China Business Program

The China Business Program is designed to better prepare students for entry into an increasingly international workplace by developing an understanding of the culture and customs of China through language study, overseas experience and associated coursework. The program, available to students pursuing and completing the Bachelor of Science in Business degree, will help develop students' critical thinking and contextual skills by allowing students to study and personally experience the rapid pace of economic development and social change in China and the Far East. The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in business and who have a strong interest in China and the Far East.

For the courses taken as part of the China Business Program, students must earn a GPA of at least 2.00. Students must contact the China Business Program coordinator in the Farmer School of Business to have this program certificate noted on their academic transcript when applying for graduation. The program contains an embedded Liberal Education Thematic Sequence.

Program requirements

Chinese Language:

Two years or more of Chinese

Note: Students must complete CHI 202 and may choose to take higher levels.

Cultural Experience:

Completion of an approved* thematic sequence or minor related to China:

REL 3 Religion and Philosophy of Buddhist Asia

SDT 1 Self Designed Thematic Sequence (approved by LEC)*

Chinese Minor

East Asian Studies Minor

International Business Minor with approved* electives

Off-shore Experience:

Junior semester in China

Any one of the following:

Two approved* summer study abroad programs, such as the Summer Intensive Chinese Program or the FSB's Far East or Pacific Rim Summer International program.

One approved* summer program and an approved internship experience. Completion of an approved, business related internship in China or related to China (BUS 330 Professional Practice).

A second semester of study in China.

* All items marked (*) for approval must be approved by the Jennifer J. Petters Chair in Asian Business.

Business Coursework:

Completion of a B.S. in Business and completion of two one-credit China Business Seminars:

BUS 131 China Business Seminar I (1)

BUS 231 China Business Seminar II (1)

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