taking the initiative to learn and appreciate the differences between China and the Western world in order to successfully adapt to this emerging Chinese business environment.
Fabian Schulenburg - CEMS Master in International Management at UCD