The interdisciplinary BA English and International Business programme combines the subjects of English language and international business with the aim of producing graduates who have an excellent command of English and a critical awareness of the use of language in a business context.
Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU undergraduate programmes, will earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.
Knowledge and skills
By the time you graduate from the BA English and International Business programme, you will:
- be able to communicate professionally in English, using the language confidently in the context of international business and finance
- understand the functional aspects of international business such as international markets and ethical problems facing international organisations
- understand and be able to evaluate the application of international business theory within private, public, large and small business sectors.
UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.
- English language and study skills III for business
- Introduction to linguistics
- Economic principles for business and markets
- Fundamentals of marketing
- Managing across borders
- Foundations of finance.
- Sounds of English
- Introduction to close reading: approaches to literary study
- Literature in context
- Introduction to corpus linguistics
- English as a global language
- Literary theory.
- Corporate social responsibility
- International management
- International development
- Securities market.
- Advertising and the media
- Literature of the Enlightenment
- Technical translation
- Postcolonial literature
- Jane Austen
- Language and society
- Literature and gender
- Language and gender
- Semantics and pragmatics
- Language and mind.
- Services marketing
- International marketing
- Strategic management and business policy.
- Analysing text
- Interpersonal communication in the workplace
- Language and literature
- Conference interpreting
- Advanced literature: approaches to modern poetry
- Advanced literature: British Romanticism
- Language of the law
- Intercultural communication
- Chinese linguistics
- Applied linguistics
- The Gothic
- Postmodern literature
- Historical linguistics
- Final year project.
You will acquire intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills, in addition to strong language skills, which are highly valued by employers. BA English and International Business graduates typically pursue administrative and managerial positions in industry, business, the financial sector, local government and the civil service.
You may also be able to pursue a career as a professional translator or interpreter. Additionally, the programme provides a foundation for further graduate level study in the subjects of English language and international business.