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Resources for Business Professionals

China is an immense market for U.S. businesses and an important supplier to U.S. manufacturers and consumers. The key to navigating the complex and often ambiguous business network in China is to not only follow the current business trends, but also develop an understanding of the subtle cultural and language aspects at play in interactions with China.

Have you ever asked yourself the following questions?

These questions (and maybe some you hadn't thought to ask) are the focus of the programming available to business professionals. The Confucius Insitute at the University of Minnesota partners with the University of Minnesota China Center to provide culture and language instruction with a business focus to help you, your coworkers, and employees bridge the cultural gap.

Available Programs

Business cultural and Chinese language programs are designed to fit into your work day. They can be run on-site at your business in the morning before the day starts or over the lunch hour.

Basic Chinese cultural training (1.5 hours) 
Includes an introduction to the Chinese communication styles, role play, explanation of institutional and individual hierarchy, protocol tips, and an examination of the role of guanxi in the development of networks. $675

Basic Business Chinese (1.0 hour per day for 15 days over 3 weeks)
An introductory Mandarin course designed to build learning Chinese around vocabulary useful for business interactions. $1,200

Custom Programming
Custom programs can be designed to more closely fit the needs of your company.  Combine advanced cultural training, or language classes with lectures on current economic or business trends. Call for pricing