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Chinese language and culture
Business degree

Chinese language and culture

Nearly 90 percent of surveyed executive recruiters believe bilingualism is critical to global business success, according to the Korn/Ferry International Executive Recruiter Index. The W. P. Carey business degree in Chinese language and culture prepares you to lead on a global scale with expertise in Mandarin Chinese — the most spoken language in the world. You’ll graduate ready to capitalize on demand for Mandarin-speaking business professionals in a range of industries worldwide.

Chinese language and culture courses

The W. P. Carey School of Business is your gateway to complementary expertise in global business, the Chinese language, and Chinese culture. Build diverse knowledge and skills through courses like:

  • Chinese Cultural History
  • Chinese for Academic and Professional Purposes
  • Chinese Language and Global Business Communication
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Global Supply Chain Operations
  • International Management
  • Introduction to China’s Classics
  • Introduction to Chinese Culture
  • Introduction to Literary Chinese
  • Elements of Intercultural Communication
  • Principles of International Business

Customize your experience 

The business degree in Chinese language and culture gives you the chance to participate in ASU’s Chinese Language Flagship program — part of a national initiative to reinvent the way U.S. college students learn languages, with 27 programs at 22 colleges and universities nationwide.

Students can choose to complete their capstone abroad in China and receive the Flagship designation, or complete their capstone here at the W. P. Carey School of Business. Whether you decide to study abroad or stick around campus, you’ll attain proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and develop a global perspective to complement and add value to your business degree.

Careers in Chinese language and culture

Now more than ever, it pays to be bilingual. The business degree in Chinese language and culture can prepare you for any of the following careers.

CareerGrowth*Median Salary*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  •  Bright Outlook
  •  Green Occupation
Advertising and Promotions Managers   $88,590
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products   $55,720
Cargo and Freight Agents   23.94% $39,720
Desktop Publishers   $37,040
Document Management Specialists   $81,040
General and Operations Managers     $95,440
Immigration and Customs Inspectors 16.63% $74,300
Logisticians 19.55% $72,780
Logistics Analysts   19.55% $72,780
Logistics Managers     $81,830
Marketing Managers 12.48% $119,480
Purchasing Managers 1.54% $100,170
Sales Managers 14.95% $105,260
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 6.57% $54,230
Storage and Distribution Managers   $81,830
Supply Chain Managers   7.32% $100,890
Transportation Managers   $81,830
Transportation Planners   22.44% $76,540
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products   $51,470

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Application requirements 

All students are required to meet general university and W. P. Carey admission requirements.

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