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SHANGHAI PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This program is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in developing an understanding of Chinese business culture and doing an internship with a Chinese company. It is appropriate for business majors or minors, as well as undergraduate students majoring in international studies with a business focus or students majoring in Asian studies. The program allows students to take a business course in corporate governance and business ethics, be part of a study tour to Beijing and Xi’an, learn from a group of Chinese faculty members in a seminar on Chinese culture and business, and complete an internship with a Chinese company.
The program is set in Shanghai, one of the world's most dynamic and important business centers. Coursework focuses on the specific case of China while helping students to develop their skills and knowledge for use in any business context, domestic or international. The program boasts a blend of hands-on learning and exposure to the unique business environment of China in general and of Shanghai in particular. Participants will also take a 1-credit course in Chinese language, helping them begin to develop an appreciation for the cultural context of business in China and a 1-credit intercultural communications course presented during the study tour. This course is designed to provide students with an academic forum which supports them in making connections between their business coursework in the program, the program’s cultural activities and excursions, the cultural context of their Chinese language survival course, and their cross-cultural experience. A study tour, interdisciplinary seminar featuring company visits, and internship with a Chinese company add an experiential element to the program’s core academic course work.