MGMT228 Summer Tour to China - International Business - School of Business and Economics - University of Canterbury

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MGMT228 - Summer Study Tour to China

The MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture study tour offers students an opportunity to take courses on Chinese business practices and culture, and interact with Chinese students and businesses. The study tour is open to anyone who has completed a year of study at UC and at least two commerce papers. The course starts mid-November.

The tour starts with an orientation week where students learn about and research business in China. In China, UC students spend three weeks attending classes on management, economics and Chinese language, arts and culture at Zhejiang Gongshang University, followed by a week of visiting international firms in Shanghai.

This course is limited entry. The maximum enrolment is 30.

Applications for the 2016 study tour have closed.

Photos from the 2015 tour (and side trips)

pagoda cycling
taiji class hannah calligraphy class
Photos clockwise from top left: Students visiting Leifeng Pagoda; Getting out and about on fixie bikes; Calligraphy class; Learning taiji.

What our students say about their study tour experiences

The MGMT 228 Study Tour to China is a much anticipated, annual event that attracts students from all disciplines and even students from other tertiary institutions. Visits to New Zealand companies operating in China provide you with an insight into the opportunities and challenges facing international organisations. Learning about another country's business practices and meeting the locals first-hand enriches your cultural experiences and is a great addition to your CV. Plus you can pick up some Mandarin language phrases and make new friends along the way.

You can watch our MGMT228 YouTube video clip featuring BCom student Luke Gillespie on the 2014 study tour to China and check out this stunning video clip produced by Thomas Barker of his 2015 tour and travel experiences

Read about what some of our MGMT228 alumni have to say about their trips:

charlotte lissaman

‘Being overseas, I became even more interested in working in an international capacity...’

Charlotte Lissaman
BCom (Economics)
Policy and Program Analyst, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Perth, Australia
(read profile)

eleanor grimshaw

‘All of these skills certainly get used travelling overseas and interacting with people from a different culture...’

Eleanor Grimshaw

BCom with an endorsement in Human Resource Development and a BSc in Psychology. BCom (Hons) in Management
(read profile)

 matt evans

‘We were fully immersed in university life there, living on campus, spending time with the students and roaming the city...’

Michelle Panzer

BCom with an endorsement in Marketing and a Bachelor of Laws
(read profile)

Supporting students to go global

In 2014 and 2015 the School of Business and Economics received funding from Education New Zealand to support our MGMT228 study tour. Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) were made available to eligible students to help cover travel-related costs. For the third year in a row, the School was awarded PMSA funding for the 2016 study tour (read the Beehive press release)

PMSA awards support top undergraduate or postgraduate students wanting to undertake study or research in Asia. Find out more at

I want to know more. What to I do next?

Contact the course coordinator Russell Wordsworth, email: