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Shanghai is a commercial giant, a financial and cultural hub, and home to the largest container port on Earth. Examine the rapidly changing nature of global business in Shanghai and prepare for a career in international business through exposure to core concepts, important theories, and case studies, as well as site visits to Chinese companies and discussions with leading practitioners. Courses are taught in English at CIEE Global Institute – Shanghai and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.
Deepen your knowledge
in business and economics while broadening your understanding of international markets.
Compare and contrast
differences between Chinese and U.S. business practices and culture.
Explore the role
that China plays in the global marketplace.
miles of tunnel and track in the metro system365
ex-pats living in the city170,000
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From its new financial district of Pudong, home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, to its long history of foreign influence, fashion, and economic prowess, Shanghai is sure to leave any visitor awe-struck. Join its population of 23 million in urban centers, on elevated light rails, or on the world’s first commercial high-speed Maglev train, and explore every inch of this dynamic city.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Go on weekly visits to local markets, museums, temples, and other cultural sites in Shanghai.
- Experience an acrobat show.
- Try traditional Chinese dumpling-making.
- Take free extracurricular classes in Chinese cooking, calligraphy, martial arts, music, and mahjong.
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Hotel-style dorm. During Session 1, stay at the International Exchange Service Center (IESC) with a CIEE roommate. Located next door to the CIEE Study Center, students stay in rooms with twin beds, one desk, one wardrobe,an ensuite bathroom, and laundry facilities. The dorm is also equipped with Wi-Fi and 24-hour security. Residence hall. During Sessions 2 and 3, stay in a residence hall located on the East China Normal University (ECNU) campus. Students have access to a common lobby, laundry facilities, a student computer room and study lounge on every other floor, and a kitchen and bathrooms on each floor. The residence hall is a 10-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center, and is within walking distance to a light rail and other public transportation.
Meals are not included.
Where You'll Study
CIEE Global Institute - Shanghai
A 10-minute walk from East China Normal University.
EAST CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY
A 10-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center.
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE SERVICE CENTER.
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Students choose one, two, or three 4-week sessions. The program is designed for students majoring or minoring in economics, international business, business management, or marketing, or for Chinese or Asian Studies majors with an interest in learning more about the business environment in China.
Courses are focused on contemporary business issues affecting China and China’s current role as the world’s second largest economy. Company site visits allow students to apply theories learned in class and contextualize the country’s economic rise within China’s largest business hub. Students can also enroll in an optional Communicative Chinese Language course to improve their language skills. 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.
The 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.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
All students must enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session
Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours per session
CIEE Communicative Language course: 1 U.S. semester/1.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours
CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from Shanghai when classes are in session.
Classes taught at the CIEE Global Institute are for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for both classes and required co-curricular excursions. The class typically features a combination of traditional lecture, discussion, and co-curricular activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.
The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are assessed based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations.
Language of Instruction
English and/or Chinese
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Students studying in Shanghai for multiple sessions may only take Communicative Chinese once.
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.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
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