Do you want to gain insight into the world’s largest consumer market and second-largest economy? The Doing Business in a Changing China Summer School will give you firsthand business experience in China, delivered by the country’s largest Sino-foreign university.
In just two weeks (29 June - 10 July 2021), this new programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to navigate China’s complex business environment, giving you a competitive edge in international business.
China is rich in history, culture and tradition. At the same time, it has experienced unprecedented economic growth over the past few decades. As China cements its position as a global player, there is a growing demand for business professionals capable of operating in this important international market.
From the impact of the trade war on socialism and capitalism in the Chinese context, the programme will provide an overview of the many factors influencing China’s business environment. You will not only learn about China’s economy but you will gain an understanding of the role history, culture and tradition play in the country’s continuing development. The summer school has the following themes:
Since China was accepted as a member of the WTO in 2001, the epicentre of world trade shifted towards the Pacific Region. After years of being the world's exporting powerhouse, China launched the One Belt One Road initiative as a transcontinental strategy to boost world trade and increase international cooperation.
The scope of the socio-economic change in China is unprecedented in world history. China now is a synonym of world-class infrastructure, protagonism in international organizations and leading enterprises. Considering the historical foundation of this process is fundamental to understanding China's economic success.
As the largest market in the world, China offers numerous opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs. The complexity of emerging markets in China is both a challenge and an opportunity to achieve successful business options in the future.
The Chinese economy has evolved beyond manufacturing towards cutting-edge high-end production, through cycles of innovation and increasing entrepreneurial spirit. What is the policy ‘Made in China’ 2025 and how does this impact the world as we know it?
Cities and urban societies are the centres of value creation and consumption in any economy. The urban transformation of China has created the largest and most vibrant urban markets in the world.
Business culture in China
Culture and social values are decisive variables in international business and negotiations. Understanding the context of everyday life in China brings more chances to discover business opportunities
Based in Suzhou, a 25-minute train ride from Shanghai, you will study in a city home to nearly 100 Fortune 500 companies. Suzhou’s proximity to these multinationals means you will have the chance to participate in formal onsite visits to world-leading companies.
If you are a university student or young professional wanting to explore China and the reasons behind its huge economic growth, this summer school is for you. Upon completion, you will have a solid understanding of this global superpower and valuable experience in China to add to your resumé.
Why This Summer School?
Study at an AACSB and EQUIS-accredited international business school and one of the leading China Studies departments in the world;
Learn from leading experts in the Chinese economy, society, history and culture;
Get a first-hand look into Fortune 500 companies operating in China through industry site visits;
Live in beautiful Suzhou, one of China’s most liveable cities with a unique blend of the contemporary and the ancient;
Study at XJTLU’s modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of Suzhou’s business, technology and industry hub;
Build your international network and make new friends.