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BMGT Exchange: University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) (China)

Beijing, China
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No

 

University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)
UIBE is one of the premier business institutions in China, educating Chinese and international students at its Beijing campus in the fields of business, economics, foreign languages, and more. It was one of the first universities to offer an undergraduate program entirely in English.

Beijing
Beijing, one of the four great ancient capitals in China, is the second largest city in China and home to many cultural wonders. The Forbidden City is located in the center and guided tours take place daily. Beijing also hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics and the venues are still open to tour. The cuisine is also world renowned, the Peking Roast Duck being the most famous. There are over one hundred museums in Beijing, including the National Museum of China, the National Art Museum in China, the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution, and the Beijing Art Museum. The famous Great Wall is only a few hours drive north.


Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
  • You must be an ENGR/a BMGT major

Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.

Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website for updates.


  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
  3. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  4. If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  5. Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.

UIBE offers approved classes in finance, economics, international business, supply chain management, and operations management. For a full course listing, check back this website: http://site.uibe.edu.cn/site/Main.htm?Next=News/News.aspx?NewsID=340
Not all courses are offered each semester. You are advised to check the semester availability of courses based on the current academic year. 

Credit

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit on your UMD transcript. UMD uses the following conversion to assess how many credits you will get from this program:

UIBE Credit UMD Credit
3 credits 2.25 credits
4 credits 3 credits

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on December 2, 2016.

You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents on the Undergraduate Exchange page hosted by the Smith School of Business and the Transfer Credit Services Equivalency Database (TCEQ).  If you are interested in taking a course not listed on TCEQ, you may have it evaluated for acceptability by following the UMD Registrar’s evaluation request guidelines.

Grading 
Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

UIBE Grade UMD Grade
60 C - 

On-campus housing is available and guaranteed for exchange students. Students may apply for on-campus housing after they have been nominated for their semester. All rooms are furnished and include internet.


UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates and fees to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:


Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017 08/22/2017 12/08/2017
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor/host university website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017 02/24/2018 06/08/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.