In collaboration with top ranked Chinese universities, we are pleased to offer an undergraduate Marquette University study tour class in China. This program is designed for business students with the aim of providing critical insight and valuable first-hand experience about China’s culture, society, history, and business climate. Highlights of the study tour include:
9 days of activities in Beijing & Shanghai
Lectures in English on Chinese economic, business and cultural behavior, provided by the faculty of Peking & Tongji universities, government officials, and Chinese and international business leaders.
Panels of American executives in Milwaukee, Beijing, and Shanghai about doing business in China, governmental and legal issues, and working in China.
Meetings with leading figures in government and a new generation of Chinese entrepreneurs.
With China's new policy of focusing more on a consumption-oriented economy rather than a primarily export-oriented economy, the attraction to China for business has shifted more towards targeting the Chinese consumer. This has made the study of business, economy, government, politics, legal environment, and other topics addressed in this course more relevant to a wider array of managers than ever before. Therefore it makes sense for general managers to be exposed to China in light of this emerging paradigm shift.
Admitted MU undergraduate business, political science or communication studies student (Sophomore standing or higher) in good standing (no probationary status) with cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. An interview might be needed before acceptance to ensure fit with the class and academic requirements of the student.
Three undergraduate business credits (INBU 4951: International Study in Business).
Business students: Social/Ethical requirement (similar to MANA 3002 or PHIL 4330), IB elective, or Business Elective. This course satisfies the college requirement for the International Business class.
Non-business students: Must obtain pre-approval from their academic advisor.
Course Number: INBU 4951( 3 credit course)
LECTURES IN ENGLISH (TENTATIVE)
Chinese culture, society, and history: The determinants of Chinese business climate
Chinese economy, banking, and financial markets
Doing business in China: Foreign direct investment, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and partnerships
Chinese regional economy and economic zones
Port of Shanghai
Briggs & Stratton
Beijing’s Olympic Facilities (the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube)
Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace in Beijing
The Pearl Tower, Huangpu River by boat, temples, and museums in Shanghai
Students will be accommodated in the Jianguo Hotel and Gu Jing Holiday Inn Vista Hotel
(Note: Costs are based on the assumption that you are a full-time student and do not pay additional tuition for this class).
Travel Cost (without international airfare): $1,400
This price includes:
Local airfare from Beijing to Shanghai
Bus/train/boat transportation to various business and cultural sites during the travel period
Cost of admittance to class activities (e.g., tours and excursions)
Double-occupancy hotel for the duration of the study trip
2 meals per day
OTHER COSTS NOT INCLUDED IN ABOVE FEES
International Airfare (around $1,200 to $1,400+)
Visa for China ($140-$170)
Required MU international health insurance ($38)
Beijing-Welcome to a capital city whose story goes back at least 3000 years. In Beijing, you'll find a wealth of history, both ancient (the Hall of Preserving Harmony, Summer Palace, Forbidden City) and more recent (Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, Tiananmen Square). A visit to the Great Wall, the longest manmade structure in the world, is absolutely essential.
Shanghai-The largest city in China is also its most cosmopolitan, offering visitors a chance to experience the past, present, and future all at once. The Huangpu River splits Shanghai into two districts: Pudong and Puxi. The Pudong skyline looks like it was ripped from the Jetsons, with the bulbous Oriental Pearl TV and Radio Tower looking a bit like a two headed lollipop. On the Puxi side, you can walk the Bund riverside district to get a taste of old Shanghai.