• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest International Business

It is frequently stated that the 21st century will be one in which China is a dominant player.  This is very likely to be the case politically - but equally or more so in relation to business.  Yet for many outsiders China is a difficult place to fathom, let alone do business in. The landscape is littered with companies which have tried but failed miserably to take advantage of the supposed myriad of opportunities which a country of 1.3 billion persons represents.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the contemporary environment of business in China and an appreciation of some of the implications for firms seeking to undertake business there.  Specifically, the course aims to:

  • develop a comprehensive understanding of the many facets of China - historical, political, legal, economic and socio-cultural - which form the fabric within which business operates there;
  • at the level of the firm, provide an appreciation of the variety of Chinese organizations - and managers - and the ways in which they operate;
  • develop an appreciation of the implications of the Chinese business environment for foreign firms and managers operating there;
  • initiate the development of specific skills that class members can use if and when they undertake business in China.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Learning & Teaching Exercises  - 5%                                  
  • Participation & Contribution to Discussion - 10%                                   
  • Case Analysis 1  - 15%                                   
  • Case Analysis 2 - 15%
  • Literature Review Essay - 30%
  • Final Exam 25%

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At least three contact hours per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 72 Units of courses.




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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $2922
2014 $3246
2013 $3240
2012 $3240
2011 $3240
2010 $3240
2009 $3240
2008 $3240
2007 $3240
2006 $3240
2005 $3234
2004 $3234
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2922
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3426
2008 $3426
2007 $3426
2006 $3288
2005 $3234
2004 $3234
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3346 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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