1. Chinese Economic Systems: This lecture offers insight into the Chinese Economic System and how basic theories of micro and macroeconomic systems are used in practice. The lecture will also identify potential threats and challenges to the Chinese economy and what measures can be put in place to reduce their impact.
2. Start Up & Entrepreneurship in China: This lecture discusses how to become an entrepreneur in China and how international corporations cope with one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Delegates will analyse case studies of companies such as Alibaba and Xiaomi to understand the key to success in such a rapidly changing business environment.
3. Intellectual Property Rights: This course will provide an overview of the Chinese legal framework on the protection of intellectual property, with a focus on the operation of intellectual property rights such as patents, copyrights and trademarks in Chinese and International trade.
4. Green Energy & Sustainable City Development: This course covers diverse forms of sustainable city development as China is experiencing the largest case of urbanisation the world has ever seen. The challenges of this process with regards to infrastructure, construction but also education and food safety will be addressed.
5. Taxation in China: This course offers an in-depth understanding of Chinese taxation, various aspects of taxation in cross border transactions, historical background of the OECD Model Tax Convention and what tax systems China has in place and how they differ from European or US taxation systems.
6. Management in China: This course will give delegates an understanding of the management systems in place within Chinese organisations. Delegates will examine what it means to manage in China and how this affects international business with regards to HR Management, Brand Management, Projects and Budget Management, as well as Knowledge and Innovation Management.
7. Intercultural Communication: Delegates will discuss how organisations can overcome the barriers to intercultural communication and achieve successful trade between China and the rest of the world.
8. China Free Trade Zones & Foreign Direct Investment: The course will attempt to answer the following questions: Why and how will it be a testing ground for a number of Chinese economic reforms in the future with regards to FDI and world trade? Does it have potential impacts Will the free trade zone policy be copied elsewhere in China and where would be the next suitable location?
Delegates of the programme will experience lectures by local and international professors, successful managers and CEOs and lawyers in the fields of Chinese business, and Chinese business law, as well as Taxation.
Chinese Language Instruction: This course is an introduction to the Chinese language. It teaches delegates basic Mandarin phrases and the correct pronunciation. The course will integrate intercultural communication along with language study to give students a cultural lens through which to enrich their overseas experience. At the end of the course, students are invited to take a test to demonstrate what they have learned. An individual certificate for this course will be issued in addition to the certificate and Academic Transcript for the program.
Assignment & China Business Plan Competition: CBL International invites students to take part in the China Business Plan Competition. Delegates will work together in a team over the 2-week session to produce and present a solid business plan for a unique start-up idea. Each team will present their plan to a select panel of academics and China managers and the result of the assignment will be included on the delegates’ Academic Transcript.
Company Visits: In addition to lectures, delegates will venture outside of the classroom and get the chance to visit various international and Chinese companies, institutions, manufacturers, and law firms to interact with managers, business people, and lawyers from China and abroad. In previous programs delegates have visited the following institutions:
- China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission
- European Chamber of Commerce Shanghai
- Airbus Tianjin
- Bao Steel
- Dynasty Tianjin including factory tour and wine tasting
- Burkardt & Partner Lawyers
- US Embassy
- Yangshan Deep Sea Port (biggest port in the world)
Cultural Activities: Throughout their stay, delegates will visit a wide range of cultural attractions to enhance their experience of China. In previous years, delegates have taken part in the following activities:
- Great Wall of China
- Hangzhou Lake
- Visit to the Emperor’s Summer Palace
- Forbidden City
- Dumpling party with Chinese students
- Chinese Acrobatic Performances
- Beijing Duck Dinner
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A certificate will be jointly issued by CBL International and Tongji University or Nankai University will be issued to delegates, containing topics covered during the program. For delegates attending more that one session, a certificate will be signed by all 3 institutions (CBL International, Tongji University, and Nankai University). China Business School is a certificate program that may be accountable for optional credits depending on the requirements of the home institution/school/university. Delegates should pass the test of Chinese Language & Culture course and they are also required to hand in an essay at the end of the program in order to obtain the Academic Transcript. Pre-reading materials will be distributed before the program starts.