This MBA trip provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable insight into the mechanics of the business workplace in two of China’s largest cities.
The itinerary covers a wide range of activities, incorporating company visits and talks delivered by experts, as well as excursions to some of China’s unmissable landmarks. Students will have the opportunity to experience both traditional and ancient Chinese culture, as well as the fast-growing and bustling modern areas.
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*Prices based on groups of 20 students with 2 free teacher spots.
Day 1: The Ancient Capital
Arrive in Beijing and transfer to the heart of the city. Learn about Beijing’s history and fun facts from your guide along the way. After checking in to your accommodation, embark on a guided walking tour of Beijing’s ancient hutong areas and listen to a lecture from a guest speaker about hutong culture. In the evening, enjoy a delicious welcome dinner and trip briefing from your guide before returning to your accommodation.
Day 2: Business in China
This morning, we invite a guest speaker to for a lecture about “Doing Business in China” from an international perspective. Afterwards, students can engage in a Q&A session with the speaker to further their learning.
In the afternoon, head out to learn about China’s imperial history at the famous Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Then, take in the incredible panoramic view of historic Beijing from Jingshan Park. Enjoy a free evening to relax after a full day of activities.
Day 3: The Great Wall
In the morning, we go back in time as we travel to a secluded and incredibly beautiful section of the Great Wall while avoiding the crowds. Hike along the wall and taking in the spectacular views.
Head back to the city for some evening entertainment as you watch an amazing acrobatics show and treat your tastebuds to a traditional dumpling dinner.
Day 4: University visit
Pay a visit to the Business Department of Beijing Foreign Studies University. Enjoy a tour of the University before listening to a lecture by a teacher from a relevant department. Afterwards, students will have the opportunity to interact with local students at the university and.
Make your way to the Summer Palace where you can walk through the beautiful grounds. Hop on board a wooden boat and enjoy a ride across the palatial lake for impressive views of the palace. Later, enjoy a meal fit for a king with a traditional Peking roast duck banquet.
Day 5: Business Incubator
Today, students will visit the US Department of Commerce Trade Office, located in the US Embassy. After a guided tour, make your way to Beijing Zhongguancun Software Park Incubator Co., Ltd. The park campus is a stepping stone for most small enterprises in Beijing, who come here to develop during the beginning stages of the companies.
In the evening, it’s time to say goodbye to Beijing as you hop on board an overnight train to your next location, Shanghai!
Day 6: Exploring the metropolis
By the morning, your train will have arrived in Shanghai. Transfer to your accommodation and relax before the afternoon’s activities.
Set out on a walking tour of the city, including People’s Square and Nanjing Road, two of the most well-known areas. Afterwards, head to The Bund where you can see Shanghai’s iconic skyline. Learn about China’s rapid urban development from your guide as you explore.
Day 7: Company visits
Today, students will pay a visit to Canature, a water recycling company who is focused on developing water recycling products in China. The company has worked with many big events including the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and the 14th World Swimming Championship in 2011, as well as in partnership with Chinese schools and malls. Students will have an opportunity to visit the company’s head office, explore one of their functioning workshops and take a look at some of their current products.
In the afternoon, it’s time to head to a Chinese company, to observe first-hand how business works in the modern world’s largest economy. Enjoy a tour of the offices and lecture about business in China followed by a student-led Q&A session.
Day 8: Financial District
Start the day with a visit to the beautiful Yu Yuan Gardens, where you can learn more about traditional Chinese Garden art. Be sure to check out the Jade Rock, located in the garden, which is the largest stone to be pulled out of the Yangtze River! Wander around the bustling bazaar, a great place to buy souvenirs and try out the local delicacies.
Treat your taste buds to some of Shanghai’s famous Xiao Long Bao dumplings for lunch, before taking a tour of the city’s financial district, Lujiazui. Head to the top of the Financial Centre for incredible panoramic views of the whole city. In the evening, enjoy a cruise along the Huangpu River to see Shanghai’s skyline lit up.
Day 9: Hometime
Today marks the end of your Learning Adventure in China. Transfer to airport and leave excited to apply what you have learnt here, back at home!