Nomination DeadlineFeburary 15, 2024
Gain a deeper understanding of China and its business landscape
Gain new insights and perspectives on economic trends and developments in China
The Doing Business in China (DBIC) Program provides students with the critical foundation they need to do business in or with mainland China through a combination of pre-program online coursework, China-related academic modules, company visits, guest speakers from different industries, and cultural immersion projects to help students better understand the underpinnings of China's rapid economic growth and development. The program brings world-class teaching and resources from PKU Guanghua to students through a vibrant learning environment on the beautiful PKU campus. Students will also have the opportunity to experience the unique cities of Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai firsthand.
This theme aims to review basic economic theories on why and how China can achieve long-term sustainable economic growth. These frameworks will be used to explain China's rise in a global context, to describe its unique development path from a centrally planned regime to a market economy, and to provide useful insights into the driving forces behind China's remarkable economic achievements. Special attention is paid to the political economy and institutional aspects of China's transition, as well as to the problems associated with the current economic reforms and the potential challenges that China will face. The following topics will be covered:
● Demographics and Long-run Economic Growth: The Case of China
● How Important Is China’s Constitution in the Chinese Legal System?
This theme will focus on a few topics related to the impact of technology advancement on industry development. The topics cover
● Digital Marketing in China: Features and Implications
● Artificial Intelligence and Data from the Perspective of Digital Economy
● China Management – Thriving of Chinese Internet Companies and Model Innovation
● Understanding China’s Fintech Sector: Development, Impacts and Risks
These sessions aim to help students understand the technology and its application to the economy, cultivate independent thinking about how technology affects various aspects of the economy and the dynamic Chinese market, and enhance analytical, communication, and decision-making skills.
World-class teaching and resources of Peking University and well-designed program structure
Case discussion to engage student participation
Comany visit to engage with industry leaders in China
We seek intellectually curious students with a record of achievement inside and outside the classroom. Admission is selective.
Determination, energy, and adaptability to drive change despite obstacles
Candidates are expected to have an excellent English proficiency, both written and oral
We base our evaluation on the whole application, and we take into account factors such as student’s background, experiences, perspectives, aspirations, values, and accomplishments. There is only one round of admissions to the DBIC Englisht-taught Program. All applications should be submitted by the stated deadlines:
Students from our partner schools should be officially nominated by the international office of their home institution by February 15, 2024.
Nominated students and free-mover students must complete an online application by March 15, 2024.
An early offer will be considered for candidates who apply by February 1, 2024.
After completing your application, return to the Application Status and Materials Checklist page to make sure all of your application materials have been submitted. The application materials include:
Once an application is complete, the DBIC Admin Team will inform students of the admission result within 5 working days after the application is completed.
Students will also receive an email notification that prompts payment of the program fees within 5 working days.
Early Bird Applications by January 1, 2024, enjoy 20% off tuition.
Tuition could be waived for participants from some of Guanghua partner schools. Please contact our DBIC team for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Fee: CNY 22,000
Airfare home country to China, airport to town transport on arrival and departurePersonal meals, food, and beverages that are not offered by the programInsurance, visa, and passport feeSelf-arranged tourist feePersonal expenses
No. Due to the volume of applications received, we are not able to offer any admissions decisions before the designated notification date. Our admission committee reviews applications in a holistic manner and must review all applications to determine final admission decisions. All applicants will be notified of their admissions decision on the designated notification date. We cannot make exceptions.
No. Applications must be received by the stated deadline of March 15 in order to be considered.
Yes. Applicants must submit a new and complete application, including updated supplemental documents, each year.
1. Fill in the DBIC Online Application form and upload the required materials
2. Receive an acceptance confirmation and welcome email from DBIC Team
3. Receive an official admission letter from PKU Guanghua DBIC Program
4. Pay the program fees through bank wire transfer
5. Go to your local Chinese Embassy or Consulate to apply for a visa to China (For international passport holders)
6. Purchase travel or accident medical treatment insurance
7. Prepare your belongings for the DBIC Program and purchase your flight ticket
8. Arrive in China according to the program schedule
DBiC will be the best summer of your life, but like any experience abroad, there are fees to pay. The full costs for this DBiC Program is CNY50,000 (Tuition: CNY28,000, Program Fee: CNY22,000).
No, there is no application fee which has been included in your tuition fee.
The fees should be paid by bank wire transfer, which is the only method used for PKU's program.
No. Due to the financial policy of the program, we are not able to offer any financial aid.
As laid out in the Program Agreement participants sign when they join the program, fees are non-refundable. If you’re unable to go to the program for the year that you’ve paid for, send an email to explain the reasons. Depending on the circumstances, we’ll be able to roll your fees over to the following summer.
Guanghua will grant 3 credits (equivalent to 45 contact hours) for participants. We will provide students with an official academic transcript upon successful completion of the DBIC program. Participation will count for 25% of the final grade. Each participant will be required to complete a group project and give a presentation at the course's final session. The final project will count as 75% of the final grade. Guanghua professors will grade the final projects.
The program doesn't include Chinese courses. However, we will arrange Chinese TAs so you can have a language partner during the program or learn more about China from the TAs.
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International students must apply for a Chinese visa at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction in their area. A valid passport, Admissions Letter, and visa application form issued by PKU Guanghua are part of the required documents for the visa application. DBIC Team will provide students with more detailed visa application instructions after being formally admitted to the program.
Please keep in mind that visa processing times vary, so we advise that participants apply for their visa immediately upon receiving the visa invitation letter. Please check with the nearest Chinese embassy or consulate for the required materials and visa regulations. You can contact us should additional supporting documentation be required.
If you have special dietary needs, please contact DBIC Team so that we can make the appropriate arrangements. We are able to accommodate most dietary requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we can satisfy all requirements.
If you have special medical needs and/or allergies, please inform DBIC Team in advance so that we can make appropriate arrangements. Please ensure that you have international medical and accident insurance while participating in the program, and bring sufficient amounts of any medication you must take. We suggest you go to an appropriate hospital if you need medical services during the program.
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