Manufacturing and Logistics:
Beijing, Ningbo and Shanghai, China

Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 9

China is now to a large extent the engine of the world's economy. An increasingly powerful economic force and a rapidly rising middle class means that China's consumers are also becoming a key market for multinational companies. China continues to make massive investments in infrastructure to facilitate this continued rapid rise. However, with this, China is rapidly losing its labor cost advantage, particularly in low-end manufacturing, and is seeing some industries beginning to move offshore. How will China deal with this shift in its own economy? Can it continue to dominate world markets as its focus shifts away from low-cost, labor intensive manufacturing?

For more information on the student experience: Lehigh in China, 2012


Trip dates. The group departs for Beijing on Friday, May 31 and will return on Sunday,  June 9 from Shanghai. Transportation to and from the airport (EWR) will be provided from Lehigh University.
Class structure. This 3-credit special topics course will be taught by Professor Andrew Ward and will meet on select evenings throughout the summer semester.
Elligibility. All registrants must be current Lehigh University MBA students in good academic standing.  An interview is required. Experience capped at 7 students.
Cost & Funding. The cost of this international experience is $3,500 (excluding tuition). This fee covers all ground costs, twin accommodation, airfare, some meals and cultural excursions. Single accommodation is available for a $600 supplement.

Great Wall