Food Business with Chinese Studies

Aims to develop graduates with the skills and talent urgently required by the Irish food industry.

With Brexit and the uncertainty involving the UK market, export expansion to the emerging markets has critical strategic importance to the Irish food industry and the overall economy.

The changing market landscape requires improved foreign language capability of Irish companies to facilitate access to new markets, and to help sustain and strengthen the modern agri-food and agribusiness companies.

Food Business with Chinese Studies incorporates Chinese language and cultural components into the business skills and fundamental science required for managerial and professional careers in the agri-food sectors. These elements, combined with an emphasis on learning to think analytically, result in a programme that equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for professional decision-making in agri-food business sectors in the global market, with particular reference to China.

First Year

  • Introduction to Food and Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Economics and Business, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Chinese Language Experience, Elementary Written Chinese, Elementary Spoken Chinese

Second Year

  • Business Management, Business Law, Applied Economic Analysis, Financial Planning and Control, Soil Science, Intermediate Spoken Chinese 1 and 2, Intermediate Written Chinese 1 and 2

Third Year

  • Students will complete year three of their studies in China at one of UCD’s partner Universities, where you will take intermediate or advanced Chinese language courses and a range of interesting and relevant modules. There will be a limited number of language scholarship opportunities available on a competitive basis that will cover tuition fees and accommodation for either one or two semesters in China.

Fourth Year

  • Food and Agricultural Strategy, International Food Marketing, Agricultural Policy, Enterprise Development, Advanced Chinese 1 and 2, Chinese Economy, Doing Business in China

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