• Exploring how China Influences the Conduct of Business Within China and Internationally

    What will students gain from this program?

    Students will gain an up-close and detailed exposure to Chinese culture and business practice; witness how individuals and enterprises innovate to generate competitive advantages that leverage the unique characteristics of a country; and develop a strong appreciation for the need to acknowledge, understand and embrace cultural differences.

    Academic Program Overview

    Prior to Trip

    The academic structure of the program will include a group project prior to departure that will provide background understanding of China that can be leveraged into rich learning experiences during the China residency.

    Possible Trip Events

    • Business Meetings:¬†Entrepreneur, US Importer, Manufacturer, Real Estate Developer, Arts Enterprise
    • Networking Opportunities:¬†Darden Alumni reception, interaction with CEIBS students
    • Cultural Experiences: Chinese Acrobats, Canal Town Visit, Chinese Gardens, City Planning Museum
    • Exploratory Activities: City Walk, Local Dining Reviews


    After the trip, students will provide a final summary presentation which will be shared with other students.

    Faculty Leads

    Marc Lipson

    Michael Schill


    Arrive: 11 May 2017

    Depart: 18 May 2017

    Host Institution

    China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

    What have students said about the program?

    "The Shanghai course provided an exceptional view of the Chinese business environment and how it intersects with culture and government. We were afforded exclusive opportunities to meet with top management teams of banks, media groups, development companies and start-ups. The insights I gained on this trip will certainly serve me well as a future manager in a global context."

    "The China course allowed me not only to learn so much about the Chinese power house, but also to establish some important connections with Darden alumni, CEIBS students and speakers that I'd had never be able to do so by myself."