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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Guangzhou, China; Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Cost: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Final Application Deadline Decision Timeline Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/24/2020 06/07/2020
NOTE: Priority application deadline: October 10

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be contacted shortly after all application materials are completed.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:
FINC China Summer 2020Emerging Financial Markets in China - Summer 2018
From left to right: Tiananmen Square, Great Wall of China, Tencent Company, Victoria Peak 

Program Highlights

  • Study-abroad, finance elective course - 12 days in China (Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou), on-campus and on-site lectures, experiential learning, and cultural engagement activities.
  • Click here or below for course video!
  • Pre-requisites: FINC 311 Advanced Financial Management or FINC 321 Financial Management - must be taken no later than spring 2020.
  • Fulfills: 300-level finance elective for finance concentration. Open to other non-finance business, economics and actuarial science students if permitted by their advisors. 

Academic Overview

  • The Chinese economic, monetary and financial system and policies
  • China’s transition from a socialist to a market economy
  • Structure, players and operation of the banking, bond, stock, insurance, real estate, commodities, private equity, wealth management and currency markets and industries in China
  • Chinese financial sector regulatory regime
  • The role of Chinese manufacturing and trade in the Chinese and global economy and financial markets
  • Foreign direct and portfolio investments in China
  • Issues and challenges facing the Chinese economy and the financial markets.
Student Engagement
  • Readings, lectures and presentation delivered by both the instructor and Chinese academics and industry experts
  • Field visits to manufacturing and financial companies for experiential learning
  • Cultural activities in order to understand the dimensions of the Chinese culture and its influence on business, finance and economics.
Dates (May 24 to June 07)
Pre-departure class session: There will be 3 pre-departure sessions held on campus in spring 2020
Tour to China: Departure: May 23 (the day after the 2020 commencement)
                       Return to U.S.: June 07  

Application Procedures & Deadline

  • Select the Apply Now button at the top of this page to start your online application. 
  • Login using your UST username and password
  • All applications submitted by the priority deadline will be considered as a group. Applications received after that date will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.
  • Read the Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures. You are responsible for reading, understanding, and abiding by its content.
Priority Deadline: October 10, 2019
Final Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Students studying abroad during summer are generally only eligible for additional loans to help finance their study abroad costs. Please review Financial Aid for Study Abroad. Scholarships may also be available from St. Thomas and some Other Approved Programs. Please refer to our Scholarships webpage for details and review Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures for additional financial aid information.

For more information
On course content, contact the Program Directors:
Professor Lalith Samarakoon (Director);
Professor Mary Daugherty (Assistant Director)

On application procedures or logistical information, contact:
Office of Study Abroad | University of St. Thomas
Murray-Herrick 212 | 651.962.6450 | |