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UMD-Winter: China: Doing Business in China (BMGT/QUEST)

Guangzhou, China
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Doing Business in China

The 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 you 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. In Hong Kong you will learn 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. You will travel then to Shenzhen, located immediately north of Hong Kong and considered to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Here you will visit several of the high tech manufacturing companies. Finally, you will travel to Guangzhou and explore the third largest city in China. Throughout the program you will visit various businesses as well as culturally relevant sites.

The program will take place in Hong Kong and Guangzhou.

You will stay in shared hotel accomodations.

You must be in good academic and judicial standing. Please refer to the Fact Sheet at the top of this page for specific eligibility requirements.

Only students in the QUEST program are eligible for this program.

Please refer to the program cost sheet for a specific breakdown of expenses.



  • Multiple business visits where you will explore China's role in global business first hand
  • Visits to several high tech manufacturing companies
  • Cultural excursions and time to sightsee with the group or on your own

After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in the following three (3) credit UMD course:

  • BMGT438Q: Doing Business in China

Dr. Joseph Bailey’s research and teaching interests span issues in telecommunications, economics, and public policy with an emphasis on the economics of the Internet. This area includes an identification of the existing public policies, technologies, and market opportunities that promote the benefits of interoperability. Bailey is currently studying issues related to the economics of electronic commerce and how the Internet changes competition and supply chain management. Professor Bailey is the executive director for the QUEST program at the University of Maryland.

For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact the Program Director. For general questions or assistance with applying, contact the appropriate EA Advisor. For information about business programs and credit, please contact Claudia Donnelly.


This program may be bookmarked at:

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Winterterm 2015 10/11/2014 10/11/2014 01/01/2015 01/11/2015
The application deadline for this program has been extended to the date shown above. Admission to this program is on a competitive basis. Applications will be reviewed between the application deadline ("last day to apply") and the decision date shown above. Education Abroad will send admissions notifications on or after the decision date.