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Definitely the time of my life! I couldn't ask for anything better. I learned a lot about China through courses and field trips. In Shanghai I stood in the room where the first Communist meeting was held. You get chills when you think about what actually happened. Nanjing, Sanzhou, Hanzhou and Wuxi were equally impressive. To get a history lesson in the place it happened is priceless.

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Academics: semester & year

The semester and academic year curriculum offers courses and internships (professional, community service, etc.). Courses are offered at the University of International Business & Economics (UIBE). Internships are organized at various companies, NGOs and humanitarian organizations.

Students choose one of the following curricular options. Note, Academic Year students may choose different options for each semester.
  • Chinese language study (9 to 12 credits) plus up to two elective courses (6 credits)
  • Chinese language study with Tutorials (18 credits; additional fee of $750 required)
  • Chinese language study (9 to 12 credits) plus internship (3 to 6 credits)
  • Four to six elective courses (12 to 18 credits)
  • Four elective courses (12 credits) plus internship (3 to 6 credits)

Mandarin language

Chinese language courses are taught using the immersion method, each course reinforcing the others. Three to four Chinese language courses are combined during the same semester. Students take an evaluation exam during the registration process to determine level of proficiency and course placement. Each course is 2 to 5 credits (depending on level of proficiency), for a total of 12 credits (in most cases). Students spend 15 to 20 hours per week in Chinese language classes.

Chinese Comprehensive Reading (Fall & Spring)
Chinese Listening (Fall & Spring)
Chinese Speaking (Fall & Spring)
Chinese Reading & Writing (Fall & Spring)
Chinese Newspaper Reading (Fall & Spring)
Business Chinese (Fall & Spring)

Chinese language courses with TUTORIALS

Students have the option of enrolling in intensive Chinese language classes with Tutorials. Group classes are combined with individual and personalized (student-to-teacher) instruction. This option increases the number of instructional contact hours in Chinese language to 30 (or more) per week for a total of 18 credits. Students who select this option will be charged a Tutorial fee of $750 in addition to the regular program fee. Due to the intensive nature of the curriculum students may not combine this option with elective courses and internship.

Business & economics (electives)

Elective courses are 3 credits and taught in English. Courses change from time to time with little notice from UIBE. A course will be offered if 10 or more students enroll. Contact a KEI advisor if you have questions.

Marketing in China (Doing Business in China) (Fall & Spring)
Chinese Economic & Business Systems (Fall & Spring)
WTO & China - Multilateral Trading Systems (Fall)
Human Resources Management in China (Fall)
Chinese Political, Economic & Legal Structure (Fall)
Chinese Marketization Process (Fall)
International Management Behavior (Spring)
Chinese Business Ethics (Fall or Spring)
Chinese Foreign Trade & Investment (Spring)
International Business Environment (Fall or Spring)
Chinese Foreign Economic Relations (Fall or Spring)
International Trade & FDI In China (Fall or Spring)
Case Study of International Corporations Marketing Strategies in China (Fall or Spring)
Transnational Corporation Management (Fall or Spring)
Intercultural Business Communication in China (Fall or Spring)
Business Culture and Consumer Behavior in China (Fall or Spring)
Chinese Economic and Social Developments and Problems (Fall or Spring)
Environmental Protection in China (Fall or Spring)
China in the Global Economy (Fall or Spring)
Internship: Professional (Fall and Spring)

Chinese culture & studies (electives)

Elective courses are 3 credits and taught in English. Courses change from time to time with little notice from UIBE. A course will be offered if 10 or more students enroll. Contact a KEI advisor if you have questions.

Insights into Chinese Culture (Fall or Spring)
Understanding Chinese Characteristics (Fall or Spring)
General Outline of China (Fall or Spring)
Experimental Study of Global Culture (Fall or Spring)
Chinese Traditional Culture and Leadership Behavior (Fall or Spring)
The Great Chinese Revolution (Fall or Spring)
Internship: Community Service (Fall & Spring)

Internships & community service

Internships (for-credit) and community service (not-for-credit) allow students to learn from practical experience not attainable in a classroom setting. Internships require a commitment of 120-240 hours (3-6 credits). Service does not have a minimum requirement.

Placement is based on professional interests. Previous placements include 21 Vianet Group, Hiller Aviation, Dragon TV, Save the Children and State Key Laboratory of Microbial Resources. Actual placement may be with a different organization. Positions are available in the following professional fields:

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Commerce
  • Law
  • Public Relations
  • Teaching English
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Science Research
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Credit & transcripts
  • Credit and transcripts for courses issued by the University of International Business & Economics (accredited in China) and Lincoln University (accredited in USA)
  • Credit and transcripts/certificates for internship issued by KEI and Lincoln University (accredited in USA)

University The University of International Business & Economics (UIBE) served as the forum for President Nixon's historic 1972 visit, which restored diplomatic relations between USA and China. Today, UIBE's faculty continue to play a central role in China's economic development.
  • Among the top universities in China
  • Offers one the oldest and best developed Chinese language programs
  • Academic community consists of 25,000 students and 1,600 professors