Graduate Business

2014 China International Studies Program (3 Credit Hours)



Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou,
and Beijing

Travel Dates

May 23 - June 2, 2014

Class Meeting Dates

Tuesday evenings at Rogers Center
May 13, 20 and June 10, 17 and 24


  • Application Fee: $130
  • Travel: $3955
  • Three-Credit Hour Tuition: $1545

Total Cost




In its 4th year at John Brown University, The International Business Studies Program in China is designed to complement graduate business students by helping them gain a global perspective on the world’s fastest growing economy. China’s impact on global business is impressive.  With its vast manufacturing base and over 1.3 billion population, China is expected to become the world’s largest economy in the next 10 years, representing 70% of GDP growth in the world.

Students will travel to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing to tour retailing, manufacturing facilities, and meet with major consumer product companies to learn strategies for success in China. Students will also tour the famous Drucker Academy in Beijing, China ( where JBU has a joint partnership relationship. In addition, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich culture of China and understand the government’s impact on society. This trip also helps students understand how the local Chinese people live, shop, eat, and worship. Students will also engage in understanding the future impact of over 100 million Christians currently living in China. The practicum consists of pre- and post- trip classes and course work as well as a travel experience.

Cost Includes

  • Airfare and travel VISA to China
  • Ground transportation to all field trips and scheduled events, including domestic air travel
  • Lodging
  • MealsChina Practicum Photo
  • Admissions fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Tuition for three semester hours of academic credit

Trip Highlights

  • 16,000+ mile trip
  • Li & Fung's Global Office meeting and showroom tour
  • Walmart Asia and China Briefings and other store visits
  • Local market visits
  • US Embassy Briefing
  • Visit with P&G's China Regional Offices in Shanghai
  • Visit to Peter Drucker Academy in Beijing
  • Visit to Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Olympic Village, Victoria Peak and other sites
  • Participation in Christian church service and meeting with home pastor

Team Size: 14 students
Contact: Tom Verdery

Deadline to Submit Preliminary Application

November 22, 2013

Download Application

For More Information, Contact:

Tom Verdery or Gail Edwards
Graduate Business at John Brown University,