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Western Kentucky University

Faculty-Led Study Abroad


Summer 2014
china business


Change to Dates:  May 18 - June 2, 2014

Updated Program Package:  $4,100

A cultural adventure into the China of today for a global management practices experience to compare and contrast the domestic and Chinese operations of a select group of U.S. companies. Learn by doing as we become explorers searching to understand how 5000 years of Chinese culture shapes their 21st century business environment.



  • Meet business professionals from major companies
  • Tian'amen Square, Forbidden City
  • Summer Palace, Chinese markets
  • World Finance Trade Center, Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai
  • Taipei, Tawain



  • Gain a "Learning by doing," experience in a study abroad setting to compare & contrast US and Chinese business operations.
  • Understand the core concepts of national interdependence in the global environment of businesses.
  • Enhance the body of knowledge of the student's core discipline through consideration of international applications.
  • Acquire an in depth understanding of an American firm engaged in international business through the experiential learning of studying at their Chinese facilities.
  • Gain an appreciation of the strategic importance of Chinese change management coupled with the impact of sustainability initiatives.
  • Grasp the importance of global awareness and the impact of globalization on managing the daily operations of international companies.


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Faculty Leader



  • Beijing
  • Xiamen
  • Shanghai


  • Taipei


  • MGT 410 (3 credits): International Business
  • Possible Graduate and Doctoral Credit Available.


  • Summer 2014
  • China: May 18 - June 2, 2014
  • WKU class meetings: May 22-23, 27, & June 20, 2014



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