China Business and Engineering

Basic information

  • Location: China
  • Dates: 2022 program cancelled due to COVID
  • Cost: To be announced

[2022 program cancelled due to COVID] Spend three weeks in China's major cultural and economic centers, meeting with business and engineering professionals who are making an impact on the global economy.

Important note: The 2022 China Business and Engineering off-campus program has been cancelled due to COVID-related concerns. The Off-Campus Programs website will be updated if and when this program is able to resume.

China has a large impact on today’s world, especially in business and engineering. During this course students spend three weeks in China meeting with business and engineering professionals who are part of this impact on the global economy. The course includes major cultural and economic centers of China: Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Hangzhou. Students engage with professionals at approximately fifteen companies. In addition, many important historic and cultural sites are explored, including the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Students learn why China has a comparative advantage in many types of manufacturing and how some US firms have responded to that. Students learn what types of engineering are done well in China. Students learn some of the environmental impacts of China’s rapid growth. Students also learn how Chinese Christians shape their life, work, and business with their Christian faith. Students will also learn about the history and culture of China and how this has shaped modern events. Students are challenged to consider what China means for their future careers in business and engineering. Evaluation is based on participation, a journal, and a reflective essay. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors of any major. Preference is given to students majoring in the business and engineering departments. May 4, 2022 to May 25, 2022. Course fee does not include airfare to Beijing or from Shanghai.

Cost

This program is offered at the reduced summer tuition rate of $575 per credit hour.

Listed cost does not include airfare.

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Leonard Van Drunen

Leonard Van Drunen

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Fred Haan

Fred Haan

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