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Business Abroad: Hong Kong

College of Business Travels: Asia – Business Abroad

Experience the the economy and culture of Hong Kong!  Join Dr. Trey Denton on an 11-day intensive immersion into the business practices that characterize contemporary Hong Kong and in East Asia.  Learn about the challenges and successes the Special Administrative Region faces as it continues to innovate, engage in growth, and face the inequalities and challenges left in the wake of its colonial past and current relationship with mainland China.

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APPLY NOW (Deadline September 10, 2018)- CLOSED

Courses Titles and Credits:
Students have the opportunity to earn and must be enrolled in 3 credit hours to participate on this program during the December winter break.  Students can choose from either of the following:
Undergraduates: BUSA 3083 – Business Abroad: Hong Kong
Graduates: BUSA 7030 – Business Abroad: Hong Kong

Undergraduate students in the BBA program may use this course as a substitute for their BUSA 4131 requirement.  Other undergraduates may use this course as a free-elective.  MBA students may use this course as a substitute for their “international” requirement, BUSA 7130, and MAcc students may use this as an approved elective.

Undergraduate students should have a declared business major and at least 45 credit hours at the time of application, with a 2.5 GPA.  Graduate students should have graduate standing and permission of the Director of Graduate Programs for the College of Business.  All students should have no active disciplinary record with the institution.  All students must be fully admitted to the institution, and at least 18 years of age by the program departure date.

Dates of Program:
Travel: December 9 – December 20, 2018
Student will enroll for credit and attend additional course meetings in the Spring 2019 term.

Students should plan to depart the U.S. on December 8 to arrive to Hong Kong on December 9.

Program Cost:
Includes: All regional and local transportation; lodging for the duration of the program; breakfast everyday; several lunches and dinners; tour and entrance expenses; guest lectures; site visits to local companies and businesses; and insurance coverage.

Additional Costs: Tuition & fees for 3 credit hours of course enrollment, round-trip airfare to Hong Kong, and additional meals/personal expenses not included in the program cost.

About the Location:
Students will experience and learn to navigate concepts about issues critical to successful business practices in the globalized economic environment.

Through visiting Hong Kong, students will learn how the colonial past of the territory influenced its rapid industrialization and economic boom to join the club of “Four Asian Tigers,” rapidly emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific that maintained high rates of economic expansion for several decades.  Hong Kong is now notorious as a major economic and transit hub, serving as the world’s seventh largest trading entity characterized by low simple taxation and minimal government intervention in the market.  Its characteristics attract high levels of capital investment and many international and regional corporations elect to house their Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong-Kong.

Specifically, students will gain tremendous insight into concepts such as financial regulation and interest rates, unemployment, GDP, social welfare spending, Foreign Direct Investment, wealth inequity, public debt, port services/shipping, export services, taxation and property revenue, luxury property development, and migrant labor and labor laws.

Need to learn more about Hong Kong?  Check out this interactive feature!

Highlights of the Program:

– 11-day stay in Hong Kong
– Course can be applied toward all degrees housed in the College of Business
– Network with students and faculty from Hong Kong Baptist University, one of Asia’s most prestigious institutions
– Complete hands-on case study challenges to hone your applied skills
– Ability to meet and learn from corporate professionals and visit major companies
– Field Trips/Excursions to learn about culture in Hong Kong

Application and Payment Schedule:
Program Application and $500.00 deposit payment: Due September 10, 2018
1st Program Payment of $1,341.50: Due October 5, 2018
2nd Program Payment of $1,341.50 and Insurance of $17.00: Due November 1, 2018

All payments should be made through the Georgia Southern Studies Abroad College of Business Asia Marketplace webpage.

Refund information:
Once accepted to the program, all payments are non-refundable.


Have questions or need more information?  Please contact:
Danielle L. Smith, Director Experiential Learning & Student Engagement
Dr. Trey Denton, Professor of Marketing
Office of International Programs & Services

Last updated: 12/4/2018