Hong Kong Study Abroad

  Hong Kong - Dec. 8 - Dec. 20, 2018

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Valdosta State University: Doing Business in Hong Kong
9 credit hours Possible Including Valdosta State University led course taught in Hong Kong

Valdosta State University has partnered with Global Academic Ventures (GAV) to offer a unique WinterBreak study abroad program called “Doing Business in Hong Kong,” December 10-21.
This intensive course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of current business environment in Hong Kong by examining the political, economic, social,cultural, and legal factors through lectures, case studies,and meetings with business executives. By studying the competitive advantage of major industries in Hong Kong,including financial, logistics, trading, and professional services, this course will help you discover opportunities in startup business concepts or employment prospects from the unique Hong Kong – China connection. There will be a very heavy emphasis on guest speakers and company presentations that will be arranged for the visiting delegations by GAV.

The visiting students and faculty will network and interact with Hong Kong’s corporate and government elite to get a very hands-on experience. Past company presentations and corporate visits have included AOL Time Warner, JP Morgan, PWC, Disney, FEDEX,21st Century Fox, Uber, Oracle Asia/Pacific, and many others.

Course Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the environmental factors (political, economic, social, and legal) that have shaped Hong Kong as one of the world’s best cities to do business.
  2. Define Hong Kong’s current and future competitive advantage for the financial, logistics, trading, and professional services industries.
  3. Gain practical business insights by interacting with business executives and studying/visiting Hong Kong based companies and their facilities.
  4. Discuss the role and prospects of Hong Kong’s financial businesses in the Greater China Region.

Program Cost: $3900.00

A $500 nonrefundable application fee is due at the time of application (deadline: August 1st  2018) and is subtracted from your total fee.
Payment is made in three installments.
The first installment of $1000 is due by August  30, 2018.
The second installment of $1500 is due by September 15, 2018.
The final installment of $900 is due by October 1, 2018 

***Program fee does not include tuition, textbooks, passport and related expenses.***
All costs are subject to change because of unanticipated increases in airfares or other program elements or fluctuations in monetary exchange rates. We will make every effort to keep program costs as advertised and will inform prospective participants of any changes as they occur.

This program is accredited and led by Valdosta State University, so students don’t need to transfer credit in.
The University is offering three (fall) classes: FIN 4900,
MKT 4720 and IB 3600. Students will need to register
for the courses in the fall.

For further information, contact:
Professor Jie Fowler: jgfowler@valdosta.edu
Professor Karin Roland: kroland@valdosta.edu