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Business and Culture in China
Chengdu, China
Program Terms: Summer
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 Areas of Study:
Business Administration, Foreign Languages and Literature (General/Other)
Summer Intercession
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Anderson School of Management
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Program Description:
Business and Culture in China

Program at-a- Glance

Participants will take part in a series of cultural visits, lectures, guest speakers, and company visits in the cities of Chengdu, Xian and Beijing.


Chengdu, Sichuan Province will serve as the main location for the program, and students will be housed at the Southwest University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), a major business school. With a population exceeding 7 million, Chengdu is one of the main cities in Southwest China, and the region is famous for its spicy food and pandas. Side trips will include a weekend trip to Xian in western China, a Silk Road trading hub famous for the clay warriors, as well as a stop in Beijing at the end of the program.

Academic Program

The program will consist of (1) a series of lectures and guest speakers on China’s economy and business between the US and China, which will take place at SWUFE, (2) a series of lectures and
guest speakers on Chinese language and culture, (3) a series of company visits, and (4) cultural visits including a panda reserve, the Xian clay warriors, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.


COMP 331 Topics in Asian Culture and Literature

MGT 493/594 Special Topics: US-China Business

Participating students must take part in all lectures, company visits and cultural visits. Students may opt to earn 6 credits by completing both courses or 3 credits for one course. MGT 493 is open to all
undergraduates and may be applied to the BBA International Management concentration or Minor in International Management. Graduate students may earn credit for MGT 594, applicable to the International Management concentration or as an elective.  The courses do not have pre-requisites and prior study of Chinese language is not required.



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Cost Information

Tuition: participating students will pay for 3-6 credits of UNM tuition. The courses will be listed as late-starting Spring 2012 courses; therefore tuition may be included in the full-time tuition rate for up to 18 credit hours.

Program Fee: Participating students will pay a program fee of approximately $1,500, which will include lodging, domestic air travel within China, local transportation, group entrance fees for cultural activities, and two group meals. Students will be responsible for most meals (which are very inexpensive in China) and for incidental expenses. Students are also responsible for their own airfare to Beijing and visa, which together should cost roughly $1,500.

In addition to the tuition and program fee, students must also submit a $200 deposit in order to secure a place in the program.  Deposits are non-refundable for students who have been accepted into the program; if you are not accepted into the program we will return your deposit. Instructions on paying the program deposit will be made available during the application phase.

Program Organizers

Professor Xin (Robert) Luo, Anderson School of Management:
Professor Dante Di Gregorio, Anderson School of Management:
Associate Provost Natasha Kolchevska, Foreign Languages and UNM International Initiatives

Other Details

Business and Culture in China Flyer 2012

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and a $200 deposit is required to hold your spot in the program upon acceptance. Deposits are due by March 8, 2012.

This program is currently not accepting applications.
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