Short-term and Summer Global Experiences

Corporate Strategy in China

Course abroad for two weeks in May; on-campus sessions are held throughout the winter semester.
Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, China
3 Credits
U-M undergraduates of all majors

Develop cross-cultural skills and broaden your knowledge of doing business in China. This course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Chinese economy within the context of the global economy. The course will involve meetings with business leaders, visits to multinational companies, class discussions, networking with Ross alumni, and engaging in cross-cultural immersion activities. Through this action-based learning experience, students will develop their knowledge of China’s economy, legal environment, and innovative business strategies, as well as the cultural and political context that influences each of these factors.  

Areas of Study: Strategy, international business, communications, cross-cultural studies, Chinese studies

Faculty Leaders: Brian Wu, Associate Professor of Strategy and Faculty Director of Ross China Initiatives 

Applications are due on Monday, December 2, 2019

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Student Stories

Past Participant
"The Global Immersion to China has been the highlight of my Ross career so far - it gave me so much insight into how culture, politics, and history are all intertwined with the business environment in such a fast- growing country. It was an absolute privilege to have exclusive access to innovative companies while also learning about Chinese traditions and customs. This trip has given me a new perspective of looking at things that I will take with me beyond my time at Ross!"
Past Participant
"Participating in the Global Immersion Course in China allowed me to gain first-hand exposure to the second largest economy in the world. The corporate exposure during the course will open your eyes and prepare you for your future career, especially because you will have so many valuable experiences that you can talk about to recruiters, co-workers, family, and friends."