CJBS GEMBA 2022 Class
PHBS MCS/CCS 2022 Class
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PHBS courses are offered in Shenzhen,Beijing or other cities in China.
Click HERE to view the complete schedule for the Class of 2022.
Students must complete a minimum of 31 credits courses for the MCS programme (programme delivery: 4 weeks in Shenzhen, Beijing or other cities in China and online courses) and write a thesis to meet the degree requirement. Students in the CCS programme may take any 3 courses (or 12 days) from the list below to receive the certificate; a thesis is not required. Courses for CJBS GEMBA can be found HERE.

List of Courses for the Class of 2022 (credits in parentheses)
Core courses
China in Transition: Reform and Development I (3)
The course provides basic knowledge of economics for students to deepen their understanding of basic concepts and essential principles. Fundamental economic theories covered in this course will enable students to analyze the issues in China's economic reform and its role in developing the world economy.
China in Transition: Reform and Development II (3)
The course provides basic knowledge of economics for students to deepen their understanding of basic concepts and essential principles. Fundamental economic theories covered in this course will enable students to analyze the issues in China's economic reform and its role in developing the world economy.
China Panorama (3)
The course invites renowned scholars from China and abroad to deliver talks on contemporary issues related to China Studies, ranging across the social sciences and humanities. The course is fundamentally question-oriented. It employs interdisciplinary knowledge and methodologies to spark academic discussions among speakers and students, leading students to discover potential research topics related to China Studies.
Field Study in China (3)
By visiting historical and cultural sites, students observe and experience the transformation and development of major Chinese cities from the perspectives of history, architecture, customs, and modern economic growth. Students deepen their understanding of ancient Chinese culture and history during the field study trip and experience innovation and development in contemporary China.
Business Chinese (3)
Business Chinese introduces international students to fundamental vocabulary and practical norms used in an actual business environment. In addition to classroom teaching, Chinese cultural experience activities enable students to familiarize themselves with essential Chinese culture and lay a concrete foundation for using Chinese to engage in a professional workplace in China in the future.
Research Methodology (1)
This course helps students understand the essential skill set needed to write an academic thesis. The course covers writing methods including topic selection, literature review, data analysis, structuring outlines, drafting, revision, and editing. The course guides students' graduation thesis writing and helps them carry out basic research training to cultivate innovative consciousness, independent thinking, and scientific exploration abilities.
Elective courses
Chinese Constitutional & Administrative Law (2)
This course introduces the history, institutions, and theories of constitutional law and administrative law in China. It prepares students for further and deeper understanding of Chinese politics, law, society, and culture. The administrative law section focuses primarily on institutional analysis. It outlines the significant channels through which Chinese citizens solve their conflicts with the administrative system and the impacts made by such channels on the rule of law in China. The constitutional law section emphasizes history. It reviews the progress made by China in establishing constitutionalism, securing independence and sovereignty, and bringing about economic prosperity.
China's Financial System (2)
This course introduces China's investment environment by examining how financial markets, institutions, and regulations work in China. It covers the fundamental theories and practices of financial markets for bonds, stocks, foreign exchanges, etc. The course includes financial institutions, financial regulations, including central banking and financial services regulators, fundamental challenges to the development and opening of China's financial system, the opportunities and risks to domestic and global investors, and implications to China and the global economy.
The Legal Dynamics of Chinese Commerce and Society (2)
This course provides students with an understanding of Chinese business and commercial laws, including how the laws are created, implemented, interpreted in China and how international influences and institutions shape them. The course starts with an overview of the concept of the law and the principle of civil and commercial law in China, following the evolution of this system since 1978, including the latest legal developments, such as the 3rd and 4th sessions of the 18th Party Congress in 2013 and 2014.The course also covers various commercial topics, domestic law, and relevant international rules. These topics include the foundations of Chinese business law, commercial transaction law, business organization law, fundraising, dispute resolution, intellectual property, WTO and regional trade law, and regulations on inward and outward investment in China. Finally, the course ends with enforcement and rulings in Chinese law. A vital feature of the course is using real-life legal examples and case studies involving foreign companies with investments and business in China. Students are expected to participate in the discussion of these cases and to learn the context of legal practices in other jurisdictions.

Doing Business in China (3)
In this course, students learn about the origins of the emerging Chinese market economy, the distinctive characteristics of business management in Chinese and Asian markets, the challenges of starting and managing a business in China, and the evolving relationship between the Chinese business environment and other Asian markets. The course combines close observations of the business environment in China, interviews with business people, and classroom discussions that evaluate the emerging business climate in China. Students will complete the course with a better understanding of identifying and assessing the risks and opportunities associated with Chinese and Asian markets.
Independent Study I (3)
Through this course, students deepen their understanding of modern economics and management theories, become proficient in the analysis methods commonly used in economic and managerial research, and independently use theories to analyze real-life business problems.

Independent Study II (3)
The course guides students in conducting practical research based on specific topics about China. Students apply advanced economics and management research methods to analyze Chinese enterprise issues.