All roads lead to Rome; all business leads to China. China - an "increasingly diverse $11 trillion economy" - remains a top exporter of manufactured goods and a major demand center. After completing your 1.5-credit Spring Semester course on campus, travel to Hong Kong and China in May 2019 to better understand how companies are adapting and innovating their operations strategy to ensure the success of their global investment. Discover how 5,000 years of rich history translates to one of the largest markets of today.
The Chinese landscape is far from homogeneous - with 23 provinces, 4 municipalities, 5 autonomous regions, and 2 special Administrative Regions. The program begins in Hong Kong, including a tentative visit across the northern border to Shenzhen. Students will then travel to Shanghai, with a tentatively scheduled day excursion to Suzhou, the "Venice of the East." Finally, journey to Beijing, the capital of China and home to the Great Wall.
Tentative business meetings in Shanghai include GM-SAIC, Crown Equipment Co, NFL China, etc. Tentative business meetings in Hong Kong include Lee Kum Kee, LF Logistics, Modern Terminal, etc. Tentative business meetings in Beijing include Didi.
Tentative cultural tours include the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Lamma Island, Victoria Peak, Po Lin Monastery, The Bund, Humble Administrator's Garden, etc.
BUSADM 2798 - SA04 Study Tour: International (1.5 credits)
2019 Spring Semester Second Session
Thursdays (2/27/19-4/22/19), 7:20-8:40pm in Schoenbaum 210
Prof. Steven Dickstein
The course is designed to integrate industry expertise with a global context and prepare you for your meetings with companies in Hong Kong and China. Course content will include a macroeconomic view of the country in the context of the surrounding region, introduction to doing business in the region, historical overview and future projections for the local economy.
This course can count as elective credit for Logistics majors and International Business minors. Please consult with your advisor for more information.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
You must include an updated resume.
Enrolled as undergraduate student at OSU
At least sophomore standing
Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
No student record actions of "Warning", "Probation", or "Probation by Special Action"
Complete BUSML 3380 or BUSMGT 3230 or BUSMGT 3130 before the dates of travel
Complete required on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of Global Business
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.
Fourth year students graduating in May are ineligible.
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.
You are responsible for paying:
The Ohio State University tuition
Program Fee: $3,352 (does not include international airfare)
$150 application fee
This program fee includes accommodations, in-country transportation, program activities (cultural / museums / business visits / etc.), supplemental health insurance, visa, all breakfasts, three group lunches, and one group dinner. The program fee does not include international flights, pre-departure expenses (immunizations / visa / etc.), and personal expenses.
If you withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, you will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
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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Although a large proportion of our school is made up of international students from China, I never truly understood their culture until I was immersed in it. It is an irreplaceable experience to go to a place so different from the United States in a safe environment with guides who will help you learn, not just visit.