Dominic Ng 吳建民, chairman and chief executive officer of East West Bank 華美銀行 and a USC trustee, shares his views.
CIEE Business, Language and Culture at Shanghai's East China Normal University
This program is designed for students majoring in business with no Chinese language background and those who have studied Chinese for several semesters. The program offers Chinese language training at both standard and intensive levels coupled with coursework, taught in English, in business, marketing, economics, international relations, and area studies. Students learn about contemporary business issues affecting China, and the affects of China as a rising power in the business world today.
- Business program with English-language courses in Chinese business, marketing, economics, and international relations
- Comprehensive Mandarin language program for beginner to intermediate students, including unique accelerated language option for beginner students
- Language and Culture Practicum with business focus to bridge language acquisition and experiential learning
- Immersion in the local community by living with a Chinese roommate or family
- Cultural and educational activities such as visits to an acrobatics show, a river cruise, and a Chinese/CIEE student talent show
- Excursions to local companies, factories, and government agencies
- Week-long excursion to Yunnan or Sichuan
- Accelerated language track
- Peer language tutors
- Language clinic
- Non-credit internships
- Cultural reimbursement
Chinese Studies/Chinese Culture
Language of Instruction:
semester: 16 semester/24 quarter hours
academic year: 31 semester/46.5 quarter hours.
Overall GPA 2.75
0–3 semesters of college-level Mandarin Chinese or equivalent
3 semesters of college-level micro or macroeconomics, accounting, finance, management, or marketing
Note: East China Normal University will not accept students who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau. This includes those who are U.S. permanent residents. Students of Chinese ancestry who hold U.S. passports are welcome.
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Because the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is scheduled for the same week as our “Finding Solutions” conference, a number of China-based participants were forced to withdraw from the conference. We have postponed “Finding Solutions” until April 6, 2018. The focus of the event is still on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs to address some of China’s pressing challenges. We apologize for any inconvenience this postponement causes. We hope you will be able to join this important discussion on April 6.
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