Study Abroad in China

College of Business Administration’s study abroad program in China will offer first-hand experience in one of the most exciting countries in the world. As the world’s second largest economy, one of the fastest growing superpowers, the fastest growing telecommunications market, and United States’ largest trading partner, China is a unique learning opportunity for business students. The country is also rich in history, culture, culinary adventures, and entertainment. The understanding and experience in China will enable business students to compete more effectively in today’s global economy.

Be prepared to be amazed by our trip of China’s largest cities in 10 days. We will tour multinational corporations, visits the Great Wall, taste authentic Chinese food, and shop at the Silk Alley, among many other activities. For the 2017 trip, we will visit two to three cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi’an.


Info Sessions
(about both China & Costa Rica):

Tues 10/18/2016 @ 12 noon, 140 Powell

Wed 10/19/2016 @ 9:40am, 215 Powell

Wed 10/19/2016 @ 10:45am, 215 Powell

Wed 10/26/2016 @ 9:40am, 217 Powell

Wed 11/9/2016 @ 12 noon, 113 Powell

Email Dr. Mao


Below a sample of tours being planned.

Hyundai Motors Factory Tour One of the leading car manufacturers in China. The Hyundai plant is a model of Just in Time manufacturing and of an employee-friendly environment. On the tour, you will hear about Hyundai’s operations, visit a production line, and see the sample car models.

The Ministry of Commerce Responsible for the bilateral trade relations between China and the rest of the world. Visiting this ministry is a unique privilege and helps students to understand the Chinese prospective on US-China trade through a commercial officer briefing and question and answer session.

Hutong Tour Traveling by pedicab (bicycle rickshaw) around the old city alleyways (hutongs) is an eye-opening experience. Seeing how Beijingers lived for centuries in courtyard dwellings as well as visiting a local kindergarten and eating lunch at a local home, with introductions to common characteristics of old Beijing life, including cricket fighting, is one of the cultural highlights of the trip.

Beijing Tour Beijing is the center of tourism for Ming and Qing Dynasty (the last two imperial dynasties) history. On the trip, you will visit a portion of the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven, where bi-annual prayers and sacrifices were offered to heaven for good harvests, and the Forbidden City, where 14 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties resided and ruled the Middle Kingdom.

Xi’an Tour Terra Cotta Worriers, old city wall tour.

You will also visit business sites such as Hyundai and US Commercial Office. Beijing and Shanghai offer great shopping venues, from the clothing market of Silk Alley and the Pearl Market, with great buys on beautiful pearls to the silk. You will not leave empty handed!



Tentative Trip Dates

May 21- May 31, 2017 (Subject to Change)

Program Cost

$4,499. All inclusive!!! (Includes tuition and fees, international Airfare, visa to China, most of the meals, air, train, and tour transportation within China, hotels, and group tours & admissions). Non-credit seeking participant price is $4,399.


Undergraduate students earn 6 credit hours (Do not have to be business students to participate):

BSAD 320 – Study Abroad (6 hours) (Counted as 300 level business electives)

Graduate students earn 3 credit hours:

BSAD 505 – Independent Study (3 hours); this satisfies the MBA elective.

Apply for 2017 Program

The 2017 program will be May 21- May 31, 2017. Students must submit a completed application to participate with a receipt for payment of the $500 non-refundable deposit to the College of Business Administration Dean’s Office by Dec. 9, 2016. The first installment is due January 27, 2017. The final payment is due February 27, 2017. Applications are available in the College of Business Administration Dean’s office in 106 White Hall or may be downloaded below.

For more information contact:

Dr. En Mao
151 Powell Hall
Phone: 985-449-7024
Fax: 985-448-4922

2017 China Study Abroad Application (pdf)

2017 China Study Abroad Application non-credit seeking (pdf)