International Immersion Programme at Hong Kong

 

Programme Highlights

  • Learn about the latest development and business environment in Mainland China and Hong Kong from different management perspectives
  • Opportunities to meet faculty members and students of universities in Mainland China and Hong Kong to expand the learning horizons, as well as to grow own professional network
  • Learn from renowned guest speakers with sound regional business and extensive industry experience
 

Targets

Undergraduate or MBA students who wish to get familiar with the business environment and practices in Mainland China and Hong Kong.
 
 

Programme Structure

The programme comprises workshops and visits.  The duration of each workshop is 3 hours.  The workshops include but not limited to the following:
 
Business Environment in Mainland China and Hong Kong
  • Political, legal and economic environments
  • Business forms and activities
  • Taxation policies
Latest Economic Development of Mainland China and Hong Kong
  • The 12th 5-Year Plan and its implications on business environment
  • The China and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)
  • The strategic role of Hong Kong for foreign investors to enter the China market
Monetary and Financial Systems in Hong Kong
  • Monetary policy and fiscal policy
  • The operations of banking system
  • Features of Hong Kong capital markets
Supply Chain Management in Hong Kong
  • Logistics, supply chain and competitive advantages
  • Supply chain coordination and strategic alliance
  • Supply chain integration
Business Law in Mainland China and Hong Kong
  • Legal rules governing business transactions
  • Intellectual property right
Business Culture and Effective Communication in Mainland China
  • The structure and system of Chinese government
  • How to receive important guests, seating plan of business conference/banquet
  • Communication techniques: cultural differences between Mainland China and Hong Kong; cultural differences between southern and northern Chinese people
 

Proposed Visiting Organizations

  • Related organizations from public sectors
  • Business organizations
  • Higher education Institutions
  • Economic development zones
 

Instructors/Guest Speakers

  • Related organizations from public sectors
  • Business organizations
 

Medium of Instruction

English (supplemented by Chinese terminologies as appropriate)

 

Programme Duration

 
1. 6-day Programme in Hong Kong
 
Below is the proposed itinerary:
 
PM
Arrival at the Airport
Check-in at the Hostel/Hotel
Day 1
AM
Opening Ceremony
Workshop 1  Business Environment in Mainland China and Hong Kong
PM
Welcome Lunch
Visit 1  A local university in Hong Kong
To meet with faculty members and/or local students in the same discipline to broaden learning perspectives
Day 2
AM
Workshop 2  Hong Kong Monetary and Financial Systems
PM
Lunch
Visit 2   Hong Kong Monetary Authority or Hong Kong Exchange
To see on-site the actual operations of Hong Kong’s financial organization and to meet with organization personnel to acquire first-hand insights
Day 3
AM
Workshop 3  Latest Development of Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong
PM
Lunch
Visit 3  A local university in Hong Kong
To be introduced to the distinct disciplines of the visited university to expand knowledge horizon
Day 4
AM
Workshop 4  Supply Chain Management in Mainland China and Hong Kong
PM
Lunch
Visit 4  A Hong Kong business organization
To see in practice how a local business organization leverages Hong Kong’s unique characteristics and the close relationship with Mainland China to strive for operation success
Day 5
AM/PM
Site seeing and cultural appreciation activities
 - Ocean Park, Lantau Island and Ngong Ping 360 or
 - Lamma Island and The Peak
Day 6
AM
Workshop 5   Business Law in Mainland China and Hong Kong
PM
Farewell Lunch
Visit 5  Independent Commission Against Corruption or Legislative Council
To explore how anti-corruption campaigns are implemented in various scales and sectors in Hong Kong; or to explore how the Legislative Council operates to develop different policies for Hong Kong
Closing Ceremony
End of Programme
Remarks: This is a suggested itinerary only.  It is subject to mutual agreement between client and our institute.  Visits are subject to the availability of the organizations.
 
 
2. 10-day Programme in Mainland China and Hong Kong
 
The 10-day Programme consists of two parts where 6 days will be conducted in Hong Kong and 4 days in a city in Mainland China.
Below is the proposed itinerary:
 
PM
Arrival at the Airport
Check-in at the Hostel/Hotel
Day 1
AM
Opening Ceremony
Workshop 1  Business Environment in Mainland China and Hong Kong
PM
Welcome Lunch
Visit 1  A local university in Hong Kong
To meet with faculty members and/or local students in the same discipline to broaden learning perspectives
Day 2
AM
Workshop 2  Hong Kong Monetary and Financial Systems
PM
Lunch
Visit 2   Hong Kong Monetary Authority or Hong Kong Exchange
To see on-site the actual operations of Hong Kong’s financial organization and to meet with organization personnel to acquire first-hand insights
Day 3
AM
Workshop 3  Latest Development of Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong
PM
Lunch
Visit 3  A local university in Hong Kong
To be introduced to the distinct disciplines of the visited university to expand knowledge horizon
Day 4
AM
Workshop 4  Supply Chain Management in Mainland China and Hong Kong
PM
Lunch
Visit 4  A Hong Kong business organization
To see in practice how a local business organization leverages Hong Kong’s  unique characteristics and the close relationship with Mainland China to strive for operation success
Day 5
AM
Workshop 5  Business Law in Mainland China and Hong Kong
PM
Lunch
Free time
Day 6
AM/PM 
Site seeing and cultural appreciation activities
  - Ocean Park, Lantau Island and Ngong Ping 360 or
  - Lamma Island and The Peak
Day 7 : Depart for Mainland China
Day 8
AM
Workshop 6  Business Culture and Effective Communication in China
PM
Networking Lunch with local university students/mutual students
Visit 5  A business enterprise in China
To learn from the visited enterprise its competitive mix, such as market to serve (domestic vs. overseas market), positioning (mass vs. premium products), research & development strategy, etc., designated for the Mainland contexts
Day 9
AM
Visit 6  Economic Development Zone
To see on-site how the Economic Development Zone has encouraged development of Chinese enterprises
PM
Lunch
Visit 7  A local university in China
To meet with faculty members and/or local students in the same discipline to broaden learning perspectives
Day 10
AM/PM
Site Seeing and Cultural Appreciation Activities
Closing Ceremony
End of Programme
Remarks: This is a suggested itinerary only.  It is subject to mutual agreement between client and our institute.  Visits are subject to the availability of the organizations.
 
 

Expected No. of Participants

25 to 30 participants are expected per programme.
 
 

Award

A Certificate of Attainment will be issued by Institute for Entrepreneurship of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to each participant who has achieved more than 80% participation of the Programme.
 
 

Venue

The workshops will be conducted at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University or other mutually agreed venues.
 
 

Accommodation

Participants are suggested to live in nearby hotels or PolyU student hostels during the programme period.  Accommodation fee can be provided upon request.
 
 

Contact

Ms Edna Choi
Manager
Institute for Entrepreneurship
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Tel: (852) 3400 2768
Email: edna.choi@polyu.edu.hk