INB 352 Intersession Program

The School of Business Administration is committed to global learning.  That’s why they are partnering with the University of Dayton China Institute to provide students a two-week, education-abroad opportunity in China, held during the spring 2016 intersession.

Over the two-week period, students will take an intensive business course - INB 352: "Doing Business in China: Prospects and Challenges in the Middle Kingdom" - while exploring the rich cultures of Beijing, Shanghai and Suzhou.  As an added bonus, students will have the opportunity to participate in corporate site visits in each major city. All majors are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Tours and Excursions

While visiting China, students will experience three major Chinese cities. Students will begin their journey in Beijing, a city of more than 2,500 years of history and China’s foremost political and cultural center. Students will then travel to Suzhou and visit Suzhou Industrial Park, known as China’s ‘Silicon Valley’ and home to the University of Dayton China Institute and one-third of the world’s Fortune 500 companies. Students will end their trip in Shanghai, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world.

Course Description

This two-week course is an intensive study of business issues in China.  Prior to arriving in China, students will be required to complete about 20 hours of classwork (during mid-fall) in preparation for this education abroad experience.  Additionally, students must attend post-trip summary classes.  This course will adopt a combination of classroom lectures and site visits to businesses and governmental agencies.  Classroom lectures, excursions, corporate tours and other activities will provide students a context in which to learn about China’s business environment and culture. 

Program Prerequisites

Students must be in sophomore standing or higher, have at least a 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.

Program Dates and Cost

The spring 2016 intersession program will take place January 2-14, 2016.  Students depart from the United States on Saturday, January 2 and arrive in Beijing on Sunday, January 3.  Students depart from Shanghai on Thursday, January 14 and arrive in the United States the same day (due to the time change).

The total program cost for the spring 2016 intersession is $5,200, which includes tuition, international airfare and visa costs, housing and accommodations, meals, transportation and associated tours and excursions.

Application Process

The application deadline for this intersession program is Friday, October 16, 2015.  You may apply for the program at any time. When applying, please make sure to select "Spring", "2016" and "Intersession" program in the appropriate fields on the application form. You may access the application form by clicking here.

For questions regarding the spring 2016 intersession, please contact Professor Terence Lau, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, at For more information on the University of Dayton China Institute, please click here

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