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​China Faculty Development in International Business Program - CU Denver CIBER’s January 2019 China FDIB program will examine China’s Belt and Road Initiative, tentative visits include Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Dunhuang, and Hong Kong. How will OBOR create connectivity and cooperation among China and as many as 70 countries in Eurasia, Oceania, and East Africa? How will it open new markets and sources of supply and raw materials for Chinese companies? What roles will the Chinese government in general and the Silk Road Fund and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in particular play in financing the massive projects under OBOR? How will OBOR influence and affect the competitive positions of China and the United States in the global economy?
Over 270 people have participated in the China program.
For more information, contact CU Denver CIBER Program Director: Ji Chen.
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 Program Information


 Who should participate in the China Program?

  • Faculty interested in examining China’s changing role in the global economy, its economic and business climate, cultural opportunities and challenges, and Chinese and US companies operating in China.
  • Faculty interested in incorporating Chinese business content in their courses and developing new field study courses to China.
  • Faculty interested in conducting research on Chinese business and economy, global competitive dynamics, and establishing research contacts with US and Chinese faculty and researchers.

 Director of the China Program

Chen Ji
Director of China Initiatives for the University of Colorado Denver Center for International Business Education and Research and Senior Instructor of Finance. He has led faculty and student study tours to China for the past 20 years.
Chen Ji teaches principles of finance, international financial management, financial institutions and markets, investment and portfolio management, corporate financial management, China and the Global Economy, and Window on China. His research focuses on China's bond and securities markets, banking system, pension and insurance reform, and human resources management practices.
Chen Ji holds a master’s degree in finance and from the University of Colorado Boulder, a master’s degree in economics from Liaoning University, and a BS in engineering from Dalian Institute of Technology.4

 Benefits and comments from the China participants

“The China FDIB trip was an excellent educational experience. Meeting with US and Chinese businesses navigating China’s unique economic environment provided great insights I am excited to bring to my students.”

“The China Study Tour provided me a host of memorable and rewarding experiences. I gained a wealth of insights and deepened my understanding on issues relating to the economic transformation journey of PRC from a traditional developing nation to an emerging superpower with a shift of development strategy from a closed-door to open mixed economy. The FDIB tour was ideal for me in studying how much the business side of China’s exponential growth in the past three decades has caused alarm in terms of its environmental impacts. From the companies we visited and listening to their presentations, I was able to realize the challenges and opportunities facing organizations in China.”

“CU Denver CIBER programs have been a valuable resource for updating and internationalizing my international marketing classes. I have gone to international business presentations in Denver and have attended regional CIBER conferences in Denver and have found both to be valuable in learning about companies in our area that have a strong international component. The most amazing experiences that I have been able to bring to my classroom have been the CIBER international trips. I went to China in 2006 and Vietnam in 2014. My background in international had primarily been in Latin America and Europe before these two trips. These two opportunities to go to Asia really enhanced my ability to discuss an extremely important part of the world for which I had no direct experience. Of course I had read about Asia, but actually going there changed my perspective and allowed me to bring direct information back to the classroom. These experiences are not only a value to my international marketing classes, but also to my introduction to marketing classes as well as my freshman seminar (current topics on business classes). I also feel like going to Asia enhanced my ability to connect with international students from Asia.”

"Evaluation results indicate high levels of participant satisfaction with CU Denver CIBER events and professional development opportunities." The Evaluation Center, University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development2

 ​Companies, Universities, and Government Entities visited


Chinese University of Hong Kong
Chongqing University
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Xi'an Jiaotong University
Yunnan Minzu University
Yunnan University for Nationalities

Companies & Government Entities


Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
CGN Yufei, Dunhuang
Chengdu Consulate General
Deyang City Officials
Dongfang Turbine Company
Dunhuang Optoelectronic Industry Park
Gensler Shanghai
Investment & Development Company
Jinhe Center for Economic Research
SAIC General Motors Company
Shanghai Yangshan Deepwater Port
Sichuan Gute Jiagu Engineering Company
Sinovation Venture
Solar Energy Development Company
United Family Healthcare, Beijing
US Commercial Service Center, Shanghai
Xi'an International Inland Port
Xi'an International Trade & Logistics Park
Zixuan Wine Estate


Alibaba Group Corporation
Angel Yeast Company
China Senior Care
Gates Unitta Power Transmission, Suzhou
Gensler, Shanghai
Hangzhou Tianziling Waste Disposal Center
Hua Mei Piano Company
Jiaxing Jackson Travel Products Company
Kunming Vandenberg Roses Company
Nantian Electronics Information Corporation
Suzhou Industrial Park
United States Commercial Service Center, Shanghai
United States Consulate General Office, Shanghai


Chongqing Feng Sheng Green Power Company
Ford Motor Company
Foxconn Technology Group
Huawei Technologies Company
Kunming Vandenberg Roses Company
Minsheng Logistics Company
Nantian Electronics Information Corporation
Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
United States Consulate General Office


Alibaba Group Corporation
Baosteel Group Corporation, Shanghai
China Association of Urban Environmental Sanitation
China Tea Museum
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
General Motors Company, Shanghai
Hangzhou Environment Group Company
Lingyin Si Temple
Panda Breeding and Research Center, Chengdu
Research and Development Laboratory
United States Commercial Service, Shanghai
Wahaha Group Company

 Over 30 disciplines have been represented


Agricultural Economics

Applied Portfolio Management


Asian Studies

Business Administration

Business Law






Environmental Science



Foreign Language

Information Technology

International Business

International Relations

International Studies


Health Management


Latin American Studies





Organizational Behavior

Planning and Design

Political Science


Strategic Management

Supply Chain Management​


 Over 80 Institutions have Attended

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Mesa Community College

Fresno City College
Reedley College
San Diego State University
University of Southern California

Adams State College
Morgan Community College
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
University of Colorado Denver

Post University
Quinnipiac University
University of Connecticut

District of Columbia
Howard University

Florida Memorial University
University of Florida
University of Tampa

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Morehouse College

Leeward Community College
University of Hawaii Manoa

Brigham Young University Idaho
Illinois Wesleyan University
Northeastern Illinois University
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Purdue University

University of Northern Iowa

Kansas State University
University of Kansas

Grambling State University
Layola University New Orleans

​University of Maryland

American International College
Bentley University
Simmons College

Michigan State University

University of Minnesota
University of St. Thomas
Winona State University

Montana State University Billings
University of Great Falls

New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rutgers University

New Mexico
Santa Fe Community College
University of New Mexico

North Carolina
Duke University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Winston-Salem State University

North Dakota
Jamestown College
North Dakota State University
University of North Dakota

Ohio State University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Wright State University

Oregon State University

Community College of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania State University
University of Pittsburgh

South Carolina
University of South Carolina

South Dakota
Oglala Lakota College

University of Memphis​
University of Tennessee Knoxville

Texas A&M University
University of Northern Texas
University of Texas at Austin

Brigham Young University
Utah State University
Utah Valley University

Hampton University
Virginia Commonwealth University

Central Washington University

Fox Valley Technical College
University of Wisconsin Barron County
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin LaCrosse
University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin River Falls
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin Stout
University of Wisconsin Whitewater


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