In coordination with the Fisher College of Business' (FCOB) Office of Global Business, the Office of International Affairs offers several undergraduate business exchanges for FCOB students wishing to study abroad independently. These programs are based upon agreements between The Ohio State University and various institutions abroad available only to degree-seeking students in FCOB. Local language proficiency is recommended but not required. Please visit the Office of Global Business' Student Exchange Program Website, Peking University Information Website, or the FCOB Student Exchange Blog for more information.
The exchange program require a higher level of independence so be prepared to navigate a foreign educational system, foreign country, and arrange your travel without assistance.
Beijing ("northern capital") is one of the Four Ancient Capitals of China along with Nanjing, Luoyang, and Chang'an. The city is home to the Harvard in China - Peking University, also known as "Beida". It has long been a seat of political power, and Beijing remains the capital of the People's Republic of China. With a population of almost 20 million people, it is one of the largest cities in the world. Visitors to the city can see famous UNESCO world heritage site such as the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, and other well known attractions such as the Forbidden City. In addition to Beijing's historical wonders, the newly designated Beijing central commercial district illustrates how much finance and entrepreneurial start-ups are making their impact on the ancient city. eBeijing writes "Welcome to Beijing, one of the leading capitals of the world and the host of the 2008 Olympics. With a history that is more than 3000 years, Beijing is an amazing mix of old and new. For centuries Beijing has been the centre for cultural and business activities and is today beyond doubt a truly world class and international city."
Each host institution will provide a housing option for incoming exchange students, either in university sponsored housing or private accommodations. In a few instances, exchange students assist each other in locating off-campus accommodations.
Partner Term Dates
- Autumn Semester: Sept- Jan (Must select courses that end in Dec)
- Spring Semester: Feb- June
Other Partner Information
Ohio State Program Contact
To see all Fisher’s Student Exchange Program partner lists visit this webpage.
Please note that you may NOT contact or apply to the host institution until you have been accepted to the Student Exchange Program through the Fisher College of Business. Information on this page is subject to change.
Courses and Credit
Exchange students are required to be enrolled as full-time students. Courses completed at any partner institution transfer to Ohio State as graded credits, after appropriate evaluations are made by department approvers at Ohio State. Students will select courses from the host institution's business unit's offerings prior to departure or upon arrival. Course descriptions can be found at the institutions' websites. It is strongly encouraged to meet with your academic advisor and have academic back up plans as you plan to go abroad on exchange, to be prepared for changes in course offerings at the host institution.
Admitted participants are required to successfully complete the BUSADM 3760 exchange orientation class. You also must be registered in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, BUSADM 5797 on the term you are abroad. You will be enrolled by the Office of Global Business for both courses. Specific registration instructions will be provided in the nomination letter.
- Peking's Online Course List: For a list of courses offered by the host institution, visit this link provided by the partner.
- Peking's Past Course Equivalency List: This is a list of courses that have been taken by former exchange students and shows what credit those classes have come back as to Ohio State. This is shared as a reference, as it is NOT guaranteed that these courses will be offered on the term you go abroad, nor that these courses are equivalent to Ohio State's currently offered courses. You are limited to this list of courses for direct equivalencies of business courses. You are free to take any offered course at our partner institution outside of this list, but courses not on this list will come back as a free elective course (BUSADM 5797: Study at a Foreign Institution).
Other Course Notes
In the past, Peking has not offered any OSU General Education equivalent courses. Offers mostly business courses.
Applications must be submit online on the Office of International Affairs Education Abroad System for programs departing the following academic year.
Applications will be placed on a first come first serve basis. Learn more about the application process on Office of Global Business' Student Exchange Program Website.
Nominated students will need to fill out additional documents for the host institution, by whom the final acceptance decision is made.
Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Other important information:
- Be a fully admitted FCOB business student
- Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above
- Have completed at least a year at Fisher College
- Have complete pre-requisites of Economics 2001.1 & 2002.1, Statistics 1430, and Accounting 2200 & 2300 prior to departure
- Meet with their academic advisor in the Fisher Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office to complete the Course Planning Worksheet
- Must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation.
- All students will be required to participate and successfully complete the on-campus one credit BUSADM 3760 pre-departure orientations class organized by the Office of Global Business, to be able to go abroad on the exchange program. This course must be completed before departure on the Student Exchange Program.
- Student cannot apply to go on exchange during his/her graduating semester.
- By selecting spring exchange, you agree to commit to the partner universities' full spring semester term.
- The program does not allow students to go to their citizenship country as an exchange student (i.e. Chinese citizens to China)
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Ohio State students nominated to participate on an exchange will pay their regular tuition and fees to Ohio State. In addition, these students are also responsible for arranging and paying for the mandatory international supplemental insurance fee, international airfare, visa related expense, room and board, and all other living or personal expenses. Please be advised that payments for room and board will be in the local currency.
Students attending Peking for exchange are required to enroll in Peking's mandatory insurance (approximately 300 RMB, but subject to change) in addition to OSU's international supplemental insurance.
If a student withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.
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