15 225 - Modern Business in China: China Lab

Prereq: None. Provides integrated approach to analyze the economy of China through action learning. Classroom portion covers modern history, economics, and politics in China that shape the business environment, cases of companies entering or operating in the Chinese market, and project-related issues and personal and learning reflections. Onsite portion involves working with a host company in China. Students work in teams to tackle a real world business problem with an entrepreneurial Chinese company and produce a final deliverable for the host company. Requires a mid-semester trip during SIP and Spring Break to China to work onsite with the host company. Projects focus on dynamic sectors such as artificial intelligence, the sharing economy, social media, health care, energy, and manufacturing, and examples include creating a business plan for fundraising, developing a new market strategy, and assembling financial models. Limited to graduate students who participate in China Lab.
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