Field Course: Planning Your Business in China
Course Number 6575
Professor William C. Kirby
Spring; Q4; 1.5 credits
Group Projects: Business Plan/ Case Study
Prerequisite: Doing Business in China 2020 (1575)
This Field Course follows on the EC course, "Doing Business in China 2020" (DBIC). It assists students who wish to pursue business opportunities in Greater China (the People's Republic, Taiwan, and Hong Kong). It presumes basic knowledge of the Chinese business, economic, and political scene, as taught in DBIC. Thus, DBIC or its equivalent is a prerequisite. This course is designed for groups of students who wish to pursue an advanced project, under faculty guidance, setting forth a business plan for an enterprise in China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan. The project may be for a Chinese (or Hong Kong or Taiwan) company; a wholly-owned foreign enterprise, a joint venture partnership, or a foreign-based enterprise anticipating doing business in or with China.
Entrepreneurship, internationally (with focus on opportunities in Greater China).
To integrate area-specific knowledge and risk factors (business, cultural, and political environments) with fundamental business planning.
Course Content and Organization
Faculty-guided independent research in groups; group presentations and critiques.