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Global Business Institute

SPRING SEMESTER IN SHANGHAI

Earn a Certificate in Global Business

Imagine being in the heart of one of the world’s largest international trade centers learning about global supply chain and the culture of a global city’s work environment, both in the classroom and at your internship site.

The Global Business Institute is a certificate program, in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration (an AACSB accredited institution), offering you business-focused courses and an internship placement where you can personalize your experience to best fit your interests. A Certificate of Study in Global Business and a transcript from the University of Pittsburgh is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Note: Previous academic experience in business is required. See if this program is right for you, chat with an Admissions Advisor at 800.793.0334 today!
February 15, 2019
thru June 1, 2019
Program Fee: $13,495
Application Deadline November 30, 2018

The Shanghai Experience

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Experience

Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan Shanghai with our My Global City events: discover Shanghai’s hidden SoHo full of craft shops and cafes, marvel at the architecture in the Old French Concession, or go people watching at Nanjing Road pedestrian street.

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Live

You’ll live at ECNU’s international dormitories. Enhance your Mandarin skills and opt to room with a Chinese student!

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Learn

Required curriculum: four Business Courses or three Business Courses plus an Internship, and one elective in the humanities (a prior course may be applied toward the certificate).

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Intern

During your internship you'll acquire real-world professional skills from a global business perspective. This is a great way to enhance your classroom experience and your resume!

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I wanted to interact with locals and explore, but also wanted an investment for my future. The internship provided invaluable lessons while I also had ample opportunities to seek out adventure. Studying abroad will be one of the most valuable decisions you will make as a college student.

Jason Baxter

Arizona State University

Program Inclusions

  • TuitionEach Global Business Institute course is worth 3 credits. To receive a Certificate of Study in Global Business, you must complete a total of 12-15 credits.
  • HousingYou will live at East China Normal University (ECNU)’s international dormitories. Through our Language Partner Program, you can opt to room with a Chinese student — a great way to enhance your Mandarin language skills (this option incurs an additional fee).
  • Local Transit PassA local transit pass for Shanghai metro and buses.
  • ActivitiesSocial events include an arrival reception at a traditional Chinese restaurant, movie nights, calligraphy and paper-cutting sessions, ice-skating, 10-pin bowling, and a farewell ceremony. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
  • InternshipParticipate in a part-time internship opportunity, earn 3-6 credits and gain valuable skills. Placements are available in English language. Note: 6 credit internship requires you to intern on evenings and weekends.
  • My Global CitySome events may include: visiting a huge 3-D scale model at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall; discovering the art scene at Tianzifang Arts and Crafts; enjoying a deli-cious Sichuan hotpot dining experience; exploring the architecture in the Old French Concession; relaxing in an oasis of calm in the Yu Garden; taking in the enchanting multimedia display at the famous China Pavilion from the Shanghai World Expo; or visiting historic temples.
  • ExcursionThree-day excursion to Beijing, a full-day excursion to Suzhou, and an overnight weekend excursion to Hangzhou.
  • 24/7 Emergency SupportWe maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure you have a safe and productive learning experience.
  • InsuranceAs a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
  • SupportThe CAPA Shanghai team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.

Courses

Elementary Chinese 3 Credit  

This course is designed for elementary Chinese language learners who haven't learned Chinese before. By taking this course, students will be able to use simple expressions to communicate with native speakers in daily life. And they will grasp the pronunciation of Chinese, skillfully use Pinyin, and understand the basic grammar and structures in Chinese in a collaborative learning environment. Authentic materials will be used in class from time to time. A variety of topics are covered to help students understand more about Chinese culture and society while learning the language. Tasks will be given both in and out of class to create opportunities for students use the language in real life situations. In the semester, this course will meet three days a week for four hours in the morning for the first five weeks of the semester. If you wish to take Mandarin throughout the entire semester, we suggest taking the 6-credit option. In the summer, this course meets through the entire term.

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SHGH CHIN 1110

Global Internship Workshop, Shanghai 3 Credit  

The Global Internship Workshop is a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their internship placement (and living abroad) experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience (session), which aims to develop students' personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. The Global Internship Workshop fits in with CAPA's philosophy and practice of Globally Networked Learning, whereby students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country, as well as other Global Internship Workshop themes, through comparative global analysis. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through a selection of CAPA Masterclasses given by leading professionals from a diverse range of fields. Thus, the weekly discussion-based sessions with their active learning approach, gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, critical thinking and organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.

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SHGH INTP 3347

Global Internship Workshop, Shanghai 6 Credit  

The Global Internship Workshop is a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their internship placement (and living abroad) experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience (session), which aims to develop students' personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. The Global Internship Workshop fits in with CAPA's philosophy and practice of Globally Networked Learning, whereby students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country, as well as other Global Internship Workshop themes, through comparative global analysis. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through a selection of CAPA Masterclasses given by leading professionals from a diverse range of fields. Thus, the weekly discussion-based sessions with their active learning approach, gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, critical thinking and organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.

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SHGH INTP 3348

Globalization and Urbanization  

Today, the world is an urban place - more than half of the world's population lives in towns and cities. It is especially important to understand urban development in developing countries, where the great bulk of urban growth is now taking place. This course examines China's urbanization in the past six decades, including its processes, forces and problems. Since the second half of the 20th century, China has undergone unprecedented urban transformation that in turn is changing the landscape of this most populous country. This course introduces students to the recent literature on the immense urban transformation and offers a critical understanding of China's urbanization, social-spatial restructuring and urban problems.

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SHGH URBS 3345

International Finance  

In a globally integrated world, it has become imperative to trade, invest and conduct business operations internationally. The course exposes the students to the opportunities and risks associated with international finance.  As the world has become more integrated due to deregulation of financial markets, product innovation and technology, capital markets have kept pace with this integration. The study of international finance has therefore become essential and builds upon the understanding of theoretical concepts of finance and their adaptation to the international context. The course coverage includes historical perspectives and foundations of international finance, the foreign exchange markets and exchange rate determination, exposure management, financial management of a multinational firm.

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SHGH BUSN 3373

International Marketing  

The course examines how the global dimensions technology, research, capital investment and production impact marketing, distribution and communication networks. The breadth of this course will provide insights into the increasingly interdependent global economic and physical environment and its impact on international marketing. By examining these linkages, the students will gain an understanding of how companies develop strategic plans that are competitive to survive and succeed in these global markets. The unique localised content provided by the CAPA centres will present further regional insights into the key issues surrounding marketing from an international perspective.

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SHGH BUSN 3372

Managing Global Supply Chains  

Supply chain management (SCM) is becoming more and more important for businesses as the scope to outsource globally increases. Companies now have to deal with emerging countries just beginning to compete in global markets.  A supply chain is the network of entities from the raw material supplier at one end, going through the plants, warehouses and distribution centres, to retailers, and sometimes the final customer, at the other end. Supply chain management is the integrated management of the flow and storage of materials, information and funds between the entities comprising the supply chain. The main objective of the supply chain is to create and enhance value as the product, in its intermediate or final form, progresses through the network. Supply chain management is by its very nature an international (global) discipline.

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SHGH BUSN 3380

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