• Exploring how China Influences the Conduct of Business Within China and Internationally

    What will students gain from this program?

    Students will gain up-close and first-hand exposure to Chinese business practice and culture, will witness the dynamic nature of Chinese business innovation and change, will confront current challenges facing the country and will experience a greater appreciation for this important part of the world and its impact on society.

    Academic Program Overview

    The academic structure of the program will include a group project prior to departure that will provide background understanding of China that can be leveraged into rich learning experiences.

    • Business Meetings: Entrepreneur, US Importer, Manufacturer, Real Estate Developer, Arts Enterprise
    • Networking Opportunities: Darden Alumni reception
    • Cultural Experiences: Chinese Acrobats, Canal Town Visit, Chinese Gardens, City Planning Museum
    • Exploratory Activities: City Walk, Local Dining Reviews

    After the trip, students will provide a final summary presentation which will be shared with other students.

    Faculty Leads

    Kimberly A. Whitler


    11–18 May 2019

    What have students said about the program?

    "The Shanghai course provided an exceptional view of the Chinese business environment and how it intersects with culture and government. We were afforded exclusive opportunities to meet with top management teams of banks, media groups, development companies and start-ups. The insights I gained on this trip will certainly serve me well as a future manager in a global context."

    "The China course allowed me not only to learn so much about the Chinese power house, but also to establish some important connections with Darden alumni, CEIBS students and speakers that I'd had never be able to do so by myself."

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