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MBA - Doing Business in China at Peking University (Guanghua School of Management)
Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Xi'an, China (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Cost Sheets Summer
Areas of Study:
Program Type:
Graduate Courses Available:
College Sponsor:
W. P. Carey School of Business
Minimum Class Standing:
05 - Graduate
International Coordinator:
Kimberly Bellows
Available to Non-ASU Students:
  Program Details


Beijing - Skyline

Quick Facts

  • Open to W. P. Carey MBA students

  • May 13 - May 26, 2018 OR June 10 - June 23, 2018

  • Learn about business in China, including an introduction to Chinese economy, history, and culture

  • Experience lectures, case studies, guest speakers, company visits, projects, and cultural events

  • Visit three Chinese cities: Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.


Beijing Buildings
Credit: Photo by Nico Villanueva on Unsplash
Xi'an Bell Tower
Credit: Photo by lin qiang on Unsplash
Shanghai Buildings
Credit: Photo by Pavel Dvorak on Unsplash

Location Details

Beijing is China's capital city, with the distinction of being the world's second most populous city proper and most populous capital city. While the history of Beijung stretches back 3 millenia, it is truly a modern city and serves as China's political, cultural, and educational center. It headquarters most of the nation's largest state-owned companies, and 

Xi'an is one of the oldest cities in China, having served as one of the birthplaces of ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin and as capital city of 13 imperial dynasties, the most of any city. It served as the eastern start and end point of the Silk Road and is home to the famous Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty. Located in northwest China, it has re-emerged in the last few decades as an important economic, cultural, industrial and educational center of the central-northwest region. 


Shanghai is the most populous city proper in the world. Its position on the estuary of the Yangtze River led to its importance as a shipping and trading city in the 19th and early 20th century, and the economic reforms introduced in the 1990s brought it back as a global financial center and transport hub. Shanghai hosts modern skylines with historic architecture, a varied cuisine, and a mix of cultures and peoples. 

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

  • This course is only open to students in W. P. Carey MBA programs.

  • As part of the application, you will include a one-page resume and answers to two short answer questions.


  • Topic: Doing Business in China  (3 credits)
The course prepares students to: 
  • Understand the driving force of China's economic growth phenomenon over the last 30 years and the future

  • Appreciate the uniqueness of the Chinese market, organizations and social structure

  • Learn how firms conduct marketing, branding, human resource and strategic management in China

  • Identify business opportunities in China

  • Understand the “Belt and Road” Initiative strategy and the China Way of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Shanghai Skyline Night
Credit: Photo by Lu Lu on Unsplash


Temple of Heaven
Credit: Photo by Ayrton Tang on Unsplash

Program Housing

Participant housing is in shared standard rooms in 4-star hotels.


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation.  The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Shanghai Food
Credit: Photo by Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2018 is $2,855.

Program Fee includes: Housing in shared rooms, registration fee, some traditional meals, tea breaks and lunches, Mandarin sessions, company visits, site visits and cultural events, transportation to official events, train/air tickets from Beijing to Xi'an and Xi'an to Shanghai, and international health insurance. Not included: Airfare to and from China, passport and visa fees, personal expenses, subway fare, some meals, and miscellaneous items.  Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program


  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/15/2017
Rolling Admission 05/13/2018 05/26/2018
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials. These dates only reflect the first session; students indicate their choice of sessions in their application.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
This program is currently not accepting applications.