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  • Locations: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Program Terms: Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UCF applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 07/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 12/09/2018 12/20/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Business Housing Options: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Visa Required: Yes Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 03
Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:
Business Global Advantage Program with GAV

Hong Kong Night


Program Description:

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,” and a Maymester program called "Doing Business in Australia."
This intensive course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of current business environment in these locations 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, including financial, logistics, trading, and professional services, this course will help you discover opportunities in startup business concepts or employment prospects from a unique perspective. There will be a very heavy emphasis on guest speakers and company presentations that will be arranged for the visiting delegations by AIIHK.

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.

Academic Credit:

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 business
2. Define the current and future competitive advantage for the financial, logistics, trading, and professional services industries of the region
3. Gain practical business insights by interacting with business executives and studying/visiting companies and their facilities
4. Discuss the role and prospects of this city within the region
Hong Kong Skyline

What’s Included:
  • 11 nights of shared accommodation 
  • 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 airport to accommodation and from accommodation to the 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

Not Included:
  • International Airfare
  • UCF Tuition for GEB 4955 (3 credits)
  • UCF study abroad administative fee ($350)
  • Any applicable entry/exit fees or visas
  • Passport
  • Individual transportation within the host city (taxis, buses)
  • Personal spending money (activities, toiletries, snacks, etc.)

Minimum Requirements:
  • UCF student
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF


Program fees vary by location. All students pay our partner Global Academic Ventures directly for the program fee, in addition to UCF credit for 3 credits. Please contact College of Business Study Abroad at for more information.

Program Contact:

Program Advisor: Denise Cordova
Program Advisor email: