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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Graduate Academic Theme: Business
Credit Offered: UC Credit Registration Term: Fall
Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Hotel
Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:
UC MBA visit Bund, Shanghai  

Program Overview

MBA Consulting Prj Shanghai
Lindner College of Business Graduate International Seminars give an essential perspective of competencies needed to do business internationally.  This study abroad program is a 2 credit hour course and includes class sessions at UC followed by ten days in China. Explore China’s economy through a hands-on case highlighting the challenges of doing business in Asia.
Itinerary Shanghai, day trips to Hangzhou and Suzhou
Tentative Itinerary
 Dec 1, Friday  Fly from Cincinnati to Shanghai, China
 Dec 2, Saturday  PM Arrival to Shanghai, charted bus to hotel
 Dec 3, Sunday  AM: City Tour: Shanghai History Museum, World Financial   District People Square
 Lunch: group lunch provided
 PM: City Tour: the Bund, Yu Garden
 Evening: Welcome dinner and Program Orientation
 Dec 4, Monday  AM: Lecture on culture and Doing Business in China
 Lunch: provided
 PM: Client Company Meeting for Consulting Project
 Dec 5, Tuesday  AM: Lecture on Economics of China
 Lunch: provided
 PM: Company visit (Marketing/Advertising)
 Evening: Huangpu river cruise
 Dec 6, Wednesday   Day trip to Hangzhou
AM: Company visit: (E-commerce/Technology)
 Lunch: provided
 PM: West Lake visit: Three pools Mirroring the Moon,, Leigeng Pagoda)
 Evening: Dinner on your own
 Dec 7, Thursday  AM: Company visit
 Lunch: on your own
 PM: Work on consulting project
 Evening: Networking activity with Chinese students
 Dec 8, Friday  AM: Presentation to Client Company
 Lunch: provided
 PM: free time
 Evening: Farewell dinner
 Dec 9, Saturday   Sightseeing trip to Suzhou: Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill Pagoda, Pingjiang road, Canal boat tour
 Dec 10, Sunday  Flight home: Shanghai to Cincinnati

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MBAs visit Tiger Hill Pagoda
Shanghai (population of 24 million) is a global financial center and has the world's largest container port.


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Who Can Participate?

MBA Visit Carat China
Open to: full time MBA students,  Fall 2018 on-campus cohort only.  

Lindner International Programs Policy Regarding Guests: We do not allow participants to invite guests (spouses, partners, significant others, family members, children, etc.) to accompany them overseas.   International programs are intensive academic experiences, where you will be engaged in company visits, coursework, networking opportunities, and other activities abroad.  You are expected to take part in all planned activities and to integrate with the group. Guests are welcome to join you in-country for a vacation after the study abroad program ends.

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Academic Program and Course Information

Required Course Registration:  INTB8004, China Study Abroad, 2 credits, Fall Semester 2018.

Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Dr. Lawrence Gales, Academic Director International Business,  received his BA (1972) in Psychology and MA (1974) in Educational Psychology from the University of Michigan and Ph.D. in Business (Organization Theory and Behavior) from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1987).

Dr. Roseann Hassey, MBA Program Director, Assistant Professor of Marketing

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Living Arrangements

Business hotel with internet access and double occupancy rooms. 

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Getting There

Group flight round trip from Cincinnati to Shanghai. Students may opt out of the group flight and purchase their own airline ticket.  Students should not purchase a plane ticket until they have committed to the program, enrolled in the appropriate course, and received instructions from the International Programs Office. 

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Program Costs

View a cost breakdown for the China program here.  All students will receive scholarships from UC International and Lindner College of Business. 
Thanks to the generous support of Mike and Sue Paxton all Full Time MBAs receive a $1250 scholarship to participate in this project-based international seminar.

Note that both the program charges and the UC International and LCB scholarships will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill for the Fall 2017 Semester.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process and enroll in INTB8004.  Scholarships are posted after all students register for the course connected to the study abroad experience.

This program has been awarded a UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International requires a minimum 2.0 GPA to receive this funding.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.
UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Lindner International Programs
Suite 203 Lindner Hall
tel: 513-556-2968

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This program is currently not accepting applications.