2019 start
MSc

East Asian Business

School of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

The MSc in East Asian Business, combines comparative study of East Asian economic development and East Asian business environments with options focusing individually on China, Japan or Korea.
East Asian postgraduate

Course description

Due to high demand, this course starting in September 2019 is now closed to new applications.

If you have applied for this course and need more information about your application, please contact study@sheffield.ac.uk


You’ll develop a thorough understanding of the Asian business environment and how it is shaped by domestic and social change, globalisation and political developments.

Through optional modules you will have the opportunity to focus on one particular East Asian country or keep your knowledge broad depending on your interests and career goals. Modules on this course will address questions such as; how important is technical progress to East Asian economic growth? Why do Chinese firms invest abroad? What makes the Japanese market interesting for foreign firms? How has rising affluence affected working life in Japan? If you wish to study an East Asian language, we offer a flexible, innovative and highly-rated language programme in Chinese, Japanese and Korean at a variety of levels for non-native speakers.

Modules

Core modules

  • International Business and East Asia
  • Work and Organisation in East Asia
  • Negotiation and Intercultural Communication
  • Project

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules which may include:

  • Political Economy of China
  • Contemporary Chinese Business and Management
  • Business and the Economy of Japan
  • International Human Resource Studies
  • International Management

Teaching

There are lectures and small-group seminars. 

Assessment

You’ll be assessed on your essays, exams, presentations and an extended project.

Duration

1 year full-time

East Asian Studies postgraduate at desk

I decided to study for my masters degree in the UK and my tutor recommended the East Asian Studies department at the University of Sheffield. After reading about the University and the courses I realised the MSc East Asian Business was perfect for me and could help me find employment in China in the future.

Yu Yang
MSc East Asian Business

Entry requirements

You will need a good first degree in any subject. This will normally mean a 2:1 from a university in the UK.

Native speakers of Chinese, Japanese or Korean are welcome to apply to any of our courses but won’t be able to take optional language modules in their native language.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Writing, 5.5 in Listening and 5.5 in Speaking, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

EAST Professor Hugo Dobson, Department of East Asian Studies

I’m currently looking into the transition from G7 to G20. I’m interested in the global rebalancing of power with the rise of countries like China and India. In particular, I'm interested in understanding how Japan as a 'risen' power is managing this process in a forum like the G20.

Professor Hugo Dobson
Teaches Global Governance and Japan, plus Japanese language teaching

This course starting in September 2019 is now closed to new applications.

If you have applied for this course and need more information about your application, please contact study@sheffield.ac.uk

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.