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Merrick School of Business

China '11

Global Study Tour - Shanghai and Beijing, China
June 10 - 19, 2011

Download the China 2011 flyer (.pdf)

This course will expose students to China’s culture and business practices in its two largest cities: Shanghai and Beijing. In Shanghai students will tour the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the famous World Financial Center. In Beijing they will engage in business visits focusing on Chinese banking and investment, private equity development and multinational corporation operation in China.

Course Description
This study abroad course fullfils the requirements for: MGMT498/798 Financial Markets in China
Course Prerequisites: Completion of MKTG 301 or equivalent Length: 9 days during the 2011 summer session. The travel dates are June 10-19, 2011. There will be two pre-travel meetings from the end of May through the beginning of June and two post-travel meetings. The exact date, time and location for each of those meetings will be announced later.

During the trip, we will be visiting the two largest cities in China: Shanghai and Beijing. We will spend roughly four and a half days in each of the two cities.
Students will have an opportunity to collaborate with other students from business schools of the two most prestigious universities in China; Fu-Dan University at Shanghai and Peking University at Beijing.

Course Design and Schedule


Visiting China will be a unique experience and an adventure. You will experience a totally different culture and business practice in China. Shanghai is the business and financial center while Beijing is the national capital of China. In Shanghai, we will be visiting the famous World Financial Center (the tallest building in China), Yuyang classical garden, Shanghai acrobatics show, etc. The business tours include the Shanghai Stock Exchange, a management presentation from US Commercial Service on the Chinese economy and business culture, and others.


The second half of the program will be in Beijing where the business visits and presentations will focus on Chinese banking investment environment, private equity development, and multinational corporation operation in China. There will also be an opportunity to visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall.
Total Cost: Estimated costs for travel, lodging and local transportation are approximately $3,650 The Wright Global Scholars fund will provide scholarships up to a maximum of $1,000 to eligible students.


For more information contact Prof. Jerry Yu, cyu@ubalt.edu.

** Note: A minimum of 15 students is required for this study tour to take place.

China 2011