Shanghai, China

January in Shanghai

Study Strategic Management
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Information for term January in Shanghai

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

October 1, 2021

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jan 3 – 21, 2022
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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This program invites students with a major or minor in economics, international business management, business management, or marketing; or Chinese or Asian studies majors with an interest in China’s business environment, to study abroad in Shanghai. Gain an in-depth understanding of international business in China, the world’s second-largest economy. Classes are taught at the CIEE Global Institute – Shanghai, in English and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique experiences


    Located along the bank of the Liwa on the downtown Putuo campus of East China Normal University (ECNU), known as the “Garden University” for its beautifully landscaped grounds.


    from successful Western and Asian firms in China like Apple, KFC, Toyota, Haier, and Alibaba and become familiar with the key characteristics and implications of China’s rapidly developing consumer culture.


    Shanghai’s standout landmark with colonial-era buildings lining the Huángpǔ River, historic architecture and an endless array of restaurants, bars, shops and hotels.

  • Cost to build Shanghai Disney theme park

  • Height of Shanghai World Financial Center

  • universities and colleges


Location & Culture

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With a population of over 24 million people, Shanghai has seen massive development over the last two decades, and the new financial district of Pudong is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. There’s no better place to study international business or economics than Shanghai. Through the January Strategic Management program, your coursework will be complemented with excursions to key cultural and historical sites.


  • Explore the city’s urban centers using Shanghai’s commercial high-speed Maglev train - the fastest-growing rapid transit system in the world.  
  • Take in an acrobatics show, jazz performance or a Chinese opera. Shanghai’s music and entertainment scene is vibrant!
  • Compare and contrast Chinese and U.S. business practices and culture.

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Daily Life

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    Campus Residence Hall: Most participants will stay in the Campus Residence Hall with a CIEE student, a five-story facility located on the East China Normal University (ECNU) campus that has a lobby with 24-hour security and laundry facilities. There is a kitchen and bathrooms on each floor. This option pairs CIEE students with other CIEE students. Students can also opt for a Chinese roommate and stay in the ECNU Campus Residence Halls. Chinese roommates are required to speak only Chinese, so this option is recommended for students who wish to live in a more intensive Chinese-language environment while remaining nearby other program participants.


    Meals are not included in this housing option and are the responsibility of the student. They are available in the campus cafeterias at a moderate price.

Shanghai, China

Where You'll Study

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    Shanghai, China


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During the January in Shanghai program, all students take the required course: Strategic Management. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.

CIEE Global Institute - Shanghai is located on East China Normal University (ECNU)’s downtown Putuo campus, and is known as the “Garden University” for its beautiful grounds by the Liwa River.



Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Program Requirements

All students take the required course, Marketing Management and Methods in East Asia and Emerging Markets plus 1 CIEE elective course

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

Academic Culture

The program consists of three weeks of classes with an intensive orientation beforehand. CIEE classes are designed to follow U.S. academic culture. Class attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions.

Class Format

Courses taught at CIEE Shanghai are for CIEE students only. Courses are taught Monday through Friday. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.


Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including essays, coursework, and final examinations or papers. Students must check with their professors to find out exam and project presentation dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter deadlines or exam dates for study abroad students who have made conflicting travel plans. The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used.

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Course Information


Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2022 Oct 1, 2021 Jan 3, 2022* Jan 21, 2022*

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

What's Included

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What's Included

Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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