MGMT228 Study Tour to China - International Business - UC Business School - University of Canterbury

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MGMT228 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. While 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 2017 course have closed.

Photos from previous tours (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 MGMT228 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:

Supporting students to go global

In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 the UC Business School 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 (read the 2017 Beehive press release)

PMSA awards support 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?

For more informations contact the course coordinator Russell Wordsworth, email:

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