Doing Business in China and Hong Kong

Doing Business in China and Hong Kong

Travel to China and Hong Kong and earn 3 credits in 2 weeks

The below was produced by a student who participated in the program in 2016.

The School of Business Administration (SBA) is committed to global learning.  That’s why the SBA is partnering with the University of Dayton China Institute to provide students a two-week, education abroad opportunity in China and Hong Kong during the 2018 intersession (12/30/17 - 1/14/18).

Students accepted into the program will enroll in an intensive business course – INB 352: Doing Business in China and Hong Kong: Prospects and Challenges in the Middle Kingdom – and explore the rich cultures of Beijing, Shanghai and Suzhou.  As an added bonus, students will have the opportunity to participate in corporate site visits as well as visits to historic and cultural sites in each city. All majors from all academic units are welcome and encouraged to apply.


December 30, 2017 – January 14, 2018


overviewIn this short-term, faculty-led program, students will gain first-hand experience of what it’s like to do business in a fast-paced, burgeoning economy, while exploring the country and culture of China. Students will explore entrepreneurship in China and engage with the start-up ecosystem in Hong Kong. We’ll visit four major cities beginning in Beijing – five days filled with visits to leading companies in various business sectors (legal, accounting/consulting, consumer products, and more) and a U.S. Embassy briefing.  We’ll also visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Imperial Summer Palace, and the Great Wall.  We’ll then travel to Suzhou, the home of The China Institute as well as hundreds of world-class companies, some of which we’ll visit (including GE, Stanley Black & Decker, and more).  Students will also have an opportunity to help judge the Flyer Pitch: Asian Cameo Round.  Next, we’ll travel to the world-class city of Shanghai for four days of visits to the Shanghai World Financial Center, Jade Buddha Temple, and Yu Yuan Garden, as well as site visits to international firms headquartered there.  Finally, we’ll fly to Hong Kong, again visiting cultural sites and thriving companies before heading back to Dayton.



expensesThis fee is all-inclusive.  The only other expenses students should expect are personal (passport if you don’t have one, gifts, personal spending money, tips, etc.).  Below is a list of what is covered by the program fee.

  • Airfare (to/from China and program travel within China and Hong Kong)
  • Ground transport within China
  • Chinese visa (students must provide passport)
  • Tuition, textbooks and required course materials
  • Hotel accommodations (4 star hotels; student dorm while in Suzhou)
  • Almost all meals (some breakfasts in Suzhou and travel meals excluded)
  • Emergency travel coverage (International SOS)
  • Tours listed in the program itinerary as noted above
  • Entrance fees to all required site visits

facultyFor questions regarding this or any other SBA program during the spring 2018 intersession, please contact Professor Paul Sweeney, at


Please click here TO APPLY (application through the University of Dayton China Institute portal, select SBA intersession)

  • There are 2 Information Sessions
    • Sept. 15 (Fri), 3:30 - 4:15, MH 203 or
    • Sept. 19 (Tue), 12 - 1:00, KU 207
  • Oct. 13: Application and deposit due
  • Oct. 16: Notification of acceptance (at the latest)
  • Oct. 21: Orientation – first pre-departure meeting of group*
  • Dec. 30: Group travels to China
  • Jan. 14: Group returns to U.S.

*During the fall 2017 term participating students will also attend required pre-departure classes


prereqsStudent applicants must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, be in good academic and behavioral standing with the University of Dayton, and have an interest in studying abroad.  No prior international travel experience is required. Students do not need to have completed INB 302: Survey of International Business in order to participate. Students who have previously taken INB 352 are also eligible for this program. This course counts towards the Business Administration minor. Participation in this course satisfies the BWISE International program requirement.


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