MBA Focus Trip

MBA Focus Trip

ST-06: 9 Days Beijing - Shanghai Tour

Over the past few years, economic growth in China has outstripped that of other countries. This trip specializes in visiting representative factories and companies in China's two big cities. In Beijing, you will attend a lecture about the facts of business as well as visit companies and the business department of a University. And then you will continue to company and factory visits in Shanghai. We also select popular attractions in each city alternating with learning, which will make your trip more enjoyable.

Trip Highlights

  • Attend a lecture about “Doing Business in China” in Beijing
  • Explore a less crowded section of the Great Wall
  • Interact with local studentsof Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • Visit Beijing Zhongguancun Software Park Incubator Co., Ltd
  • Go toa water recycling company in Shanghai
  • Walk throughthe Volkswagen Factory in Shanghai
  • Talk to the representative from AmCham

Suitable For: School, Team Building, Educational Organization

Full itinerary for MBA Focus Trip

Day 1
Beijing Arrival

Welcome to the Far East! Your tour guide will meet you at the arrival hall of Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and transfer you to your hotel. Complete hotel check-in and relax yourselves.

Day 2
Beijing: A Lecture And The Forbidden City (breakfast, lunch& dinner)

After breakfast, we invite a guest speaker to give a lecture about “Doing Business in China” from an international perspective. Afterwards, students can engage in a Q&A session with the speaker to further their learning. Lunch is served at a local restaurant.

meeting room

With a history of more than 600 years, the Forbidden City has also been known as the Palace Museum. More than 40 thousand people visit the Forbidden City every day. And then pay a visit to Tiananmen Square to see the biggest square on earth. A welcome dinner will be served for you where you can try the most famous dish in Beijing: Peking Roast Duck.

the Forbidden City

Beijing Forbidden City, More Than 600 Years History


Recommended activity:
1. ‘The Legend of Kungfu’ premiered in 2004. In contrast to the traditional Kungfu show, it demonstrates Kungfu through dramatic stories. The group also tours abroad and hasa good reputation.
2. ‘Acrobatics at Chaoyang Theatre’ was founded in 1984. Their performances have won more than 30 awards at home and abroad. "Blue And White Porcelain" (balancing a stack of bowls on the head), which is one of them, was on the stage of the Spring Festival Gala in 2015.
3. Peking Opera is one of five major operas in China and the quintessence of Chinese culture with a history of nearly 200 years. In the beginning it was seen as entertainment only for the court, and then slowly opened to common people as well.

peking opera

Actor of Peking Opera

Day 3
Beijing: The Great Wall (breakfast, lunch& dinner)

After breakfast, our guide and driver will escort you to Mutianyu Great Wall. It takes around 1.5 hours from your hotel. We have selected a remote and unrestored section of the Great Wall for you. A picnic lunch will be prepared for you to enjoy on the Wall.


Hike along one of the 7 Wonders on the planet, and you will find that it is worth spending 3 hours climbing just to see the picturesque view. We will be back to the city center for dinner.

mutianyu great wall

The Mutianyu Great Wall in Autumn

Day 4
Beijing: University Visit and City Tour(breakfast, lunch& dinner)

Pay a visit to the Business Department of Beijing Foreign Studies University. Enjoy a tour of the University before listening to a lecture by a teacher from a relevant department. Afterwards, students will have the opportunity to interact with local students at the university. You will have lunch in the school dining room.


Chinese Students


You will visit the Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube in Olympic Park. They are both representatives of China’s modern architecture.You also have time to walk around this park. Try some traditional dumplings for dinner.

the bird nest stadium

The Bird’s Nest Stadium, Stadium for 2008 Olympic Games

Day 5
Beijing – Shanghai by Speed Train: Business Day (breakfast, lunch& dinner)

Today, students will visit the US Department of Commerce Trade Office, located in the US Embassy. After a guided tour, make your way to Beijing Zhongguancun Software Park Incubator Co., Ltd. The park campus is a stepping stone for most small enterprises in Beijing, who come here to develop during the beginning stages of the companies. Have lunch at a local restaurant.


Night of Zhongguancun


The guide and driver will accompany you to the railway station. It is time to board a high speed bullet train to Shanghai. Dinner will be served on the train.


Our guide will welcome you at the exit of the train station on your arrival and send you to your hotel. Have sweet dreams.

Day 6
Shanghai: AmCham & China Factory Visit(breakfast, lunch& dinner)

Today is another highlight of your trip. Meet the representative from AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, followed by a Q&A session and learn how to do business with a Chinese company and Chinese people. You also can learn how a western company operates in China.Have lunch at a local restaurant.


You are going to visit the Volkswagen factory in Shanghai and the biggest steel factory in China. Meet the representatives, walk through the workshops, and join in a Q&A session. Be amazed by China’s manufacturing industry. Have traditional Shanghai cuisine for dinner.

car business

Recommended activity:
1. A live acrobatic show by Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe, or another one called ‘ERA, Intersection of Time’.
2. Night cruise along Huangpu River to see the beautiful city lights on both sides.

Day 7
Shanghai: Company Visit(breakfast, lunch& dinner)

Today, students will pay a visit to Canature, a water recycling company which is focused on developing water recycling products in China. The company has worked with many big events including the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and the 14th World Swimming Championship in 2011, as well as in partnership with Chinese schools and malls. Students will have an opportunity to visit the company’s head office, explore one of their functioning workshops and take a look at some of their current products. It is time for lunch.

morden factory

There are Many Modern Factories in China


Set out on a walking tour of the city, including People’s Square and Nanjing Road, two of the most well-known areas. Afterwards, head to Xin Tian Di, where the fashion center of Shanghai is and there is a collisionbetween Chinese and western cultures in architectural styles. It is close to the business street of Huaihai Road, which is walking distance from the Old French Concession. Dinner will be arranged at a local restaurant.

shanghai xintaindi

Xin Tian Di: a fashion Center

Day 8
Shanghai: City Tour(breakfast, lunch& dinner)

After breakfast, you will go to Pudong district and take the high speed elevator to the top of Oriental Pearl Tower, where you will have a bird’s eye view of this metropolis. And then go across Huangpu River to get to The Bund where you can see Shanghai’s iconic skyline. Learn about China’s rapid urban development from your guide as you explore. Try Shanghai’s famous Xiao Long Bao dumplings for lunch.

oriental pearl tv tower

Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Symbol of Shianghai


Head over to Yuyuan Market where you will be amazed by the hundreds of types of Chinese food. Walk through the Yu Garden and get to know what a classical Chinese garden is like. The pools, corridors, pavilions and rockeries will remind you of a typical Chinese painting. Have dinner at a local restaurant.

yu garden

Yu Garden: a Classical Garden in China

Day 9
Shanghai Departure (breakfast)

Today is the end of your tour with China Educational Tours. Your tour guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the airport.Bring what you have learnt back home.

Hotel Options:

  Comfortable Deluxe
Beijing Penta Hotel Beijing Regent Beijing
Shanghai Narada Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World

What’s Included

  • Bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai
  • Hotel accommodation
  • All meals included
  • Entrance to the attractions listed in the itinerary
  • Overland transfer with private driver
  • Student-friendly English speaking tour guide
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