The Department of Chinese Studies of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) NUS and the NUS (Suzhou) Research Institute (NUSRI) jointly offer CH3297 Chinese Business Enterprises and Management for NUSRI's 2018 Winter Programme from 10 December to 29 December 2018 to all university students.
NUSRI (www.nusri.cn) is located within Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). With the unrevealing of its new building in 2013, NUSRI has received groups of students from NUS, SMU, NTU and overseas universities.
With lectures and fieldtrips conducted exclusively in Suzhou China, the objective of the programme is to provide university students an in-depth exposure of the set-up and development of various types of enterprises in China, so as to better understand and adapt to the social environment and business setting in China.
Over a period of three weeks, participants have opportunities to visit state-owned enterprise, e-commerce company, multi-national company and small and medium enterprise. Students get to know the operational and strategical challenges companies face in a competitive environment of the rising China through direct interaction with the enterprise leaders. Related lectures on geographic and economic landscapes, cultural and social environment in China will be given before or after each visit.
Suzhou, winner of the 2014 Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, is referred as the "Oriental Venice". The Classical Gardens in Suzhou (total 69 preserved gardens) are all recognised as the UNESCO heritage sites. Modern Suzhou, as one of the most prosperous cities in China, is home to many aspiring entrepreneurs. Students will get ready to discover an incredible array of historical and cultural attractions in a place where skyscrapers coexist with beautifully preserved old town of Suzhou and other cities.