MBA Global Study Course - China

This MBA course is designed to allow students to experience the business environment abroad in China as well as expose them to the rapidly changing global economy. A key focus of the course is for students to develop an understanding and awareness about the many opportunities and challenges faced by businesses abroad. As part of the course requirements, students are expected to apply the theoretical frameworks learned throughout the MBA program and complete a business analysis project on a theme they choose.

Dates of Trip: February 27 - March 8, 2015

Course: BUAD 680: Doing Business in China

Lead Professor: Dr. Lifang Wu

Credit Hours: 3 Credit Hours

Elective: General Business or International Business Concentrations or BUAD 550 requirement
Travel Expenses: $4000 - Includes airfare, lodging, ground transportation and meals with scheduled International Study events

Deposit Due: $500 deposit due with Registration to hold your class placement by Friday, October 17, 2014

Course Components

  • Pre-Trip Lecture: Two mandatory four hour lectures

  • Pre-Trip Assignment: Conduct research on the chosen theme and the companies to visit

  • Country Immersion: fully participate in 10 days of country business visits/ cultural exploration

  • Post-Trip Assignment: Group Project/ Business Analysis Report

  • Post-Trip Meetings: Four mandatory three hour meetings for group project work

Tentative Company Visits: Lenovo, Novozymes, Alibaba, J&J China, Procter & Gamble, TPG Capital, Geely Motor, Manufacturing Clusters in Eastern China and more.

Sample Syllabus: Click here to download

Sample Itinerary: Click here to download

Trip Video: Click here to view the 2014 trip experience video

Registration Information