China’s rapidly growing economy is very complex. The Global Immersion Program in China provides an opportunity to explore and learn about the Chinese economy through a series of lectures, guest speakers, and company visits. These learning modules will explore China’s macroeconomic policies, financial sector policy, exchange rate policy and governance, as well as explore the factors that influence the chance of success or failure of doing business in China. The class will spend the week in Shanghai meeting with domestic and multinational companies and listening to local guest speakers with the aim to better understand the business environment in China. This in-the-field training complements the lectures in New York prior to the trip. Together, these learning modules will give you a foundation for understanding the salient issues facing the Chinese economy today. The class will meet on the following Wednesdays 9:00am-12:15pm; January 30, February 13 and March 6.
About the Global Immersion Program
Global Immersion Program classes bridge classroom lessons and business practices in another country. These three credit classes meet for half a term in New York prior to a one week visit to the country of focus where students will meet with business executives and government officials while working on team projects. Upon return from the travel portion of the class, students will have a wrap up meeting at Columbia Business School. The 2012-2013 Global Immersion Program fee for all classes is $1800 and provides students with double occupancy lodging, ground transportation and some meals. It does not cover roundtrip international airfare. Attendance both in New York and in-country and regular participation are a crucial part of the learning experience and as such attendance is mandatory. Students who miss the first class meeting may be removed from the course, and will not have their program fee refunded to them. No program fee refunds will be given after the add/drop period has closed. Travel will take place during spring break from Sunday, March 17th to Saturday, March 23rd.
Jerome A. Chazen Professor of Global Business; Chair of Economics Division
Professor Khandelwal teaches an elective course on International Business. His research interests examine issues in international and development economics, including the strategic response of firms to trade liberalizations and increased international competition.