Why should you go to China? China has emerged as the second largest economy in the world, behind only the United States. As China transforms herself, and overtakes the U.S. in the role of a dominant global player, the resulting reverberations are upending existing business, trade, and international relations. What does all this mean for those future entrepreneurs and leaders amongst you who will need to act in an increasingly globalized world? The slogan, "think global, act local" really means that as globalization increases, your ability to act will increasingly depend on the extent of your "local knowledge" – i.e. of the countries and people you will need to engage with.
China needs to be understood on her own terms – her history, the values her people uphold, the changes being experienced, and their expectations for the future. Such local knowledge is crucial if you are to gain a competitive advantage amongst your peers. Join Global Economics & Business students as they travel to the main centers of business, trade, and government in China – Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Meet with both multinationals operating in China – Cisco, Honeywell, General Motors, Omron, and with prominent Chinese companies – Shanghai Jahwa, Guosen Securities, Spring Airlines, Yanjing Beer Company. Be prepared to climb the Great Wall of China to glimpse her history and culture, and be informed of her traditions and legacy as you visit the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and the Tiananmen Square.
Please note that these program descriptions are proposed plans of activities. Specific travel itineraries and venues are subject to change.