BMGT438Q: Doing Business in China (3 Credits)



Program Dates

January 1-11, 2015.
First paid hotel night in Hong Kong is Friday, January 2. Last paid hotel night in Guangzhou is Saturday, January 10.


Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and surrounding areas


David Ashley

Program Fee

Approximately $2,750. Scholarships available!


Complete Online Application.
NOTE: Admission of students with complete applications is on a competitive basis and application review will take place during the one week period following the "last day to apply" date. Admissions notifications will be sent on or after the decision date.

China Global Study CourseThe People's Republic of China (PRC) is the world's second largest economy after the United States. It is the world's fastest-growing major economy and the engine of this economic powerhouse is found in southeast China. This course will give QUEST students the chance to examine first-hand the manufacturing, consulting and design firms of this area, with particular attention paid to the use of systems thinking and strategies designed to improve production quality.

The course will start in Hong Kong with its incredible skyline and natural harbor. Our visit there will teach us about the growing global economic power of China and better understand its role in global business as well as how and why the Chinese government has allowed this former British colony to thrive economically with minimal intervention. We will then travel to Guangzhou and explore the third largest city in China.

Multiple business visits will take place in this course focusing on the above areas. There will also be scheduled cultural excursions and time to immerse yourself in the culture with the group or on your own.

What else do you need to know?

EXACT PROGRAM DATES (January 2-11, 2015). Once registered for the course, students are advised, but not required, to purchase refundable airplane tickets to counter any inconvenience caused by a change in unforeseen circumstances. Oftentimes, students have made their travel arrangements through STA Travel, a discount student travel agency.

THE COURSE PROGRAM FEE ($2,750) includes UMD tuition for 3 credits; lodging in a shared hotel room; transportation from Hong Kong to Guangzhou; on-site support and orientation; costs for any mandatory academic and cultural excursions and/or activities; some group meals; professor and partner fees; pre-departure meetings and excursions; UM Education Abroad services; International health insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation of remains coverage. Not included: personal expenses, most meals, optional trip insurance and international airfare. Students are responsible for obtaining and paying for their own visa and/or entry fee where applicable.

PAYMENT OF THE PUBLISHED PROGRAM FEE is divided into three separate charges that are collected accordingly:

(1) A non-refundable $50 application fee payable online by credit card is due at the time of application.

(2) Upon acceptance into the program, a $250 non-refundable deposit payable online by credit card is due within 10 days or less. The exact due date of this deposit will be communicated when student is accepted. Applicants understand that when he/she pays this deposit after being accepted into the program, it is deemed to be a commitment of participation. This deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances.

(3) The remaining balance will be due upon Education Abroad's registration of student into the program. This amount will appear on the student's account and will be payable before the end of the next billing cycle. See UMD's Education Abroad's website for other Refund and Withdrawal rules.

Any scholarship monies awarded by Smith will be credited to the student's account once the charge appears on his/her account. All efforts will be made to have the scholarship monies credited prior to payment due date.