2019 Winter Programme


The Department of Chinese Studies of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) NUS and the NUS (Suzhou) Research Institute (NUSRI) jointly offer CH2393 Chinese Business Enterprises and Management for NUSRI’s 2019 Winter Programme from 9 to 27 December 2019 to all university students. 

With lectures and fieldtrips conducted exclusively in Suzhou, China, the objective of the programme is to provide university students with an in-depth exposure to the set-up and development of various types of enterprises in China, so as to better understand and adapt to the social environment and business setting in China. 

Over a period of three weeks, participants have opportunities to visit state-owned enterprises, e-commerce companies, multi-national companies, and small and medium enterprises, such as Huawei, Ecovacs etc. Students will get to know the operational and strategic challenges companies face in a competitive environment of the emerging economy of China through direct interaction with the enterprise leaders. Related lectures on geographic and economic landscapes, cultural and social environment in China will be given before or after each visit.     

Suzhou, winner of the 2014 Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, is referred to as the “Oriental Venice”. The Classical Gardens in Suzhou (total 69 preserved gardens) are all recognised as UNESCO heritage sites. Modern Suzhou, as one of the most prosperous cities in China, is home to many aspiring entrepreneurs. Students will need to be prepared to discover a city where an incredible array of historical and cultural attractions in a place where skyscrapers coexist with beautifully preserved old town of Suzhou and neighbouring cities (Shanghai and Hangzhou).


NUS students will get 4MCs under CH2393 Chinese Business Enterprise and Management upon successful completion of the programme. For non-NUS students, please check it with your home university. 


The programme fee is S$2,180 and includes the following: 

  • Double occupancy lodging throughout the programme 

  • Local transportation for planned activities 

  • Activities and lessons in Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai 

  • Meals during major occasions

·    Early-bird Discount: Students who register before 30th September 2019 could enjoy special rate of S$1,980.

The accommodation will be double occupancy lodging (3-star hotels or above).

Basic accident insurance of RMB300K will be purchased for each student.


Application (Deadline: 31st October 2019)

Please download the Application Form and email the completed application form to education@nusri.cn.


For further queries, please contact nusri@nus.edu.sg or education@nusri.cn

For more details, please click: 2019 Winter Programme