International Business Seminars

International Business Seminars - Summer China Seminar

Summer China Seminar

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Dates: June 1 to June 12, 2020
Locations: Experience Beijing and Shanghai, China in 12 days!

Summer China 2020 has been canceled.

With the growing concerns and the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, IBS has canceled this program in the best interest of our students and faculty partners. Student health and safety is always our number one priority. To speak with an IBS advisor about other program options call 480-874-0100 or email

The Summer China Seminar is packed with incredible opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students looking to expand their international business education outside of the traditional classroom. While traveling abroad, students will learn about Chinese culture, history, customs, politics, and international business practices. Most importantly, students will observe how these business practices are different from the United States.

Seminar Highlights:

  • Destinations:
    • Visit Beijing and Shanghai, China.
    • Experience cultural activities, free time to explore, and a variety of outdoor excursions.
    • Participate in city tours to see the most well-known attractions, including the Forbidden City, The Great Wall, and more.
  • Business Experience:
    • Learn from business executives at global companies such as the US Embassy Beijing, Ernst & Young, UPS, and more.
    • View international business practices in a variety of industries, including: finance, marketing, economics, and more.
    • Experience an opportunity to network with global executives, like-minded students, and university professors.
  • Accommodations:
    • Stay in 4-star hotels with front-lobby security.
    • Enjoy predeparture advising as well as faculty support to ensure you are prepared before and throughout the seminar.
    • IBS organizes all your travel details to allow you to focus on learning from business leaders, building relationships, and enjoying your free time.


June 1
Depart USAAirplane
June 2

6:00 PM
Arrivals in Beijing

Short Orientation
June 3
9:30 AM

6:00 PM
Classic Beijing Half Day Tour of the Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square

Program Orientation at the Hotel
June 4
10:00 AM

2:00 PM
U.S Embassy Commercial Briefing – Increasing US Global Exports to China & Maintaining Trade Relations

Ernst & Young – Consulting, Acquisitions & Taxation
June 5
10:00 AMSup China – The Role of Digital Media in Chinese SocietyBeijing
June 6
8:30 AM

7:00 PM
Excursion to the Great Wall

Peking Duck Dinner
June 7
12:00 PM

2:00 PM

6:50 PM
Transfer to Beijing South Railway Station

High-Speed Train to Shanghai

Arrive at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
June 8
10:00 AMOld Shanghai TourShanghai
June 9
10:00 AM

2:00 PM
OSIsoft – Digital Infrastructure & Real-Time Analytics

UPS – Global Logistics & Supply Chain
June 10
Free Day to Enjoy ShanghaiShanghai
June 11
10:00 AM

2:00 PM
Grant Thornton – Accounting, Taxation & Audit

Wrap-up & Debriefing Session
June 12
Return to USA or Begin Independent TravelAirplane

*Itinerary subject to change 

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