Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Shenzhen, China
- Terms: Summer: May
- Dates / Deadlines
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Features:||Faculty-Led Global Seminar||Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study:||Business/Intl Business, Engineering/Applied Sci: Tech Electives (mult. majors), Engineering: Multiple Disciplines, Management (HR, Info & Ops)|
|Click here for a definition of this term GPA Access Abroad eligible?:||Yes||Click here for a definition of this term GPA at time of application:||2.5|
|Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing (at program start):||Sophomore||Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s):||Completion of the Leeds’ core business requirements|
|Click here for a definition of this term Housing:||Hotel/Hostel||Click here for a definition of this term Open to students from:||All CU Campuses (UCB/UCD/UCCS), Any U.S. Institution, CU Boulder|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction:||English||Click here for a definition of this term Course Load for Summer/Winter Program:||3 credits|
|Click here for a definition of this term Length of Summer/Winter Program:||3 Weeks, May term||Click here for a definition of this term Estimated Total Costs:||$$|
Leverage free time to explore Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong on your own
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The seminar beings in Shanghai with three days of company visits and a weekend of sightseeing. Shanghai is one of the most dynamic cities in the world, and students are given significant time for independent exploration. Following a travel day by air to Shenzhen, the seminar will spend three days visiting several manufacturing locations of varying scales from those operated by entrepreneurs employing fewer than 100 workers to facilities employing thousands of workers. After a second travel day, the seminar will conclude with six days in Hong Kong, a special administrative region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Hong Kong is a financial and real estate powerhouse, and the political intrigue as it transitions from a former British dependent territory to a fully embedded province of China is fascinating.
You will be housed in shared accommodations in hotels/hostels.
You are responsible for travel to Shanghai, where the program begins, and from Hong Kong, where the program ends. Transportation during the program (including to and from Shenzhen, all site visits and between housing and classrooms) is included in the program fee.
This course will compare systems of production/operations management in China with those in the United States. You will compare and contrast various regional and national approaches to business, quality management, labor practices, management styles, international competitiveness, productivity, distribution systems, trade practices, and strategies for penetrating foreign markets. You will also examine different sociocultural environments, government-business relationships, banking industries, operations strategies, and the potential for transferring industrial management practices and techniques between countries in Asia and the United States.
The Global Seminar will start with a series of lectures in Boulder in April. The program will then travel to China for 2 weeks in May.
Your faculty director for this program is Dr. Keith Stockton. Dr. Stockton has 20 years of private industry experience and has been with the Leeds School of Business for eleven years. He has developed and taught a wide variety of operations management, social responsibility and entrepreneurship classes during his tenure at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Dr. Stockton will choose program participants, lead a pre-departure orientation, teach the course, and be regularly available to provide general assistance. He will be available overseas in case of emergency. A travel organization is in charge of all logistical aspects of the program and its staff is also be available in case of emergency in China.
The program includes a city tour in each city and several other local excursions. Each learning component will have a tour of a business associated with that topic. Students may participate in optional side trips during the program. There will also be a university tour so students can see their counterparts’ educational environment.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||App Review Begins||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer: May||2018||01-FEB-2018 **||Variable||15-MAY-2018||01-JUN-2018|
|NOTE: Dates on this page are for information only; final dates will be confirmed with participants after acceptance to the program. Do not purchase airfare until instructed to do so by your Program Manager. The Start Date indicates the day participants arrive at the program location; the End Date indicates the day participants depart from the program location.|
** Most programs’ applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Some programs start the admissions process earlier and fill before the deadline, and some programs’ applications aren’t reviewed until after the deadline. Check with Education Abroad staff for details.