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Undergraduate Global Studies Courses 2012-13
BMGT438Q: Doing Business in China
Priority registration will be given to QUEST students, but
additional seats may open up to non-QUEST students on a space-available basis
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 Shenzhen, located
north of Hong Kong and considered to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the
world. Here we will visit several of the high tech manufacturing companies.
Finally, we will travel to Guangzhou and explore the third largest city in
Multiple business visits will take place in this course focusing on the above
areas. There will also be scheduled cultural excursions and time to sightsee
with the group or on your own.
What else do you need to know?
EXACT PROGRAM DATES will be determined (if not already set) as soon after the
course is confirmed by the Office of Global Programs. Once accepted, students
are advised, but not required, to purchase refundable airplane tickets and
travel insurance to counter any inconvenience caused by a change in the
THE COURSE PROGRAM FEE includes UMD tuition for 3 credits, lodging in a
shared hotel room, local transportation to company visits and required cultural
activities, any tickets or fees for required cultural activities, some group
meals, and professor and partner fees. Also included in Program Fee is
transportation via train from Hong Kong to Shenzhen on January 9, 2013 and from
Shenzhen to Guangzhou on January 13, 2013.
Not included: personal expenses, most meals, trip insurance and international
airfare. Students are responsible for obtaining and paying for their own visa
and/or entry fee where applicable. There is an additional $250 study abroad fee
and a $20 UMD Medical Insurance Fee which goes directly to the campus office to maintain the emergency plan.
PAYMENT OF THE PUBLISHED PROGRAM FEE and the $250 STUDY ABROAD 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 if accepted into the program, he/she is responsible for paying this
deposit, which is non-refundable under any circumstances. (See $2013 Smith
Scholarship details for exceptions to this refund rule).
(4) The remaining balance will be due upon UMD’s registration of student.
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.
5) 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.