China has seen phenomenal economic growth in the past 30 years. The Chinese economy has transited from a centrally planned economic system to a market oriented system over the past three decades and with that transition, China has become the second largest economy in the world by 2010. China is also one of the largest exporters of goods and also one of the largest importers of goods. With this status, doing business with or in China is fast becoming an important consideration for many firms, large and small
In this course, students will first be briefly introduced to a history of China follow by a review of the political and multi-tier administrative systems in China. It will be followed by an analysis of the current state of the Chinese economy. Students will be given access to study materials on these topics and they are expected to acquire such knowledge though self-study.
In-depth discussions will follow that lead students to critical topics related to business management in China. These topics will include international economic engagement with the world and how foreign businesses can participate in the Chinese economy. Lastly, key issues regarding the future of the Chinese economy and how businesses will be affected will be discussed.