Professional Business Chinese Immersion Program

professional business chinese immersion program

Introduction to the Program

The Professional Business Chinese Immersion Program at Fudan University is an English taught semester program for international students.

About Fudan University

Fudan University was founded in 1905 and located in the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. Fudan is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary research university with many highly-ranked majors and programs, and is a member of the C9 League, Universitas 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

Professional Business Chinese Immersion Program is designed for the international students who want to get an insight into the business environment and industries development in China. The program allows students to get an insight into Chinese business culture and custom, policies, commercial law and regulations and how successful local and foreign businesses conduct themselves and prosper through special designed Chinese courses, business courses, mobile classroom, business immersion practice. Students will be well equipped with language and business ability for future career development in China.

Start Date of the Program

September (Fall Semester) or February (Spring Semester)

Entry Requirements

Program is open to university students, postgraduates and professionals who are non-Chinese citizens and above 18 years of age with adequate English proficiency at university level.

Application Deadline

Spring Semester: December 10
Fall Semester: June 10


Chinese Courses     
ICES  provides  courses  of  levels  from  beginners  to  advanced  level.  Students  will  always  find  appropriate  level  of classes in our language program. Class levels will be determined based on their placement test or interview result. Final schedule will be published after registration.

Culture Courses
More  and more  foreign  people begin  to know  about China  nowadays  but  the  understanding  of  China  is  far  from systematic  and  comprehensive.  Understanding  Chinese  culture  has  the  same  importance  with  learning  the language.  Brief  Introduction  to  China  will  provide  comprehensive  information  about  Chinese  politics,  economy, geography, traditional custom, history  and  culture  through  a  cross-cultural  perspective.  The  Course  will  help reducing misunderstanding and cultural conflict in future cross-cultural communication and business practice.

Business Courses 
Without  dull  theories,  PCI  International Business  Course  content  will  focus  on  business  operation  experience  in China  including  business  environment  analysis,  business  investment  strategies.  The  purpose  of  the  course  is  to help  students  understand  the  dynamic  of  business  environment,  business  culture  in  China,  the  special  points  of the Chinese business environment and to help them understand how to formulate entry strategy in China, how to integrate the Chinese business with global strategy. The course will greatly develop the students’ potentials  for doing  business  in  China.  The  Course  will  arrange  Advanced  Lectures  on  Business  inviting  industry  insiders  of various  fields  to  share  their  experiences  in  business  operation  practice  which  help  the  students  understand  the current   opportunities   and   challenges   in   business   fields   and   get   the   students   prepared   for   future   career development in China.

Culture Workshop     
Student will have opportunity to learn about China’s rich history and culture including Chinese traditional culture including paper cutting, martial art, traditional medicine,  Acupuncture  and moxibustion and tuina, Peking opera, etc.

Mobile Classroom     
Mobile Classroom includes Cultural Immersion Activities and Company Visits. Company  Visits: The  guided  visits will  give  students  a  chance  to  get  a  comprehensive  and  unique  experience  of communication with leaders in various business fields. Options include Financial Industry, State-owned Enterprise, Private  Enterprise,  Joint  Venture  Enterprise,  Service  Industry  (Hotel  or  Restaurant).  Site  visits  options  include Shanghai Port, Shanghai Stock Exchange Market, Shanghai Free Trade Zone, Yiwu Small commodity market, etc. Cultural Immersion Activities: Students will get opportunity to travel around to explore the best of Chinese culture and history. Options include  Shanghai City, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Beijing, Yellow Mountain, Guilin&Yangshuo, etc.

Business Immersion Practice
Adhering  to  the  concept  of  LEARNING  BY  DONG,  PCI  Students  will  be  divided  into  small  groups and  go  to  real companies  and  organizations  to  put  their  knowledge  of  Chinese  language  and  business  into  practice  through working  with  some  leading  companies  and  organizations  in  various  fields.  Business  Immersion  Practice  may  be
available in Insurance, Banking, Consulting, Capital management, Publishing, Auto industry, Logistics, NGOs, News and  Media,  Stocks  and  securities,  Trading  companies,  Hospitality industry,  Manufacturing  industry,  IT  company, Service industry etc.

Teaching Environment

fudan university - teachingICES is located in the center of Handan Campus with beautiful environment and convenient transportation. The Campus is located comfortably beside Wujiaochang, the north Shanghai’s booming commercial center. All the classrooms are equipped with multimedia system which makes the teaching interactive. The Reading Room is perfect for students’ self study.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB39000. Program fee includes all courses, cultural and business immersion activities. Housing cost is not included.


Fudan Foreign Student Dormitory is constituted by the Main building and the Supplementary building. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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