International Business Seminar in China - FULL

Program Dates
Friday, March 2, 2018 to Sunday, March 11, 2018

The International Seminar focuses on developing an understanding of Chinese cultural differences and some important aspects of conducting business in China. Participants will visit universities, multinational, and local companies, and cultural/historical sites during spring break. Planned destinations include Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. Open to MBA, Honors, and approved undergraduate students. All potential students must contact Dr. Charlie Chen for approval to sign up for the class. For more information, click here for the program website. You can also visit the program Facebook page. For a full description and application instructions, visit OIED's on-line program brochure.

Courses and Credits

U: BUS 3045 – Doing Business in China – 3 credits (3000-level Pre-reqs: 54 earned hours and good academic standing. Students who do not have the minimum hour requirement cannot take this course at the 3000-level and should inform the program leader of this situation before applying.)

  • Fulfills Global Issues requirement
  • COB upper-level or free elective
  • IB major or approved elective
  • IB minor required or other elective
  • HOS elective

G: MBA 5020 – MBA International Seminar in China – 3 credits


Billable Program Cost: $3,975.00
Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, some meals, and CCS administrative fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $660.00
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: immunizations, personal expenses, and additional meals. 

Program Leader

Dr. Charlie Chen
Walker College of Business

Dr. Chen has more than 12 years of international travel and teaching experiences with student groups in China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Spain. He is dedicated to growing students into future global business leaders in those countries via exciting, educational, and exhilarating study abroad learning experiences. Programs led by Dr. Chen offer students a rich study abroad experience that will last a lifetime. Contact Dr. Chen for the upcoming 2018 study abroad trip to China.

Wendy Deng
Walker College of Business

Wendy Deng is a Chinese native and has been living and working in the US for the last 25 years. She have acted as co-leader for study abroad programs to China, Vietnam and Hongkong for the College of Business at Virginia Tech for a total of eight trips. She taught Chinese at ASU for one year in the early 1990's and co-led a study abroad trip with Bob White (retired history professor here at Appalachian) in the mid 1990's. In my 20's, and lived in Japan for two years to study Japanese, and have traveled to Australia, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, India and Singapore.  As a Chinese native, Wendy had traveled throughout China extensively as part of the job responsibilities while working for the International Studies office at Northeast University in Shenyang before coming to US. 

Students not eligible for this program who want to participate should contact the program leader to ask if accommodations can be made.
Eligible Groups: 
Undergraduate business majors
MBA students