Study management strategy in a totally different culture! Hong Kong is a dynamic and vibrant cosmopolis that is a fusion of many cultures. Under British rule for over 150 years, Hong Kong incorporates British culture and values with Chinese tradition. In 1997, it was established as a Special Administrative Region and has more autonomy than any place in China. With over 7 million people, Hong Kong boasts twice as many skyscrapers as New York City and is a major world port.
On this faculty-led program with Beacom students, faculty and staff, you will experience a cultural kaleidoscope while visiting companies in the financial sector, global marketing, the agricultural industry, and visiting one of the world's largest ports. You will learn about the Hong Kong economy and its potential, roadblocks and complexities, intellectual property protection in a "one country two systems" environment, finance as the prominent driver of success and prosperity, forecasting development and trends in the banking sector, cross-cultural marketing, food security and innovative directions in agriculture, strategies for fueling industrialization in China, and navigating the dynamic transport and logistic landscape.
Experiences in Hong Kong will be complemented by business and cultural visits in Shenzhen, China, which is not part of the SAR. Students will learn about how the "one country two systems" plays out in practical business matters. Activities and free time are available to explore the culture, shop, and enjoy local cuisine. This experience is on par with the best business schools in the world. There are limited spaces available for this extraordinary value. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!
- Understand basic international trade theory
- Identify the potential benefits and accompanying risks associated with international business
- Understand the impact of a country's political system on international business
- Understand the impact of national culture on management and operations in an international setting
- Be able to identify a company's international strategy and understand how that strategy is supported through functional department activities
- Recognize personnel issues associated with international assignments and develop strategies to mitigate potential problems while maximizing returns for the individual and the company
- Course Dates: May 13-July 5, 2019
- Travel Dates: May 7-18, 2019
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Title: BADM 488/588 International Business and Economic Studies
Cross-listings: ECON 488/588
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After admission to this program, CAGE will register you in the course you indicate on the Course Registration Form in your application. You will not be able to register yourself in WebAdvisor.
Students will stay in double occupancy hotel accommodations arranged by the program. Single rooms may be arranged for an additional charge borne by the student.
Wondering how much it's going to cost? See Budget Sheet for information about total program costs, payment schedule, and the withdrawal and refund policy.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
How am I going to pay for it? See our Financial Assistance page for a list of USD and external scholarships.
To inquire about using federal financial aid to help toward the expense of this program, contact the Office of Financial Aid as early as possible. NOTE: To be eligible for federal financial aid for this program, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits during the summer.
Are you a senior planning to graduate in May prior to participating in this program? To be eligible for USD scholarships or other financial aid, you will need to change your graduation date to the end of summer.
Applications—including all required pre-decision materials and recommendations—must be submitted online by the deadline specified in the Dates/Deadlines section on this page. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. To start an application, click the Apply Now button on this page. If the Apply Now button does not appear, applications are either not open yet, or it is past the deadline.
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This program is open only to students from the USD Beacom School of Business. Preference will be given to (1) graduate students and (2) undergraduates who will have completed at least 90 credits by the time the program begins. Undergraduates with at least 60 credits and online students may be considered on a space-available basis.
All applicants must be in good academic and judicial standing. For other eligibility requirements, including minimum GPA and any language prerequisites, refer to the Fact Sheet on this page.
Mark Yockey is Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Management, and Marketing in the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota. He earned his Ph.D. in Business from Washington State University.
For questions about the course content and program site, contact Linda Halliburton), Director of Graduate Business & Executive Education Programs in the Beacom School of Business.
For general inquiries and questions about the application process, course registration and billing, contact Søren Peterson in the Center for Academic & Global Engagement. To schedule an advising session with him, visit Coyote Connections (Get Assistance -> Study Abroad -> Faculty-Led Programs).
For information about immunizations and health precautions, refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After you have been admitted to this program, you will be required to complete a travel physical with a healthcare provider such as Sanford Vermillion.