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Microeconomics (3 credit hours)
Course code: ECON 2020 

Course Description
This course provides a treatment of microeconomic theory that stresses its relevance and application to both managerial and public-policy decision making. This applied emphasis is accomplished by examples that cover such topics as the analysis of demand, cost, and market efficiency; the design of pricing strategies; investment and production decisions; and public policy analysis. The course includes markets and prices; producers, consumers and competitive markets; market structure and competitive strategy; information, market failure, and the role of government.

This course will be given with the aid of multi-media, and classroom teaching will be combined with case study and discussions.

Principles of Management (2 credit hours)
Course code: MNGT 2100 

Course Description
This undergraduate course of study will provide students with learning opportunities to enhance their career prospects in an exciting and rapidly changing world of management and international management. Students will learn about various management theories and techniques. In addition, students will study a range of management instruments such as origination structures, planning and controlling.

The purpose is to improve students' knowledge about management and the interaction between international managerial and organizations; to introduce students to management skills, such as origination structure planning decision making communication and controlling; and to show a new managerial method in our fast changing organizations around the world.

International Marketing (2 credit hours)
Course code: MNGT 3500

Course Description
This course includes the introduction to the complexity of the modern marketing system: why it is essential and how it performs. Identification and examination of business activities involved in the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods, and services to create exchanges that satisfy individual and organization objectives. 

Principles of Marketing are the study of this ever-present business discipline of product-price- distribution-promotion decisions in an ever-changing market environment. Tracking today¨s marketing issues in light of marketing evolution builds an appreciation of marketing¨s role in our world economy while at the same time exposing students to the tools of today¨s marketers. Socio-economic (macro-marketing) trends along with specific marketing strategies (micromarketing) are important, as is the positive implementation of the marketing mix.

This course will be given with the aid of multi-media, and classroom teaching will be combined with case study and discussions.

Chinese Language and Culture (2 credit hours)
Course code: ILC 2150, ISTL 2550 

Course Description
This course starts from zero bases, relies on Pin Yin, enable students use basic Chinese language skills to communicate with local people in daily life. Advanced Chinese language courses are available for students with prior Mandarin proficiency.

International Finance (3 credit hours)

Course Description
This is a basic and specialized course for finance majors. Students will learn about various international financial markets such as the foreign exchange market. In addition, students will study a range of financial instruments such as bonds, options, forwards, futures and swaps.

This course deals with the financial issues in the international economics with special focus on the interaction between financial markets and institutions. It covers economic theory, the historical experience, practices in international economics, and current events. After taking this course, students will understand how the international transactions are settled, what the balance of payment is, why the Gold Standard and the Bretton Woods system failed, why the exchange rates are so volatile. This course also focuses on the key issues surrounding multinational corporations such as transfer pricing.

This course will be given with the aid of multi-media, and classroom teaching will be combined with case study and discussions.

Course Objectives
The overall objective of this course is to provide student with an awareness and understanding of the fundamentals of international financial theory and practice, including the scope and content of international finance and fast evolution due to deregulation of financial markets, product innovations, and technological advancements. Through the study of this course students should have a clear understanding of the following:
  a.  To understand the balance of payment and how to adjust it
  b.  To understand International Monetary System
  c.  To understand the exchange rate systems
       d.  To understand how the foreign exchange, foreign-exchange market, foreign exchange     
            determination and financial derivatives
       e.  To understand how the forward rate is related to the spot rate as an arbitrage    
            relationship via covered interest parity
       f.  To understand what is meant by the Eurodollar market, its historical origins and reasons   
            for its rapid growth
  g.  To understand what is meant by foreign-exchange risk and forecasting
  h.  To understand the import and export financing
  i.  To understand financial management of the multinational enterprises
  j.  To understand international banking: reserves, debt, and risk
  k.  To understand the open economy macroeconomic policy

Liu Ke, International Finance--Theory and Practice (English version), Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2005
Liu Ke, International Finance, Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2005
4 credits and 68 hours; Written exams

Supply Chain Management (2 credit hours)

Course description
This course will examine the strategic role of supply chain management in global competition. Topics include: definition of supply chain management, the strategic framework for supply chain management, planning the demand and supply, strategic purchasing management, collaborative inventory management, the third party service provider, information technology management and information sharing in a supply chain, supply chain financing, supply chain performance evaluation, strategic alliances and coordination.

Course objective 
This course aims to provide students with the concepts, decision models and practical tools necessary for effective decision-making in the various areas of supply chain. Through problem solving and case studies, the course will develop students¨ intuition behind many key supply chain concepts and practices. Students will deeply understand how cost reduction, productivity improvement, flexibility, speed, and customer satisfaction can be achieved through supply chain management. 

Donald J. Bowersox., David J. Closs. , and M. Bixby Cooper. Supply Chain Logistics Management, 2nd ed. China Machine Press. 2007.

2 credits and 34 hours;  Written exams

International Cultural Trade (2 credit hours)

Course Description
Cultural trade is a very new and exciting research field, thanks to its great contribution to the economic development and also the upgrading of the national image of a nation. The studies of cultural trade is interdisciplinary and involves various fields, such as economics, new media technologies, cultural studies, and mass communication etc.  

This course aims to communicate to students the latest intellectual advances in this dynamic field, and help students to understand the how cultural products can propel the economic development and change the trade structure of a nation. This course divides into three parts: introduction, cultural policies and cultural markets. The introduction part offers some general ideas and concepts of the course and some fundamental principles. The part of cultural policies mainly studies the key and special figures in the international cultural trade: France, Canada, the UK, the US, Japan, South Korea, and China. The part of cultural markets illustrates each individual segment of cultural markets through case studies: the publishing market, the film market, the TV program market, the animation market, the performance art market and the artistic artwork market. 

This course is more research oriented and requires quite amount of students participation in team work of research and presentations, through which students shall adopt a general idea about the present situation of cultural trade and see how cultural products are emerging to be playing a key role in changing the trade structure and even economic transformation of a nation.

Course objective 



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