MGT242 International Studies (China) (8)

International Studies (China) is a unit that aims to provide students with the wherewithal to engage in social and business interactions in Chinese contexts. The unit examines Chinese language, culture and history from the perspective of providing a basis for understanding China's present and future place in the international business environment. The unit also requires students to demonstrate the capacity to identify and assess Australia?China business opportunities. Central to achieving the unit's objectives are a two-week group study tour of China and interactions with Australian companies doing business in China.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


International School of Business and Partnerships

Enrolment Restrictions

The subject is restricted to students enrolled in courses originating from Rural Management on the Orange campus. Other students should consult with their Course Co-ordinator prior to seeking enrolment.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to:
  • Demonstrate conversation ability in Mandarin language to a travel survival level (e.g. greetings, introductions, counting, seeking directions, purchasing, etc).
  • Write some simple Mandarin characters correctly.
  • Exhibit appropriate etiquette for participating in social and business settings with Chinese people (e.g. introductions, banquet behaviour, gift giving, etc).
  • Identify and discuss the key cultural values exhibited in contemporary Chinese society.
  • Discuss the significance of the Chinese dynasties on the development of China.
  • Explain the impact of the 19th century trading activities of European nations with China and their effect on China today.
  • Analyse and describe the events and forces that led to the fall of the last Chinese Dynasty and the subsequent emergence of the republican movements.
  • Critically appraise the political, social and economic impact of significant modern Chinese leaders and the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Identify and discuss the key issues confronting the Chinese Government today and articulate a view of the outlook for China in the 21st century.
  • Identify and discuss the ramifications of China's moves towards a market economy and entry into the World Trade Organisation.
  • Describe and discuss living conditions in urban and rural China and reflect on differences with Australian lifestyles.
  • Identify the challenges and opportunities for conducting business in China.
  • Demonstrate a process for researching and evaluating China?Australia business opportunities.


This subject will cover the following topics:

The Mandarin language and Chinese culture. Chinese history. Chinese economy and business. Australia's business relationships with China.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.