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Business Field Study

Business Field Study

CUHK MBA students develop a global perspective and international mind-set by participating in well-structured and educational business study trips to Greater China, Asia, Europe and the United States.

Through these experiential learning opportunities, students are opened up to a wide spectrum of global business influence in different areas and concurrently, they broaden their horizons, get valuable insights into local business practices, enhance their business acumen and acquire a range of new business skills.

The one-week long intensive residential programme consists of a class meeting in Hong Kong and a study trip. Students are divided into working groups of 4-6 and each group will present a project plan before leaving for the trip.

Students visit local enterprises, attend lectures and seminars that are delivered by local faculty and have discussions with business professionals, government officials and local alumni. The trip wraps up with a final presentation of the group project and personal reflections on the trip.

Upcoming Business Field Study Trips*

  • Taiwan (Social Entrepreneurship Development)
  • USA (Silicon Valley Tech Ecosystem)
  • Kazakhstan (One Belt One Road Opportunities)
  • Germany (European Startup Scene)

* Above field trip information is subject to change. 


Past Business Field Study Trips

China (Tech Startup Ecosystem)

China (Tech Startup Ecosystem)

This trip allowed students to gain relevant insights into the China startup ecosystem from great innovations in technologies such as Artificial Intelligence to application of these advanced technologies across various industries in China through company visits, interacting with industry leaders, and attending seminars by company executives and faculty members of local institutions.

Students gained a deeper understanding of the latest development of innovative industries, technology start-ups and platform businesses in Mainland China.

Germany (European Startup Scene)

Germany (European Startup Scene)

Students who went on this field see the secrets of the country’s success in person. In tech and entrepreneurship, students had the chance to learn more about Germany’s “Hidden Champions” – small companies that are silently successful and transforming the global economy.

The trip included a number of lectures giving students comprehensive views ranging from the overview of the German economy, the Berlin start-up scene, and strategies of German manufacturers. This goes all the way to an overview of Industry 4.0, with a company visit showcasing this concept in the context of real-life practices.

Taiwan (Social Entrepreneurship Development)

Taiwan (Social Entrepreneurship Development)

This business field trip delivered topics on social entrepreneurship and cultural business development in Taiwan. Through visits to universities, companies, development centres and creative parks, students are given first-hand exposure to issues related to doing business in Asia, from trade rules and management practices to geographical and social issues.

Lectures, case studies and forum on social entrepreneurship, creativity and Taiwan’s start-up ecosystem were delivered at Fu Jen Catholic University. Students could understand that corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives not only build good will for protecting companies from crisis, but that corporates do well by doing good.

Students also had the opportunity to get inspired by visiting pioneering enterprises such as Franz Collection, Taidah Entrepreneurship Center, Victory Potential Development Center for the Disabled, Wufeng Lin Family Mansion and Garden, Songshan Creative & Cultural Park and National Palace Museum Gift Shop, etc.

USA (Silicon Valley Tech Ecosystem)

USA (Silicon Valley Tech Ecosystem)

Students visited the Silicon Valley with a focus on gaining exposure to innovation and entrepreneurship. Through lectures, company visits and meetings with professors and top executives, students gained practical insights into strategic technology trends.

One of the highlights of the trip was the ‘Shark Tank’ pitching session where students had to present their new business ideas to a judging panel comprised of Silicon Valley capitalists within 10 minutes for their support on investing in their plan.

CUHK MBA Application for intake 2020 opens now. Apply via the online application portal: https://apply.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk