Length of Schooling: 4 years
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Time of Formulation: June 2013
Time of Revision: March 2014
英文：The specialty of Business English is intended to cultivate high-caliber professional interdisciplinary talents that can meet the needs of national and regional social and economic development. Graduates in the specialty are credited with proficient English language skills, a wide range of humanities knowledge and desirable comprehensive qualities. They ought to have a good command of basic knowledge and theories concerning international business and a sound capability of handling business matters and professional affairs. They are supposed to possess a wide international vision and be competent for cross-cultural communication and able to get involved in international business activities and accomplish general international business tasks. They can get employed by government organs, foreign affairs institutions, foreign trade companies, foreign enterprises, foreign financial agencies, business management companies, translation firms, news agencies and publishing houses, travel agencies, hotels, etc. in such jobs as business management, business translation and business negotiation or in such roles as business secretary, foreign business agent, public relation worker and tour guide. They can also work in schools or colleges as teachers or researchers.
Knowledge, qualities and abilities required for graduates
Knowledge required: a mastery of basic knowledge regarding the English language, an understanding of the society and culture of English-speaking countries, and a systematic command of the basic knowledge and theories regarding international business.
Qualities required: a considerable capability of participating ininternational business activities and accomplishing general international business tasks;a solid and systematic command of professional knowledge and a sound ability to use English in practice; a reasonable ability to autonomously acquire and apply new knowledge, to independently analyze and solve problems, and to adapt him/herself to new working environment; good communicative competence, especially across cultures; basic skills in retrieving literature, searching for references and obtaining information by means of modern information technology and doing scientific research; and professional ethic, innovative consciousness and teamwork spirit.
Abilities required: strong skills in English listening, speaking, reading writing and translating; a reasonable ability to handle business matters and professional affairs in an English context; a strong competence for cross-cultural communication.
Characteristics of the specialty education
英文：This specialty is geared to cultivating high-caliber professional interdisciplinary talents skilled in both English and business. Advanced educational and pedagogical ideas are adopted to develop students’ English competence, business skills, competence for cross-cultural communication, humanistic spirit, cultural quality, and capability of autonomous learning and knowledge application.
Main discipline for the specialty
Core courses of the specialty
英文：Comprehensive Business English, Advanced Business English, Business English Writing, Basic English-Chinese Translation Skills, An Introduction to Linguistics, A Brief History of British and American Literature and Selected Readings, Culture and Communication, Basic Statistics, An Introduction to Management, An Introduction to Economics, International Finance, International Trade Practices and Documents, Marketing, International Business Laws, and An Introduction to Accounting
Credits required for graduation
英文：A minimum of 175.5 intra-curricular credits, including a minimum of 38.0 practical credits.
Main components of practical teaching
英文：Oral English, Oral Business English, English Listening, Professional Internship, Graduation Internship, Graduation Thesis (Design), etc.