About Global Business in Asia: New Horizons (GBIA)

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“Global Business in Asia: New Horizons” (the programme) is a summer academic programme launched by the Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). It aims to provide participants with an in-depth understanding and first-hand experience of the current economic development and business environment in China, leveraging on the Faculty’s long-standing foothold and resources in two of the foremost international business centers in Asia: Hong Kong and Shanghai.

The emergence of China as a world economic power in the past decades has drastically changed the international contours of business and economic activities. The recent financial tsunami that brought the West to a protracted slowdown further moved the world center of gravity to the East. More and more aspiring young people are attracted to this part of the world to understand its development and to explore personal career prospects. The programme targets overseas undergraduates with such interests, while students from HKU and other institutions in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland are also welcome.

“Global Business in Asia: New Horizons” is an intensive academic and cultural exchange programme. The programme lasts for four weeks with the first two in Hong Kong and the last two in Shanghai. The mornings are devoted to classes with lectures and discussion while the afternoons are left for guest speeches, site visits and group projects. Group activities such as sightseeing will be arranged to broaden the participants’ exposure.