Doing Business in Hong Kong
The UCF College of Business Administration has partnered with Global Academic Ventures (GAV) to offer a unique Winter Break study abroad program called “Doing Business in Hong Kong,” December 10-21.
This intensive course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of current business environment in Hong Kong by examining the political, economic, social, cultural, and legal factors through lectures, case studies, and meetings with business executives. By studying the competitive advantage of major industries in Hong Kong, including financial, logistics, trading, and professional services, this course will help you discover opportunities in startup business concepts or employment prospects from the unique Hong Kong – China connection. There will be a very heavy emphasis on guest speakers and company presentations that will be arranged for the visiting delegations by AIIHK.
The visiting students and faculty will network and interact with Hong Kong’s corporate and government elite to get a very hands-on experience. Past company presentations and corporate visits have included AOL Time Warner, Li & Fung, JP Morgan, PWC, HSBC, Disney, FEDEX Asia/Pacific, Cathay Pacific, Morgan Stanley, CK Hutchinson Holdings (Hutchinson Whampoa), 21st Century Fox Asia/Pacific, OCBC Wing Hang Bank, Uber, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Oracle Asia/Pacific, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Coca-Cola Asia/Pacific, InvestHK, Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK), and many others.
Earn 3 credits for your major (satisfies an Upper-Level Business Elective).
Also, as an extra bonus, Professor Lonny Butcher has agreed to allow students to earn ALL their GEB Career Activity Points in the next GEB Career Professionalism class they take (GEB 3003, 3005, 4223 & 4004), through the program’s business site visits and events.
Course Learning Objectives:
On successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
1. Describe the environmental factors (political, economic, social, and legal) that have shaped Hong Kong as one of the world’s best cities to do business
2. Define Hong Kong’s current and future competitive advantage for the financial, logistics, trading, and professional services industries
3. Gain practical business insights by interacting with business executives and studying/visiting Hong Kong based companies and their facilities
4. Discuss the role and prospects of Hong Kong’s financial businesses in the Greater China Region
- 11 nights of shared accommodation in Hong Kong
- Breakfast at accommodation each morning (11 breakfasts)
- Lunch each weekday during class days (9 lunches) with keynote speaker on 3 days
- All classroom space and meeting room space for all lectures, guest speakers, company presentations, tutorials, and group case study work/discussions
- Welcome reception with business community with networking
- Ground transport from the HK airport to accommodation and from accommodation to the HK airport
- Group transport to all group events and course meetings
- Professor Lau’s academic services
- Wifi at accommodation and in classroom space/meeting space
- 24/7 staff support from Global Academic Ventures
- International Airfare
- UCF Tuition for GEB 4955 (3 credits)
- UCF study abroad administative fee ($350)
- Any applicable entry/exit fees or visas
- Individual transportation within the host city (taxis, buses)
- Personal spending money (activities, toiletries, snacks, etc.)
- UCF student
- Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
$2,855 (provided at least 15 students enroll) – plus UCF tuition for 3 credits of GEB 4955. All participants must enroll in this course and pay associated tuition to be a part of the program
Program Advisor: Holly Bouma
Program Advisor email: firstname.lastname@example.org