Higher Diploma in Business Language and Culture in East Asia (China Japan, Korea), in Association with the Asia Trade Forum
School of Asian Studies, UCC
The HDip in Business Language and Culture (China, Japan, Korea) has been launched by the UCC School of Asian Studies, the national centre for Asian Studies. It offers comprehensive personalised learning and immersion opportunities to support the individual development of participants charged with the execution of Asia- linked business growth strategies at home or abroad. The programme draws on our extensive contacts with Asian experts from our Asian partner universities, our business partner, the Asia Trade Forum, and from legal and diplomatic organisations to allow the translation of cutting-edge best practice to real-world solutions for individuals involved with or entering East Asian markets.
The HDip provides participants with East Asian perspectives on business and management and develops the business skills and capabilities to work effectively with East Asia. It provides language acquisition (Mandarin, Korean and Japanese) with linked cultural learning ab initio to advanced levels in small group settings taught by native speakers and assessed by the relevant national language authorities. The programme offers the opportunity for short study opportunities at some of our Asian partner universities.
Who should attend:
Irish Multi nationals, FDI Companies and SME's will all benefit.export professionals, marketing, HR, finance, logistics and production managers focused on East Asia.
Programme content: Core learning
- East Asian Business development and emerging corporate models.
- Strategy and organisation.
- East Asian leadership decision making and negotiations.
- Managing the future corporate team.
- Political Economic and financial realities in contemporary East Asia.
Language and Culture: Mandarin, Japanese, Korean
Participants choose one of the three languages (Mandarin, Japanese, and Korean). Language acquisition is seen as reinforcing the development of East Asian intercultural competencies. Participants are allocated to language programmes specifically aligned to their existing levels. Exit proficiency levels are benchmarked to international standards set by the Chinese, Japanese and Korean authorities and participants can obtain externally verified language certification.
- 1. Business Prospects and Logistics (China, Japan, Korea)
These workshops bring students face to face with leading hands on practitioners from the business diplomatic, legal and financial sectors involved with the region. There is a particular focus on logistical challenges and the players involved when trading with and from the region.
- 2. The Business Report Workshop
This allows participants to demonstrate report writing and presentational skills to external business practitioners while researching business, sales and logistics topics related to their county and sector of choice. The work can be carried out in-house or in conjunction with our industry partner, the Asia Trade Forum, and is fully- supported by an academic mentor. It may also be carried out as part of an overseas scholarship offered by one our partner universities in China or Korea.
We pride ourselves on offering customised support to all participants in the programme. All students are offered the opportunity to meet the programme director in the first week to determine expectations and set goals as well as receiving language assessment to enable the participant to be placed in the appropriate level class. The ethos of the School of Asian Studies means ease of access to staff and as registered students access to all varied aspects of School of Asian Studies and wider UCC activities.
Professor Deirdre Hunt T: 085-8662877
Catherine Sullivan. E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 021-4906032
Planning your time Commitment: Programme Outline
- 37 days from September to June
September 7th to 27th November 2015.
11am -1pm: Japanese, Korean, Mandarin language
3pm-6pm: East Asian Business Development
11am -1pm: Japanese, Korean, Mandarin language
3pm-6pm: East Asia: History and Geo- politics
11 Jan to 9th March 2016
11am – 1pm: Mandarin and Japanese
10am- 12pm Korean
11am – 1pm Mandarin and Japanese
10am – 12pm Korean
Capstone workshops (Compulsory attendance at one; optional access to the other two).
Two day compulsory, highly participative capstone workshops on contemporary issues in China, Korea and Japan led by global experts drawn for our extensive networks. Participants must attend one out of the three may attend all three.
March 14- 15 2016
- China: Emerging Trends and Business Issues
April 4-5 2016
- Korea: Emerging Trends and Business issues
April 25 -26 2016
- Japan: Emerging trends and business issues
June 6th 2016
- Capstone Report back on in- company report or on China immersion scholarship experience
Total cost: €6,000
If you are paying for your tuition fees yourself, it is now possible to apply to the Revenue Commissioners for tax relief for this programme. Tax relief is allowable per programme, per participant, per academic year. Relief will not be available for any part of tuition fees which are met directly, or indirectly, by grants, scholarships, employer payments etc. Please see www.revenue.ie for further information on how to apply for this relief. All decisions on individual tax relief requests are subject to the discretion of the Revenue Commissioners.