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Doing Business in China, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 days


We propose that you take a training week in Shanghai for this Doing Business in China course offered by UPF Barcelona School of Management.

China has become consolidated as the leading global economic powerhouse at generating business opportunities for foreign companies and entrepreneurs. However, to ensure your projects turn out a success, it is essential to have good level of knowledge on the social and economic reality of the country.

At UPF Barcelona School of Management, we are aware of the need to go further and gain a better understanding of this complex reality, so in addition to the transversal and international program, we present you with a week-long training program in Shanghai to give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Chinese business context through visits to companies from different sectors, and to enable you to get to know current trends in Management through intensive training given by renowned experts. In a sense, to understand the giant China, their culture and their business tone.

The training program is offered jointly between the UPF Barcelona School of Management and the School of Management - Fudan University, one of top-ranked universities in Asia. It is included in the main world rankings of international universities, as:

  • Times Higher Education Ranking: 3th Chinese university (position 116 worldwide and 16 in Asia).
  • Times Higher Education Ranking for Economics: 61th highest ranked university in the world in Economics (3rd in China and 7th in Asia).

The program also includes a visit to Chinese and Spanish companies operating in order to immerse yourself in complex economic reality.  You will recognize cross-cultural differences and identifies Chinese consumers’ behavior patterns, interact with local private sectors and gain first-hand knowledge about business environment in China and experience authentic Chinese culture by networking with local counterparts. We will visit  the following companies: Lenovo Group, Roca Sanitario and Herborist.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: End of program: 28 May
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Challenges and Opportunities to Foreign Companies in Current China’s Business Environment (James Yuann)
  • China’s Leadership Style and Talent Management (Eric Yang)
  • Twenty-first Century Marketing Strategy in China (Fan Xiucheng)
  • From an Interface View – Political and Cultural Environment (Zhou Dunren)
  • Business Communication and Negotiation Workshop

        The program also includes visits to the following Chinese and Spanish top-companies:

        • Lenovo Group
        • Roca Sanitario
        • Herborist
        Final Degree

        Once students have completed the program they will receive two academic certificates: one awarded by UPF Barcelona School of Management and another one from School of Management – Fudan University.


        The program is suitable for any student interested in understanding emerging markets, government-business relations, and the impact of China's remarkable economic and political transformation on international business. No prior knowledge or experience with China's business environment is required.

        English Language Requirements

        This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

        Academic Requirements

        In order to prepare yourself for admission to the training course you need to take the following steps:

        • Fill the application form
        • Access to eRegistar (eSecretaria). If you are a former student, you will receive codes in order to access at the admissions platform.
        • Send the the required  document (signed Specific Conditions and Terms).
        • You will receive the admission resolution.
        • Pay the full tuition fee (1800€) before 06/04.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          1800 EUR/full
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 1800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 9 days.
        • EU/EEA

          1800 EUR/full
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 1800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 9 days.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for Barcelona

        • 770 - 1360 EUR/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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