May 13 - 21, 2019

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Laura Meade
Dr. Brad Harris

Course Prerequisites

Open to all MBA and PMBA students in good standing who have completed BUSI 60050, required

Earns 3 hours credit

Class limit: 14

Explore opportunities and challenges of conducting business in Asia, including the unique culture nuances that affect local and cross-cultural working relationships (e.g., leadership, teamwork) as well as the intricacies of sourcing from local and regional suppliers and delivering to customers worldwide. Learn about the critical resources, supply-based capabilities, leadership and management challenges, marketing principles, and current trading environment of China. Explore transportation infrastructure issues, legal restrictions, requirements for doing business, and unique environmental and societal opportunities. Witness firsthand the complexities and challenges of marketing, innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership in this country while contemplating the historical, political, economic and cultural trends and norms in Shanghai and Beijing.

Shanghai, China

Day 1 Travel to Shanghai
Day 2 Cultural Exploration including Jade Buddha Temple, Bund River, Yuyuan Garden, Opening Dinner
Day 3  Company Visits 
Day 4  Company Case Study and Cooking Class
Day 5 Travel to Beijing
Day 6 Company Visits
​Day 7 Cultural Exploration including Forbidden City, Tienanmen Square, Silk Street and Pearl Market
Day 8  Great Wall Excursion
Day 9 Return

$750 for a student's first study abroad trip.  Total fee is $2,400, minus $1,650 covered by the Neeley Graduate Program office.

  • Included: Textbooks and materials, hotel accommodations (2 students per room), transportation within country, welcome and farewell dinners, expenses related to company visits and lecture.
  • Not included: TCU tuition, airfare to and from China, airport taxes, passports, visas, and personal expenses.
  • Most meals covered
  • Guest fee: $2,400
  • Second trip for TCU MBA student: $2,400

Travel Arrangements
Students should not purchase flight tickets or make other irrevocable travel arrangements until they have received communication from the faculty member(s) leading the trip.

Registration and Payment
Class is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Full payment of $750 via credit card is required at the time of registration.

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Deadline to Register is December 15, 2018. If class limit is met prior to this date you can request to be added to a wait list.