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  • Locations: Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2018 08/24/2018
Rolling Admission 12/08/2018 12/16/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Graduate Academic Theme: Business
Credit Offered: UC Credit Registration Term: Fall
Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Hotel
Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:
UC MBA visit Bund, Shanghai  

Program Overview

MBA Consulting Prj Shanghai
Lindner College of Business Graduate International Seminars give an essential perspective of competencies needed to do business internationally.  This study abroad program is a 2 credit hour course and includes class sessions at UC followed by ten days in China. Explore China’s economy through a hands-on case highlighting the challenges of doing business in Asia.
Itinerary Shanghai
Tentative Itinerary
 Dec 8, Saturday  Fly from Cincinnati to Shanghai, China
 Dec 9, Sunday  PM:  Arrival to Shanghai, charter bus to hotel
 Evening: Huangpu River Cruise and Bund visit
 Dec 10, Monday  AM: Business Visit 1
 Lunch: group lunch provided
 PM: Client Company meeting - consulting project
 Evening: Welcome dinner and Program Orientation
 Dec 11, Tuesday  AM: Lecture at East China Normal
 Lunch: provided
 PM: Business visit 2 (manufacturing)
 Evening: Team meetings
 Dec 12, Wednesday  AM: Business visit 3
 Lunch: provided
 PM: Culture tour of Shanghai (Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple,  Shanghai Tower)
 Evening: Acrobatics Show
 Dec 13, Thursday  AM: Panel Discussion with Entrepreneurs (both foreign and Chinese)
 Lunch: provided
 PM: Market visit: (e.g. textile market)
 Evening: Work on consulting project
 Dec 14, Friday  AM: Presentation at Client Company for Consulting Project
 Lunch: with client
 PM: Zhujiajiao Water Town visit
 Dec 15, Saturday  Explore Shanghai in small groups
  Evening: Group Dinner and program wrap up
 Dec 16, Sunday  Fly home from Shanghai to Cincinnati

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MBAs visit Tiger Hill Pagoda
Shanghai is one of the four municipalities directly under the Chinese central government. Shanghai, literally known as 'the port on the sea', is one of the world largest seaports and is a major industrial and commercial center of China. With the deepening reform of China, Shanghai, formerly crowned as the financial, economic and trade hub of the Far East, is playing a leading role in boosting the economic development of the country.


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Who Can Participate?

MBA Visit Carat China
Open to: full time MBA students,  Fall 2018 on-campus cohort only.  

Lindner International Programs Policy Regarding Guests: We do not allow participants to invite guests (spouses, partners, significant others, family members, children, etc.) to accompany them overseas.   International programs are intensive academic experiences, where you will be engaged in company visits, coursework, networking opportunities, and other activities abroad.  You are expected to take part in all planned activities and to integrate with the group. Guests are welcome to join you in-country for a vacation after the study abroad program ends.

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Academic Program and Course Information

Required Course Registration:  INTB8004, China Study Abroad, 2 credits, Fall Semester 2018.

Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 20 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 10-20 hours).
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Dr. Lawrence Gales, Academic Director International Business, received his BA (1972) in Psychology and MA (1974) in Educational Psychology from the University of Michigan and Ph.D. in Business (Organization Theory and Behavior) from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1987).

Dr. Roseann Hassey, MBA Program Director, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Dr. Gales and Dr. Hassey will teach INTB 8004.  Two other LCB faculty and staff will travel with the group. 

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Living Arrangements

Business hotel with internet access and double occupancy rooms. 

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Getting There

Group flight round trip from Cincinnati to Shanghai. Students may opt out of the group flight and purchase their own airline ticket.  We are unable to arrange partial itineraries, so students must take the round trip group flight or buy their own plane ticket.  Students should not purchase a plane ticket until they have committed to the program, enrolled in the appropriate course, and received instructions from the International Programs Office. 

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Program Costs

View a cost breakdown for the China program here.  All students will receive scholarships from UC International and Lindner College of Business. 
Thanks to the generous support of Mike and Sue Paxton all Full Time MBAs receive a $950 scholarship to participate in this project-based international seminar.

Note that both the program charges and the UC International and LCB scholarships will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill for the Fall 2018 Semester.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process and enroll in INTB8004.  Scholarships are posted after all students register for the course connected to the study abroad experience.  We will put the cost of the program on students' bills at the end of the first week of classes, and they will have 30 days to pay the bill. 

This program has been awarded a UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International requires a minimum 2.0 GPA to receive this funding.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.
UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad.  All students will need a passport (passport book, not card) to travel to China.  You must begin the process to obtain a passport now in order to ensure you have a passport when classes begin in late August.  Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.  For students who already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least June 2019.  Please take a picture of the ID page with your phone and email it to  Bring your passport with you to Cincinnati in the fall and keep it in a safe place.

All non-Chinese citizens will need a tourist visa to travel to China.  We will put the cost of the visa on your student bill, and we will assist you with the process.  More details will be provided when classes begin on August 27.  If you already have a valid Chinese tourist visa, we will not bill you for the visa costs. 

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Lindner International Programs
Suite 203 Lindner Hall
tel: 513-556-2968

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This program is currently not accepting applications.