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Simmons China - Sustainable Business in Emerging Global Markets
Beijing, China; Hangzhou, China; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Suzhou, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Simmons China: Sustainable Business in Emerging Global Markets: GSM 547 (4 cr)

The Basics:
Open to Simmons MBA students; no prerequisites
March 6-16, 2014 
Duration: 9 days
Price: $3500.00
A $875 non-refundable deposit will be due upon acceptance into the program.  The remaining $2625 will be due by the end of the fall semester.
Price includes: International airfare, shared accommodations, guided tours and activities, ground transportation, all meals, and visa application fee

The Course:
The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of business and economy in the emerging economies. This year we go to China. We will consider how the history, culture, politics and economics in recent years shaped the emerging markets we see today. The goal is for everyone in the class to leave this experience with a working knowledge of this emerging world economic power house.  We will look at recent trend in foreign direct investments, China as a production or sourcing base for western MNCs, and China as an increasingly more important market place for western businesses. We will also touch on current “hot button” issues including environmental impact, human rights, women’s role in society and gender issues in business.  We put a strong focus on the current state of corporate social responsibility as well as sustainability issues in China.

We will visit Hangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou and Beijing or Hong Kong

Please Note:
-Students should expect a great deal of walking, often over uneven surfaces.
-Traditional Chinese fare will be served. However, Western food will occasionally be available. Also, there should be meals accessible for vegans, vegetarians, and those who are lactose-intolerant as well.

-Students with health or disability issues should contact Laura Bey in the Study Abroad Office ( in advance.

Faculty Information:
J. Barry Lin
Associate Professor of Finance


Indra Guertler
Professor of Practice

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.