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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Hotel Language of Instruction: English
Program Type: GSU Program Director: Dr. Marta White, Dr. Tad Ransopher
Sponsoring College: J. Mack Robinson College of Business Sponsoring Department: Managerial Sciences, School of Accountancy
Credit Type: GSU Credit Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:

China: Study Abroad in Transition Economies

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Students interested in speaking with program alumni can browse our Alumni Reference Network. The Alumni Reference Network is password-protected and only accessible to GSU students. Please contact the Study Abroad Office at (404) 413-2529 or for the password.

We embark on an exploration of cultural icons and contemporary businesses in a vast one-time zone country filled with fascinating paradoxes. We visit epic and enchanting cities, the Three Gorges Dam, and a one-day cruise on the Li River. Cross-cultural business commonalities and differences are studied using economic, political, legal, social, and cultural facets, while integrating theory with practice relative to accounting, management and international business issues. We will visit a variety of organizations in Beijing, Suzhou, Wuhan and Shanghai with the opportunity to examine:

  • The role of business in society
  • Public-private sector relationships
  • Strategic management
  • Foreign business valuation
  • Business and economic development
  • Transfer pricing
  • Foreign taxation
  • Human behavior in the workplace in developed vs. emerging markets

This monumental journey integrates business with culture, urban with rural, global industry challengers with the oldest living civilization, and creates an opportunity of a lifetime. The prospect of interviewing managers in China adds a significant dimension to this study abroad program. Emphasis is placed on understanding and applying management and accounting principles in the cross-national context. Many students regard this program as their most fulfilling university learning experience. A pivotal program, promising an impactful, interdisciplinary, immersion experience in which you will cultivate cross-cultural literacy and leadership skills across professional and personal dimensions.

August 02: Atlanta - Beijing 
August 03: Arrival Beijing 
August 04-06: Beijing 
August 07: Beijing - Yichang 
August 08: Three Gorges Dam/Guilin
August 09: Guilin – Li River Cruise and Reed Flute Cave
August 10: Guilin/Shanghai/ Suzhou
August 11: Suzhou/Shanghai 
August 12-14: Shanghai 
August 15: Shanghai - Atlanta

Participants will stay in Western-managed first class hotels.

Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the program director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.
The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of Georgia State’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the program directors.

Participants who successfully complete the program’s courses will receive six semester hours of course credit at Georgia State. Graduate students should register for MGS 8860/ ACCT 8660 and undergraduate students should register for MGS 4860/ACCT 8660. Students from other institutions should follow their school’s regulations concerning transfer credits.

The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews will be scheduled with students upon receipt of application

Transient Students: please see the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page:

International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $4,850, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Price Includes
· Round-trip airfare
· Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
· Cruise on the Yangtze River
· Daily full-course breakfasts and most other meals
· Travel between cities, excursions and entrance fees
· Visa for China ($160 included; if citizenship requires additional fees, those are not included)
· Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Price Does Not Include
· Georgia State tuition and fees
· Passport fees
· Additional meals
· Personal expenses and excess baggage charges
$500 deposit with application or soon thereafter
March 31, 2017– Remaining balance 
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Program Deposit Payments: Participants will pay program deposits by logging into PAWS.  Please contact your Program Director to confirm that a Program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
Program Payments and Remaining Program Balance:  Other than the initial program deposit, all program payments—along with the remaining program balance—will be billed directly to your student account.  Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.

Georgia State University students are eligible to apply for the IEF Study Abroad Scholarship/Georgia State University Foundation Scholarship and may be eligible to apply for the Global Experience Scholarship. Visit and select the Scholarships & Financial Aid tab or call the Study Abroad Programs office at (404) 413-2529 for more information

Marta Szabo White, Ph.D.
35 Broad St., 10th Fl.

Tad Ransopher, J.D.
35 Broad St., 5th Fl.

This program is currently not accepting applications.