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Operations Management
Beijing, China; Foshan, China; Guangzhou, China; Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Shenzhen, China; Xinhui, China; Zengcheng, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.0
Class Eligibility: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Hotels
Language Courses Offered: No Internships Available: No
Faculty Led: Yes Exchange Program: No
Program Description:


Overview   Eligibility   Academics

Logistics   Program Cost   Faculty Leader


Take notes from some of the world’s leading business experts and enterprises and benefit from direct exposure to the detail-oriented, fine-tuned Chinese operations management approach. Through a variety of lectures, independent readings and multiple site visits, learn how to develop supplier, manufacturing, and distributions systems in a global setting; all the while experiencing the Chinese lifestyle, cuisine, and social culture.

This program will implement an essential international component for the Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality Management and Independent Study in Operations Management courses. Stay ahead of the professional game with international experience and management expertise.

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Location: Hong Kong & China

From the highs of Victoria Peak to the shores of Aberdeen Harbor, one can spend as much or as little time as they wish exploring the many faces of Hong Kong. With a population of 7 million people but only 428 square miles of land, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated and exciting areas in the world.

Renowned for its expansive skyline and natural setting, Hong Kong is one of the world's leading financial capitals, a major business and cultural hub, and maintains a highly developed capitalist economy. It is a cosmopolitan center where east meets west and its distinctly cultural customs are reflected in its cuisine, cinema, music and traditions.

China’s climate is a humid subtropical environment. Summer is warm with occasional showers and thunderstorms. Expect 65-95 degrees this time of year.


Sophomore status at time of participation
2.0 cumulative GPA
Prerequisites: NONE


Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive 3 credits for:

INMGT 462/662Global, Manufacturing Study Tour

Students will be able to work with their program directors to substitute this course for any of the following:

INMGT 305/505, Resource Planning and Materials Management
INMGT 325/525, Quality Management
INMGT 335/535, Lean Manufacturing Systems
INMGT 350/550, Facilities Planning
INMGT 440/640, Lean Enterprise
Independent study in Operations Management (upon approval from Dr. Ding)

Grading will be based on participation and assignment completion.

This course will help students fulfill university requirements in the following areas:

  • Global perspective requirement

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Accommodation: Students will be staying in hotels in Hong Kong and China. There are a variety of options available and will be discussed in greater detail during trip orientation. The cost is included in the program fee.

Meals: Students will be responsible for purchasing daily meals. Enjoy the traditional and exciting flavors of the city as you explore multiple cuisine alternatives and dining options.

Travel: Group flights will be purchased for the students and the cost of the flights is already built into the program fee. Flights to China become expensive very quickly so we ask that you commit to the program as soon as possible in order to keep the cost down.

Passport: All students must have a valid passport for entrance into China. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a passport, be sure to check the dates of validity. It must be valid for six months beyond the return date to the U.S.

Visa: Students who hold a U.S. passport will need a visa to enter China & Hong Kong. The current visa fee is $170.00. Your faculty leader will assist with the application process. If you are not a U.S. passport holder the requirements may be different for you. Please contact your consulate or the Office of International Education for more information.


The final program cost will be determined by the number of participants shortly after the application deadline. The program cost includes instructional fees, health insurance, housing, local transportation, cultural activities and airfare.

Passport fees, meals and personal expenses are not included in the program costs and are paid directly by the students.

See budget sheet for cost details. Summer financial aid needs to be applied for separately. For more information, meet with a financial aid counselor in 210 Bowman Hall.


Faculty Leader Information

Professors: Dr. Xuedong (David) Ding
Phone: 715.232.1195
Office: 229 Jarvis Hall Tech Wing

This program is currently not accepting applications.