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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Xiamen, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 01/20/2017 01/27/2017 05/07/2017 05/21/2017
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hotel Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Faculty Led
Area of Study: Business, Management, Marketing Instructor: Fu, Xudong, Lavallee, Tom
Program Description:

China Business 2017

Evidence of the globalization of business is all around us. Businesses not only have customers and
suppliers in different countries, they also have operations in multiple countries to meet varying
customer requirements, to make use of human resources, or to reduce costs. This course focuses on
the issues one needs to consider to be effective in the global environment. Ideally, every business
student would have the opportunity to experience business, political and cultural differences by living
abroad for an extensive period of time. Because this is impractical for many students, this course
attempts to provide some of this experience during a two-week tour to China.


Undergraduate students GBA 489 Study Abroad for Business 3 credit hours
Graduate students MBA 595 Contemporary Issues in Business 3 credit hours

In addition, expect three class meetings beginning in mid-March as preparation for the overseas program.


 Participants must be prepared to encounter cultural and social situations that require a high level of mature independence and respond appropriately to such situations.  Participants must be able successfully navigate transportation systems (air, train, bus, car) to the travel study destination(s) following all rules and laws pertaining to international travel and destinations.  Participants must be able to independently and collectively travel as a coherent group and maintain emotional maturity as warranted by the trip and its variety of educational experiences.  Participants must be prepared to independently walk long distances; carry personal luggage and groceries; walk up and down stairs; and navigate entrances and exits to public transportation, buildings, and cultural sites.   Participants must be prepared to encounter environments different from the United States which can include cigarette/cigar smoke, automobile exhaust, loud noise, congested streets and crowded public areas and a variety of other environments which may not be known except upon encountering them.  If you have any physical or emotional limitations, consider your health and capabilities carefully in consultation with your doctor before undertaking this trip. 


Students will be housed in shared double rooms in hotels and/or hostels.
Great wall


$3,200 Approximately

This cost includes:

  • Air Ticket
  • Lodging
  • Some Meals
  • Ground Transportation
  • Field Excursions
  • CISI Health Insurance

It does not include:

  • Passport/Visa Fees
  • SIUE Tuition costs (3 credit hours)
  • Meals in China (Budget $500 to $700)
  • Some local transportation
  • Books and Materials
  • Personal Expenses
  • SIUE Study Abroad Fee ($75)
  • SIUE Technology Fee

If you are interested in applying for participation in this program, please contact your academic advisor in the School of Business to indicate your interest and to determine how your participation in this study abroad program may fit with your remaining degree requirements.

TO APPLY:Shanghai
Click the Apply Now button above before the application deadline.

Enrollment in this program is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. Students are encouraged to apply early.

QUESTIONS?  Contact:

Dr. Xudong Fusm group Tienammen
Department of Economics & Finance
Alumni Hall 3147
Tel: (618) 650-5195

Dr. Tom Lavallee
Department of Foreign Languages & Literature
Peck Hall 2309
Tel: (618) 650-3301

Deanna Lotter
Office Manager
School of Business
Founders Hall 3307
Tel: (618) 650-5440