International Education

O'Dowd Hall, Room 328
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2889

Office hours
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

In-person and virtual advising hours
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m.

Walk-in advising hours
Mon - Thurs: 1 - 3 p.m.

Alex Zimmerman, Director
(248) 370-2843

For more information, contact:

Dr. Joy Jiang

MGT 4900/6810 Doing Business with/in China

Travel abroad to China, the second largest economy in the world, and explore how the international business environment affects the foreign business practices of this country with a population of 1.36 billion. Experience the political, economic, and cultural dimensions of China and visit with companies doing business in the country. Explore Beijing and the ancient capital Xi’an. Program dates TBD.

Where You
Will Be

The group will fly together to Beijing and begin with an opening ceremony in the ancient capital of Xi’an. Introduction to language and culture includes tours of the Bell Tower, Big Geese Pagoda, Tatang Furlong Garden, Historical Museum/Terracotta Warriors, Beilin Historical Museum, Silk Road Museum, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong Theatre, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and more. Enjoy a tea ceremony, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu. Experience hands on the art of Chinese paper cutting and Chinese painting.

What You Will
Do and Learn

Through lecture and discussion, case analysis, research, movies, cultural activities, cultural tours and business field trips, you will develop the ability to gather information, identify opportunities, solve problems, and communicate effectively in the Chinese business environment. The course includes two online classes, two face-to-face sessions on OU campus and two weeks of cultural classes and traveling in China. There are opportunities to participate in various cultural activities and business field trips. Possible company visits include General Motors and other multinational corporations.

The program includes a group project using acquired knowledge of the Chinese business, identifying and comparing a business/industry between the United States and China. The group will develop a short video clip recording the study abroad experience in China.

What To

A complete suggested packing list will be provided prior to pre-departure. A sample of the items includes:

  • Attire: A pair of comfortable walking shoes, summer clothes, jacket for unexpected cold or rainy days, hat
  • Electronics: laptop, phone, chargers, voltage converter/ power adapter
  • Personal items: toiletries, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, medicine

The program is open to undergraduate and MBA and EMBA students.

Valid passport.

MGT 4900/6810 Doing Business with/in China
Program Cost$2,700 (estimate)
Application deposit$300 (due February 15)
Meals not included$280 (breakfasts included)
Books and suppliesTBD
Extra costsOU Tuition based on number of credits; Passport, personal incidentals