In this two-part series you will learn about doing business with China while exploring profound history, rich cultures, powerful politics, and unprecedented economic growth that are woven together into one of the most vibrant, complex, and important business environments in our global economy. 

About the Program

The rapid growth of China and its integration with the global economy continues to be one of the most important business stories of our life time.  The ramifications of the massive transformation from an agrarian to a modern, industrial based economy reverberate through China’s domestic, cultural, and political systems; and through businesses around the globe.  Through experienced guests, readings and discussions you will learn about essential operating strategies, management issues, and ethical considerations to doing business with China.

Understanding Doing Business with China

With a population of 1.3 billion, China is the second largest economy.  China’s role and influential as a leader in the global economy continues to grow.  Yet, at the same time, it is a developing country (its per capita income is still a fraction of that in advanced countries).  China’s markets and reforms are evolving and influence economies beyond its borders.  Ramifications of this massive economic transformation reverberate through China’s domestic, cultural, and political systems; and through businesses around the world.  Via experienced guests, readings and discussions you will learn about essential operating strategies, management issues, and ethical considerations, while understanding the intricate role culture plays in doing business with China.

Cultural Immersion

Extend your learning with a once in a life time opportunity to travel to Shanghai, Beijing, and rural China to experience business in China first-hand.  Over 11 days you will network with executives from a variety of companies, meet with policy makers, and engage in meaningful discussions about current business issues, as well as everyday life issues.  You will also experience the rich culture of China as you walk the Great Wall, barter in the market, savor Peking duck and ride the subway.  Additionally, you will compare and contrast rural and urban life through participation in a servant leadership project. As leadership is progressively transferred to the students during the trip, you will gain experience and confidence in international business.

Servant Leadership

The international servant leadership project is a signature of the program.  Through partnership with the Library Project, students take leadership roles in this global project management to prepare, fund-raise and serve a rural school.  Understanding the integration of culture and business, as well as the challenges of global project management execution will occur.  Past students have noted this as a beneficial and life changing learning experience. 

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Program Information

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Statement of Intent

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