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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
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission 05/10/2016 05/22/2016
NOTE: Course dates are 5/10 - 6/10

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.0
Class Eligibility: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Hotels
Language Courses Offered: No Faculty Led: Yes
Program Description:

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OVERVIEW

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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.

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.
 

ACADEMICS

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Eligibility:
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Minimum freshman status at time of participation
Good academic & behavioral standing
 
Course Information:
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive 3 credits for INMGT-462/662, Global 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)

Speak with your academic advisor to ask how this course will fit into your program plan. This course can help students fulfill university requirements in the following areas.

     Global Perspective 

This course will be taught by:
Dr. Xuedong (David) Ding
dingx@uwstout.edu
715.232.1195
229 Jarvis Hall Tech Wing

 
 

LOGISTICS

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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: Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own meals throughout the program.  

Travel: Group flights will be purchased for all participants and the faculty leader. These costs are already included in the program fee. If you require any deviations from the group travel plan, the faculty leader and the Office of International Education must be notified prior to the application deadline in order to accommodate you. Participants will be responsible for any additional costs associated with a deviation from the group.

Passport: All participants must have a valid passport to participate in this program. Information regarding U.S. passports can be found here, The current fee for a new U.S. passport is $135. If you already have a passport, be sure to check the dates of validity, it is suggested that the expiration date is no earlier than 6 months after your return date. 

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.


 

COSTS

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Click below to see a breakdown of the estimated program costs.

SUMMER BUDGET SHEET

Students who are eligible for financial aid may use applicable grants, scholarships and loans to pay for study abroad programs at UW-Stout. Participants should apply for aid in the same manner as a typical semester on campus then provide your financial aid counselor with the estimated costs from the link above. Every student’s financial situation is different, meet with your financial aid counselor to discuss your options today!

Financial Aid Office
715-232-1363
Finaid1@uwstout.edu
210 Bowman Hall