Global Business in Asia

Course Code: GBIA2017

Faculty of: Business and Economics

Target Students: HKU Undergraduates, Non HKU Undergraduates

Area of Interest: Business & Management, Multi-location

Multi Location: Hong Kong and Shanghai

Credits: 12

Course Period: June 26, 2017 to July 21, 2017

Programme Fee: HKD $50,700 / USD $6,500

Discount: US$500 / HK$3,900 discount for Early Bird (students who submit completed application before Feb 15, 2017)

Accommodation Fee: Included

Deadline for Application:

Online Application: APPLY NOW

Programme Fee includes:

• Programme Series

• Accommodation

• Airfare (Only include airfares to Shanghai, students need to pay for their own airfares to fly to HK and return to their home countries)

• HKU Facilities Access

Application Deadline: 

Non-local students: April 30, 2017

Local students: May 15, 2017

Programme Overview:


The programme comprises of 2 weeks in Hong Kong and 2 weeks in Shanghai, students gain insights of contemporary global business environment in an Asian context through academic courses, group projects, together with visits to reputable corporations, guest speeches by industry leaders, as well as historical and cultural sightseeing tours.

2 courses to be offered under GBIA2017:

STRA3705 China Economy (6 credits)

This course provides a general introduction of China economy since 1949 with emphasis on the era of transition from a planned economy to a more market driven one. It aims to help students understand the development and transition of Chinese economy, the working of major market mechanism, as well as related issues that China encounters. Basic economic principles are used to explain the economic issues of modern China.

STRA3706 China Business Environment (6 credits)

This China Business Environment course examines the challenges and opportunities that a rising and rapidly changing China has provided for various business corporations, i.e. multinational corporations, domestic state-owned enterprises, entrepreneurial firms. It delineates the complexity of contemporary China with respect to economic, technological, political, social and cultural environments and how it influences corporations in a wide range of industries.


•The Faculty of Business and Economics reserves the right to cancel a course should there be insufficient enrollment or any unforeseen circumstances.

• Students of non-credit bearing programmes will receive a certificate upon programme completion. Students of credit-bearing programmes can apply a transcript stated with HKU credits, please contact your home institution about the issue related to HKU credits recognition.

• In any case, students are strongly recommended to make their own insurance arrangements throughout the entire period of your programme. Students will be responsible for their own medical and dental costs during the period of the programme. Please refer to here (Point 5) for more information.