This programme is designed for ambitious future business leaders, policy makers, and entrepreneurs to gain a rare insiders’ perspective on China: its political landscape, business environment and culture. Throughout the programme you will learn from passionate Oxford tutors, gain international perspectives from your diverse cohort and learn about yourself: how you can become a more globally minded student or professional.
Why study Chinese politics?
The Chinese economy, China’s unique political system and a bipolar international system – these are the new buzzword for international organisations, technological investments, research institutions. So, whether you are studying business studies, law, or in general, have academic and professional interests in Asia, you need to better understand China firsthand.
The China Enterprise Programme offers you a rare opportunity to discuss and debates some of the most topical issues surrounding China today. We will closely analyse China’s economic policies since 1979, economic development plans across the country, the internal political structure, China’s modernization and its impact on different social groups.
What is the Business Enterprise Challenge?
The Business Enterprise Challenge is intended for you to experience being an entrepreneur in China. You and your team will develop a product / service for China’s consumer market within two weeks and you are responsible to creating something that you are proud to present to investors. The programme is designed to provide you with the skills to conduct market research and create your business model. Your team will be responsible for completing an impressive pitch.
Feedback from our past students:
“In school, we are not taught how to create connections in the real world or how to create a business plan. But with the China Enterprise Programme, we were able to learn the things that a conventional school does not teach us, and I think that is the edge that Oxford Bright Scholars has, it provides students with real life experiences.
Oxford Bright Scholars gave me the opportunity to experience not only the Shanghai life but also the Shanghai start-up culture.”If you are looking for a life changing adventure, join the China Enterprise Programme in Shanghai. Once there, do not question what you are doing, just go with the flow. Absorb as many things as you can because China will constantly have things coming your way. I truly believe that Oxford Bright Scholars has changed my perspective of China.” – Indonesia, Colgate University
“I feel that people often have the wrong impression of China. Being in Shanghai for two weeks made me realise that you can’t criticise a place without being there yourself. The development of Shanghai is beyond your imagination; what has been accomplished for the past decade is so astonishing. And you will only understand that when you see it for yourself.” – Taiwan, Tsingtua University
“If you are looking for a summer programme that will give you a leg up in the business or political world, the China Enterprise Programme can be that summer programme. You will leave China having a new appreciation and understanding of this often misunderstood, but fascinating culture and country.
This experience with Oxford Bright Scholars and my travels throughout China has really helped me to have a clearer vision of my future career goals and how China can be a large part of it.” – USA, Augustana College
“Initially, I was most anxious about traveling from the US to China alone, not knowing any one else who would join me on the programme. But I eventually found that this was the best decision I could have ever made. As a student that has little to no foreign language experience, I found that immersing myself in the culture really forced me to pick up the language and become fully integrated into Chinese culture.” – USA, Roger Williams University
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