“From a business perspective, it’s important to get an understanding of Chinese business, and if you go in with certain goals in mind you can really learn and experience a lot.”
Anonymous, Spring 2018
The Guanghua School of Management (GSM) is considered the top Business program in China. Established in December 1993 by merging the Department of Economics and Management, the School of Economics, and the Center of Management Science.
Just as China is in a dynamic state of change, the School finds itself in the position of meeting the future challenges facing the world economies. Through its educational initiatives, Guanghua seeks to enable its graduates to develop and implement responsible and innovative successful business solutions.
Guanghua has extensive collaboration and exchange programs with leading international institutions such as the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University, INSEAD, ESSEC, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Fuqua School of Management at Duke University, and Stanford Business School. With the launching of an MBA program in Shenzhen and an international MBA program on the Beijing campus in 2000, Guanghua continues to expand its network world wide.
The course offerings in English are quite limited (8-12) and students need to be flexible with their course expectations.
Each unit/credit at GSM is equal to 1 unit/credit at USC. Students will enroll in 5-6 courses while in Beijing that equal 15 USC units.
Housing is not provided by the University, but the GSM exchange office asist students in finding local housing. Housing costs range from $200-$400 a month for rent, not including any transportation costs.
International Trade (2 credits)
Current Topics in Chinese Strategy and Investing (2 credits)
China in Transition: Economy, Management and Organization (2 credits)
Doing Business in China (3 credits)
Corporate Finance (2 credits)
Project Management (2 credits)
E-Business (2 credits)
Fall Semester: Mid-September through late December
Spring Semester: Mid-February through Late June.