About Our Program

    The aim of the SILC Online Summer/Winter School series is to provide overseas students with first-hand experience of doing business in China. The topic of SILC Online Summer/Winter School is "Business Innovations and Opportunities in China". Our Summer/Winter School intends to offer students insights on how to successfully commercialize innovations in China through a combination of online lectures, case studies, workshops with entrepreneurs, virtual visits to companies, group work with other students, etc. This interactive delivery approach will ensure students a good understanding of entrepreneurial efforts currently happening in China and participating in real entrepreneurial activities under the guidance of our lecturers. Elective courses on Chinese market landscape and Chinese culture are also provided to help students understand how business run in China in a more comprehensive way.

    We have been holding SILC Summer/ Winter School each year since 2012 and it has been developed in the light of the feedback that we have obtained from students. SILC Summer/Winter School is very highly rated, students have told us that it is a life-changing experience and we are proud to be able to offer this wonderful opportunity.

    Program Attractions

    Diversified Online Teaching Approaches

    All the courses will be conducted through live streaming, and students will interact with the professors in real time through the Zoom platform. Students will learn business theories and cases through our carefully-designed sessions. In addition, students will have face-to-face communication with the professors and entrepreneurs through live streaming.

    One-to-one buddy scheme

    Each visiting student will be introduced to a Chinese student of SILC, who acts as your “buddy”. Your buddy will help to enhance your learning experience and providing support whenever you may need it.

    Practical experience of Doing Business in China (Core Module)

    In the course, students will discover the challenges that Chinese companies are currently facing, and search for solutions. You will get inspiration for innovative and entrepreneurial ideas from blending Chinese and other cultures. You will observe the whole process of modernization and commercialization of the intangible cultural heritage products, which help you understand the keys to innovation and entrepreneurship. At the end of the course, you will present the group’ s business plan, which may develop further into a business solution for Chinese companies, or the group's project may become a real company in the future.

    Chinese Business Landscape (Elective Module)

    In order to help students to study the core module better, an elective module is designed to provide more background information of Chinese market and economy. The elective module consists of 9 business lectures, aiming to help international students to understand Chinese economy from perspectives of macroeconomic development, consumer behaviors, media, human resource, finance, etc. Emphasis of the elective module is to understand the logics behind the rapid growth of Chinese economy and the implications of Chinese economic reform on the global economy.


    On completion of SILC Online Summer School, students will be awarded a Summer School Certificate from SILC, Shanghai University. Outstanding students will be selected and awarded the Outstanding Students Certificate according to their performance. In addition, students who get the Outstanding Students Certificate will have the opportunity to participate in SILC international business competitions team coached by professional teachers and winners will have the chance to participate in international competitions as a SILC representative.

    Levels and Prerequisites

    All courses offered are equivalent to introductory level university courses. They have no specific pre-requisites.

    Application Requirement

    Non- Chinese citizens with a valid passport

    Proof of your English language proficiency (if your first language is not English or if English is not the language of instruction at your school)

    Sending completed application form and a copy of your passport photo page to our email

    Nomination Deadline

    Late May for SILC Summer School

    Apply for SILC Summer School:summer.silc@oa.shu.edu.cn

    Early November for SILC Winter School

    Apply for SILC Winter School:winter.silc@oa.shu.edu.cn

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    Contact us

    SILC Online Summer School:summer.silc@oa.shu.edu.cn

    SILC Online Winter School:winter.silc@oa.shu.edu.cn

    International Office

    SILC Business School, Shanghai University

    20 Chengzhong Road, Jiading District, Shanghai 201899, PR China

    TEL: +86-2169980028-92011

    FAX: +86-2169980017