Department of Operations & Supply Chain Management

Spend Spring Break 2014 in China


We will be taking our OSM students to China and Hong Kong during the Spring Break of 2014, with visits to supply chain companies in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong . Students will be on the trip for 10 days from March 7 - March 17, 2014, and you can use this trip towards your degree (earn 3 credit hours).

Can I earn credit towards my degree?

YES. Graduate students can register for OSM 538 (3 credit hours) or OSM 625 (3 credit hours). The courses count as an MBA elective.

Undergraduate students can register for OSM 438 (3 credit hours). The course counts as an OSM major (or minor) elective or General Business major elective.

Non-business students interested in joining the trip should contact Dr. Oya Tukel in the OSM Department or Julie Good in the Education Abroad office.

After the trip, students are required to write a report about the companies that they have visited. The project report is due two weeks after returning from the trip.

Program Highlights

  • 4 nights in Shanghai, 2 nights in Shenzhen and 2 nights in Hong Kong
  • Visits to northeast Ohio companies operating in China such as Parker Hannifin, as well as Chinese owned technology companies such as Lenovo
  • Follow the smart phone trail by visiting Intel R&D, Foxconn -iPhone assembly plant, and Huawei facility
  • Visit to Shanghai deep sea port and Hong Kong sea port, the largest container ports in the world
  • Excursions to Zhujiajiao, known as “Shanghai's Venice", Lantau Island (HK), and Victoria Peak (HK)

How much does the trip cost?

The total all inclusive cost of the trip is $3,000 and includes:

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Lodging (breakfast included) in at least three star hotels
  • All Excursions and tour guide
  • All in-country transportation (bus, the airfare from Shanghai to Shenzhen, train to HK)
  • China Visa fee, CISP fee and ISICard fee.

Students should budget an additional $350 for meals, souvenirs, and incidentals not included in the program cost. They are also responsible for passport fees and health insurance. Note that the cost does not include course tuition. Please be advised that the cost may change slightly due to changes in the transportation costs as well as the exchange rates.

Can I use Spring financial aid?

YES.Students may use spring financial aid to pay for the cost of the program. In order to apply spring financial aid toward these fees, the student must provide the Education Abroad office with a print out of their financial aid award package for 2013-14 reflecting that the student has enough spring aid to cover both their tuition costs for all courses taken in the spring term and the cost of the program. All of these documents must be submitted to the study abroad office by the November 22, 2013 payment deadline.

For more information on using financial aid, please contact Julie Good, Study Abroad Specialist, at 216-687-3910 or

Billing Due Dates

The deposit of $200 and the application form are due November 1, 2013. To pay the deposit, you need to take the deposit slip and the payment to the Cashier’s Desk in the first floor of the Main Classroom. You will receive a receipt that you must turn in with your application.

The remainder of the program cost is broken into two payments: $1350 due November 22, 2013 and $1450 due January 13, 2014. You can make payments toward these charges just as you would for tuition: electronically through CampusNet, by cash/check through the Cashier’s Desk in Main Classroom, or by mail. If your total program cost is not paid in full by January 13, 2014 you may be removed from the program.


The Department of Operations & Supply Chain Management received limited funding from the Parker Hannifin Supply Chain Department to support students majoring or minoring in OSM. To apply: Please fill the scholarship form.

Contact Us

For more information on the program and how to apply, contact Dr. Oya Tukel (BU 539):
Phone: 216.687.4741

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1860 East 18th Street
Phone: 216.687.4740
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