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Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    3-6 credits
    • Location

      China: Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong (with other stops)
    • Dates

      Not offered this year
    • Cross-Listed Courses

      BUSN 450 Marketing and Economic Concepts in China (3 or 6 units)

      MBAD 650 Marketing and Economic Concepts in China (3 only)

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      Study Tours are Biola courses that are taught while the enrolled students travel with the faculty to a remote location relevant to the course content.


      What Will I Study?

      As part of the 3- or 6-unit course, students will participate in an 18-day tour of China where they will study firsthand the nation’s emergence as an economic superpower and the challenges it faces as it transitions from a closed, communist economy to an open, market-oriented one. There are planned briefings, presentations, and visits to a wide variety of businesses, government agencies, universities and nongovernmental organizations. Although the primary focus will be on marketing and economic issues, time will also be devoted to the work of Christian charities in the country and points of cultural and historic interest.

      In order to prepare for the tour, some readings and planning meetings will be required during the months leading up to the trip.

      During the trip students will have an opportunity to interact with Chinese university students and enjoy a meal with them, and also to attend a state-sanctioned Three-Self church. Cultural visits include the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Shanghai Tower and the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu. While in Hong Kong students will also have the option of attending Hong Kong Disney on their own.


      For more information contact: Dr. Lari Mobley; Lillian Minar