Choose Your Area of Focus

In the internship component of the Business in Modern China Summer Program, depending on your preference and interest, you will be able to choose your internship functional area.


Finance and Accounting

Discovering the financial side of China gives insight into the vast differences and similarities between Chinese and Western financial infrastructures and legislation, accounting standards and philosophies, which in a large scale differ from the IFRS. With a growing number of financial institutions seeking to diversify their portfolios with Chinese entities, it is a great chance to experience this unique environment. Such opportunity will help understand how the unique Chinese legal standards and culture affect the financial side of operating in China.

Marketing and Sales

China’s fast-growing market is very diverse. With the growing purchasing power of the Chinese people, international businesses can no longer afford to treat China as a single market. Companies realize that marketing and sales differs depending on geographical location or the tier of a particular city. The academic background in marketing in China that is part of the USST program, coupled with actual work experience in the marketing and sales field in the country, brings comprehensive knowledge of this important market.

Human Resources

The human capital of China is incomparable with any other country. Due to its size, unique culture, and the booming economy, managing the people aspect of business can be quite challenging in China. For instance, it is not uncommon in the corporate environment to see a turnover of nearly 100% in one year. Even the best Western managers often find it difficult to successfully manage Chinese subordinates, retain top talent, and get the best employees. A deeper understanding of the organizational aspect of Chinese companies will prove advantageous in future business dealings as a partner of a Chinese company or a manager of a local team.

Strategic Development

Let’s face it, every major player today has a China strategy. More often than not, this strategy differs vastly from strategies in other markets.Through an internship in this area, one will gain insight into Chinese strategic planning, and be on the forefront of the development in the Middle Kingdom.

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