06N:235:002 Seminar in International Business: Going & Growing Global in Hong Kong and China
This trip begins in Hong Kong, extends into the southern part of mainland China and concludes in Shanghai, an itinerary which offers a comparative experience in three major centers of business.
Hong Kong is one of the world's most open and dynamic economies and is a highly developed capitalist economy, which is ranked the freest in the world. Hong Kong is one of the world‘s easiest places to establish a business and one of the toughest competitive environments in today‘s globalized world of trade and commerce.
Shanghai is often recognized as the center of finance and trade in mainland China. There is a strong link to both the Chinese interior and central governments and a strong base in manufacturing and technology. Shanghai Stock Exchange is the world’s fastest growing and the Shanghai’s economy has exceeded the size of its greatest competitor, Hong Kong.
Look out over Hong Kong from Victoria’s Peak, eat a traditional dim sum meal, appreciate a moment of quiet at the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai, and perhaps take in a Chinese acrobatic show. You’ll also have free time to explore the sights. Hear about last year’s trip from these students: Corbin Mollman, Husnain Khan, and Nichole McCown.
See the DRAFT ITINERARY HERE.
Saturday, January 4 to Sunday, January 12, 2014 (Depart U.S. on Friday, January 3)
Mandatory class session:
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 10am-4pm, in Iowa City, Room C425 Pomerantz Center
To apply for the GLO, complete and submit the online application form.
NOTE: you will need your passport information to complete the online application form. The form should take about 10 minutes to complete and must be finished in its entirety to submit.
The application deadline is Wednesday, September 18, at 5 p.m.
The program is also open to PM students and is limited to 30 students, so sign up now!
The following visa requirements are due by 5:00 p.m. on October 15:
Please send or drop off your passport to: Jill Tomkins, 100 Pomerantz Center, Suite C432, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. When sending your passport, it is always advisable to use a mailing option that allows for tracking. Visas will be obtained in late October. If you need your passport in October or anticipate international travel, please contact us to make appropriate arrangements.
The Full-time MBA Program will subsidize the full $2,400 program fee for GLO. However, if you withdraw on or after October 1, you will be penalized the entire program fee amount ($2400) given our requirement to prepay the vendor.
The program fee includes:
*a single-room supplement will be charged for those individuals who want a single room.
Airfare (on your own):
Airfare from the United States to the site country is arranged individually and NOT included in the program fee. Estimated airfare is ~$1,500. Please do not book your airfare until your application has been accepted and your participation confirmed.
Please direct any questions to Jill Tomkins, MBA Global Learning and Student Services Coordinator, Tippie School of Management, at 319-335-2686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.