The increase in cultural exchange and commercial trade with China demands new kinds of professionals who can support managers in multinational companies, economic and political consultants, and market research agencies in their dealings with the Chinese business sector and Chinese society as a whole. The Department of Economics and Finance in the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Linguistic Sciences and Foreign Literatures at the Università Cattolica of Milan have collaborated with the Confucius Institute to design an innovative postgraduate program focusing on the study of China: the Master in Politics, Economics and Culture of China - MAPECC. The 12 month program benefits from the unique combination of economic, political and linguistic-cultural expertise provided by the Faculties, which is integrated with academic expertise from other universities and with seminars given by European and Chinese experts.
MAPECC will give students a thorough understanding of the economic, business, political and cultural development of China as well as the required Chinese language knowledge. MAPECC aims to train talented participants to deal with the challenges of an evolving cultural and trade relationship with China.
The Master has a duration of one academic year and is divided into two four-month modules, followed by a final internship or project work. During the three weeks preceding the beginning of the program, optional preliminary introductory courses in economics, management and Chinese culture will be offered in order to equip all students with adequate tools to start the Master's curriculum.
Classes begin in October 2019 and run until June 2019. Classes run from Monday to Friday, 5 hours per day, 9am - 2pm. In the afternoon, students will attend some tutored activities and on two days a week, from 6.30pm to 8pm, students will attend the Chinese language laboratory classes at the Confucius Institute. Study of the Chinese language is compulsory for all as language proficiency, at least at an elementary level, is essential to facilitate comprehension of the specific aspects of the context.
The Master’s degree will be issued on obtaining 60 ECTS (CFU). Students must obtain 52 ECTS in the following courses: Economics (16 ECTS), Management (10 ECTS), Politics and law (7 ECTS), Chinese culture (7 ECTS) and Mandarin (12 ECTS).