Chinacontact Case studies

Loyola University Maryland

Itinerary: Loyola University Maryland

Case study:
Loyola University Maryland

Emerging Leaders MBA

11 students + 2 faculty
Nationality: U.S.A
Trip Theme: Business
Dates and duration of visit: April 17, 2015 – May 9, 2015 – 13 days

Reasons for choosing China:

As business students they recognize the opportunities that can be found in China. With the work experience that they already have, they have been able to recognize the importance of gaining experience in China. The accompanying professor has returned with this program for 4 years.

Chinacontact solutions

  • Taichi Class at the Temple of Heaven
  • Summer Palace
  • Tian’anmen Square
  • Forbidden City
  • Great Wall
  • Overnight train from Beijing to Xi’an
  • Bike Riding on Xi’an City Wall
  • Terracotta Warrior Museum
  • Grand Mosque at Muslim Quarter
  • Shaanxi History Museum
  • Small Goose Pagoda
  • Cultural Village visit
  • Karaoke
  • Water Fountain show
  • Dumpling banquet
  • Shanghai Urban Planning Center
  • Yu Gardens
  • Night Cruise on the Huangpu River
  • Walk along the Bund
  • Acrobatic Show
Site visits

Site visits were arranged to give students the opportunity to meet both Chinese and expats in the business, law and journalism sectors and built upon the selected lectures.

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP visit
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai


  • Confucianism in Business Context
  • Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in China
  • China in the World Economy
  • Challenges of Doing Business in China
  • Chinese Culture
  • History of China (From Opium War to Present)
  • Chinese Government and Politics
  • The Current Chinese Leadership and Its Reform Strategy



Residual benefit:

The students felt that they were able to gain an understanding for the different aspects of China that are hard to gain an understanding of from a book, newspaper or in the classroom. They saw first-hand the economic development in China and how the old is juxtaposed with the new, and how this is important to understand when doing business in China in the future. Additionally, they feel that they will now look deeper and ask more questions when reading about China in the news.

L Maryland L Maryland
“The only way to ever understand how to adapt to Chinese culture is through experience. The only way to be successful in Chinese business is to understand the culture.”
L Maryland 2 L Maryland 2
“Being able to immediately see what was being taught in the classroom in person was extremely valuable.”
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