Doing Business with and in China: Value Chain Connections Across the U.S., Taiwan, and China
MGMT 3700/4700 - 4 credits
|Dates:||Arrive in Taipei by the morning of Dec. 2, 2012
Depart from Foshan on Dec. 14, 2012
|Location:||Taiwan and China|
|Instructor:||Zaid Safiulla with consultation from Bob McGowan|
|Registration Deadline:||Oct. 1, 2012|
|Mandatory Orientation:||Oct. 5, 2012 from 1 - 4 pm|
*This course can count toward INTS 1500: Contemporary Issue in the Global Economy or MGMT 2420: International Management.
Description: China plays a pivotal role in the global economy. Daily, companies from the U.S. and other countries enter into China to sell products or to set up supplier agreements. Given its central status, firsthand knowledge of doing business with and in China is critical towards understanding the global economy.
Students in this travel class will develop an understanding of Chinese culture, business environment, financial system and the challenges and opportunities it brings to foreign business not only in mainland China but also in the associated economy of Taiwan. This course will begin with a session at DU focusing on U.S. companies’ experiences with China and Taiwan. Students will then travel to Taipei and Tai Chung, Taiwan and China. Through day trips, company visits and cultural tours, students will be exposed to how Taiwanese companies conduct business and interact with U.S. and Chinese companies. This will include a visit to a top university and time to interact with Taiwanese business students. Students will then travel to Taipei and Tai Chung in Taiwan, and to Foshan in mainland China to explore business operations and local culture and to understand how Chinese companies view the global economy.
Prerequisites: Junior, senior or graduate standing & instructors' permission
Approximate Travel Costs*:
|Airfare to and from Asia:||$1,500 (Students are responsible for making flight arrangements to and from Asia.)|
|Visa (China):||$200 (Students are responsible for obtaining a passport and visas where applicable.)|
|Program Fee:||$2,400 (Covers lodging, inter-Asia flights, and most ground transportation.)|
|Food:||$30 per day|
*These are estimates and subject to change. Tuition fees apply and are in addition to travel expenses.
Contact: Zaid Safiulla at Zaid.Safiulla@du.edu
SPACE IS LIMITED. Applications are being accepted now. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2012. Application forms available online.