Academic year: 2021/2022
Level of qualification
Master's Degree Programme
Ministerial degree code
LM-38 (Modern languages for international communication and cooperation)
Announcements and Regulations
The teaching regulations of the study course depend on the following organisational aspects: educational goals, access methods, study plan, exams, final exam, job opportunities, etc. Throughout their university career, students must refer to the teaching regulations enforced from their matriculation.
DD Business and Politics in Modern Asia National Research University - Higher School of Economics Saint Petersburg (Russia).
Head of studies
Access to the programme
Limited admission: 70 places.
Quota reserved to foreign non-EU students residing abroad: 3 seats, of which 2 space is reserved for Chinese students, living in China, studying under the Marco Polo Project.
In order to be accepted onto the master's degree course, students must hold a degree in one of the following: L-11 Modern Languages and Cultures; L-12 Linguistic Mediation, or in a corresponding degree class under a previous system, or other equivalent accepted academic qualification awarded abroad. Graduates in other degree classes must have a suitable number of credits in specific scientific disciplinary sectors, as indicated in the Degree Programme Regulations.
A minimum proficiency level of B2 in English is required and students must also have an adequate level of personal preparation, consisting of Chinese language proficiency equivalent to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference. It is compulsory to check students’ level of personal preparation; this also involves assessment of the degree mark.
For details of the curriculum requirements and how personal preparation is assessed, please refer to the Master’s Degree Programme Regulations.
The admission requirements can be consulted on the appropriate Admission web page.
Admission with international qualification
Applicants with international qualification must have obtained a bachelor’s degree that is the result of at least 3 years of study. The preliminary evaluation of the qualification is mandatory. Procedures and deadlines are available on the dedicated online platform.
International qualification will be evaluated by the designated teaching committee after the pre-evaluation procedure carried out on the online platform.
European applicants and non-European applicants with a permit of stay valid for enrolment must take the onsite admission test. Non-European applicants who need a visa for enrolment will take the admission test via Skype.
This course is intended for graduates who have completed a three-year degree and are already knowledgeable and proficient in Chinese language and culture. It combines advanced Chinese language skills with knowledge of marketing, management, economics and law, specifically targeting contemporary issues. The course aims to train professionals to operate in companies, entities and institutions that have developed or are developing strategies for growth in China. Language learning focuses particularly on sector-specific terminology related to the economic and legal sphere, while the study plan as a whole is designed to deal with the growing internationalisation and globalisation of companies, entities and institutions. The course overall focuses on management practices and processes and on the increasingly global context in which businesses and institutions operate. Despite having a solid theoretical basis, the economic, legal and management skills are strictly linked to management and market scenarios in China.
Courses are taught in English, with the exception of language and IT lessons.
Business consultant for the Asian market
Graduates will mainly work as freelancers or for companies and business consulting agencies and Chambers of Commerce.
Specialist in the marketing of goods and services offered to the Chinese market
Graduates will be able to work in the sales/marketing departments of companies marketing goods and services that operate in China or with China.
Language consultant and interpreter during business negotiations with Chinese companies
“Language and Management in China” graduates will be able to work in the public or private sector, developing international business relations, as a freelancer or on behalf of agencies.
Translator of Chinese commercial or technical media
“Language and Management in China” graduates will be able to operate in the public or private sector, developing international economic relations, as a freelancer or on behalf of agencies.
Examination assessment and graduation
Course activity includes face-to-face lessons, laboratories and workshops during the two-year course. The final internship is compulsory and allows you to acquire extensive skills that can be applied in the workplace.
Throughout university the knowledge learned by the student will be verified through written and oral exams.
The final examination consists in writing a thesis on a topic agreed with the supervisor, including a preface in Chinese.
Students must then discuss their research or applied research in front of an examination board, which awards a final mark, to be added to the weighted average of the marks awarded during the course. This will be partially performed in Chinese, in order to demonstrate that students have and are able to apply the language skills expected upon graduating from the course.
Given the specific nature of this course, the thesis shall be written and discussed in English, with the exception of theses on linguistics/terminography, for which Italian is permitted. The topic discussed must be relevant to the disciplinary fields covered in the course.
The final examination for the master's degree course may also be based on students’ internship experiences.
Access to further studies
Professional Master's programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes
Last update: 12/10/2021